Mr Mom with David Marin
“This is US fills the world with the breath of hope.”
Best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s first Book Club selection)
“If every man could understand the heart-warming and life-changing truths David Marin so personally reveals in This is US, America would be a stronger country."
Dr. Meg Meeker
Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
A single parent, David adopted three Hispanic witness protection program children abandoned in Santa Barbara County. This is US is their story.
Based on the book, excerpted worldwide (70 countries) in Reader’s Digest, Mr. Mom the radio show on 1080 KSCO explores a variety of current topics: single parents, multi-ethnic families, parenting, raising teens, adoption, social services reform, schools, and the political issues parents navigate every day.
An attorney by training, David Marin is the former vice president of two California media companies, including Pulitzer Newspapers on the Central Coast.
To learn more about the Marin family, visit www.thisisus-davidmarin.com
Every Friday 7:00-8:00 PM on KSCO 1080
Thank You to our sponsors:
Village Toy Shop
Family-owned, the Village Toy Shop specializes in educational, buildable toys for tots to teens by Q BA MAZE, K'Nex, Quadrilla, and more. All toys and games are hand selected by the owner to be educational and fun. And, for budding engineers, they have weekly workshops teaching kids design and construction using Legos and Smartcircuits.
The shop is also available for private, hosted birthday parties with smart, fun-filled games and projects.
Child Development Centers
Child Development Centers has over 130 locations in California, including 29 from Silicon Valley to King City, serving preschool through school age children with on campus before and after school programs. Free and reduced tuition may be available at some locations.
They teach, guide and inspire with curriculum based on your child’s interests in an encouraging and diverse environment. Camps open during school year breaks offer art, cooking, sports, science, drama, and summer field trips your kids will enjoy and remember forever.
Development Learning Solutions
Developmental Learning Solutions provides comprehensive testing, assessment, services, and programs to both children and adults with learning differences and learning disabilities on their path to academic and professional success.
Services include tutoring, speech therapy, SAT/ACT test prep, and living skills.
700 Frederick Street, Suite #204
Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
VIP Babysitting provides in-home and at hotel babysitting services for kids of all ages through-out the Bay area, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and the Monterey Peninsula. Their sitters are well-trained, vetted, insured, and First Aid and CPR certified. Best of all, they're fun! You can see videos of them on their web site.
VIP also offers child care for events, weddings, and corporate outings.
Locally owned, VIP ends the endless hunt for reliable child care.
Go Kids, a central coast child services non-profit, has a network of licensed, highly trained child development care providers in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and south Santa Clara counties. We support our home based providers with ongoing training and development so they can do what they do best – teach and inspire. Care is available Monday through Friday, evenings, and weekends.
GK Financial, a division of Go Kids, provides financial and accounting services to non-profits. Their highly trained staff can help with everything from routine accounting to budgeting, forecasting, and presentations to your board.
885 Moro Dr.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Montessori Learning Center
Wouldn’t it be great if you could provide your children with the joys and lessons of life and nature with a sophisticated, nurturing education? Montessori Learning Center in Salinas – near Highway 1 and River Road - guides children first through eighth grade as they explore life, learning, and the outdoors. They focus on language, math, science, history and geography - opening new worlds for curious minds.
Montessori Learning Center also has a pre-school and kindergarten program for children as young as two and a half.
30 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93902
Aux Trois Pommes CA - Santa Cruz Language Center: 13 Languages!
Santa Cruz Language Center's children's programs, developed over a decade, are designed to encourage a love of foreign languages through games, songs, drama, movies and hands-on projects. Activities introduce students to the culture behind the language. Classes provide young students with the beginning language blocks that allow them to start communicate and build upon them as they learn. They teach children as young as three-years-old.
Adult classes follow the same philosophy and method and are also based upon total language immersion and language building blocks. Adult and children classes are limited to 5 students. Santa Cruz Language Center is proud to employ highly qualified and mostly native-speaking teachers.
765 Cedar St., Santa Cruz CA 95060
David and Hand-in-Hand Executive Director Dave Boschen discuss local adoptions from social services.
David and Dr. Reggie Melrose discuss stress - kids, schools, and family - and her ideas for helping us handle it better. She's a clinical psychologist with many years working for the Long Beach School District.
David and author Paul Tough discuss his New York Times best-seller, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
David and Joseph Primo discuss his new book, What Do We Tell the Children: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying. Mr. Primo is the President of the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
David and Pamela Fagan Hutchins, attorney and stepparent, discuss her new book, How to Screw Up Your Kids: Blending Families Blendered Style
David and Kristin Luker, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and Sociology, discuss Plan B birth control, teen pregnancy, politics, and schools
David and education specialist John Fleming discuss the book The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ