• 01/20/2019 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Asa Anderson Welensky

    My little guy arrived 12/5/2018. Here’s Asa Anderson Welensky.

    Looking forward to seeing all the other new babies soon! Big brother is 3yo and named Levi, Dad’s name is Zach:)

    - Annie Welensky
  • 01/12/2019 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Emergency Services will be speaking about how to make a plan for your family and what to put in a “go bag."
    Adults and babies in arms only please. Please RSVP on Wild Apricot for each member of your party so we can keep an accurate head count. Event is open to the public so feel free to invite your friends!

    https://petalumamothersclub.org/event-3200181?messageCode=AlreadyRegistered

    January 31st
    6:30pm
    Community Center
    320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954


  • 01/12/2019 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT - Register @ petalumamothersclub.org

    HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO SAMPLE THE "LIL KICKERS" and "LIL SLUGGERS" programs at Sports City. The sample class is only offered at the SANTA ROSA FACILITY (so for those who have done this in year's past - make sure you don't go to the Cotati Facility for this Field Trip since they are not open during the day).  

    WHEN: Monday Jan 21, 2019 @ 9:30a.m. Please arrive between 9-9:15 for registration and paperwork. I am working on getting the paperwork ahead of time so you can fill it out early if you like.

    WHERE: SPORTS CITY EPICENTER (Santa Rosa), 3215 Coffey Lane

    WHO: Ages 18months-7years (baseball starts at 2 years, but soccer starts at 18mos)

    COST: $0 - PMC will supply snacks

    WHAT: When you RSVP, you will be able to choose between Soccer or Baseball. Each child can only do one class so they will have to pick between one or the other.

    MORE/ABOUT: The Winter Classes start the next day on January 22! So if you choose to register for classes after you take the sample class, you can check out the online schedules under Lil' Athletes (http://playsportscity.com/lil-athletes/). The Cotati Facility offers both the Soccer and Baseball classes for winter which is why we are sampling both - should you choose to sign your child up, you will be able to sign up for Cotati classes while at the Santa Rosa facility!


  • 01/12/2019 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Let's start this year off with moving our bodies for MNO. Come and join us Friday January 25th @6:30pm for MNO Club Pilates East! We will take the 50min class and then enjoy some drinks and snacks after. There are only 12 spots available so be sure to sign up soon. The class cost is $10, normally drop-ins are $29 and you must wear pilates socks. Socks are available for purchase at Club Pilates for $12-18. They are also available on Amazon, maybe we can buy in bulk together? Reply to this post if you're interested in socks or if you have any questions about this event. There will be NO REFUNDS for this event.

    https://petalumamothersclub.org/event-3201858?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1%2F7%2F2019

    https://www.facebook.com/clubpilatespetalumaeast/


  • 01/12/2019 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Together We Rise Campaign

    PMC is partnering up with Together We Rise to fundraise Sweet Cases for children in Foster Care. Each sponsored case is $25 and is filled with essentials like a teddy bear, blanket, hygiene kit, etc. Once our fundraiser is complete, PMC members will get together to decorate and pack the cases before they go to a local agency; this can be anything from CPS offices to police who show up on scene. 

    Here is the link to our campaign

    https://www.togetherwerise.org/fundraise/pmcsupport

    Feel free to share with friends and family as every dollar counts. Thanks for your support!! 


  • 12/29/2018 3:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Year End Interview

    This easy, fun, free printable is a great way to mark the end of the year! 


    https://handsonaswegrow.com/year-end-interview-kids/


  • 12/26/2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Didn’t get quite enough Christmas cookies? Need a New Year’s cookie? Planning for next year already? Or just a year round cookie fiend (like me!)? Here’s a yummy recipe from a fellow PMC member. Can’t wait to try these!

    MONSTER COOKIE RECIPE

    Submitted by: Jessica Kawaoka

    Mix with mixer in a large bowl:

    12 eggs

    2 T, 2 t baking soda

    1 lb. oleo (butter)

    1T white corn syrup

    1 T vanilla

    4 C sugar

    2 lbs. brown sugar

    3 lbs. peanut butter (chunky?)

    1 t salt

    Add and mix by hand in dish pan:

    14 C regular oats

    4 C quick oats

    1 lb. chocolate chips

    1 lb. M&Ms

    Bake at 350 – 15 min. or more for large cookies.

    Takes a strong arm to mix, patience, and about 3 hrs. to bake, or can be kept in refrigerator. Bake as want to.

    Jessica’s notes:

    It’s my husband’s late grandmother’s recipe. I add my favorite kinds of M&M’s (peanut butter, caramel, etc.). It’s packed with yumminess. I half each ingredient because the original recipe makes an obscene amount of cookie dough. 

  • 12/18/2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous member



    Monica Canning

    December Member of the Month


     What is your idea of perfect happiness?

     I think perfect happiness is when you realize you have a full tummy, a warm bed, clothes  on your back and most importantly your family and friends. Oh, and a good balance in your  bank account! But for me, I would say when my son cuddles with me and gives me the  biggest hugs and kisses. I don’t get too many because he is a busy-body and won’t sit still,  so when he is feeling cuddly, I stop and enjoy the moment.

     What is your greatest fear?

     I would say I am scared of spiders, but honestly if I have to kill a spider because my  husband isn’t home then I would. I hate scary movies with a passion. During Halloween  they always have scary commercials of what’s in theaters and I always change the  channel  because I can’t stand it.

     Which living person do you most admire?

     I admire my mom the most, I love my dad too, but my mom is our rock. They both moved  to the States when they were 18 years old because I was on the way. While my mom was  pregnant, she worked two jobs and never complained about how she never got to finish  college. She is truly selfless and puts her children before herself.

     What has been your greatest journey?

     I would say motherhood. There are ups and downs and even though the downs are hard,  and can make me crazy, I cherish these moments.

     On what occasion do you lie?

     I’m not a great liar. I blush and can’t keep a story straight!

     What is your greatest regret?

     My greatest regret would be not traveling enough. When I graduated from high school all  my friends were saving up to go to Europe or Central America and they took a year off from  college. I thought that was insane! I felt like I needed to go straight to college and get my  degree and start working and buy a house etc. I wish I had that year off between high  school and college to “find” myself as my friends called it. Oh and don’t take 17 college  units or else you’ll get burnt out!

     What do you consider your greatest achievement?

     I would say my greatest achievement would be my dental hygiene degree. I was that kid  that enjoyed going to the dentist maybe it was because I never had a cavity. Going to the  dentist was not scary for me and I always looked forward to my cleanings.

     When and where were you happiest?

     The happiest time in my life was when I lived in Georgia. It was a love-hate relationship  since I wasn’t a fan of the humidity, but I was still in college and just got accepted to the  dental hygiene program and that’s where I met some amazing friends. I still talk and visit  them.

     If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

     I don’t think I would change my family, even the crazy people, I still love them. I would  change my in-laws though! I am just kidding, I think we all feel that way sometimes.

     If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

     This question is a hard one. I think something I wish I could change would be how sensitive  I am. I wish I could speak my mind. For example, my husband is the most up-front, no  sugar coating outspoken person, but I am the opposite. If someone does something I don’t  like and it surprises me I keep to myself until I’m home and can think of all the stuff I wish I  could have said.

     Which talent would you most like to have?

     I wish I could play the piano!

     What is your most treasured possession?

     My most treasured possessions are my grandpa’s things. He passed away last year after  the holidays and he always wore Hawaiian shirts that we used to hate seeing him wear  because they weren’t the prettiest pattern, but I kept a few and I want to make pillowcases  so I can hug him anytime I miss him!

     Where would you like to live?

     Sonoma County is my hometown. I was born and raised here and after living in Utah and  Georgia, I am exactly where I want to live. Petaluma! It’s the best community and everyone  is there for each other. Plus my elderly neighbors are the best!!

     What do you most value in your friends?

     Honesty, I don’t care to have a ton of friends because I rather have true honest friends. I  have found some great Petaluma mom friends and I am so excited for my son to grow up  with their kids.

      Who are your heroes in real life?

     Fireman and police officers, especially during the fires we have had. They are courageous  men and women who put others first. 


  • 12/18/2018 11:26 AM | Anonymous member


    Christine Adams

    December Board Member of the Month


     Thank you so much for your nomination as Board Member of the month! I was excited to take on  the role of Field Trips coordinator for 2018-2019 in order to create and lead fun events that bring  our families together in the community! It is so rewarding seeing all of the kids eyes light up when  they’re enjoying a field trip! From swimming, to apple-picking, to the Wildlife Rescue field trip, the  last few months have been memorable and I look forward to meeting all of you in the future at one  of our exciting trips! 

     I have 2 boys and a baby girl: Riley (5), Henry (4), and Charlotte (10 months). Our family stays  busy and our children are actively involved in our non-stop adventures. We are the “Adams Family”  – not the famous ones from the movie – although our friends and family actually conspired at our  wedding and had the church organist play the Adams Family theme song as we walked out of the  church, while everyone snapped their fingers with the music ;) 

     What was it like for you to transition into motherhood? 

     We had our first child 7 years after we got married. Initially, I don’t think we quite latched onto the  reality that parenthood should or would slow us down -just a bit - from our regular busy lives! One  of the wildest things that my husband and I did when we realized that we were going to have our  first child (and have time off of work) was buy a fixer-upper house. We already had experience  doing tons of home remodeling, but for some odd reason we were thinking that we would need  something OTHER THAN THE NEW BABY to occupy our time. Our first child, Riley, spent his  first several months helping us do a complete renovation on a 1918 Bungalow – my husband did  most of the carpentry and heavy lifting and I’ve always loved doing the design, paint, and tile work.  Riley spent many hours in his baby lounger chair with me while I was doing tilework in the  bathroom and kitchen of the home. Jokingly, Riley took far too many lunch breaks - We’d get an  hour or two of work done and then he’d be ready for a 30-minute milk break, lol! We restored the  house with original style and detail - the house turned out amazing, like many of our prior projects.  We’ve continued to involve the kids in renovations, with the belief that one of the most important  things that you can teach your children is the value and reward of hard work! 

     Did life change when you had your second and third child? 

     As an already busy, working-mom, I would say that we didn’t change our lives much with child 2 &  3, we just included them in our adventures when they arrived. Having more kids extended the  number of years we would depend on diapers and bottles ;) – but otherwise, we’re very happy with  our decision. I have to wake everyone up a bit earlier during the week so that the 2 younger kids are  ready to be out the door with plenty of time to get my 5-year old, Riley, to Kindergarten on time! I  would say the third child is almost easier than the second because Charlotte has 2 older brothers  who absolutely adore her and are at an age where they are fairly self-sufficient when it comes to  getting their own snacks and making their way around the house… while also helping out quite a bit  with their lil sis! That wasn’t the 

     case at all when the 2 boys (20 months apart) were both in diapers and 100% dependent on mom  and dad at such close ages. Having almost 3.5 years between the second and third child was well  worth the wait! 

     What is an odd fact that people don’t know about you

     While I was going to college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I also worked almost full-time at a few  different auto shops over my 5 years there. I went to the local Junior college simultaneously to  expand my automotive repair skills. My husband and I met while working together at one of the  auto shops. I still have my 2 hobby Volkswagen bugs (1958 vintage & 1965 baja bug) that I enjoy  working on and cruising around town! 

     What project or challenge are you currently undertaking? 

     Oh my goodness – MOVING - just when I said we wouldn’t be moving again for a while - we have  moved twice in the past 9 months (with 3 children). The good news is - we are fairly certain that as  of this last move in November, we are in our ‘forever home.’ [But for anyone who knows us well  and the fact that we’ve lived in 8 homes over the past decade, you might question this statement]  We just bought our dream home on nearly 4 acres. When this dream property came up for sale on  the street that we had long called our “dream street”, we had not quite finished remodeling a 5  bedroom/3 bath, 1897 Victorian on 7th Street in downtown Petaluma. We had done a complete gut  of the Victorian and had only been living in it since March of 2018, moving in when Charlotte was  just 32 days old. We thought we would settle in the Victorian for a bit, but then THE dream property  - on THE dream street - WITH acreage came up. We figured we would kick ourselves forever if we  didn’t figure out how to make it work – the rest is history! We’ve only been living in the home just  over a month, but we’ve already added a herd of alpacas, sheep, and goats to our existing flock of  14 chickens & 2 dogs! 

     Outside of raising 3 children, what keeps you busy? 

     With personal experience in real estate rehab and professional work experience in construction and  engineering, I’ve been actively building my real estate business since 2006. My husband and I have  built a property management company which we have been running for 12+ years now. I am also a  licensed Broker (REALTOR ®), working under Keller Williams Realty. I truly enjoy real estate  because I’m able to help other families and friends find their dream homes, while providing a lot of  strategic assistance based on my background. I have extensive hands-on experience which allows  me to help clients at a whole different level. I can share my experiences in addition to putting clients  in contact with an amazing support team of contractors, inspectors, lenders, legal advisors,  accountants, and other professionals that I have built relationships with over the years. I was  recently invited by my brokerage to serve on the Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council, an  amazing opportunity which I am proud of because it is offered to only a few of the top-performing  agents in the brokerage. I also enjoy teaching others… and I have an odd hobby of story-telling and  public speaking. To combine my interests, I am working on setting up a 2019 seminar series about  home buying strategy as well as investing (let me know if have any interest I can keep you informed  – Christine.Adams@kw.com). I have built my real estate business on the idea of giving back, both to my clients and community charities, which makes me feel great about what I do! 

    Again, thank you for the honor of Board Member of the Month and for letting me introduce my family to you! I hope to meet you all in the future! ~ Christine Adams, PMC 2018-2019 Field Trips Coordinator


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