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My Family Room

Welcome to My Family Room – our official blog! You’ll find posts here by Karen Stoteraux, the founder/owner of The Family Room, as well as occasional entries from our amazing Family Room educators, moms in our community, and others. This is where it gets real.

#GivingTuesday

November 27, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

In honor of #GivingTuesday, we are highlighting two organizations particularly dear to our hearts to consider donating to this holiday season: 1. Coloring Without Borders is a beautiful and collaborative coloring book created to benefit Families Belong Together [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Force Your Kids to Hug People

November 20, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

This topic came up recently in a class talking about boundaries and I find it especially interesting and timely. As we enter the holiday season, it is good to remember how we can support our children's boundaries. Both [...]

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Moving Day!

August 31, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

Moving day! I ate a piece of ice cream cake and a bowl of cereal while “trying” to write this post about the last four years as we move spaces today. I am not sure I can capture [...]

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The Music Room

June 14, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

We've partnered with our friends at local music school, Encore Music and Performing Arts, to develop a program that will adapt with your little one, adding more musical complexity and age appropriate fun, as they grow. We can't wait [...]

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The Family Room is Moving

April 12, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

Yes, you heard it first! First, don't worry we are not going far, just down the street (still on Huntington Drive in San Marino). The new location has more room, outdoor space, a pretty courtyard to grab coffee and [...]

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About that Career…..

January 6, 2018 | Karen Stoteraux

I know many women often struggle with career decisions after they have a child. I thought occasionally sharing some of my own career journey and insights on the blog may be helpful to others navigating possible professional [...]

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Postpartum Group: The Beginning

November 8, 2017 | Karen Stoteraux

I did a lot of things to recover from postpartum depression. I spent four nights in the hospital; took two anti-depressants; worked with a cognitive behavioral psychologist; and accepted help from family and friends.  But you [...]

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Say, Cheese

November 7, 2017 | Karen Stoteraux

Anyone else take 800 pictures of their kids, but only end up with a few good ones? Kristina Hill, from Kristina Elayne Hill Photography, gives us some easy tips on how to take better pictures.  1. Even lighting -  [...]

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