Darla Greb Mazariegos

Darla Greb Mazariegos

Writer Darla Greb Mazariegos is a mother of three and part of the North State Parent staff.

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    How Can Schools And Parents Protect Children From Bullying?

    Parents of school-aged children are becoming increasingly aware of the number of incidents of bullying that occur both at school and on-line. Children may avoid admitting they are targets of bullying, so it’s important for parents to be aware of the different signs children show that may indicate that they’ve been the victims of … [Read more...]

    Roller Skating! It’s Healthy and Fun

    As a young girl growing up in the suburbs of San Jose, I spent a lot of my free time playing outdoors with friends, playing jacks on the sidewalk, bicycling down the street, or roller skating. My mother thought roller skating was so important that when my parents were looking for a new home to buy, my mom told my dad that we had to buy a house in … [Read more...]

    Get Inspired: North State Home Shows Provide One-Stop Shopping For Home And Holiday Needs

    As the seasons change and the weather starts to cool down, it may be time to think about fixing up your house, remodeling, repairing, and getting ready for the holidays. Two home shows in the North State provide excellent ideas for home improvement: The Chico Fall Home and Garden Show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, and the Fall Home and … [Read more...]

    Taking Care of Business: North State “Mamapreneurs”

    We all know that women wear many hats.  As mothers, wives, grandmothers, single moms, stay-at-home moms and working moms, women are always on the go. They juggle a myriad of jobs, from trips to the store to buy poster board for a school project, to a lunch meeting with an important client. Yet what many women may not realize in the rush of the day … [Read more...]

    Ten Ideas For Hosting A Birthday Party For The Pre-Teen And Teenager

    Sitting on the front porch of her new house, a little girl turning 3 began inviting all the children passing by to her birthday party. Overhearing, her startled mother quickly scrambled to make cupcakes for this impromptu gathering, while the excited children went home to find special treasures for gifts, one of which was a small bouquet of flowers … [Read more...]

    Families That Grow Cooperatively – Building A Better Community … One Neighborhood And School At A Time

    Sharing … involvement … community building … these are just some of the concepts that come to mind when describing a cooperative enterprise. Cooperative living arrangements and cooperative schooling are two ways that families come together in the North State to share, get involved and grow in their communities with other like-minded individuals. … [Read more...]

    Be the Change – Sheri Eby, Shasta County

    It is the Redding School of the Arts (RSA) winter concert and 50 children from the Strings Program are ready to perform. The students stand with bows at the ready, poised to begin playing the pieces of music they’ve been rehearsing. Their teacher Sheri Eby reflects: “My goal for children is to love music. We're building tone and technique at every … [Read more...]

    Twelve Ways to Spend Less on Home Repairs

    Your home is probably one of your most valuable assets, so keeping it in good repair should be a high priority. In a tight economy, it’s important to find creative ways to save money on fixing your home, from learning to do your own repairs to knowing when to call in an expert.  Here are twelve ideas that can help you spend less when making home … [Read more...]

    Be The Change – Steve Williams, Butte County

    Four years ago, Steve Williams was driving home from work when he spotted train tracks hidden in the grass on property next to a highway. He had been looking online to purchase a small train for his 4-year-old son Max. Diagnosed with a heart defect two days after his birth, Max had gone through several open heart surgeries. Steve located the … [Read more...]

    Keeping the Arts Alive in Your Child’s School – How Some Schools are Beating the Budget Crisis

    Research studies have shown that a strong school arts program increases a student’s self-esteem and creativity, and fosters a lifelong love of learning. But during tough economic times, it’s usually arts programs that are first to be cut. Learn how three North State schools, Redding School of the Arts, Chico Country Day School, and McCloud … [Read more...]