Mindful Eating at the Dinner Table, Volunteer for the Parent Connection, Speech Business Mixer

Mindful Eating at the Dinner Table

Christine Wood, M.D. 


With our busy lives today, it can almost seem impossible to get everyone around the dinner table to relax and enjoy one another. But being intentional and thoughtful about mealtime is great for bonding and also has many health benefits as well. So, what can families do to help create mindful eating habits in their homes?

#ScrippsHealth #NewMommyMedia #Coast Pediatircs #ParentConnection

Disneyland Resort offers 16 Unforgettable Experiences To Brighten a Spring or Summer Visit in 2016

 Star Wars Experiences and Diamond Celebration Spectaculars Continue to Thrill Guests, with New Excitement on the Way:  New 'Frozen' Musical, Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters and Soarin' Around the World.
Special two-day and three-day Southern California Resident tickets* make this an ideal time for Southern California residents to visit the parks. Purchase options include a two-day ticket with a choice of one park per day for $149, a two-day Park Hopper ticket for $189, a three-day ticket with a choice of one park per day for $179, or a three-day Park Hopper ticket for $219. These tickets are available through May 19, 2016 and valid through May 26, 2016.

Group Discount Tickets

Circus Vargas - February 11-April 4
4 locations near you - Del Mar, San Diego, National City Vista
Save 50% off tickets - discount tickets are $12.50-$17.50

Harlem Globetrotters - Feb. 23 & 19 - Save up to $10 off tickets - discount tickets start at $18

San Diego Sockers - until Feb 28 - tickets as low as $10


Speed Business Mixer 

Come out and meet other business owners at the Parent Connection Speed Business Mixer.  Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle.  Appetizers, dessert and wine will be served.

Location: Hera Hub – Sorrento Valley
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400, San Diego 92121
Monday, February 22, 6:30-8:30pm 

Appetizers and Wine – 6:30-7:00pm
Speed Mixer – 7:00-8:00pm
Dessert and Wrap Up – 8:00-8:30pm
9 Tables available for $30 to display items.  $10/person to attend for Parent Connection members,   $15 for nonmembers
Bring business cards to share and a raffle gift to donate.
For display table reservations, email info@sandiegoparent.com.

Family Swap Meet

Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:00am – 1:00pm
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 E Village Center Loop Road
San Diego 92130

Spaces will sell out.  You will have to pay for your space up front so mail your form and check to the Parent Connection as soon as possible.

  • Gates will open for Parent Connection members at 8:30am (membership cards required)
  • No used car seats are allowed for resale

Admission is $2/person, under 12 years old free.
Vendors download the Swap Meet Registration form .
Contact us with questions at:
No pre-registration is required for attendees.


Volunteer For The Parent Connection

Parent Connection Board positions have been filled, mainly from our past board members staying on to help with the organization. We are inviting interested and qualified parties to self-nominate for committee chairs on the San Diego board.

The board is made up of a Chairperson, Assistant Chairperson, Secretary, Playgroup Directors, Volunteer Director, Technology Director, Community Resource Director, Marketing Director, Social Director and the committee chairs below.  The term for the board positions is one-year.  (Note:  Not all positions are available on the current board)

PLAYGROUP DIRECTORS (TWO POSITIONS) - Responsibilities include playgroup roster changes and updates; updating Captain and Co-Captain membership status; reporting monthly playgroup statistics to the Board; training and educating the playgroup committee members.
Approximate volunteer time per month-25 hours for event planner when planning an event
Approximate volunteer time per month-5 to 10 hours
SOCIAL DIRECTOR  - Organize social events, which include the Fall Harvest Festival, Breakfast with Santal, Spring Fantasy Luncheon and any other events that the Board may deem necessary. Oversees Social Coordinators.
Approximate volunteer time per month- 25 hours when planning an event
VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR - Recruit volunteers to assist with events throughout the year to include, but are not limited to, the Spring Fantasy Luncheon, Spring Carnival, Halloween Carnival and Swap Meets. Track hours for each member who volunteers for each event. Oversees Volunteer Committee.
Approximate volunteer time per month-0 to 15 hours
MARKETING DIRECTOR – Responsible for developing programs to increase Parent Connection membership and participation. Analyze needs of the members of The Parent Connection and suggest programs to implement to increase membership and participation.  Oversees Marketing Committee.
Approximate volunteer time per month-10 hours
TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR - Maintains and develops SanDiegoParent.Com and Yahoo group web sites.  Works with Email Coordinator to handle/distribute PC email correspondences.  Works with the Parent Connection in membership drives throughout the year, both for potential new members and renewal of membership. Tracks new and renewing members for each month and provides report for the board with the goals set for each month.  Acts as a liaison between the Membership/Database Coordinator if reports and/or lists are requested by other directors.
Approximate volunteer time per month-16 to 20 hours

If you are interested in joining the 2016 board, please contact Parent Connection at info@sandiegoparent.com
Parent Connection member discounts: Disneyland Resorts, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studio, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld and the Aquarium of the Pacific are just a few discount attractions that you can receive as a member.  Look under the Deals section.  If you don't know your user name or password, send an email to info@sandiegoparent.com.
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