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Your Baby and Shots – What to Expect

My baby is due for her first round of shots soon, and I’m a nervous wreck. How can I make my little one as comfortable as possible both during and after the appointment? Before heading to the appointment, calm your nerves by making a list of the questions you have. Perhaps you have specific questions […]

Carmel Valley Swimming Lessons Who knew that swim and life lessons could be so intertwined???  In heated pools at the Carmel Valley San Diego community homes is exactly where something special is taking place!  While there is no shortage of swim instructors and facilities in San Diego, one particular swim coach is bringing a fresh and effective […]

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We at FasTracKids – Carmel Valley/Del Mar, are excited to start 2016 with a look back on a special event that occurred on October 22, 2015.  Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign Read for the Record, presented in partnership with FasTracKids, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and […]

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Billy Goat Baby Gear, a purveyor of quality children’s items, recently added two new items to its growing line of products. The new reversible paci clips are multipurpose and rust free. Billy Goat’s bandana-style bibs offer a whimsical and functional alternative to the bibs of yesterday. Denver-based Billy Goat Baby Gear started in mid-2015 with […]

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Parenting is one of the most challenging experiences that I have had to face. Yet, it has also been the most rewarding. There is much to learn and it provides us with an opportunity to grow as a person and a professional. It does take discipline. A word that seems to have a negative connotation. […]

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Meaningful Gifts

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Meaningful Gifts

With the holidays just around the corner, children and adults alike are struggling to find that “right” gift for a loved one and become concerned with issues such as quantity, quality, degree of personal appreciation, and amount of money available for gift buying in an economy that is tight for many. The giving of a […]

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Now that the Thanksgiving family holiday is just around the corner and other holidays are coming next month, many are preparing for extended family holiday visits.  Although for some the experience is enjoyable and savored, for others it can be a time of stress and conflict.  This is due to the fact that earlier conflicts […]

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Halloween should be a fun time that children remember for years to come.  There are many things you can do to ensure that all children enjoy a safe Halloween and prevent a night of treats from turning into a night spent in the emergency room. Costumes and Safety Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats […]

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FasTracKids will participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

FasTracKids of Del Mar/Carmel Valley will participate once again this year in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. On October 22, 2015 children and adults worldwide will take action by participating in the world’s largest shared […]

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The dancers at Love to Dance, Inc. in San Diego, CA are very excited to begin the 2015-2016 dance season. The new season, which begins August 31, 2015, is bursting with new opportunities. Love to Dance, Inc. expanded all of their programs. The Tiny Tots program now offers a variety of new classes. These classes […]

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The simple and undeniable truth is that kids love to play with cardboard, no matter where they live! If there is cardboard within their reach they will invariably grab it and create with it. This magical response to cardboard is natural and it carries several benefits for the child. Some of the benefits of playing […]

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If you are looking for something to do with your kids this summer, how about a visit to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park! I recently took my 2 children there, ages 5 and 7, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The heart of Old Town recreates the influences of 19th century Mexican and American California. Old […]

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