Mr Mom with David Marin



“This is US fills the world with the breath of hope.”

Jacquelyn Mitchard

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


The father of three children adopted from a witness protection program, single dad David Marin - the author of This is US - explores raising children, schools, social media, and child and teen psychology with nationally known guests.

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.

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Every Friday 7:00-8:00 PM on KSCO 1080


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Thank You to our sponsors:


   Campus Kids Connection, Inc.

Campus Kids Connection provides school campus based before and after school care at nine elementary school locations in Santa Cruz County and pre-school at three locations.

Their professional staff encourages learning in a safe, nurturing, diverse environment. They help with home work and keep your kids engaged and healthy with activities like science, art, sports, and field trips. They love to teach and they love to have fun!
Find out why 850 Santa Cruz families choose Campus Kids Connection.

Campus Kids Connection
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 109
Capitola, CA 95010
831-462-9822 is an extensive online resource which connects families with businesses, nonprofits and organizations serving families in Santa Cruz County.  Its Events Calendar is filled with classes, entertainment, art, music, camps, sports and nature pursuits for children and their families.  SantaCruzParent offers a weekly newsletter with informative articles and fun things to do with the kids or on a date night. is “the go to" local online resource for parents, grandparents and professionals.
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Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory is a set of developmental classes for babies, newborns (!) to 18 months old, and their parents, established in Europe and the Far East and now available in the Silicon Valley - the only classes in California - at The Dance Academy in Cupertino.

The classes - I watched one and it was remarkable - happy babies with happy parents - focus on language, physical development, baby social skills and emotional development through the use of sign language, music, songs, puppets and activities, led by European trained instructors.

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With the nation's largest indoor RV showroom, See Grins RV, Northern California's largest RV dealer, offers state of the art sales, service, and parts, all conveniently located in Gilroy, just 25 minutes south of San Jose.


They stock over 250 new and pre-owned RV's, travel trailers, fifth wheelers, toy haulers and motorized coaches, including Class A, diesel, Class C, camper vans and more.


Their cheerful finance department is open everyday to help you achieve your dream of owning an RV. Our service department is always willing to help, and our parts department is second to none.


Open Monday thru Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


See Grins RV
Next to the Gilroy Outlets off Highway 101.
7900 Arroyo Circle, Gilroy CA 95020


Change two lives – theirs and yours – with CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates. Spend 6 to 12 hours per month working with children in foster care.
Advocates partner with the dependency court, social workers and foster parents to enhance foster care and to achieve placement in a permanent home.
Advocate’s are special friends and role models bringing joy into what is often a lonely and frightening time. The beach, a movie, a hike in the hills, says you are special and someone cares.
Men and women age 21 and over are welcome. Training and support provided. Kids are in need right now.

CASA - Monterey County and on Facebook.
CASA - San Mateo County and on Facebook
CASA - San Benito County and on Facebook.


Parenting has it challenges, right?
Santa Cruz County's Triple P Positive Parenting Program, part of First 5 Santa Cruz, offers FREE group and individualized parenting classes, in English or Spanish, in YOUR HOME and locations throughout the county.
Toddlers to teens, we're here to help. Teen topics include raising resilient children and responsible teens; helping teens get and stay connected by improving social skills; getting organized; and caring for others.
Sessions are from one to eight weeks long. Child care provided.
831-465-2217. We're on Facebook.



Head Start: For nearly 50 years, Head Start has delivered education, health and social services to low income families in Santa Cruz County. Free services include early childhood education, in home visits, parent education, dental and health screening, nutrition assessments, and social services. We’re here to help – with locations from Watsonville through San Lorenzo Valley.
Early Head Start: Low income families in Santa Cruz with infants and toddlers are eligible for free Early Head Start programs to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. We help parents be better caregivers and teachers for their children. We help you meet your goals. Early Head Start also provides comprehensive health services, with locations from Watsonville through San Lorenzo Valley.
Encompass Community Services
225 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA


In the past 18 years, more than 40,000 students have taken Musical Me children’s music classes - infants through six year olds. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so.
Our Music Together classes include weekly 45-minute classes of songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability. For only $280, you’ll receive twelve 45-minute classes, 2 CD's, a songbook with activity suggestions for parents, and a parent education booklet with DVD.



Every 4th of July, Mister Mom’s family drives to Gizdich Ranch in the foothills near Watsonville and walks the fields picking plump, juicy strawberries, olallieberries, and boysenberries to take home and share with neighbors.
Gizdich Ranch has a wonderful bakery with fresh fruit pies – apple, raspberry and boysenberry - hand-made healthy sandwiches in the deli kitchen, a fun store and antique shop, picnic tables, and a play area for kids.
And now, fresh strawberries and .....




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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.

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David and Pamela Fagan Hutchins, attorney and stepparent, discuss her new book, How to Screw Up Your Kids: Blending Families Blendered Style

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David and Kristin Luker, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and Sociology, discuss Plan B birth control, teen pregnancy, politics, and schools

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David and education specialist John Fleming discuss the book The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ

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