Point Loma Garden Walk 2016

Point Loma Garden Walk 2016

        Point Loma Garden Walk 2016 A Gorgeous Event ~ A Great Cause   Have a wonderful day walking through exquisite gardens, and help children face a brighter future, all for just $25!   Proceeds from the Point Loma Garden Walk benefit the Craniofacial Department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. … Continue reading »
Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

  Paper Easter Eggs ~ Huevos de la Pascua del papel By Connie Goldin, LMFT   These eggs couldn’t be easier. Buy a packet of egg templates and some 3M Decorative Masking Tape. Make stripes on the eggs with the tape, then cut off the excess. You can use children’s scissors to trim off the excess … Continue reading »
Amish-Style Painted Eggs

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

  Folk Art Easter Eggs By Connie Goldin, LMFT This adventure in egg dyeing corresponds to the Mom to Madre post, “Roosters, Eggs, and Art.” My first introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Egg Hunts comes from the charming book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous, 1950. While researching Amish-style Easter Eggs I decided to try … Continue reading »
Roosters, Eggs, and Art

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

A Charming Book from 1950 and Folk Art By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What does a children’s book written long ago have to do with my friend Maureen’s rooster and chicken paintings? The answer is “folk art.” Both The Egg Tree and Maureen’s colorful paintings below feature roosters (and one hen named “Henrietta”) created in … Continue reading »
Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

  Painting Eggs and More ~ Pintura de los huevos y más By Connie Goldin, LMFT Gather up your plastic eggs from years past. Separate the two parts of the egg. Use your fingers to give the eggs three coats of washable tempera paint. Wait for each coat to dry. Paint with egg halves (different … Continue reading »
Valentine’s Day ~  Día de San Valentín

Valentine’s Day ~ Día de San Valentín

Cards and Books ~ Tarjetas y libros Hearts, Flowers and Fingerprints ~ Corazones, flores y huellas digitales   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Get ready for Valentine’s Day by reading darling books and making “semi-homemade” hearts with your kids. Each book inspired the designs of the cards. Buy card stock stencils that you can trace … Continue reading »
2015 Annual Campaign

2015 Annual Campaign

Dear Friends, This joyful holiday season Mom to Madre is counting our blessings. We are grateful to our families, friends, supporters and community members, for enabling us to serve disadvantaged families in San Diego County, working as unpaid volunteers. In October, we celebrated our sixth year of outreach, education, family literacy parties, and book donations. … Continue reading »
Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

Anticipate & Celebrate Advent Calendars Whether your family will be counting the days until Santa arrives, or is now counting the days to Christmas–Advent started yesterday!–Advent Calendars are a beautiful way to help children anticipate and celebrate the season. From religious-themed Advent Calendars, to fun structural “Count-Down Calendars,” there are lots of beautiful choices. Here … Continue reading »