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.

The #1 Question Moms Returning to Work Have

April 1, 2019 | Karen Stoteraux

The question Jessica, The Family Room's lactation consultant (IBCLC), is asked most often by moms returning to work is... How much milk do I need to leave for the care provider? Most babies will take between 3 to [...]

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Meet Gia, Our Toddler & Me Educator

March 5, 2019 | Karen Stoteraux

Gia is one of our best kept secrets here at The Family Room! When I met her I instantly liked her - I just knew (and was right) that she would fit right in. She is super knowledgeable, [...]

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Bumps & Babies, an East Side Baby Expo

February 14, 2019 | Karen Stoteraux

We are so excited to be organizing a baby event you will love! This isn't a national show coming sort of close by, but a day planned with panels you care about, local resources and experts who can [...]

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Jessica Claire Moves In!

January 8, 2019 | Karen Stoteraux

Adding to the list of great things about our new location is an office for Jessica Claire. Jessica is our resident IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and has been working with The Family Room since we opened [...]

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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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