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Margarita Day, Happy Hours, and Photo Shoots

Margarita Day, Happy Hours, and Photo Shoots

I say this a lot, but the last few weeks have been so busy I haven't had much free time ... which means no blog updates. I've enjoyed lots of meals out, including a few at Siena at The Meritage in Napa, celebrated National Margarita Day at Chevy's in s...

Momservations
The Laundress is OUT

Mar 17, 2015
The Laundress is OUT

Why I refuse to make my life easier.

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Banana Moments
How texting cripples the parent-child trust bond & what to do about it

Mar 16, 2015
How texting cripples the parent-child trust bond & what to do about it

Instinctively we know that growing up in a digital world, interacting with devices and apps can interfere with bonding and socialization. And yet the temptation is great to rely upon the device to sooth and occupy fussy children, or avoid discomfort of dealing with boredom, conflict or disagreement. The reality is devices do not...

From Dates to Diapers
LUVS Super Absorbent Diapers {Review}

LUVS Super Absorbent Diapers {Review}

I was very particular about the diapers I used with each of my babies, but it differed with each one. Julia was my LUVS baby, and boy how I wish their Super Absorbent diapers were available to us then! They are up to 15% more absorbent than regular LUVS, have a contoured shape for a great fit, and...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
20 People Foods that are Healthy for Your Dog

Mar 16, 2015

Hybrid Rasta Mama

We hear that “people food” isn’t healthy for our dogs. It’s true that it’s best to be cautious. Some foods can be downright dangerous for the canine variety. But some are just fine–even beneficial–for your dog and can support your pooch’s health. The following suggestions are not meant to replace...

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From Dates to Diapers
Easter Candy Baskets {DIY}

Easter Candy Baskets {DIY}

I have always been a sucker for sweets, especially sour gummies. They are my downfall, I must admit. In spite of trying hard not to have too many sweets in the house, I figured it IS Easter. And what makes a better basket than the goodies themselves? So, Julia and I set out to...

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Banana Moments
Parents confusing love and praise in the social network

Mar 15, 2015
Parents confusing love and praise in the social network

Source: www.atomicdc.com

Source: www.atomicdc.com

2015 February monthly Round Up

A recent MSN report featured a newly released study about how parents who tell their children that they are more special than other children demonstrate narcissistic tendencies, whereas children whose parents expressed how much they are loved by the parent developed high...

renegade mothering
I’m supposed to be at an ashram. 

I’m supposed to be at an ashram. 

I’m supposed to be at an ashram in the Sierra Nevada foothills, meditating and doing yoga with a bunch of blissed-out white people, but I’m not. But we’ll get to that in a moment. The place was fucking beautiful. Green grass, ponds, flowers, stone walkways. Giant weeping willows, hammocks, sprawling oaks. The cabins were...

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Robert's Sister
Book Review: I Feel So Unnecessary, Adventures in Caregiving From a Granddaughter’s Perspective by Lisa DuVal

Book Review: I Feel So Unnecessary, Adventures in Caregiving From a Granddaughter’s Perspective by Lisa DuVal

I have been looking forward to reading I Feel So Unnecessary, Adventures in Caregiving From a Granddaughter’s Perspective for quite some time.  Lisa DuVal is a fellow caregiver and blogger and has a sense of humor that can always bring a smile to my face.
48 Pages
A Caregiver's Story

Lisa offered...

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From Dates to Diapers
Easy Easter Pudding Cups

Easy Easter Pudding Cups

My kids have always loved to play with me in the kitchen. With Easter coming up, I decided to let them help me create a special treat. They like to call them “dirt cups”, after a dessert served at their favorite restaurant, because that is exactly what they look like! They all helped me shop...

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