Rainy Day Play Ideas

It’s raining. The kids are getting restless and you’re starting to lose your mind watching them run around the house with more energy than you can handle. You’re dying to get them to burn off some energy, but walks, trips to the park and any other outdoor activity just isn’t in the cards today. Whether it’s an indoor space or …

How a New Wellness Company is Helping Tired Parents

Feeling Less-Than-Great has Become Normal for Parents For parents, feeling less-than-great is incredibly common. Whether feeling tired, foggy, carrying stubborn weight, or generally feeling like you’ve been running with the ‘check engine light’ on for too long, it’s become so common that we take it as natural that parents feel run down. Although it may seem normal, there probably have …

Holiday Bucket List: Bay Area Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Make the most of it with your family and check off these holiday bucket list items! Visit the life size gingerbread house at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.  Now until January 1. Details here. Ice skating: Fremont and San Mateo on Ice and Union Square Visit the reindeer at the San …

Ask the Expert Answers: Week 2

Answers for Traci Freeman from The Couples Center. How do you decide whether you need couple’s counseling or individual counseling?   Wonderful question!  Couple’s counseling looks at the “system” of the relationship and takes into account how you interact together, impact one another, talk about issues, how you handle conflict and how you manage yourself in the relationship.  Because it …

Week 1: Ask the Expert Column- Marriage and Family Therapist

Q 1: How does one navigate the waters of wanting a second child but husband thinks we are too old? For reference, I turned 38 last week:-) First of all, it’s important to validate each persons feelings.  Having children is a lifelong decision. Validating how the other feels will allow each of you to be seen and heard.  From this place …

Preparing for Preschool Fair

By Stephanie Agnew Are you looking for a preschool for your child?  The Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents Club Preschool Fair on Saturday, November 4th and other preschool fairs that are sponsored by local area mothers clubs are a great way to learn about the many early childhood education options available in your community. The variety of choices presented at …

Family Friendly Halloween Fun!

Costumes, spooky decorations, pumpkins, fall treats and so much more.  Halloween is full of so much excitement when you are little, and even as a parent you can enjoy the holiday like you did as a child when you take part in all the festivities.  There seems to be no better place to celebrate Halloween than the Bay Area.  With …

5 Tips to Ease the Transition Back to School

Some parents dread the start of the school year, having enjoyed lazy mornings and extra snuggle and play time with their children. Others of us jump for joy knowing our kids will be back in their routine and we have a nine-month hiatus from arranging camps and managing kids with too much time and too little structure. Regardless of whether …

When is the last time you did something special with your partner?

We know how it feels – trying to juggle stressful jobs with raising kids, and still trying to make time for love, romance and connection with your partner. As parents and business owners, we (Gal & Liron) know it can be tough! We started The Couples Center to help individuals and couples create exciting and passionate relationships. Because we’d love …