Nine years of community Service and Education Nueve años de servicio comunitario y educación Dear Friends, Mom to Madre, a CA nonprofit organization, and I are retiring! Since October 2009, your generous support has given us the opportunity to provide 43,000 + books to children, families and organizations from one end of … Continue reading »
San Diego Free Summer Activities ~ Las actividades gratis de verano en San Diego Resources ~ Recursos Free Summer Movies in the Park ~ Películas gratis en el verano en los parques San Diego Library Summer Reading Programs for Kids ~ Programas de verano para niños de lectura en la biblioteca de San Diego Library … Continue reading »
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Easter “Eggs” that Last Fill a basket with lovely painted rocks. By Connie Goldin Mom to Madre has always enjoyed painting rocks with children and families at our Family Literacy Parties. This spring, we are painting smooth clean river rocks to look like beautiful Easter eggs. Rocks are a great canvas because if … Continue reading »
Make February 14th a Color-filled Celebration! Books, Art, and Family Time Enjoy Darling Books with Your Kids Love Me Tender Lyrics by Elvis Presley, Illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, is a love-fest between babies and parents. It’s perfect for young children, but everyone else will love it too. It’s interesting to see the … Continue reading »
See you in January! ~ ¡Nos vemos en enero!
Beautiful Fruits and Vegetables Hermosas frutas y verduras By Connie Goldin, LMFT It’s late summer, soon to be fall, and San Diego markets are full of wonderful local produce. We now have seasonal foods such as pomegranates, pears and apples, avocados, peppers and chilies, oranges, grapes and potatoes. If it has a seed, it is … Continue reading »
Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica Flowers from Bulbs ~ Flores de los bulbos By Connie Goldin, LMFT Tulips are a glorious sign of spring. I remember my mother cooling bulbs in our refrigerator when I was a child. Tulip bulbs need a frost and a winter. In Southern California, the … Continue reading »
Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica Pastel Prints ~ Las impresiones en colores pastel By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Pick or buy a camellia. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint and brushes. Paint on colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a … Continue reading »
Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica Painted Sunflowers ~ Girasoles pintados By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Buy a pretty sunflower. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint. Smear colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a stamp. Press the flower onto paper. Voila! Instrucciones Compra un bonito … Continue reading »