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Here is what's happening over at SantaRosaMom.com this week:

<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/easter-events" target="_blank"><strong>Easter Events</strong> </a>

It's coming up fast, with egg hunts coming up even faster. Do you know of a family Easter event? Or perhaps you are planning an Easter event and want to let other families know about it. Share over at SantaRosaMom.com!

<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/things-to-do-with-an-18-month-old" target="_blank"><strong>Toddler activities</strong> </a>

A mom of an 18 month old is preparing for when her daughter's father comes to visit by seeking out fun places for them to go. If you have any suggestions, please share them in the forums.

<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/baby-cured-of-hiv" target="_blank"><strong>Baby's HIV cured!</strong></a>

The big news of the week was the baby who was born with HIV, and who was successfully cured of the infection.

<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/7-year-old-diyet" target="_blank"><strong>7 year old "diyet"</strong> </a>

A mom was shocked when she came upon her young daughter's diet plan, and questions where she - and society - failed her by making her believe her body wasn't perfect.

<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/did-princess-kate-reveal-her-baby-s-gender" target="_blank"><strong>Duchess Kate's gender slip</strong> </a>

It appears Kate Middleton accidentally revealed the gender of her baby. What do you think - prince or princess?

<strong>The Village</strong>

<a href="http://village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10996/man-finds-infant-son-on-subway/" target="_blank"><strong>Man finds son on subway</strong></a>

This story caught my eye - a tale of an abandoned baby that turned into a beautiful story of adoption.

<a href="http://village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10964/making-time-for-each-child/" target="_blank"><strong>Making time for each child</strong></a>

With more than one kid, it's easy for one of them to feel left out. This was apparent when my daughter moved back home, and suddenly Taz was no longer center stage.

<strong>Family Events</strong>

Saturday, March 9

<strong>PPNS Kids Cowpoke Carnival:</strong> An event for the little ones, Petaluma Parent Nursery School is hosting their annual carnival, where cowpokes can pan for gold and spend it at the "general store", play games, and enjoy crafts, a cake walk, food, music, and more. Cowpokes (kids ages 2-8) $5, Handlers (guardians) FREE. All ages. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 810 Madison St., Petaluma. <a href="http://www.petalumaparentnurseryschool.org/" target="_blank">petalumaparentnurseryschool.org</a>

Saturday, March 9

<strong>Tree Planting Party:</strong> Celebrate Arbor Day at this FREE family event. Several trees will be planted at Northwest Community Park, followed by birthday cake in honor of Luther Burbank. Rain or shine, wear sturdy shoes! 2594 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. (707) 543-3737

Sunday, March 10

<strong>Garden Leadership Training:</strong> Teens, teachers, and parents can learn garden activities and skills to pass on to kids at this free workshop. Bring a healthy bag lunch, and your own water bottle and/or coffee mug. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Playbox, Sonoma Charter School. 17202 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma. <a href="http://kidsgrowingstrong.org/Leader_Training_Schedule" target="_blank">kidsgrowingstrong.org</a>

Sunday, March 10

<strong>Free Storytelling:</strong> Scott the Storyteller shares a story at bookstore A Likely Story (the independent bookstore for kids) every Sunday at noon - and he even uses puppets! 151 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma. <a href="http://www.alikelystorybook.com/" target="_blank">alikelystorybook.com</a>

And start preparing for the Wee Three Spring Event by making room in your child's closets. The event is coming up March 23-24. See more information <a href=" http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/wee-three-spring-event-1" target="_blank">HERE</a>.

Have a wonderful week, and I'll see you on the forums!

Crissi Langwell

SantaRosaMom.com

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