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Tips to regulate screen time with summer fun activities

Jun 22, 2015
Tips to regulate screen time with summer fun activities

One of the most important things the modern parent can do for their children’s cyber security is to give them quality attention. But the temptation is to yield to screen time because there is immediate gratification; the baby hushes right away and the older children are occupied for long periods of time. And summer...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: June 26th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: June 26th – 28th

Sing, play and get your face painted at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s $4 FRIDAY. Friday Celebrate Shakespeare’s classic fairy play and eat all the ice cream you want at Fairytale Town’s annual A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy. Saturday Build a Captain America Motorcycle at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday...

Brown Thumb Mama
7 Ways to Keep Cats out of Your Garden

Jun 21, 2015
7 Ways to Keep Cats out of Your Garden

Meet Neighbor Kitty. Isn’t he handsome? Over the years, he has “supervised” me on numerous garden projects, like planting asparagus and building a seed starting light. The only part I don’t like about sharing the garden with him is that he regards my raised beds as his own personal litterbox.... 

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mamawolfe
3 Awesome Reasons To Have A Selfie Free Summer

Jun 20, 2015

It was a perfect blue sky day. We hit the road early (by teenage terms), and just about 90 minutes later found ourselves in Pt. Reyes, ready for adventure. It had taken some cajoling to get both of them to agree to go hiking with me; these days, getting both kids alone, together, is...

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KimberlyMichelle
it’s finally time to go inside out

it’s finally time to go inside out

To say that our family has been waiting forever for INSIDE OUT to come out would be an understatement. We got our first preview of Inside Out at the D23 Expo in 2013 and we were all in stitches laughing at the dialogue/storyboard they shared with us. Since then, we’ve been crossing our fingers...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
The Danger Lurking Behind the Aromatic Smell of Scented Candles

Jun 19, 2015
The Danger Lurking Behind the Aromatic Smell of Scented Candles

Hybrid Rasta Mama

From department stores to specialty boutiques, scented candles are everywhere. In fact, chances are good that you have several in your own home, whether for use or decoration. That’s why the next statement may come as a big shock. Due to a number of toxins in candles, not only are...

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mamawolfe
It’s The Last Day of School – So Why Aren’t My Students Leaving?

Jun 18, 2015

It’s always a minimum day schedule on the last day of school, making it super hard to get anything done (yes, they want us to teach up until the last bell), as well as to have a moment to breathe, to be present, to process what is going on. The last day of school...

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renegade mothering
Tidy houses are not a thing so stop it

Tidy houses are not a thing so stop it

I have decided that anyone with kids who says their house is tidy and clean is lying. Their house is not clean. It’s a fucking disaster like mine. Don’t tell me I’m wrong. I’m not wrong. THEY ARE LYING. I don’t give a shit if they have photographic evidence on Instagram. You know they pushed...

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Best Father’s Day Gifts Not Wrapped in Bacon

Jun 16, 2015

Gifts that will help the man in your life relax and enjoy Father's Day.

KimberlyMichelle
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

My two favorite things to grow in my backyard as a kid were strawberries and sunflowers. I loved the sight of those gigantic yellow flowers and the added bonus of sun-dried treats inside! And there was nothing quite as joyful on a hot summer day than taking a dip in the pool and grabbing...

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