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What does it mean to be an adult?

Apr 23, 2014
What does it mean to be an adult?

For me, becoming an adult is a work in process. Learning and Knowing how to be happy and finding joy in life is one of the biggest factors for becoming an adult. I think this quote says it all. Happiness isn't about what happens to us - it's about how...

KimberlyMichelle
getting crafty for kids: taking a trip

getting crafty for kids: taking a trip

Recently my BFF was getting ready for a trip to NYC and asked for advice on what to take on the plane to entertain her 18-month old son. I threw some ideas out (stickers! food! movies!) and crossed my fingers for her! But ever since, my eye has been gravitating towards things to make...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: April 26th & 27th

Weekend Top 10: April 26th & 27th

Rock with the Disney Road Crew, play in the Bobble Lagoon, pet farm animals, and ride a train at KIDS DAY IN THE PARK in Rancho Cordova. Saturday FREE Learn how to save energy, enjoy live music and see Mad Science at Roseville’s CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL. Saturday FREE Bring your favorite stuffed friend...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Redwood Whistles – A Safety Net for Children and Adults

Apr 23, 2014

I feel safer in the woods, than I did in the city… There is a sense of peace here knowing that harmony creates the balance and sound is flowing through ancient trees, bouncing off energies between the tiniest and mightiest… tiny centipedes that are toxic and huge bears and mountain lions… It’s all so...

Brown Thumb Mama
Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven

Apr 22, 2014

We love to have breakfast for dinner (B4D). Pancakes and oatmeal-cinnamon waffles are frugal and easy to make, and the kids get a kick out of “eating backwards.” Bacon is a critical component of B4D, but I don’t like to cook it on the stove with the kids around. The grease pops and splatters,...

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Robert's Sister
The Magic of Excellent

The Magic of Excellent

I might be looking at this all wrong.
It doesn't get more excellent than this

Robert can be lying in the emergency room with, at times, four people trying to find a vein and when asked how he is feeling his reply is always the same: “I feel excellent.”

The...

Talking a Little Less Trash
20 Positive Steps to Celebrate Our Earth

Today is Earth Day.  It is the one day a year when everyone is encouraged to treat our earth kindly.   Today,  I encourage you to do something kind for our environment:

  1. Reduce - do you really need it?
  2. Refuse - You don't really need it!
  3. Reuse - You got it?  Use it again and again.
  4. Recycle - After...

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Banana Moments
Social media etiquette for parents

Apr 21, 2014
Social media etiquette for parents

One of the most important things parents can do to keep their children cyber-safe is maintain a relationship defined by open communication, which requires a culture of transparency and respect for personal boundaries. And yet a lack of parenting social media etiquette discourages open communication, and can encourage your child to create secret, alternative...

mamawolfe
At This Moment, She’s Right Where She Needs To Be

Apr 21, 2014
At This Moment, She’s Right Where She Needs To Be

It seems like it was just yesterday. It was, in fact, nearly the same time of year. The garden bloomed profusely, and she was just finding the confidence to let her feet take her where she wanted to go. We were never so happy that Fisher Price created a structure sturdy enough to endure...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Celebrating Birthdays and Easter

Celebrating Birthdays and Easter

It has been a busy two weeks of birthdays, traveling, Easter, running and eating. I started off eating Mac & Cheese with friends, complete with a sundae from Chick-Fil-A, went to church for Palm Sunday (granted it was Saturday night), then enjoyed ...

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