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When is your child ready for a smart phone?

Apr 13, 2015
When is your child ready for a smart phone?

...To navigate around the power and control issues, develop a paradigm of being in charge of your own world (heart and mind) through learning how to use the smart phone as a communication tool that must be used purposefully, or you become the “tool” who is easily duped. Creating a sense of purpose around...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Strawberry & Blueberry Butter Candy – A Kid Approved Treat

Apr 13, 2015

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Butter Candies … yes, I said butter. It’s about time that the mainstream media is finally acknowledging that butter is healthy + good for you. Yay! In fact, saturated fats like butter are essential for our bodies. Yes indeed, butter is a nutrient-dense superfood. It’s full of fat-soluble vitamins like...

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Robert's Sister
The Housing Market through a Caregiver’s Lens

The Housing Market through a Caregiver’s Lens

Searching for a one story house has proven to be fun, frustrating, disappointing, exciting, exhilarating and exhausting. 

It has also proved to be quite enlightening.

As a caregiver, I tend to see caregiving and caregiving issues everywhere.  Kind of like when a person buys a red sports car and all of...

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Banana Moments
Why banning books and people from your teen’s life does not make them more secure

Apr 10, 2015
Why banning books and people from your teen’s life does not make them more secure

Banning books is an irrational act based off of fear. Likewise, “banning” certain kids from your child’s life is fear-based restriction. The other day I learned that several of one of my favorite author’s novels was on the “banned list” for quite a few years. Now, Hemingway is a well known author who is...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Toxic Mold Resources

Apr 10, 2015

Hybrid Rasta Mama My toxic mold journey has been dominated by research. Lots and lots and lots of research. I feel like all I do is read and analyze and ask questions. Honestly, it never ends. However, through my travels, I have been able to weed out t...

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MyCup2Yours
Finding Your Dreams in His Story

Apr 10, 2015
Finding Your Dreams in His Story

Life is a story and each day is a new page, and even though that sounds totally cliché, the ironic thing is, when we stop trying to figure it all out—when we shift from pursuing our dreams for our own agenda to being available for God to use to reach out to others, we start to...

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Robert's Sister
Defining Success

Defining Success

How do you define success?

I thought it was about winning – getting what I wanted.  Achieving the sought-after goal! Anything less meant there was a problem: my effort wasn’t good enough. 
The perfect piece of art for the perfect house -
wherever that may be

I wasn’t good enough.

Of course...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: April 11th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: April 11th – 12th

Build a See-It-Grow planter at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Sing along with Music Matt, learn something new and get your face painted at Sacramento Parent’s 7th Annual BABIES & BUMPS. Saturday FREE (additional info here) Bounce, play games and watch a talent show at the annual MEGA FAMILY EXPO. Saturday FREE...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: April 11th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: April 11th – 12th

Build a See-It-Grow planter at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Sing along with Music Matt, learn something new and get your face painted at Sacramento Parent’s 7th Annual BABIES & BUMPS. Saturday FREE (additional info here) Bounce, play games and watch a talent show at the annual MEGA FAMILY EXPO. Saturday FREE...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is offering a FREE Toddler Time again this Spring! This is such a fantastic outing for little ones since it combines stories, music, crafts, and nature. There will even be fish feeding and the fish food is provided. Toddler Time is Mondays & Tuesdays through mid-June, from 10:30 – 11:00am. Each...

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