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Tips to educate kids about your faith in a hyper-connected world

Jul 20, 2015
Tips to educate kids about your faith in a hyper-connected world

The biggest challenge for parenting today is that the technology can become a huge distraction, and the children are at risk of having their cyber-powered peer communities becoming a single point of reference for life. Nevertheless parents are the primary teachers for life, and formation of faith is first learned at home. So...

Banana Moments
Reddit’s internet rules to live by at home too

Jul 19, 2015
Reddit’s internet rules to live by at home too

Last week I came across a feature about Reddit’s co-founder, Steve Huffman, returning to the social media news site to clean up the content. The interim CEO was quoted as saying that the “trolls were winning”, and much of the content was becoming vulgar and hostile and interaction was degrading – making the environment...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Napa Art Walk, CA State Fair, Soccer, and Ice Cream

Napa Art Walk, CA State Fair, Soccer, and Ice Cream

In two weeks I've been to the California State Fair three times, been to four soccer games, headed to Wine Country a few times, and, of course, enjoyed some fabulous food and wine along the way.In Napa I've been enjoying some of the items from Crush Ul...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Natural Pet Products that Give Back

Jul 19, 2015
Natural Pet Products that Give Back

Hybrid Rasta Mama

As a professional pet sitter and blogger, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to try some amazing pet products. I make it a point to support brands that are natural and healthy, and it’s even better if those companies give back to animal causes. There are quite a few awesome...

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Brown Thumb Mama
15 Signs That You’re a Crazy Canner

Jul 17, 2015
15 Signs That You’re a Crazy Canner

Sure, it all starts innocently enough. You have a bumper crop of strawberries and figure it can’t be too hard to make some strawberry jam. (FYI: strawberry jam is a gateway drug.) Then–before you know it–you’re canning salsa and making pickles. And dreaming of a pressure canner. Oh, and an... 

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Do You Know The Difference Between “Regular Probiotics” and VSL#3 Probiotics?

Jul 17, 2015
Do You Know The Difference Between “Regular Probiotics” and VSL#3 Probiotics?

Hybrid Rasta Mama

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a medical food and must be used under medical supervision. It’s no secret that I fought a long 20 month battle with Ulcerative Colitis. That near two year period of...

renegade mothering
To you, and the woman who would have been 95

I don’t have many regrets in my life. Not because I haven’t made mistakes. Lord knows that ain’t the case. When I got sober there were memories so dark I spent the first year of recovery shaking my head occasionally – literally, physically – in attempt to rid the thoughts from my brain. As...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: July 17th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: July 17th – 19th

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories around the CAMPFIRE at Maidu Museum’s outdoor amphitheatre. Friday Go on rides, visit the animals and try fun treats at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. Daily Bounce, play games and enjoy live music at Growing Brilliant’s KIDS FESTIVAL in Rocklin. Saturday FREE Cool off at a SPRAYGROUND, AQUATIC...

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Close Call at the CA State Fair

Jul 15, 2015

A fun day at the fair is nearly derailed by a poor decision.

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Is Coconut Oil In A Tube For You?

Jul 15, 2015
Is Coconut Oil In A Tube For You?

Hybrid Rasta Mama

True story. Central Arizona is hot and dry. Crazy hot, especially now that we are full on into summer. When we moved here, my skin had a rather lengthy adjustment period. It was very dry, my skin was flakey, and no matter how much coconut oil or cocoa/shea butter based...

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