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Jo Ann Kirby

I am a working mom who is married with three children in school. Trying to balance family, work, church, fitness and all of our kids’ activities is an adventure!

Sign up for Kindergym!

Just a reminder! The new session of Kindergym starts Friday (that’s tomorrow!). The class, geared for toddlers, gives new walkers and their grownups a chance to make new friends, explore play equipment, sing songs and more. Kindergym meets at Stockton’s Seifert Community Center on Fridays at 128 W. Benjamin in room 4 from 9:45 a.m. [...]

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Kindergym

One day, when my firstborn was about a year old, I was reading the newspaper and came along a brief about a little play class called Kindergym. It was held a Seifert Center on Ben Holt in Stockton. The class was billed as a way for tots to play together and make new friends. Little [...]

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Field trips

Today, the kindergarteners at my daughter’s school eagerly board a big, yellow bus bound for the Children’s Museum of Stockton. With budget cuts impacting students in so many ways, field trips can often be few and far between. Honestly, field trips remain some of my fondest memories of my school years. I’ll always remember a [...]

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Christmas is over

I found out this Christmas that my older kids once sneaked into my closet and peaked at their unwrapped Christmas gifts. It reminded me of when I was young. I surreptiously opened all the gifts under the tree that were for me. Apparently, my packaging skills gave me away. The next year my mother didn’t [...]

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    Jo Ann Kirby

    I am a working mom who is married with three children in school. Trying to balance family, work, church, fitness and all of our kids' activities is an adventure! Read Full

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    Christine Teldeschi is editor of the LENS section and the TimeOut tab of The Record. She and her husband are raising their two children in Stockton with a live, love and lots of laughs approach to parenting. Read Full
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