Family Swap Meet just around the corner.  You don't want to miss the next one on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
San Diego Parent Connections Upcoming Events

Christmas Boutique at Platypus Kids

Saturday, November 17, 10am-3pm

1441 Encinitas Blvd. #126, Encinitas,

First 30 people get *FREE Christmas Photos from Pam Birmingham Photography  10am-12pm
(*Free digital file to use for your Christmas card!  Kids only, no full family portraits)
-Boutique Vendors: KM Originals custom name stamped jewelry, Paint-It-On ceramic painting for kids 10am-12pm  Cyndi&Sofi hair accessories, Jewelry by Christine, and more! 
Plus, ALL DAY, Saturday Nov 17th ONLY: 20% off of your total store purchases* at Platypus Kids, just bring this flyer! (*Discount applies to cash or charge purchases, not for use with store credit)

Giving Back

During the holidays there are several opportunities to participate in giving back to the community. 
Here are some that the Parent Connection supports.
  • Senior Share and Care - Veterans Homes of California, Chula Vista, 700 East Naples Court.  December 4 from 9:30-10:30am.  Contact Maria Jones, if you are interested in attending
  • Polinksy Center - Bring an unwrapped gift to the Photo with Santa on Monday, November 12 from 10-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC or the Breakfast with Santa on December 1 at Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla (Great Hall) to help support the Polinsky Center.  These events are for Parent Connection members only.  Or gifts can be dropped off to the Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC until November 30, 2012.
  • Embrace a Family - Parent Connection has teamed up with Scripps Memorial Hospital to support the Embrace-a-Family Holiday Gift Basket Program.  Parent Connection has embraced a family of 5.  If you would like to receive a list of items the family needs, contact  Items will need to be brought to the Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC by November 30, 2012.
  • Bridging Hearts is a hoiday gift giving program that seeks to "bridge" the hearts of the community to the hearts of low-income clients served by Center for Community Solutions (CCS).  Contact Kelly Berger at 858-272-5777 x 142 or email her at

Eat Healthy Over the Holidays

The holidays can bring on joy and happiness but also extra pounds.  Now is the time to sign up for your Specialty Produce Specialty Farmers' Market Bag.  You can choose from either the $20 special produce bag or $15 juicing bag.  Either one is a terrific bargain with healthy fruits and vegetables.  Now, they are including recipes.  We have three locations that you can pick up your produce bag.
  • Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC - Group Code:  SCRIPPSUTC.  Pick up is on Thursday between 10:15-1pm.
  • Carmel Valley - Off of Camino de la Luna, contact Jennifer at  The group code to order is SCRIPPS2.  Pick up is on Thursday, 11:30am to 1:30pm.
  • North County on Rios Road, major cross streets are Rancho Bernardo Road and Pomerdo Road.  Email PC member, Wendy at
Deadline to order each week is by Sunday night.  Click here to start your order:

The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas tells the story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer.  With courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas - even if it has to be in October.  When the community sees the holiday decorations and learns the heartbreaking truth, what happens next is a miraculous outpouring of care and support.  The Heart of Christmas will touch your heart and bring home the spirt of the holidays.
Enter our contest by commenting on our Facebook page what someone has done for you over the holidays.  We will have two winners of the DVD.

Did you know...?

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort have always been a magical time for making lasting memories.  But from Nov. 12, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013 the spirit of the season is going to shine brighter than ever, because The Happiest Place on Earth just got merrier!

Did you know that  a team of 10 cast members create holiday decor all year round at Disneyland Resort?  There are a ton of decorations around the parks, all three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, but here are some specific fun facts about the decorations on Main Street, U.S.A.:
  • 7,410 total feet of ribbon is used to make 812 bows.  That 1.4 miles of ribbon!
  • 2,365 ornaments on the Christmas tree on Main Street, M.S.A.
  • 79,000 orgnaments all throughout Main Street
  • 2.015 feet of graland help set the holiday tones
  • 10,395 lights makes everything sparkle and just a little bit brighter

Looking a babysitter? Join UrbanSitter for an innovative "speed-sitting" event, where you'll have the chance to interview ten sitters—just like speed-dating!

Here's your opportunity to build your network of go-to sitters! We're teaming up with Hapa Yoga to also offer a free yoga class prior to the event.
WHAT: "Speed-Sitting" Babysitter Meet & Greet with optional yoga class
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:45 - 8 pm (yoga class starts at 5:30 pm)
WHERE: Hapa Yoga 4242 Camino Del Rio N #10 San Diego, CA 92108, San Diego, CA
COST: FREE, including free optional yoga class and sips/nibbles.
RSVP: Space is limited. Sorry, no kids. To secure your space, email UrbanSitter Manager, Jodi Tart:

You meet sitters including:
Cleo S.
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