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Welcome to college. Try not to get raped.

Welcome to college. Try not to get raped.

You are the person who thinks it’s “no big deal” that some young men hang banners from the balconies of their frat house with the words: “Freshman daughter drop off,” “Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time,” and “Go ahead and drop off mom too.” It’s hard to...

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Momservations
Legacy of Love

Aug 26, 2015

A touching tribute to an 89 year-old grandmother who believed her life didn't matter.

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Can You Brew Kombucha In Stainless Steel?

Aug 26, 2015
Can You Brew Kombucha In Stainless Steel?

Hybrid Rasta Mama

After Moldageddon happened, I lost my beloved Kombucha Crock. I was devastated. I had it custom made and it was one of those special things to me. A one of a kind piece that I could never replace. With all the upheaval I actually stopped brewing my own Kombucha. But...

Brown Thumb Mama
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

Aug 25, 2015
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

This summer marked our first year of beekeeping. We recently processed a couple of frames for their honey and wax, and I was surprised at how much honey we harvested. We got nearly a quart of honey from just one frame! The beeswax, however, was another story. The bees are... 

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: August 28th – 30th

Weekend Top 10: August 28th – 30th

Bike around Safetyville’s miniature town at the last FAMILY BIKE NIGHT of the summer. Friday FREE Race solar cars and create art with solar-etching at World of Wonder Science Museum’s SOLAR DAY. Saturday Engineer your own BALLOON ROCKET and race it at the Discovery Science & Space Museum. Saturday- Sunday Enjoy the reading of...

Banana Moments
Back-to-School: How to identify and talk about new digital hangouts

Aug 24, 2015
Back-to-School: How to identify and talk about new digital hangouts

Back-to-school is a time of new experiences and new peer groups, on and off-line. Kids will be exposed to new apps and on-line hangouts, where there is always the risk of bad actors taking advantage of vulnerable youth. And banning kids from mobile connectivity and social media is not going to keep them safe,...

Banana Moments
How to gather cyber-safety intelligence from your child

Aug 24, 2015
How to gather cyber-safety intelligence from your child

As the guardian and teacher of personal security, one of the most important things a parent can do with tech-savvy kids is establish and maintain open communication. This is a lot easier said than done for two main reasons: 1) cyber communications makes it easy to keep secrets that harbor risk, and 2) the...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Aromatherapy 101- The Basics

Aromatherapy 101- The Basics

Hybrid Rasta Mama

With the proliferation of essential oil companies, and especially MLM companies, aromatherapy has become a booming business these days. As a natural health care practitioner, I am excited to see this effective, natural modality becoming so popular. However, there is a down side as well. With so many people selling,...

Banana Moments
What every parent needs to know about privacy & streaming music on-line

Aug 22, 2015
What every parent needs to know about privacy & streaming music on-line

The backlash to Spotify’s recent policy change was immediate as users objected to the company’s intent to pursue personal data in the devices and social media apps (friend contacts, and conversations, etc.). Even though the policy may require getting the user’s permission, there is a perceived trust issue.

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: August 22nd – 23rd

Weekend Top 10: August 22nd – 23rd

See a variety of dancing, live music and art, then check out the petting zoo at the annual MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL in Elk Grove. Saturday FREE Build Thor’s Chariot at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Bounce to the music and underneath cosmic lighting at BounceU’s COSMIC OPEN BOUNCE. Saturday, Sunday Get some exercise...

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