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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond Fall Issue 2021 August - September - October

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Cover Photo By: Terri Olson, Image Outfitters Photography On the Cover: Jereme, Kayla and their 3-year-old daughter, Chandler are all proud Roseville natives, born and raised. Jereme is a busy medical sales representative while Kayla represents a variety of clients for a local public relations firm, MarketSharePR. The Scott family enjoys spending their time visiting Roseville parks and libraries while staying healthy and active at Lifetime Fitness. In their free-time, you can find Kayla volunteering her time with the City of Roseville’s Library Board while Jereme and Chandler search for the best burger and ice cream in town. Marne Larsen Publisher marne@growinguproseville.com (530) 518-6154 DeAnna Holman Layout Design/Editor

Tanni Haas, Ph.D. Tanni is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders at The City University of New York Brooklyn College. He is the author or editor of three books and many articles.

Darci Frank Darci is proud to be a part of a family of five, and a part-time free lance graphic designer. She is grateful to be a Mom, working with clients, and volunteering with organizations who put family first. The happiest place you will find Darci is in the outdoors!

Rob Baquera Rob Baquera is the Public Information Officer for the City of Roseville Police Department. Rob has years of experience working in public safety and specializes in crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and crisis communications. Rob has three young kids and knows first-hand that there is nothing more important than the safety of children.

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For advertising information, please contact: Lindsay Trenz, Advertising Executive: Lindsay@growinguproseville.com (916) 698-5467 Advertising Deadline: To advertise in our upcoming Winter Issue, please contact us by September 30th. Our Winter Issue will be on stands November, December, and January. Article and Photo Submission Deadline: Please submit family-friendly and seasonally appropriate photos and informative articles for the Winter Issue by September 20th. Send to marne@growinguproseville.com. Growing Up Roseville Magazine is published quarterly and available, free, at over 200 family-friendly locations throughout Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, and Granite Bay. We are also available online at www.growinguproseville.com. Copyright © 2021 by Growing Up Roseville Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproductions without permission are prohibited. Articles and advertisements found in Growing Up Roseville Magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the management. We reserve the right to edit. Every effort is made to avoid errors, misspellings, and omissions. If an error is found, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the mistake.

Sandi is a freelance writer/blogger and mother of two. She has written extensively about parenting, wellness, and environmental issues. You can find her at www.happysciencemom.com.

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School and Home

08 28th Annual Hot Chili & Cool Cars

09 Wordless Books Improve Language 10 Lincoln Airport is Open For Fun! 12 Back to School Safety Tips

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13 Nature Trails, Water Fun, & Farmer’s Markets

Parenting

14 11 Must-Have Parenting Phone Apps

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15 Your Child and Food Restrictions 17 Dancing For Birth

18 Tweets, Emojis, and Texts Are Hurting Our Kids

Women in Business

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20 GUR Celebrates Women in Business

Fall Fun

22 Fun Food For Fall

23 Neighborhood Halloween Contests

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24 Make Fabulous Fall Decorations 27 GUR’s Annual Pumpkin Patch Guide 28 Fall Events

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In Every Issue 04 Contributors 30 Local Resources 31 Preschool Directory 31 Advertiser Directory

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Hot Chili & Cool Cars We’re back for the 28th Annual Hot Chili & Cool Cars event and couldn’t be more excited! This year will be one of celebration as we bring people back together and carry on traditions that have spanned decades.

different backgrounds: high school culinary clubs, homebased cooks, businesses looking to connect with potential clients, workplaces looking to provide a team-building activity, political campaigns, non-profit organizations, and more!

The event will take place on Saturday, September 18, from 10 am to 3 pm at Quarry Park and Rocklin Road in downtown Rocklin. It will once again feature a classic car show, chili cook-off, business booths, kids booths, food trucks, youth performance group, and more!

Applications are now being accepted for: Car Cruise, Car Show, Business Booth, Chili Teams, Kids Booths, Food Booths, and Performance Square. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Registration forms are available for download at rocklinchamber.com/hotchilicoolcars. Online registration for all categories is also available on the website.

Due to the overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the community after our 2020 classic car cruise, we have decided to bring it back as an event feature, moving forward. To kick off the event weekend, classic beauties will cruise the streets of Rocklin on Friday, September 17, starting at 6 pm. The exact route will be posted at a later date. Did you become a great cook in 2020? Why not put those skills to the test? We are currently recruiting chili teams to compete in our chili cook-off. We have teams from all

Businesses looking for increased exposure can secure event sponsorships ranging from $500-$10,000. We offer various packages to fit the needs of your business. Downloadable forms are available on our website. For more information, contact the Rocklin Chamber at 916-624-2548 or tiffany@rocklinchamber.com.


A Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words: How Wordless Books Can Improve Your Toddler’s Language Skills By Tanni Haas, Ph.D Like most parents, you probably remember fondly the first time you had your toddler in your lap, reading a children’s book with big, beautiful illustrations and simple words like Goodnight Moon or Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Where Are You? I remember how exciting it was to trace the words on the page with my toddler’s little, stubby fingers and showing him how those words were connected to the illustrations. But here’s the thing: Strangely enough, researchers have discovered that when it comes to improving your toddler’s language skills, you are better off reading illustrated books without words than books with pictures and text. The reason is when you read a picture book with only a few words, you probably do what I and most other people do: you describe how those words relate to the illustrations, like saying “This is a house,” and then asking your toddler, “Show me where the house is.” When parents read wordless books, they create rich, complex stories from those illustrations and end up talking with their toddlers about all kinds of things. For example, instead of asking their kids to “show me the house,” they ask,“What does our house look like? Who lives there? What can you see when you look out the window?” As a result, researchers have found, toddlers end up with a broader vocabulary, better word comprehension, and they learn how to use language to describe events in their lives. There is nothing wrong with reading picture books with simple words. Clearly, it is smart to introduce your toddler to words at an early age and explain how they can use words to describe themselves, others, and the world around them. But as they get closer to school-age, it is important to expose them to more sophisticated language, and strong wordless books do that. As Professor Daniele O’Neill, the author of one recent study, puts it, “Reading picture storybooks with kids exposes them to the kind of talk that’s

really important for children to hear, especially as they transition to school.” What are some great wordless books you should consider reading with your toddler? Here are three modern classics that will inspire great conversations:

Hank Finds an Egg

By Rebecca Dudley This book has beautiful photographs of dioramas and tells the story of a stuffed animal named Frank, who finds the egg of a hummingbird, takes care of it at home, and then returns it to its nest to hatch. Your kids will relate to how vulnerable the small hummingbird is, and you will find yourself speaking with them about taking care of others.

Inside Outside By Lizi Boyd

This wonderfully illustrated book will stimulate many conversations about the fun things to do inside and outside your home, and during the changing seasons. It features a kid who plays with various animals (bird, cat, dog, mouse, and a turtle), and allows you to talk about those animals, where they live, and more.

Where’s Walrus? By Stephen Savage

This is the story about the adventures of an adorable walrus who has escaped a zoo, with the zoo keeper hot on its trails. Along the way, the walrus meets different people including artists, firemen, and shopkeepers. This fun book can lead to conversations about the different jobs people have and what your kids would like to do when they grow up.


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LINCOLN AIRPORT OPENS AGAIN FOR FUN

SNEAK PREVIEW FOR TWO FALL EVENTS The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a nationwide community that celebrates grassroots sport aviation, from homebuilt to warbirds, classics, light sport, and ultralights...anything that flies just for the fun of it. Chapter 1541 is EAA’s local chapter at the Lincoln Regional Airport. We have a monthly newsletter and an active website with current events and items of interest. Many of our local members build or fly airplanes. However, you are not required to own an airplane or be a pilot to be a member, just have enthusiasm to join in and share our love of sport flying.

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EAA Chapter 1541 is excited to bring back its annual Airport Fun Day. This event will be held on September 11th, at the Lincoln Regional Airport, from 11 am - 2 pm. Static aircraft displays, two new hands-on flightsimulators, lunch, fun activities, and more will be at the event. Our Lincoln EAA Chapter also offers free airplane rides to any young person aged 8-17 at our Young Eagles Rally to be held at the Lincoln Regional Airport on Saturday, October 9th. For complete details, please go to our website on September 1st, at EAA1541.org. You must register online. This event is weather permitting. The Young Eagles is a national program by the EAA that has provided over 2 million young people with introductory flights since its inception in 1992. Our chapter participates with local experienced EAA pilots who offer their time and planes to introduce the world of aviation to young people. Parental permission is required.


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Back-to-School Safety Tips

By Rob Baquera, the Public Information Officer for the City of Roseville Police Department

If you have driven near a Roseville school lately, you may have noticed a huge increase in traffic. Most schools in Roseville opened up a new school year in August, and with it came an increase in traffic. Whether your child takes the bus, walks, rides a bike/scooter/skateboard, or is dropped off by car, getting him/her to and from school safely is a concern for all parents.

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The beginning of the school year is a great time to review some safety tips. Here are a few for both parents and kids: DRIVING SAFELY AROUND SCHOOLS If you are driving around school, here are a few things to remember from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): • Yellow flashing lights on a school bus mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. There are likely students waiting to get on the bus or parents waiting nearby to pick up children. • Red flashing lights mean stop — and wait at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving. • Watch for children, particularly in the morning or midafternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone, or bus stop. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN SAFETY TIPS • *Memorize important contact information. If age

appropriate, have your children memorize your cell phone number, home number, and address. It is good for them to know these in case a situation requires them to contact you. • *Make them wear protective gear. If your child rides their bike, scooter, or skateboard to school, make sure he/she wears a helmet. • *No running. Children should never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars. Doing so could be very dangerous for them as well as drivers. • *Say no to electronic devices. No electronic gadgets should be used while walking. This includes listening to music, talking on the phone, playing games, and watching videos. This is especially true for teenagers. Statistically, teenagers have a higher risk of getting a fatal pedestrian injury the older they are. A study by Safe Kids Worldwide which observed 34,000 middle and high school students crossing the street in a school zone, reported that one in every five high school students and one in every eight middle school students were observed crossing the street while distracted by technology. • Never go anywhere without checking with someone first. Teach your child to first check with you or the person in charge of them (coach, teacher, babysitter, etc.) before going anywhere with anyone. *(iparentinglife.com) Sitting down with your children to talk about safety is an important step in keeping them safe. Let them know they can come to you with any questions or concerns. Make safety a part of your ongoing conversation with your children.


Nature Walking Trails Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve: Ancil Hoffman Park, 2850 San Lorenzo Way (off Tarshes Drive), Carmichael Placer Nature Center Nature Trail: 3700 Christian Valley Rd, Auburn Johnson Springview Park: 5480 5th St, Rocklin Miners Ravine Trail: Sierra College Blvd and Miners Ravine Dr, Roseville Griffith Quarry: 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn False Ravine Park: 2861 Carradale Dr, Roseville Johnny Cash Trail: 200 Stafford St, Folsom Coyote Pond Park: 2543 Old Kenmare Drive, Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park: 1750 Blue Oaks Blvd, Roseville Mahany Nature Preserve: Trails are behind Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville River Bend Park: 2300 Rod Beaudry Dr, Sacramento Black Hole of Calcutta Falls Trailhead: 150 CA-193, Auburn Loomis Basin Community Park (South): 3550 Ong Pl, Loomis Hidden Falls Regional Park: 7587 Mears Pl, Auburn Overlook Park: 855 Pacific Ave, Auburn Robie Point: 410 Robie Dr, Auburn Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park: 350 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville Sunset Whitney Recreation Area: 4201 Midas Ave, Rocklin Royer Park: 190 Park Dr, Roseville Dry Creek Community Park: 9245 Walerga Rd, Roseville Boulder Ridge Park: 3555 Park Dr, Rocklin

Water Fun Dates and hours may be modified, please call ahead to confirm.

GolfLand Sunsplash: Wavepool, water slides for all ages, and much more! Roseville, (916) 784-1273, www.golfland. com/roseville. Johnson Pool: This pool facility includes a recreational pool with a small water slide and a small picnic area. 100 D St., Roseville, (916) 774-5260, www.roseville. ca.us/parks. Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad: 5480 5th St, Rocklin, www.rocklin.ca.us/ splashpad. Kathy Lund Park: Sprayground open during summer. Please check website for times open. 6101 West Oaks Blvd., Rocklin. (916) 625-5500, www.rocklin.ca.us/ location/kathy-lund-park. Kids Interactive Fountain at The Fountains: Kids Interactive Fountain is open Memorial Day weekend-Sept (weather permitting) from 11am–6pm daily! www. fountainsatroseville.com. McBean Pool: This facility offers recreational pool and a spray park. The spray park area is open for use during Recreation Swim, Family Swim, and Tiny Tot Playtime. 61 McBean Park Dr., Lincoln, 916-434-3230, www.lincolnca.gov.

Local

Farmer’s Markets Daily Roseville: Denio’s Market 1551 Vineyard Road Open year-round, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Roseville: Whole Foods Market at the Fountains Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway OPEN YEAR-ROUND, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday Lincoln: Sun City Lincoln Hills 965 Orchard Creek Lane Jun - Nov, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday Lincoln: Farmers’ Market at Fowler Ranch 3111 Lincoln Newcastle Hwy Jun-Oct, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday Auburn: Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn-Folsom Rd at Lincoln Way Open year-round, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Folsom: Historic Folsom Plaza 915 Sutter St. Folsom Open year-round, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mike Shellito Indoor Pool: The Mike Shellito Indoor Pool is a state of the art facility that includes an 8 lane, 25 yard pool. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool. Open year round. 10210 Fairway Dr., Roseville, (916) 7745957, www.roseville.ca.us/parks.

Rancho Cordova: Sunrise Light Rail Station Folsom and Sunrise Blvd Year-round, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roseville Aquatics Complex: The Roseville Aquatics Complex includes the Summer Sanders Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool with beach entry, a 150-foot water-slide, and children’s interactive water play area. Check website for rec swim hours, family swim, and for closures due to events. 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, (916) 774-5262, www.roseville.ca.us/parks.

Sacramento: Midtown Farmers Market Open year-round, 20th Street between J & K Streets, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Vernon Street Town Square Spray Ground: See website for opening date and times. 311 Vernon St., Roseville, (916) 772-7529, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. Whitney Community Park: Check website for open times. 1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy, Rocklin, www.rocklin.ca.us/location/ whitney-park.

Rocklin: Blue Oaks 6636 Lonetree Blvd Jun-Oct, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Downtown Sacramento: State Parking Lot 8th and W Streets Open year-round, 8:00 am - Noon Granite Bay: Quarry Ponds Town Center 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA Jun-Oct, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m Roseville: Mahany Park Farmers Market 1545 Pleasant Grove 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, year round, Loomis


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ToddlyTic

Android & iPhone. Free 30-day trial. This app is an excellent way to communicate with your child’s daycare or teachers. It helps you stay on top of your child’s attendance, grades, and more. You can also use the app to manage and make tuition payments to your child’s school.

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MMGuardian

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Android & iPhone. Free. This pre-teen and teen monitoring app allows parents to monitor and block text messages, apps, calls, and URLs. It also has configurations to limit screen time.

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Baby Monitor 3G

Android & iPhone. $3.99. Monitor your baby with both video and audio, and receive alerts when your baby awakens. It is particularly helpful that you can see your baby in the dark with this app. It also tracks how often your baby wakes, and it replays audio. You can also press a button on your phone to talk to your baby.

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Screen Time Parental Control

Android & iPhone. Free trial. This useful app gives parents a variety of controls to limit their kids’ screen time. It also allows parents to block apps and games from their kids at bedtime or during school hours. Parents can even push a button on their own phone to time-out their kids’ phones when they ignore requests to get off their phones.

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Netspark Parental Control Light

Android. Paid subscription. Get powerful filtering with this app to protect your kids from harmful images, text, and video content. It also allows parents to set time limits for daily or weekly screen time.

11 Must-Have Phone Apps to Simplify Parenting

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hether you need a solution to help monitor your baby, track and reward your kiddos for chores, or keep your teen from texting while driving, there is a phone app that does it for you. The following useful apps are designed specifically for parents and families. Better yet, most of these parent-tested apps are free for both Android and iPhone.

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Life360 Family Locator- GPS Tracker

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DriveSafe.ly

Android & iPhone. Free. With this app, you can create “circles” of family members and friends. Then, you can view the location of anyone in your circle on a map. The tracker can also send you text alerts when your child or teen arrives at or leaves a destination.

Android. Free or paid upgrade. If you have teen drivers, this app is a must-have. It reads text messages and emails aloud and announces the name of incoming callers without having to touch the phone. The paid version allows for a hands-free response to messages as well.

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ChoreMonster

Android & iPhone. Free. This app is a great way to gain kids’ cooperation with chores. Kids can keep track of the points they earn for completing tasks. They can use the points to buy rewards such as extra time for video games, a special treat, or a family outing.

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Wheel of Chores

Android & iPhone. Free. This app adds fun and excitement to chores. Kids can spin the wheel for a task and earn points toward rewards. At the end of the week, parents can distribute the money or prizes, or kids can bank their points to save up.

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KidsPlace Parental Control by Kiddoware

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Cozi Family Organizer

Android. Free or paid upgrade. Block kids from buying or downloading apps and receiving incoming calls with this app. Premium features include a timer that locks apps after a specified period or based on a permanent schedule.

Android & iPhone. Free or paid upgrade. Manage and share your family calendar between all devices with this app to keep everyone in the loop. In addition to keeping track of schedules, it manages reminders, to-do lists, shopping lists, and recipes.


Your Child and Food Restrictions:

You Are Not Alone By Darci Frank

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s we sat in the hospital OR pediatric waiting room, time seemed to pass painfully slow. Our three-year-old son had been sick for months, and his Gastroenterologist was trying to take another guess as to why and get more clues from biopsies of his stomach. When she walked into the waiting room to tell us how he was doing, our new journey began. I want to say, “Our life turned upside down,” but to anyone with a child suffering from a life-threatening illness, I know it is even worse for them. However, when your child is sick with multiple symptoms, it is a draining experience for any parent, no matter what we tell ourselves to help us cope. When your child is sick, compounded by sleepless nights for you and the child, you are tired. Add doctors’ appointments, blood tests, allergy tests, and surgical procedures, and you are worn out. Now, add the news the specialist gives you in the waiting room. Although not yet certain of a diagnosis, she recommends we start treating his issues more aggressively with one of two options: Option one: Our toddler could no longer eat any food, and survive solely on a medical formula - hopefully, without a feeding tube. Option two: Strip his diet down by removing what they call the “big 7.” No milk, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, or soy. As a family of five, my

husband and I quickly agreed that mealtime, cooking, and baking was a part of our quality of life. We could not imagine sitting at the dinner table and having our youngest watch us eat or help us bake a cake and not get to eat any of it. We quickly decided to tackle option number two and crossed our fingers it would work. The crazy life as we knew it just got harder. The specialist rattled off the list of foods he could no longer eat. I could not even remember them all since my mind went quickly to thinking no bread, pasta, pancakes, cake, and cookies that we love to bake. I felt so overwhelmed when we headed out to Whole Foods Market the first time (that same afternoon) to try and shop for anything that would fit this new diet. Luckily, our daughter, age14 at the time, said to me, “We got this!” She was our champion! I likely would have melted down in the store without her. We walked into the store with just the list of foods we could not eat and began to read every lengthy label on every package of cereal, bread, and snacks. Do you know how many foods contain soy?! I had no idea! I was also fortunate to have a friend who is a fabulous Italian cook who was up for the challenge. After also finding the list of foods challenging, she quickly gave the best advice, “Let’s focus on what he can eat, not what he can’t eat.” When the results of the biopsy came back, we had our

first diagnosis- sort of. Our son was diagnosed with an Eosinophilic disorder (Eo), a rare disorder, occurring in an estimated 1 in 1,500 children. As the journey of tests, medications, and biopsies continued, we later learned that he has an even more rare form of Eo, Gastroenteritis. It is so new that the diagnosis had only been created two years earlier, so many of our questions could not be answered. Our son would be a part of the group from which doctors and researchers would learn. At the same time, they assigned a whole team of specialists to his case to explore every possibility, try to more confirm the diagnosis by ruling out other diseases, and figure out how to get him well again. For families with children diagnosed with diabetes, there are support groups and resources to help them through the big changes in diet, critical food calculations, and effects on the family. Unfortunately, with EoG we had to go it alone with no other parents to help us learn the ropes or understood what this illness was like. Kids are resilient, and we did all adapt, but that journey was a difficult one. Small things became more exciting for our family, like going out for a treat together. A trip to Baskin Robbins now meant our youngest had no options. Going out for pizza meant I had to make a wheat and dairy-free pizza and pack it to a restaurant. So, when we discovered Big Spoon Yogurt and that Mira

Bella Gelato at the Fountains always carried a non-dairy sorbet, it was a big deal because each of our children could have a treat! For parents who may be new to dealing with any type of food allergy, know that it does get easier. We will find those discoveries that make life easier when coping with food allergies. Today, stores carry more soy-free and dairy-free substitutes than ever before. If you have a restricted diet, Sunrise Natural Foods, Sprouts Market, and Whole Foods offer many options. The National Organization for Rare Disorders can help you find resources to help you deal with your specific disorder: rarediseases.org. The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders provides tips for personal relationships and coping with digestive disorders: iffgd.org/ tips-daily-living/personalrelationships. A great new website that offers resources, such as substitutions for common allergens, is foodallergy. org. You can even join the #ContainsCourage Movement, an awareness Campaign supporting families living with food allergies and educating all communities about the different diseases. Finally, if you are a family that is coping with Eo, there is a Facebook support group you can request to join at https:// www.facebook.com/groups/ eosinophilicfamilynetwork). Just know, you are not alone.


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Dancing for Birth

What do I need to bring to class? You’ll want to bring a water bottle and a yoga mat or large beach towel for sitting on the floor. May I bring my baby to a Dancing for Birth™ class? As long as Baby is safe and securely held within a wrap or carrier, Baby is welcome to dance with us. Moves can be modified for safety while baby-wearing. Babies love the motion and bonding that being close to mama provides. Dancing for Birth™ helps Baby to develop balance and coordination. I’m having pregnancy related pelvic dysfunction. Can Dancing for Birth™ classes help me? Yes! Dancing for Birth™ movements will help to strengthen and stabilize your pelvis, which helps to resolve the dysfunction. My baby is breech. Can Dancing for Birth™ help me? Yes! We have developed techniques that are effective at helping babies turn head-down. Dancing for Birth™ moves help to create body balance which in turn creates more space for Baby to get into an optimal position.

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ancing for Birth™ offers a new, modern twist on ancient wisdom. It’s the “trifecta” of birth preparation: feel-good prenatal and postpartum fitness, essential birth and mothering education, and celebration - all rolled into a weekly class that supports you from preconception to postpartum. Dancing for Birth™ (the leading global class for pregnant and postpartum mothers) is an evidence-based birth method based on the principles of movement, gravity and instinct- and the benefits are plentiful. We interviewed with Shannon Smith (founder of BellissiMamas) about this unique class coming to Roseville this fall. When during my pregnancy should I attend Dancing for Birth™ classes? You can start taking classes right away. Dancing is a gentle exercise that everyone can participate in. My baby is due any day now, is it too late for me to join a Dancing for Birth™ class? It’s not too late! Every class is full of information and techniques that will empower your birth. I’m not yet pregnant, but I’m hoping to be. May I come too? Absolutely, YES!! Dancing for Birth™ classes are created to support your whole journey from preconception to postpartum. What should I wear to class? Wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement. We’ll dance barefoot.

I’m pregnant with multiple babies. Is Dancing for Birth™ class right for me? Yes! Dancing for Birth moves are specifically created for pregnancy. Instructors encourage each mama to listen to her body and take it at her own pace. I just had my baby. When can I come to Dancing for Birth™ classes? You may attend class whenever you feel ready. Dancing for Birth™ instructors will encourage you to rest, glow, be celebrated, introduce your baby, and share your birth story. Join in the dance when you feel your body is ready. Taking it at your own pace is encouraged. Tell me more about the local Dancing for Birth™ class instructor. I am actually the local instructor! I am a certified birth and postpartum doula. I am also a certified prenatal and postpartum fitness instructor. I completed my Dancing for Birth™ Certification in 2020. My experience and knowledge of all things motherhood spans over 30 years. Bringing Dancing for Birth™ classes to our local community is an honor and privilege and I am very excited! Earlier this year, I founded my passion project, BellissiMamas, where I can help mothers create their most beautiful motherhood through mentoring, doula support, childbirth preparation, mama circles, mama blessings, meditations, connection, and community. Follow me on Facebook @Bellissimamas and Instagram @bellissimamas, and you can see my blog at bellissimamas.com. How do I find the nearest Dancing for Birth™ class? Go to http://dancingforbirth.com/pregnancy-postpartum-classlocator/#CA to find a complete listing of our Dancing for Birth™ class directory. Check back often as new classes are continually offered.


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Tweets, Texts, and Emojis: WHY COMMUNICATING IN BRIEF SNIPPETS IS HURTING OUR KIDS

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By Sandi Schwartz

How did we get to a point in which our method of communication has gotten progressively shorter and shorter over time? The other day on Twitter, there was a hashtag asking people to tell a story in three words. Just. Three. Words. When we are limited to only 140 characters (characters, not words), how can anyone expect to really understand what others mean? And when pre-teens and teens only “talk” to their friends using brief phrases and emojis, what are we left with? Here are five aspects of communication that are being sacrificed when our children grow up speaking and writing in phrases, which can only hinder their development over time:

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EMOTIONAL CONNECTION AND EXPRESSION We use words to express our feelings to others about our observations, concerns, and hopes. How will our children learn to do this if they are cutting out an enormous opportunity for verbal and written expression by dumbing down messages? Researchers are assessing whether emoticons help us communicate better or hinder self-expression. They have found that on one hand it is nice to

have an international symbol for certain emotions that we can easily click on to communicate how we feel about a Facebook post. However, emoticons convey a limited choice of emotions, reducing ways to truly express our full range of feelings we have on an issue. It also cuts out the opportunity for people to use descriptive words to say how they feel because they are given a shorthand option to simply click on one image that is supposed to capture their thoughts and feelings. This is, unfortunately, limiting opportunities for expression, and if our children grow up with this quick option, it will impact how they express their emotions as they grow. Additionally, when we hide behind our devices instead of talking face-toface with those who we love, we miss out on a major chance for emotional connections. According to Psychology Today, this kind of communication interferes with actual conversation and undermines our ability to connect with others. Social media actually becomes a barrier to connecting with others. As children are constantly exposed to these quick, impersonal ways of “expressing” themselves, they miss out on learning how to accurately convey their thoughts and feelings- both in writing and out loud.

NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION Nothing beats looking into someone’s eyes to truly understand what they mean and how they feel. A huge part of our daily communication depends on visual cues like facial expressions, body language, posture, and tone of voice. In fact, studies show that only seven percent of communication is based on the written or verbal word, while 93 percent is based on nonverbal body language. Sitting behind a screen, sending a few words or images is not going to help you really understand how the person on the other end thinks and feels. As children spend more time in this world of snippets, they are losing the ability to pick up on these non-verbal expressions that can be so important in understanding others. UCLA scientists found that sixth graders who went five days without using a smartphone, television, or other digital screen did much better at understanding human emotions than those who spent several hours a day looking at their electronic devices. Patricia Greenfield, the author of the study, explained that decreased sensitivity to emotional cues is lost when in-person social interaction is replaced with screen interaction. Learning how to read other people’s


moods is a skill that takes a lot of practice. Sadly, children today are missing out on developing that skill.

SOCIAL SKILLS Children and teens lose out on a whole slew of social skills when they only communicate in short statements online. Learning how to interact in person with others and to speak in public are critical skills for future success. Our kids need to practice these skills throughout their childhood to get ready for critical moments in their lives like school presentations, college and job interviews, and making an announcement at a social event. In addition, other basic social skills are also being affected. In an article on Huffington Post, Melissa Ortega, a child psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, pointed out how children are struggling to deal with face-to-face conflict because they are used to hiding behind their screens to communicate. They are not getting enough interpersonal exposure, and Ortega said that conversations take practice. Experts are also seeing how this type of limited communication is influencing the dating world. Teens raised to just text and not hold a personal conversation are limited in how they can express their feelings to their peers. The lack of direct communication is impacting their ability to build trust and develop an emotional connection with others.

CREATIVE LANGUAGE, GRAMMAR, AND SPELLING Another way that brief communication is changing our children’s lives is in the classroom. The way kids are communicating online is creeping into their school work, leading to sloppy grammar, spelling mistakes, and reduced creativity. The best literature throughout history is filled with embellished language and imaginative stories. If our children limit the number of words they use to tell a story or to debate an issue, the entire premise of communications changes.

The Association of American Educators indicates that social media has led to students talking in “text-speak,” causing an overall trend of bad grammar, bad punctuation, and bad spelling for the sake of convenience and speed. Abbreviations used on social media are also making it into coursework, which is clearly incorrect language. The Guardian reported that a paper released by the English Spelling Society concludes that the Internet has revolutionized the English language and made spelling mistakes the norm. This is not a surprise since we now rely on crutches like autocorrect that reduce the level of thought required to write.

MEANINGS OF WORDS How many times have you misinterpreted what someone wrote in an email or text? So much is lost in translation when we are unable to see or hear how the person is communicating specific words to us. If children are primarily communicating with friends and family by typing phrases, that leaves so many opportunities for the message to be misconstrued. This can lead to stressful situations because the reader may jump to the wrong conclusion that the writer intended to be hurtful, when in reality, it was just how the words were interpreted. Brief communication can then lead to negative emotions like anger, depression, or anxiety over how someone thinks they are being treated. As an example, an article in Forbes discussed how the instances of misinterpretation are growing in the business environment. As people are rushed, stressed, and primarily communicating by quick electronic messages, they are not taking the time to consider the nuances of their writing. This is leading to more conflicts about the tone of emails. It is only worse with our children who are gossiping and making plans with friends in group texts using symbols and acronyms. How does someone really know what it means when the writer uses all capital letters? Are they yelling, joking, or just highlighting an issue? When someone responds to you with a one- or two-

word answer, does that mean they are brushing you off? With this type of communication, we are left to draw conclusions with very little information. If our children do not learn how to tell people exactly what they mean using complete sentences, how will they ever be happy and successful?

What can parents do about it? A day does not go by without hearing suggestions for limiting our children’s screen time. We are all struggling to implement this in our homes. What else can we do to encourage our children to communicate more thoroughly and effectively? •

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Read every day with your children at all ages, but the real key is to also discuss what you are reading. Ask tons of questions and encourage your kids to summarize the stories. Create games that involve developing a story together. For example, fill a jar with topics and then ask each family member to write or state three sentences. Keep building the story. Teach your children how to debate and encourage them to join a debate team when they get older. Ask your kids questions and encourage them to talk about how they feel. It is so important to set aside special times to have these deep conversations. Encourage your children to journal so they can practice expressing their thoughts and feelings in writing. Ask them what adjectives they used and challenge them to develop their thoughts even more. Have fun analyzing each other’s or a stranger’s body language, in person or on television. Eat meals together as a family and include your children in conversations about all types of topics, from how their day at school was to current affairs. Provide public speaking opportunities for your children, even if it is something as simple as ordering their meal at a restaurant.


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Women in Business Tracie Denio

Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet

Mel Amatulli Steve Wallen Swim School - Roseville

Tracie is the General Manager of Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet. She started her career in 1989 as a part-time weekend employee before working her way up to General Manager. Tracie enjoys her job at Denio’s because she loves the diversity of the shoppers and vendors as well as seeing new business thrive in the community. It is important for Tracie to continue the legacy that was started by her grandparents in 1947. Tracie enjoys operating the market with her brother Eric and her Denio’s team.

Mel immigrated from Germany in 2008. She is now one of the owners of Steve Wallen Swim School in Roseville which opened its doors in August 2018. She has always been passionate about working with kids and water, so she decided to combine them by starting a career in aquatics at the age of 16. Since drowning is one of the most common deaths in children, it is important to learn to swim and be safe around the water at a young age. It is never too late to learn to swim or improve your technique. SWSS focuses on all ages and skill levels.

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Samantha Giermek Made in the USA Surrogacy

As a mother of two boys and a former surrogate, I’ve made building families my passion. Made in the USA Surrogacy is woman owned and dedicated to helping families have a strong relationship with their surrogate and be happy throughout their process! I have a background in psychology and adoptions which makes me particularly able to match families with the right surrogate. We can’t wait to help you become a surrogate or a parent!

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Carla Torres

The Tutoring Center Roseville

Owner of The Tutoring Center Roseville, Carla is a military veteran that has a passion for children. She is a certified CA substitute teacher and has worked as an ESL instructor. Having seen firsthand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the academic success of students, this fueled her to take her passion for children and education to the next level. At the Tutoring Center Roseville, academic programs for grades K-12 help students fill skill gaps (math, reading and writing), improve concentration and gain the confidence they need for success. “Empowering Children to Reach Their Highest Potential” 910 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Suite 110 Roseville (916) 771-4100 Roseville.TutoringCenter.com

Karen Fittinger Bright Start Therapies

Karen graduated with her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from CSU Sacramento in 2002. The following year in 2003, she opened Bright Start Therapies Inc, with multiple locations specializing in speech and occupational therapy for children of all ages. In addition, she has worked as a site supervisor in the Speech and Hearing Department of CSUS. She is the past president of the Sacramento Speech and Language Association and has held positions with the California State Speech and Hearing Association. She believes the reason behind her company’s success has been providing her therapists with the highest level of training available and partnering and empowering the parents they work with. Bright Start Therapies has been providing therapy, education, resources, training seminars and outreach in the community for over 15 years. Their motto has always been “Let’s Grow Together”. 198 Cirby Way STE 140, Roseville (916) 773-8282 www.BrightStartTherapies.com

Adriana Soto Casa Kidz Preschool

Adriana Soto is the founder and owner of Casa Kidz, a Rocklin state-licensed home-based preschool. Adriana is an experienced preschool teacher from Costa Rica. She taught English at a public kindergarten in Heredia, Costa Rica. She has also taught Spanish with Sombrero Time at Sierra Elementary, Rockin. Adriana earned a BA degree in preschool education from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia in 2001 and has completed additional master’s coursework in preschool bilingual education at Universidad Hispanoamericana in 2005. She moved to Rocklin in 2014. Casa Kidz opened its doors in August 2017 and has experienced tremendous success focusing on Spanish and multi-cultural curriculum experience. Tiverton Ct, Rocklin (916) 626-4878 www.casakidz.com


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Fun Food For Fall Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1 cup of fresh pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl and spread onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until seeds are lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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Spicy Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients *Please use caution- might be too spicy for little ones. 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons hot sauce ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon sugar Directions In a small bowl, mix the pumpkin seeds with the hot sauce. Combine remaining ingredients, sprinkle on pumpkin seeds, and toss to coat. Spread onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until seeds are lightly browned and dry, stirring occasionally.

Sweet Glazed Pumpkin Seeds

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Ingredients 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds ¼ cup packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl and spread onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until seeds are lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Easy Caramel Apples Caramel apples are a classic fall treat! Personalize yours with nuts, chopped candy, crushed cookies or graham crackers, sprinkles, dried fruit, flaky sea salt, or drizzle with melted white or dark chocolate. Ingredients 6 medium apples 6 wooden sticks 1 (14 oz.) Package of caramel candies, unwrapped 2 Tbsp. water Additional toppings of your choice, if desired Directions Wash and completely dry apples. Insert wooden stick into each apple, then place on a wax-lined baking sheet and chill. Microwave Method: Microwave the caramels and water in a large microwaveable bowl on high for about 3 minutes. Cook until caramels are completely melted, stopping at 1 minute intervals to stir mixture. Slow Cooker Method: (This method takes longer, but is convenient if you would like to keep it warm for an extended period of time or if you are doing it for a party activity.) Place caramels and water in a large heat-safe bowl that will fit inside your slow cooker. Place bowl in the slow cooker and add hot water to the slow cooker, filling the area outside of the glass bowl until the water level is even with the caramels in the bowl. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for about 1 ½ - 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Once the caramel is completely melted, turn slow cooker to warm. If caramel thickens as it sits, you may stir in more water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time. Dip each apple into the hot caramel mixture and swirl apple around so that the sauce completely coats the apple. Quickly add extra topping if you desire while the caramel is still warm, then place apple on baking sheet to cool.


Fun Neighborhood Halloween Contests

From Ghostly Goodies to Petrifying Pumpkins By Kimberly Blaker

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re you looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a neighborhood contest? Costume contests are just one of the many options to get everyone in the spirit. Read on to see if one of these wicked ideas grabs you.

Craziest Costume

Pass out fliers inviting all the neighborhood kids to meet at your house an hour before trick-or-treating begins. Give everyone a name tag when they arrive. Each child and adult can fill out a voting slip. Include best costume, scariest, funniest, and most creative costume. Hand out a special prize to the winners of each category. Do not forget a small consolation prize for all children who participate.

Scariest Scarecrow

Ask your neighbors to participate in the scariest scarecrow contest. To keep the scarecrows safe until voting, set a specific day when the scarecrows should be displayed in everyone’s yards. Have everyone in the neighborhood, whether they participate by making a scarecrow or not, hand-deliver their vote to you by the end of the day that the scarecrows are set out. Then, deliver a fun Halloweenish homemade yard sign to the winning home.

Creepiest Food

Hold a simple neighborhood potluck Halloween party. Each participating family should be instructed to bring a Halloween themed food or dessert. Place a numbered card next to each dish. Have everyone fill out a ballot for the cutest, grossest, funniest, and scariest food. Once the winners are announced, take photos of the families next to their creepy food. Finally, everyone can dig in and eat the yummy dishes and treats.

Most Fun Halloween Game Hand out fliers to everyone in the neighborhood, or on your street to hold a Halloween game day. Ask each participating house to set up a Halloween kids’ game in their front yard. Participating homes can give out small prizes such as stickers or treats to each kid who plays their game. Kids can wander the neighborhood playing the games for the afternoon. When they are done, have each child fill out a ballot for the most fun Halloween game. Then post a chilling homemade sign in the yard of the winner.

Most Ghoulish Yard

Invite everyone in the neighborhood to join in a decorating contest. You could have a few categories such as scariest, cutest, silliest, and best overall. Set a decorating deadline for October 21st. Provide delivery instructions on the fliers so every house in the neighborhood can vote for the addresses

they like best. Also, mention that neighbors should view all the homes after October 21st and deliver their votes to you by a specified date. Ask some of the participating neighbors to help you make up fun ‘Scariest House’ and other signs. Post the signs in the yards of the winning homes.

Funniest Carved Pumpkin

Ask the neighborhood to join you in a carved pumpkin contest. You can schedule a date and time when everyone will meet with their pumpkins at your home or a neighborhood park. Suggest everyone who participates pitch in $2 per pumpkin for a jackpot. To keep it fair, allow only one pumpkin per child. Prepare numbered cards in advance so each pumpkin will have its own number. Next, have everyone fill out a voting slip. The carver of the winning pumpkin gets the jackpot. You could also pass out small goody bags for all the kids who participate.


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Fabulous Fall Decor

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These awesome autumn decor projects are both simple, and stunning. Create leaf suncatchers, stuffed fabric pumpkins, and clay leaf bowls. Best of all, the warm fall colors can grace your mantel or entryway in October, then become part of your Thanksgiving tablescape in November.

Leaf Suncatcher

This project is a great way to preserve

those beautiful autumn leaves. Combine this activity with a nature walk to collect the leaves. Supplies: • Paper plate • Scissors • Clear contact paper • Hole punch • String • Pen • Colorful fall leaves, but make sure they aren’t too dry and crumbly. Instructions: Poke a hole near the inside rim of the paper plate and cut out the center of the plate, leaving the rim intact. If you use a white plate, kids can color or paint the rim. Or, skip that step and simply use a decorative paper plate in a fall color or pattern. Trace around the outside of the plate rim onto the back of the contact paper and then cut out the circle of contact paper. Repeat so that you have two circles. Flip the plate over so that the back is up. Remove the paper backing from the contact paper and center the contact paper over the plate. Adhere the edges

of the contact paper to the rim of the plate. Flip plate right side up again. Allow kids to arrange fall leaves on the contact paper and press down to stick. When the leaves are arranged to everyone’s satisfaction, adhere the other contact paper circle to the front of the suncatcher. Use the hole punch to make a hole in the rim of the plate. Thread a length of yarn, ribbon, or twine through the hole and tie the ends of the string together to make a hanging loop. Hang your creation in a window and enjoy!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

These are not only easy to create, but make fun table centerpieces or decor for any part of the house. Make just one, or several in a variety of fabrics. Choose a black and white palette for an elegant display, cute fall patterns for a whimsical look, or solid warm colors for a neutral arrangement. Supplies: • Fabric in fall patterns or colors. Cotton material works best. If buying fabric off of the bolt,


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purchase a quarter yard of each. You can also often find bundles of “fat quarters” in the quilting section of fabric stores. Fat quarters are simply a quarter yard of precut fabric. Stuffing for your pumpkins. A polyester stuffing such as Poly Fil works well. Toilet paper rolls- one per pumpkin Scissors Green pipe cleaners- one per pumpkin 3-4-inch long sticks -just get them from your yard!

Instructions: Lay fabric right side down on work surface. Trim fabric into a square shape. For a large pumpkin, you will need approximately 18 x 18 inches. Cut smaller squares for little pumpkins. You can eyeball this, it doesn’t need to be perfectly measured or even have straight edges, as the edges will not show when the project is finished! Place toilet paper roll upright in the center of the fabric square. Place stuffing all the way around the toilet paper tube. Don’t worry about adding too much or too little stuffing, you can adjust the amount if needed later. Holding the toilet paper roll with one hand, bring one corner of the fabric up and tuck it into the inside of the tube. Repeat with the other three corners. Tuck in the rest of the fabric in the same way. If there isn’t enough fabric to tuck into the tube, remove some of your stuffing. Or, if your pumpkin is not plump enough, add some stuffing! Once all of the fabric edges are tucked into the tube and the pumpkin is stuffed to your liking, poke some stuffing into the top of the tube to hold the fabric in place. Put the stick inside the tube for a stem and then push the stuffing down into the tube so that it does not show. To make a vine, wrap a green pipe cleaner around the stick a couple of times, then curl the ends by wrapping the pipe cleaner around a pencil or your finger.

Clay Leaves

These pretty leaf trays can be used as decor, to hold tealights, or even for rings or coins. Supplies: • Air dry clay • A shallow bowl, with a diameter about the same size or slightly smaller than your leaf. • Large leaves- still green, not crunchy! If it is too late for green leaves, you can use artificial leaves from the craft store. • Butter knife • Acrylic paints • Spatula Optional: • Rolling pin • Clear coat varnish such as Krylon

the clay into the bowl gently so that the middle of the clay leaf sits on the bottom of the bowl, and the edges curve up with the sides of the bowl. This will help the leaf hold its bowl shape as it dries. Allow to dry 24 hours, then remove clay leaf from the bowl, flip the bowl upside down, and place leaf (also upside down) on the upside down bowl to allow the back side of the leaf to dry. Allow another 24 hours dry time. Once the clay is completely dry, paint with acrylic paint. If desired, you can spray the completely dry clay leaf with a clear coat of varnish.

No-Carve Pumpkins Made with Dollar Store Supplies

If you hate pumpkin guts, or you just don’t want the kids handling knives, try one of these no-carve decorating options. Bedazzle a princess or unicorn pumpkin, dress your pumpkin as a witch or as Batman, make a prickly hedgehog or give your pumpkin the wings of a fairy. All of these supplies can be purchased at a Dollar store, making these projects both fun and inexpensive.

Princess Pumpkin Supplies • White pumpkin (or paint an orange one) • Tiara • Jewel strips (I used a self adhesive sheet of jewels from the Dollar Store and cut it into strips) • Butterflies (I found these in the floral section at the Dollar Store; they are on wires to stick into floral arrangements) Instructions: Use the rolling pin or your hands to press clay into ½ inch thickness on your work surface. Place leaf in center of rolled out clay and press leaf gently into the clay. Be sure and make an impression of the outline of the leaf and the veins. You may have to try one or two times before you get it just right. To try again, roll clay into a ball then flatten again. Once you have a good leaf impression, cut around the outline of the leaf with a butter knife. Remove the extra clay from around your cut-out leaf and then pick up the clay leaf with a spatula (Just like making cookies with a cookie cutter). Place inside of the bowl, pressing

Instructions: Adhere the jewel strips along the lines in between the ridges of the pumpkin, all the way around. Stick the butterflies into the pumpkin. Set the tiara on top.

Unicorn Pumpkin Supplies: • White pumpkin • Pink foam sheet or pink card stock • Self adhesive jewels • Fake eyelashes • Pink tulle ribbon • Straight pins • Scissors • Glue dots


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Instructions: Roll the pink foam or card stock into a cone for the horn. Glue it closed with glue dots. Decorate the horn with jewels. Using straight pins, pin the horn on, just in front of the pumpkin’s stem. To create the mane, cut a 6-inch length of pink tulle. Holding the tulle with the long side against the pumpkin, pin the end of the tulle onto the pumpkin, just behind the horn. Gather the tulle about ½ inch behind the first pin, and pin on, so that the tulle sticks up like a mane. Repeat until the mane goes all the way down the back of the pumpkin. Adhere the fake eyelashes.

Witch Pumpkin Supplies: • A Dollar Store witch figure • Glue dots • Googly eyes • Pumpkin Instructions: Take apart the witch figure. Adhere the hat on top of the pumpkin with glue dots. Stick the legs on the bottom of the pumpkin with glue dots. Add the googly eyes.

Batman Pumpkin Supplies: • Dollar Store bat mask and wings • Pumpkin • Scissors • Straight pins • Googly eyes • Glue dots Instructions: Put the mask on the pumpkin using the elastic mask strap. Put the googly eyes inside the eye holes of the mask. Cut the wings off of the centerpiece of the costume and cut off the elastic straps. Pin the wings on with straight pins

Fall Fairy Pumpkin Supplies: • Pumpkin • Fake eyelashes • Fall garland • Gold tulle • Scissors • Straight pins • Clear packing tape Instructions: Roll the fall garland into a wreath shape

and pin onto pumpkin. Adhere the fake eyelashes. For the wings, cut an approximately 12-inch length of tulle. Lay the tulle length flat on your work surface. Cover the tulle with strips of packing tape until the entire length is covered in tape. (This will both keep the tulle from fraying when cut and make it stiff). Cut out a wing shape. Repeat for the other wing. Pin wings on with straight pins.

Hedgehog Pumpkin Supplies: • Toothpicks • Googly eyes • Glue dots • Straight pins • Brown foam or card stock • Black button on pom pom Instructions: Roll the brown foam or card stock into a small cone and adhere it closed with glue dots. Put the button on the end with a glue dot. Stick the nose on with straight pins over the stem of the pumpkin. Cut two small half circles out of foam and stick on with pins for ears. Adhere the googly eyes with glue dots. Stick toothpicks all over the pumpkin for the quills.


Growing Up roseville’s Annual Pumpkin Patch Guide

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, the jumping pillow, animals for viewing, corn boxes, hay rides, and pony rides, pumpkin princess castle, gold mining, movie nights, and a snack shack. (916) 849-9450 www.vierrafarms.com 3010 Burrows Ave, West Sacramento

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm offers many attractions, including: corn maze, coyote mine, Fort ALotaFun, hayrides, petting zoo, play areas, Charlie’s Carousel, pumpkins, railroad, zipline, flower farm, sunflower labyrinth, pony rides, antique tractors, tasty treats, and more! (530) 633-2568 www.bishopspumpkinfarm.com 1415 Pumpkin Ln., Wheatland

Perry’s Garden & Pumpkin Acres

Perry’s Hwy Garden has been doing business for 3 generations now. They offer a large variety of unique and heirloom pumpkins in many shapes and colors. Gourds and fall decorative items are available for purchase. Pumpkin Acres also offers a hay bale maze, a hay ride, and a corn maze. (916) 929-7546 www.perrysgarden.com 3101 El Centro Rd, Sacramento

Keema’s Pumpkin Farm

Keema’s has free admission & parking, hay rides, hay pyramid & maze, farm animals, corn stalks, and pumpkins! (916) 684-2334 www.keemaspumpkinfarm.com 6532 Point Pleasant Rd, Elk Grove

Rickey Ranch

The Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Patch is family owned and operated. The ranch offers field trips for schools, preschools, mom’s groups, and more. Contact us today for more info. (916) 599-2071 6950 Cavitt Stallman Rd, Granite Bay

The Flower Farm Inn

Visit the pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins and gourds of many shapes and sizes, and a climbing haystack pyramid. Weekends feature special activities. (916) 652-5650 www.flowerfarminn.com 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd, Loomis

Zittel Farms

Offering a quaint and picturesque farm and pumpkin patch, Zittel Farms has been a Folsom favorite since 1976. On the weekend, we offer free hayrides to the public. (916) 989-2633 www.zittelfarms.com 6781 Oak Ave, Folsom

Roemer Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch area includes 13 acres of planted pumpkins of various sizes, colors, and varieties. Bring gloves to protect your hands if you will be picking your own pumpkins out of the field. Entrance, parking, and the hay rides are all free; you just need to pay for your pumpkins, corn maze, and any refreshments. (916) 381-4331 www.roemerpumpkinpatch.com 6851 Hedge Ave, Sacramento

Apple Hill

At Apple Hill, there are many farms and ranches loaded with fun things to do for kids of every age! Hay & corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pony rides, craft stands, a train ride, bake shops, u-pick farms … plus a whole lot more! (530) 644-7692 www.applehill.com Camino

The Pumpkin Farm

Among our many attractions, you will enjoy our scary haunted barn, farm zoo, hay rides, jumping castle, tower slides, corn maze, 8 car train, and our go-kart train rides. It is a 16 acre farm with many other farm products, such as gourds, miniature pumpkins and corn, corn stalks, and straw bales. (916) 726-1137 www.pumpkinfarm.net 7736 Old Auburn Rd, Citrus Heights


Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local area. From 5:00–8:00pm. Friday

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Roseville Library Storytime: Bring your little ones to the library and get the wiggles out while discovering the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs. Our storytime is geared towards children ages 5 and under, and parent participation is required. Registration is required, register at www.roseville.ca.us. Fridays at 9:30am at the Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St, Roseville.

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Check out all of the great things we have to look forward to this Fall! Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm events. Ongoing Events Monday Storytime at BusyKids Play Town: Join Miss Kara in reading some of our favorite books followed by a coordinating craft. Storytime is a weekly workshop and included in our memberships along with yoga and art lab. Every Monday from 11:30am-12:30pm, 118 Woodmere Road, Suite 110, Folsom. Tuesday TOT TIME: Creation Station. As a part of Tot Time, we present Creation Station! 9:30 – 11:00am (dropin), Hands-on “mini maker” craft activities for children 3 – 6, presented by Recreate. FREE. Held in the courtyard at The Fountains, Roseville, for days visit fountainsatroseville.com.

Loomis Library Storytime: Children ages 0-5 are welcome to attend on Friday mornings to explore the wonders of books and the thrill of reading. Our storytime readers will share exciting stories from notable children’s books, singing, movement activities, flannel board fun and more! Bring a blanket and practice safe social distancing. Drop-in OK, no need to pre-register. Adult participation required. Fridays at 10:30am, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis. Saturday Rockin Tots at Rockin Jump: Every Saturday from 8:00am - 10:00am. Open to children under 6 only. 384 N Sunrise Ave. Suite 130, Roseville. So Unexpected Saturdays: Visit us each Saturday this summer (June through September) and delight in unexpected music and entertainment as you shop, dine and stroll. 7:00–9:00pm throughout the center. Held in the courtyard at The Fountains, Roseville, for days visit fountainsatroseville.com. Sunday Rockin Tots at Rockin Jump: Every Sunday from 9:00am - 11:00am. Open to children under 6 only. 384 N Sunrise Ave. Suite 130, Roseville.

Y&T w/Red Voodoo Concert Saturday, August 14th Quarry Park Amphitheater, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. For tickets and more info visit www.rocklin.ca.us/events. Movie in the Park - Godzilla vs. Kong Friday, August 20th Grab a blanket, lawn chair and the family for a movie under the stars! In Vernon Street Town Square, weather permitting. Free movie. Movies start shortly after sunset. For more information on Friday Flicks or other events, please call (916) 772-PLAY. Free Movie Fridays Friday, August 20th Held at Whitney Park in Rocklin. Bring the entire family, blankets, and chairs to enjoy a free movie under the stars! Food trucks will be there before the movie begins to have a yummy dinner or snack. Movie starts at sunset, 7:00pm-10:00pm. Women’s Empowerment Experience Saturday, August 21st Under the stars at Quarry Park Amphitheater enjoy live music and incredible speakers; from KFBK’s Cristina Mendonza, best selling author Amber Garza, to Shari Fitzpatrick. Incredible food from The Pasta Queen herself, and live music from Skyler’s Pool featuring Kitty O’Neal. You deserve a night of EMPOWERMENT and SELF CARE.....and FUN! For tickets, visit www.rocklin. ca.us/events. 3rd Saturday Art Walk 2021 Roseville Saturday, August 21st 3rd Saturdays is an arts & entertainment focused community gathering event on Vernon Street designed to complement the City of Roseville’s Concerts on the Square series. This monthly event will provide opportunities for visitors to connect with and support local artists, farmers, nonprofits, and artisan vendor booths selling one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from 5:00-8:00pm. Downtown Lincoln Car Show Saturday, August 21st Held from 7:00am - 3:00pm at 511 5th Street, Lincoln Wizard of Oz Day Wednesday, August 25th “We’re off to see the Wizard”! Join Fairytale Town in celebrating Wizard of Oz Day. 11:00am - 2:00pm, Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. For more info or to register visit www.fairytaletown.org.

Storytime at the Fountains: Thirty-minute interactive storytime for children ages 2 – 5, presented by the Roseville Library. The Mobile Library will be on site. FREE. 9:30 – 10:00am, Held in the courtyard at The Fountains, Roseville, for days visit fountainsatroseville. com.

The Pettybreakers w/ Special Opening Guests: School of Rock and the Zach Waters Band Sunday, August 29th Royer Park, 190 Park Dr., Roseville, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Wednesday Lincoln Library Storytime: We’ll be posting Storytime videos in our Facebook group, “Storytime with the Lincoln Public Library,” and we hope you’ll join us! Every Wednesday.

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Rockin Tots at Rockin Jump: Every Wednesday from 9:00am - 11:00am. Open to children under 6 only. 384 N Sunrise Ave. Suite 130, Roseville. Thursday Roseville Library Storytime: Bring your little ones out to enjoy some fresh air and get the wiggles out while discovering the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs. Our storytime is geared towards children ages 5 and under, and parent participation is required. Registration is required, register at www. roseville.ca.us. Thursdays at 10:00am at Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Dr, Roseville. Lincoln Library Storytime: We’ll be posting Storytime videos in our Facebook group, “Storytime with the Lincoln Public Library,” and we hope you’ll join us! Every Thursday. Food Truck Mania!: Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 2nd

FIRST FRIDAY - A Night at the Movies Friday, August 6th Enjoy themed, family-friendly fun and entertainment the First Friday of the month. 6 – 9pm in the courtyard at The Fountains, Roseville. Music begins at 7pm. Family Campout Friday, August 6th - Saturday, August 7th Spend the night under the stars at Fairytale Town! Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento. For more info or to register, visit www.fairytaletown.org. Fireworks Night At McBean Stadium Friday, August 6th The Lincoln Potters baseball team is excited to announce the return of Fireworks Nights at McBean Stadium. See website for details on which games have the fireworks display, www.lincolnpotters.com. Music in the Park: Fleetwood Mask - Fleetwood Mac Tribute Sunday, August 8th Royer Park, 190 Park Dr., Roseville, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Just Between Friends Sale Dates to be Determined When you shop at Just Between Friends you’ll save hundreds of dollars on clothes, shoes, books, toys, and all the baby gear you need for the next season of your child’s life. You feel good when your kids look great— all at huge savings. For location and more info visit roseville.jbfsale.com.


FIRST FRIDAY - A Night at the Movies Friday, September 3rd Enjoy themed, family-friendly fun and entertainment the First Friday of the month.  6:00– 9:00pm in the courtyard at The Fountains, Roseville. Music begins at 7:00pm. Webinar: How to Properly Water in Roseville’s Climate Friday, September 3rd Are you new to Roseville or just interested in creating a water efficient landscape? This workshop will provide essential tips on scheduling for our region, taking soil type and weather patterns into account. We will also demonstrate proper water smart practices and strategies for a vibrant, healthy landscape! 12:001:00pm, FREE, visit www.roseville.ca.us for more info.

zone and character meet & greets. This annual event is one you don’t want to miss! 11:00am-2:00pm at Vernon Street Square in downtown Roseville. Hot Pink Fun Run – Bubbles & Brews Sunday, September 26th Join the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation as we fight breast cancer by raising money to fund research, outreach, and education! Bubbles & Brews are back this year! Don’t miss the after-race pancakes, bacon, and beer or mimosa! (And of course we will have appropriate beverages available for our younger runners!) 7:00am-11:00am, for more info visit hotpinkfunrun.org.

International Kids Festival Saturday, September 4th Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy free pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting, and more all at NO COST! 4:00pm, William A Carroll Amphitheater, 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento. Gold Country Fair Thursday, September 9th - Sunday, September 12th We’re excited to host our annual Gold Country Fair in Auburn at the Gold Country Fairgrounds and Event Center! Carnival, Fantastic Food, Vendors, Still Exhibits, Best Buy Educational Building, Agricultural Exhibits, Junior Livestock Auction, Demolition Derby, Kids World, and more! Airport Fun Day Saturday, September 11th At the Lincoln Regional Airport, from 11:00am - 2:00pm, fun for kids of all ages! Grandparents Weekend Saturday, September 11th Bring Grandma and Grandpa to Fairytale Town for a fun day of play for the entire family during Grandparents Weekend! 9:00am - 4:00pm, Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. For more info or to register visit www.fairytaletown.org. SPLASH! Saturday, September 11th Come and join us for Roseville’s Biggest Party of the Year! Sponsored by the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Roseville Proceeds Benefit the City of Roseville’s Parks and Recreation Department’s At-Risk Youth Programs and the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce. For tickets visit www. rosevillechamber.com. Cherry Bomb - A Tribute to John Mellencamp Sunday, September 12th Royer Park, 190 Park Dr., in Roseville, from 6:00-8:00pm 28th Annual Hot Chili & Cool Cars Saturday, September 18th We’re thrilled to continue this community event that has become a tradition for decades! Chili Cook-Off , Cool Cars, Food Booths, Crafts Booths, Car Show, Local Business Booths & Local Performances Live Music, Bounce Houses, climbing wall, games and face painting. 10:00am-3:00pm at Quarry Park and Rocklin Rd. 3rd Saturday Art Walk Saturday, September 18th 3rd Saturdays is an arts & entertainment focused community gathering event on Vernon Street designed to complement the City of Roseville’s Concerts on the Square series. This monthly event will provide opportunities for visitors to connect with and support local artists, farmers, nonprofits and artisan vendor booths selling one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from 5:00-8:00pm. Webinar: Raised Bed Gardening Friday, September 24th Are you curious about raised bed gardening or have some old beds you want to revitalize? Join our free webinar to learn the basics of raised bed gardening. We will walk you through the steps and materials to get started, offer tips on soil health, and cover the benefits of growing your garden in raised beds. Join us to bring your gardening to new heights. 12:00-12:45pm, FREE, visit www.roseville.ca.us for more info. Family Fest Saturday, September 25th Grab the fam and come out to the event featuring 2 kid zones, 50+ vendors, live performances, food trucks, truck exploration

Tales & Ales Brewfest Fundraiser Saturday, October 2nd Join Fairytale Town for our annual Tales & Ales Brewfest Fundraiser!@ 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento. For more info or to register visit www. fairytaletown.org. 5th Annual Placer Women’s Retreat Sunday, October 3rd The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to bring this Retreat to the women in our community! This one-day event will offer an action-packed day of fun and interactive lifestyle and health workshops, lunch, and giveaways. The day focuses on women’s health and will assess a woman’s ability to “do-it-all,” while balancing work, family, health and overall wellness. The day will include mimosas and a continental breakfast, lunch, and some special refreshments in the afternoon! Attendees will also be able to visit vendor booths, participate in some “hands-on” activities, and learn more about how to refine their nutrition and wellness! Held at the The Grounds in Roseville, find tickets on eventbrite. Bike Fest Saturday, October 9th Bring your bicycle and helmet to Roseville’s free family bike safety event. Vernon Street Town Square, for more info visit roseville. ca.us/bikefest. Lincoln EAA Chapter Free Airplane Rides for Kids Saturday, October 9th Young Eagles Rally to be held at the Lincoln Regional Airport. This event is open to any young person aged 8-17. For complete details, please go to our website on or after September 1st, at EAA1541.org. You must register online. This event is weather permitting. Rocklin Fall Festival Saturday, October 30th Enjoy games, food, vendors, prizes, music, costume contest and more! Held from 11am - 4pm at Johnson Spring View Park in Rocklin. Free Saturdays: Night at the Boo!seum Saturday, October 30th Sierra College Natural History Museum is hosting a creepycrawly Free Saturdays event that celebrates all things eerie! Discover creatures that Hiss, Squeak, and Roar once the sun goes down! You can even sample one as a ghoulish delight, if you dare! (Don’t worry, we’ll also have traditional Halloween treats available.) Embrace your inner creature during our Cryptozoology Camp, and go full-on Dr. Frankenstein at the Mayhem Maker Station (including a hair-raising experience with the Van der Graff machines)! Other family-friendly extras include a costume parade, games, tours, and more! Recommended for ALL AGES; costumes encouraged! 5:30 – 8:30pm.


Your guide to family resources in Southern Placer County!

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For New & Expecting Moms Breastfeeding Coalition of Placer County: Promoting and supporting breastfeeding through education, outreach, and increased services in our communities. (916) 276-8016, (916) 780-6454. California Birth Center: A full service birth facility that also offers well-woman exams, prenatal and postpartum care, natural birth support services and a community of care providers and resources. Located in Rocklin, (916) 223-7731, calbirthcenter.com. The Root: Education, yoga, and perinatal wellness studio designed to support families on their paths as they grow through pregnancy, postpartum, and new parenthood. www.sacroot.com, 916-455-6789 La Leche League of Roseville: Any woman who is interested in breastfeeding is welcome at all meetings, as are babies and young children. Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to attend meetings. Meetings are free. You do not have to be a member of La Leche League to participate in the meetings. For questions call, (916) 708-1263, (530) 215-6873, (916) 259-4759, www.lllnorcal.org.

Mothers & Babies First: Offers affordable breastfeeding support, breastfeeding classes, back to work and breastfeeding classes, as well as a course on the “fourth trimester.” To find out more or to register for a class, www.mothersandbabiesfirst. com mamajb@msn.com, or call 916-771-2440.

Parenting Resources A Community for Peace: A trauma-informed social justice center for victims and survivors of domestic violence, family violence. Crisis Line 916-728-7210, office line (916) 728-5613. Adventure Club: City of Roseville: Operates in multiple sites at local schools for school-age childcare and after school care for elementary school-age children in Roseville. (916) 774-5505. Affordable Counseling & Educational Services (ACES): Offers classes in Anger Management/ Domestic Violence and Parenting Programs for Men and Women. Spanish and English classes available. Please contact for more information. Individual, couples, and marriage counseling also available. Please call the office for more information and rates. (916) 630-9188.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters: Helping children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. www.bbbs-sac.org, (916) 646-9300. Child Advocates of Placer County: Helping high risk youth, www.casaplacer.org, 530-887-1006. Club Rocklin: Club Rocklin is a state-licensed, self-supporting before and after school recreation program, which provides supervised activities for children in grades K-6. (916) 625-5200. Compassion Planet: Our mission is to help aged-out foster youth overcome personal obstacles to achieve independence and reach their fullest potential. To find out more please go to: compassionplanet.org or call (916) 672-6599. EXCEL of Roseville: A community center for children of low-income families in the Roseville area. 916-789-7884, www.excelroseville.org. First 5 Placer: Supporting Parents and Children Ages 0 – 5 in Placer County, www.first5placer.org.

FIT4MOM Placer: The nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com, shannonsmith@ fit4mom.com. Heartstrings Counseling: Provides low-cost counseling on a sliding fee scale. In Loomis, 916-6767405, www.heartstringscounseling.org.

Roseville Parks & Recreation: We are dedicated to helping you and your family find the right recreational programs. (916) 772-PLAY (7529), www. roseville.ca.us/parks/. Sierra Mental Wellness Group: Provides professional and affordable individual, couple, and family counseling, crisis services, child and adolescent programs, and mental health assessments. (916)783-5207, www. sierramentalwellness.org.

Kids First: Kids First provides parents and children with the tools they need to thrive through familycentered supports and services. Our vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. (916) 774-6802, www.kidsfirstnow.org.

Stand Up Placer: Crisis intervention & support. We provide victims of domestic violence and assault in Placer County with a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. 24-hour crisis line staffed by Crisis Counselors – 800-575-5352. 530-823-6224, www. standupplacer.org.

KidZKount: Placer Community Action Council, Inc.: Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership programs. Services to income eligible families and children from pregnancy to 4 years old. (530) 885-5437.

Teen Age Pregnancy & Parenting Program: TAPP is a free program that helps to improve the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting teens and their children. 530-889-7141 or 1-800-829-7199.

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center: A community-based nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen families and improve the physical and emotional well-being by providing counseling, education, and easy access to community-based resources, with all services offered in both English and Spanish. 427 A St. Ste #400, Lincoln, (916) 645-3300, www.lighthousefrc.org.

Uplift Family Services: We do whatever it takes to strengthen & advocate for children, families, adults, and communities to realize their hopes for behavioral health & well being. upliftfs.org, (916) 779-2455.

Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department: Providing high-quality programs for all ages. www.lincolnca.gov/city-hall/departments-divisions/ parks-recreation, (916) 434-3220. MOMS Club of Rocklin: A non-profit group offering support for both stay at home moms, as well as moms in the workforce. Playgroups, field trips, events, support and more. www.meetup.com/MOMSClub-Rocklin Parent Project: A 10-week skill-building course for parents of strong-willed or defiant youth. There is a fee, but funds are available to cover all or part of the cost for those who cannot afford it. (916) 787-4357 Placer County Mothers of Multiples: Nonprofit organization offering support and services to all mothers of multiples. www.pcmoms.org Placer County Office of Education Child Care Resource and Referral: Helps parents find child care, provides resources and information for parents and child care providers, and assists the Placer County community in finding and supporting quality child care. The Resource and Referral also provides learning opportunities for parents, providers, and the community. (530) 745-1380. Placer County WIC: A nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children under age five eat well, be active, and stay healthy. (916) 784-6447. Rocklin Parks & Recreation Department: Offers a variety of community classes and programs for children and adults. (916) 625-5200, www.rocklin. ca.us/parks. Roseville Babywearers: Come to a meet-up to get hands-on assistance with wearing your baby no matter what kind of baby carrier you use. www. rosevillebabywearers.wordpress.com Roseville Home Start: The only non-profit transitional housing program and shelter exclusively serving homeless children and their families in Placer County. (916) 782-6667 or rosevillehomestart.org

Special Needs Alta California Regional Center: Non-profit that provides services for children with special needs, (916) 978-6400. Building Life’s Moments: Our goal is to raise awareness and promote a united positive community by throwing events for the special needs population and their families. www.buildinglifesmoments.org, 916-380-9459. Down Syndrome Information Alliance: Provides support and resources to empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community. 24 hour Support Line: 916-842-7175. 916-658-1686, www.downsyndromeinfo.org. Love Olivia: Through donation campaigns, “Love, Olivia” is devoted to providing special needs children with clothing, shoes, books, and financial assistance. Additionally, we strive to provide special needs families with educational and community resources. www.loveolivia.org, (916) 752-9192. NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: A non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals. www. norcalcenter.org/, 916.349.7500, 916.993.3048 VP, 916.550-9355 P3. Placer County Infant Development Program: A developmental and family support program for children ages birth to three years of age with special needs. 5280 Stirling Street. Granite Bay, (916) 774-2795. Ride to Walk: Ride To Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. 1630 Hwy. 193, Lincoln, www. ridetowalk.org. WarmLine Family Resource Center: WarmLine provides free resources, support, training and consultation to families of children with special needs birth to age 26. We are staffed by parents who share the common experience of parenting a child with special needs. No referral is needed, just call us at 916-455-9500 or www.warmlinefrc.org/.


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Casa Kidz Preschool License # 313621717

2-6 yrs

8:30am - 3pm Mon-Fri AM & PM Sessions

Casa Kidz is a private bilingual and multicultural home base preschool. Voted “Best Of Rocklin”! 0ffering safe, creative, nurturing fun educational experiences.

www.casakidz.com 916-626-4878 408-510-1662 Tiverton Court Rocklin

Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569

2 yrs 9 months6 yrs

9am-2:30pm Mon-Fri

www.rosevillecp.org 916-786-9536 50 Corporation Yard Rd Roseville

Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs

10am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday Drop in

Roseville Community Preschool believes children are naturally motivated with the desire to make sense of their world, supported by the respectful and responsive caring alliance of their teachers and parents.

Utility Exploration Center

Join us for fun tabletop activities and daily demonstrations. Enjoy a creative play space for you and your child. Our hands-on, age-appropriate activities provide an opportunity to socialize with new friends and have fun discovering the utilities of Roseville.

www.roseville.ca.us/explore 916-746-1550 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville

Growing Up Roseville’s Business Directory Thank you to our advertisers for the overwhelming support. We could not produce this magazine without you! Bright Start Therapies: pg 7, 20 Broc Larsen Insurance Agency: pg 2 Casa Kidz: pg 7, 20 Children’s Choice Dental: pg 32 Denio’s Market: pg 20, 21 Dilly Dally the Clown: pg 29 Family Fest: pg 11 Hot Chili Cool Cars: pg 7 Image Outfitters Photography: pg 21

Just Between Friends: pg 21 Made In The USA Surrogacy: pg 3, 20 Placer Academy Charter: pg 5 Placer Breast Cancer Foundation: pg 16 Rocklin Fall Festival: pg 7 Roseville Theater Arts Academy: pg 16 Steve Wallen Swim School: pg 11, 20 The Tutoring Center: pg 20, 26 Utility Exploration Center: pg 5


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