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(Site Photos) Romance.jpgHappy Valentine's to All of You!

Recipe for Valentine's Day Funny Face Cards


To make 4 cards assemble: (Site Photos) ValentineCard.jpg

  • 2 pieces of card stock
  • 4 red pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • tacky glue  

1. Cut card stock into 4 pieces.

2. Bend 4 red pipe cleaners into  heart shapes and glue one on to each piece of card stock. 

3. Glue googly eyes near the tops (the arches in the tops of the hearts look like eyebrows.)

4. Draw a heart shaped nose and smile.

5. From the second piece of card stock:  cut 8 strips of paper about 1/2 to 1 inch wide and about 3 to 4 inches long and fold them accordion style. 

6. Cut out 8 small paper hearts (use red or another color if desired)

7. Write a valentines message

8. Glue the hearts to one end of the folded paper and glue the other end to the card.

 from Jane Ann, Hands On Crafts

Me and I



"... Mom, I can't ignore him.  He's bigger than me..."

"Bigger than I..."

"No, he's bigger than me, not you.."

"He's bigger than I"

"Okay, he's bigger than you...Just kidding!  He's bigger than I... Why?!" 

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Sunday Feb 10, 2008 4-6 pm

Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity,

2900 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz

Meet the Doulas is an event cosponsored by Birth Network and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Learn about services provided by birth doulas and postpartum doulas. You will have the opportunity to speak with individual doulas after the short presentation.

Birth doulas have been shown to reduce the need for pain relieving drugs and epidurals, lessen the incidence of cesarean sections, and help create an atmosphere that maximizes partner involvement and increases maternal satisfaction with the the birth.
Join us, it's free! to the public!



    Say a special "Hi" to Kymm Ann Wallin who offers birth(Icons/Graphics) MomwithBaby2.jpg

and postpartum doula services, prenatal, postpartum and mother massage, and teaches baby massage. Learn more about Kymm Ann here.  Talk to postpartum doula Luzita Davila who suggests you plan ahead as she's often booked up months in advance. Learn about her here.


 Go here for Doula Listings.


 Disney on Ice! Princess Wishes

HP Pavilion, San Jose 2/27 to 3/2

Oracle Arena, Oakland 3/5 - 3/9



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    Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses in Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes. Tinker Bell represents the magic of Disney, as she whisks you through a collection of enchanting and beloved Disney stories. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves, see Snow White find her one true love, discover a whole new world with Jasmine, and, watch in wonder as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Aurora and Mulan all come true. Be sure to see this magical show where believing is just the beginning. Click on the Princesses to purchase tickets.


  Win a "Family 4-Pack" of Tickets

to Disney on Ice!

Enter contest here

by February 13


    Email your friends to sign up for the  newsletter and ask them to include your name in the comments section when they register.  When your friend signs up you are both entered in the drawing for tickets (you could end up being entered multiple times).


Events for Families!

Find details on Events Calendar.

Baroque Music Festival                                   2/9

Business of Being Born, film                            2/9

Footloose Family Friendly Dance                       2/9

Infant Sign Language, free class                      2/9

Migrating Creatures, state parks                     2/9

Meet the Doulas                                            2/10

If Houses Could Talk, Quail Hollow Ranch         2/10

Valentine's Day Love & Lit Week, Book Cafe     2/10-13

Go to the beach! Enjoy the sights!

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to see Weekly Specials! 

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 We priced same basic staples,
our favorite brands
and comparable quality,
at five local stores.
Sure enough,
our receipt at Shopper's
was lowest!

Infant Sign Language Workshop
Feb. 9, 9:30 - 11:00.
224 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz
Angelita Breiter  
Learn  why signing with pre-verbal children is(Site Photos) Signing_Daddy.jpg wonderful. It increases bonding and literacy and can reduce frustration and tantrums. Parents will leave with a starting vocabulary and lots of tools and motivation to begin. RSVP to reserve a seat. Lap babies only this session.

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Praise for Parent Planner 


We had a note from Julie in Felton,  "Thanks for the Family Planner! I just click on the events and classes I like and email my list to my girlfriend and myself."

       When you are on any of our resource pages or our calendars, you will see a little box

Add to Planner

next to each listing - when you check these boxes, it automatically places the listing in your Parent Planner.

    To view your Parent Planner, you can click on the link, or you can click on the clock

View my Parent Planner

at the bottom of these pages and it will direct you to your Parent Planner.  Your Parent Planner DOES NOT save so make sure to email yourself a copy. After you leave the site, it will reset.


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Email us a little about yourself.

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