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 »

Easy Art ~ Arte fácil

Easy Art ~ Arte fácil

Create Art with Household Items ~ Cree arte con cosas de la casa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Salt and Chalk Art ~ Arte del sal y gis   With very simple supplies, you and your children can have lots of fun creating interesting art projects. The materials for these two craft projects include: … Continue reading »

Fall Books Delight!

Fall Books Delight!

Two New Fall Books Nonfiction and Fiction–Two Beautiful Books for Kids   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   It’s October, and Mom to Madre is bringing fall books and autumn crafts to family groups. Our goal is to encourage parents to “extend the reading experience” with their children. The moms we have met love the … Continue reading »

Summer Art Projects

Summer Art Projects

Summer Art~ Fun projects for kids of different ages By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT  Projects, Steps, & Supplies Even though summer is not official until Saturday, June 21st, we are geared up and ready to go with our Summer Family Literacy Parties. Our theme this month is “The Sea.” Living in San Diego, everyone has … Continue reading »

Bugs, Blooms, & Butterflies

Bugs, Blooms, & Butterflies

May Art & Literacy ~ April Showers Brought May Flowers & Books! By Connie Goldin We are looking forward to our May Family Literacy Parties, which are all happening at the end of this month. It’s a perfect time to explore what’s happening in nature, now. In San Diego, the butterflies are out. Soon there … Continue reading »

Art from the Heart

Art from the Heart

Valentine’s Day Art Gallery From our Valentine’s Day Family Parties   By Connie Goldin Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Art Our Family Literacy Parties are so much fun. Within one hour, children choose a book to have as their own, do an art project, have a snack, and catch up on the news with friends. Parents … Continue reading »

A Mom’s Reading List

A Mom’s Reading List

 Shara Shares Her Reading List Mom to Madre is so delighted that Shara Lawrence-Weiss is letting us re-post her lovely article on great books for kids, on our website. Shara knows what she is talking about when she recommends kids’  books. As a mom of four children, a former nanny, a Special Education Paraprofessional (K-5th) and the owner of three websites for … Continue reading »

San Diego’s New Library

San Diego’s New Library

San Diego Has a New Library Visit it soon for a wonderful experience! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT San Diego’s long- awaited library is finally here, and it’s spectacular! This magnificent library, which opened its doors to the public on September 28th, 2013, is the new jewel in San Diego’s crown. The architecture of the … Continue reading »