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A Mom in Lodi

Jennifer Bonnett
  • Jennifer Bonnett
  • E-mail: jenniferb@lodinews.com
  • News-Sentinel Education Reporter Jennifer Bonnett writes about being a mom in Lodi.
Friday 09/17/2010
Fun Friday find #2

Oops, I missed posting last Friday. I was probably off having too much fun.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Friday, September 17, 2010 7:18 am. Updated: 1:27 pm.

Sunday 09/12/2010
Crafty crayons

Let me begin by saying I did not inherit my mother's ability to craft, sew or otherwise reproduce anything I see that involves a hot glue gun and/or a piece of scrap material. That said, I'm impressed when others (especially those my age) know how to keep that hobby hot.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Sunday, September 12, 2010 7:32 am. Updated: 1:27 pm.

Wednesday 09/08/2010
It's that time again

In case you missed the announcement, the annual Lodi Grape Festival kicks off a week from tomorrow and there are plenty of fun things for the five and under crowd.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:02 am.

Tuesday 08/31/2010
Fun Friday find

As my son gets older, I'm looking for more activities outside of the house. Gone are the days of being content playing with Legos for hours, or more likely, staring at mom all day. Simply put: I think he's bored. So I've been finding things to do.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:52 am. Updated: 1:27 pm.

Tuesday 08/24/2010
Delaying kindergarten

I talk to a lot of parents and have found many are unaware of a bill making its way through our state legislature that would delay the age a child could begin kindergarten. (Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/24/2978127/proposed-kindergarten-cutoff-date.html)

Posted in A mom in lodi on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:57 am. Updated: 8:02 am.

Wednesday 08/18/2010
Bugs in the park

Looking for something to do with your curious child this Friday evening? If Sam was a little older (and had a later bedtime!), I might head down to Oak Grove Regional Park nature night walk.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:54 am. Updated: 9:47 am.

Friday 07/09/2010
What's the going rate?

It will be a few more years until my eldest loses his first tooth, but I started to think about it last night when my friend Kristy posted to facebook that her daughter would be expecting a visit from the tooth fairy. Only problem was, Kristy didn't know what the going rate was.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Friday, July 9, 2010 5:28 am. Updated: 5:49 am.

Tuesday 07/06/2010
A year later: Looking back at the best baby gifts

Looking back, I was blessed with the births of both of my children to have wonderfully generous friends and family who showered the new little ones (and their parents!) with much-needed gifts. For both, their wardrobe for the entire first year was pretty much set.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:08 pm. Updated: 2:19 pm.

Never leave unattended

Some six months back (sorry, my mommy memory is a bit foggy), this newspaper carried an article about a rash of "smash and grabs" where the bad guys got away with women's purses and even a diaper bag. Much of the on-line response appeared to be from males who have never juggled a crying child and bags of groceries or have had to choose between leaving a purse in the car or the aforementioned crying child.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:05 pm. Updated: 3:26 pm.

Tumbling fun

Several times a week, the four-and-under crowd gathers at an undescript building in one of Lodi's industrial areas to turn flips. Literally.

Posted in A mom in lodi on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:32 pm. Updated: 3:23 pm.