It's been an exceptionally busy week at SantaRosaMom.com as we get into the swing of things with busier schedules, kids back at school, and a shorter amount of time to get it all done. Take a break and relax as you catch up on all that's going on at our site this week!
<strong>A few new moms</strong>
We have at least two new moms who have joined the site. <a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/from-new-york-city-to-santa-rosa" target="_blank">Shanay just moved here from New York</a> and is looking to meet other moms and learn more about where she lives. <a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/good-diverse-neighborhood-in-santa-rosa" target="_blank">J. Lee will be moving here soon</a> and hopes other moms can give her tips on where to start looking for a home. Come on over and welcome them!
<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/free-movie-in-the-park-on-fridays" target="_blank"><strong>Movies in the Park</strong> </a>
Howarth Park has started their Movies in the Park series, beginning with The Princess Bride (wuv. twue wuv). Shannon Cavanagh gives the scoop on the details to attend, and what movies will play next.
<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/parents-of-twins-bribe-plane-passengers" target="_blank"><strong>Parents bribe plane passengers</strong> </a>
You might be impressed with what these parents of newborn twins did on a plane ride, or you might think it was an unnecessary effort. Either way, you'll definitely want to check out the story behind their bribe.
<a href="http://village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10562/post-baby-body-reality/" target="_blank"><strong>Post-baby body reality</strong> </a>
I actually thought I would be model-thin after my pregnancy. HA! I was set straight months after the baby was born when I was still sporting those chic maternity pants when I wasn't in my sweats.
<a href="http://village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10534/the-cool-parent/" target="_blank"><strong>The cool parent</strong> </a>
When kids become teens, the rules suddenly change. You can either be their friend or their parent, and sometimes the choice can seem awfully hard....
<strong>JBF Sale:</strong> Today's the big day - the start to the the huge consignment sale at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds! If you have little ones or are expecting one on the way, you definitely won't want to miss this sale! Find our more at <a href="http://northbay.jbfsale.com/pages/home" target="_blank">jbfsale.com/northbay</a>. You can also read up more about it <a href="http://village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10559/just-between-friends-sale-2/" target="_blank">at my blog</a>.
Saturday, September 8
<strong>Water Bark:</strong> This event has gone to the dogs, with a Spring Lake romp in the swimming lagoon during an afternoon of off-leash play. People food will also be served for pets' humans. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. $3-$5 per dog, plus $7 parking fee (free with pass). 400 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://sonoma-county.org" target="_blank">sonoma-county.org</a>
<strong>Art in the Park:</strong> The annual art show held at Walnut Park presents different forms of media by talented local artists while contributing proceeds to provide scholarships for local art students and grants for local schools. 10 a.m. D St. & Petaluma Blvd. S. <a href="http://www.petalumaarts.org/" target="_blank">petalumaarts.org</a>
Saturday, September 8
<strong>Cajun Zydeco Festival:</strong> Pair your accordion music with some spicy southern creole with a musical lineup that includes a multitude of Zydeco musicians, savory crawfish, good ol' fashioned Cajun food, and some suds to wash them all down. 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. $25/adults, under 12 free. <a href="http://winecountrycajun.com/" target="_blank">winecountrycajun.com</a>