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Bring A Little Joy To The World

Dec 21, 2014
Bring A Little Joy To The World

The heat slapped us in the face as we enter, shaking off the drizzle from our sweaters. The air, not as unpleasant as I expected, had that institutional smell, a mixture of leftover lunch, sickness and aging. I smiled at my son as he awkwardly drifted to the chair in the back of the...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Holiday Celebrations and Christmas at Bayside

Holiday Celebrations and Christmas at Bayside

The last few weeks have been full of holiday celebrations. I started with the "Managers Holiday Party" with the team from The Meritage. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Auberge du Solei, then the managers served the rest of the staff during an 80's them...

Surreal Housewife of Amador County
It’s Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas (Ouch!)

As memories of Christmesses past drift through my brain, I can’t help but compare the pain levels associated with each passing year. No doubt, the holidays are definitely getting less painful as the kids get older. For those of you who are horrified that I would use the words “painful” and “holidays” in the...

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in these small moments
Snowflakes

It sat in a block on the sideboard, heavy and foreign.
My grandmother’s cerulean eyes sparkled as I peeled off my layers.
Hat.
“I have so many fun things planned for us,” she said.
She always did.
Every weekend.
Boots.
“First we melt this big block of wax…”
Her excitement simply couldn’t be contained.
Scarf.
“Then, we’ll WHIP it! With the hand mixer!”
There in her entryway,...

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Robert's Sister
The Calendars are Here! The Calendars are Here!

The Calendars are Here! The Calendars are Here!

After pairing the artwork of Pegi Foulkrod and the Words of Comfort by Denise M. Brown in a 2015 calendar and pushing the “purchase” button, I started to panic.

The picture doesn't clearly show the words but
they show up on the calendar. August words:
"Believe in yourself - others...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
How Much Water Do My Houseplants Need?

Dec 18, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

One of the leading topics of confusion for keepers of indoor plants is the appropriate amount of water to keep their greenery verdant and thriving…or at least, alive. Under or over hydration are the most common causes of plant loss, and often both incessant tending to the plant and total...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Ways to Stress LESS this Holiday

Dec 17, 2014
Ways to Stress LESS this Holiday

Raise your hand if you’re feeling frazzled this month. *Peers out of computer screen and sees all hands raised* Yep, just as I suspected. At this time of year, we’re supposed to be joyful and festive. But the pressures of family, gloomy weather, and too many social events can turn... 

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Momservations
A Mom’s Holiday Wish List

Dec 16, 2014
A Mom’s Holiday Wish List

Don't know what to get Mom? Try something from this list!

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Robert's Sister
Note to Self: Get it Together!

Note to Self: Get it Together!

For the past few days I have been trying to write this post in such a way as to not come across as an ungrateful, spoiled brat. 

Hard to do when I have been exactly that.

As everyone knows, I love to decorate for Christmas. (If you don’t know that then...

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Banana Moments
Help your child avoid posting inappropriate photos on-line: There is an app for that

Dec 15, 2014
Help your child avoid posting inappropriate photos on-line: There is an app for that

Last Wednesday the Sacramento Sheriff’s Hi-Tech Crimes detectives arrested a 21-year-old man for possession of child pornography. According to the press release, he had been employed as a recreational aid at a Sacramento region elementary school and after school program. This arrest reminds us that bad actors can appear harmless and go undetected while...

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