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SCOTT’S SEAFOOD SAN JOSE

Scott’s Seafood has long been a tradition in Downtown San Jose. With its central location near the sports arena, theaters, the Center for Performing Arts, and several other downtown venues, it’s … Continue reading

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Kids & Concussions

  6 Important Things Parents Need to Know With spring sports like baseball, softball, and soccer coming up, parents need to be aware of why concussions are such serious injuries … Continue reading

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Current Issue

Our current issue is now available! View Zone 1 – Los Gatos / SaratogaView Zone 2 – Lost Altos / Los Altos Hills / Mountain ViewView Zone 3 – Palo … Continue reading

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PARTY OVER HERE!

Unique indoor party places for cold wet days Only the mothers of spring babies will ever know the agony of putting together a birthday celebration during the cool, wet months … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Best in Beauty

THE M LIST Tried and true skin-care products that will help you put your best face forward. Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil This mild cleaning oil gently removes make-up and impurities … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

ALOHA FRESH

A True Hawaiian Poké Experience The poké craze has finally arrived in Northern California. Not long ago, Poké lovers could only find this seafood concoction in Southern California, where it’s … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

GETAWAY TO SUNNY SAN DIEGO

An easy family getaway San Diego has to be one of the best places anywhere to visit with kids. There’s so much to see and do and, with almost always … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Reasons to Choose Discipline over Punishment

Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting; whether used sparingly or liberally, it’s fundamental to the parent-child dynamic. In its most basic form, discipline is a matter of choices and consequences. The parents explain their expectations for the child. If the child ignores these rules or expectations, there are consequences. The aim of these consequences is to encourage the child to stop negative behaviors, make positive choices, and ultimately become a better person.

Through discipline, children are taught to become responsible, honest, kind, sharing people. By following their parent’s guidance, teachings, and rules, they have the chance to grow up to be well-behaved and respectful individuals.

However, if you punish your child instead of disciplining them, the end result will not be the same. Did you think that punishment and discipline were the same thing? Think again!

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The IEP and You

The Individualized Education Program, or IEP, is one of the most difficult educational tasks that parents of children with special educational needs may undertake.

Each year, thousands of first-time parents who are already carrying the heavy psychological and financial weight of their child’s diagnosis, walk unsuspectingly into their first IEP under the impression that they will dictate the outcome. Unfortunately, that is usually not the case.

Although parents can influence the outcome and services offered, ultimately, the IEP is based on what the school officials and their experts recommend. Now, that doesn’t mean that you have no say. You most certainly do! And if you disagree with the IEP, argue your point.

Helping your child get the most out of school by ensuring he or she gets the services he/she needs can only happen if YOU take charge of the IEP.

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tips on Proper Travel Tipping

A helpful guide to ensure you don’t over or under tip when you travel. By Diane Gottsman Skycap at the airport: $1–$2 per bag, additional for curbside check-in. Flight attendant: … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

6 Days in Paradise

It is dark when we finally arrive in Bora Bora. We spent the previous night in the sky, flying from LAX to Papeete, and then the entire morning and afternoon shaking off the jet lag on one of Archipels Croisières’ luxurious catamarans, sailing and snorkeling in the lagoon off the island of Raiatea, just a short commuter flight from the airport in Tahiti. Not a bad way to jump start our trip to French Polynesia.

Once on the catamaran, we are refreshed with ice-cold Tahitian beer and a delicious lunch of exotic fruits and freshly prepared Poisson Cru, French Polynesia’s national dish, a tasty concoction of fresh raw tuna, marinated in citrus juice and coconut milk and tossed with diced vegetables—usually cucumber tossed with a variation of scallions, peppers and tomatoes, depending on the chef. Lunch is followed by a leisurely nap, a welcome reprieve from a long night and day of traveling. We are awestruck by the luminous turquoise water and the views of the surrounding atoll—it would be a shame to miss a second of the breathtaking view—but sated from the delicious meal and lulled by the gentle waves, an hour nap on the boat’s bow is irresistible. We awake for another quick snorkel with the sting rays and then a tour of a small vanilla farm on nearby Taha’a where we buy jumbo-sized vanilla pods to take home, visions of homemade vanilla vodka brewing in our heads.

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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