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Brown Thumb Mama
Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Oct 20, 2014
Homemade Rice-a-Roni

We had rice-a-roni all the time with dinner when I was growing up. We even ate it a lot as newlyweds, when our food buget was $25 a week. I didn’t give it a second thought until we started to eat healthier a few years back. Then I looked at... 

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Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

Oct 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

A cozy fruit crumble, full of cinnamon and ginger and molasses, that’s perfect for chilly fall evenings—and yet still healthy enough for breakfast too!     Almost every single day during elementary school, I found a bag of apple slices when I unzipped my lunch bag. Always Gala, always half (my younger brother received...

KimberlyMichelle
left knee surgery runs in the family

left knee surgery runs in the family

Did you know that Mr. M and I have both had our left knees reconstructed? Miss L doesn’t think our scars are strange, since we both share them in the same place, and instead considers poking them a silly game. But this morning, another member of our family is going to have their left...

mamawolfe
Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Oct 17, 2014
Extraordinary in the Ordinary

I’m a creature of habit. As much as I love adventure, I take comfort in the little routines of motherhood, carefully evolved over years of practice. Those small moments help center me, help me to feel at peace – knowing my babies are right where they’re supposed to be every night and morning. They...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

This year’s fun theme: The Adventures of Percy Jackson! Three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at Fairytale Town’s annual Safe & Super Halloween! Fairytale Town will be transformed into Rick Riordan’s mythological world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians for three nights of family fun on October 24, 25 and 26 from 5 to...

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Cowtown Eats
Half Off Any Beverage at Peet’s After 12 Noon in October

Oct 16, 2014

Looking to save 50% off your afternoon hit of caffeine? Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering 50% off any beverage made in the store after 12 noon through Oct. 31. Offer is not valid at airport, supermarket or BART locations,...

Momservations
I Am So Judgmental

Oct 15, 2014
I Am So Judgmental

More tales from the front lines of raising teenagers.

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Sweet Baked Life
Chocolate Toffee Blondies

Oct 14, 2014
Chocolate Toffee Blondies

Hey — it’s National Dessert Day! No better way to celebrate than with some incredible soft baked Chocolate Toffee Blondies! Yes, I’ve got a thing for blondies! They are my go-to dessert! As well, I can’t seem to live without … Continue reading

Banana Moments
A parents’ guide to social media

Oct 13, 2014
A parents’ guide to social media

Parental control settings have limited value, more like the training wheels on a bike. Before long the child will master the device and the controls. Parental controls have value as instructive ways to engage and maintain an ongoing dialog with the child about purpose-driven use of the cyber tools. When the use of parental controls...

renegade mothering
Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have cost my son his life. You know we all look at those parents who forget their kid in the car due to a change in routine or stop watching them for 5 minutes near a body of water, or make some other fatal error in judgment,...

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