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Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

Aug 26, 2014
Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

This talk explores ways to have a meaningful conversation with your child about sexual exploitation, and in particular as it relates to internet porn and sexting.

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Stewed Jamaican Chicken and Cabbage

Aug 26, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama You all know that I loooooove me some Jamaican cooking! It thought it was high time I share one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken. I learned this method after visiting Jamaica and it is hands down the best stewed chicken I have e...

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Banana Moments
Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Aug 25, 2014
Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Parental control apps have limited value, and must always be used in context of the bigger lesson about making good decisions and establishing good habits. If your child is using her device and ignoring you, and you choose to use Ignore Me No More, create a more robust context about making good choices.

Brown Thumb Mama
6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

Aug 24, 2014
6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

For most of us, the teenage years were filled with all kinds of angst…not the least of which was caused by a bad breakout right before a dance, school pictures, or the like. While I didn’t have acne as bad as many of my friends did, it sure was a... 

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From Dates to Diapers
Get The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Walmart and Enter the #BeAHeroContest

Get The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Walmart and Enter the #BeAHeroContest

Some of my older kiddos saw The Amazing Spiderman 2 when it was playing in theaters. I, on the other hand, couldn’t get past the fact that someone other than Toby McGuire was playing Peter Parker. In fact, I don’t think I even saw the first of the new series. But, I have to...

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renegade mothering
I thought age 4 would be better. I was wrong.

I thought age 4 would be better. I was wrong.

Georgia, age 4 (as of August 5), pretty much sees me in two ways: I need to be so close to you I’m literally sitting on your face; and I’m trying to figure out what exactly your purpose is here. We all know “terrible twos” was an invention by some prick who never had...

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From Dates to Diapers
AT&T GoPhone {Review}

AT&T GoPhone {Review}

Have I mentioned that I have three kiddos going in to middle school, 1 in to intermediate (I guess that’s a thing in large districts?), and 2 in to elementary this year? Yes, that’s six kiddos in three different schools. That’s a whole lot of kids in too many places at once for this...

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KimberlyMichelle
growing pumpkins

growing pumpkins

At the end of June, Miss L went on an expedition to plant pumpkins thanks to Raley’s and their Farmer for a Day event at Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. When we arrived, there was a tractor with a hay bale trailer waiting to take us out to the pumpkin patch. You know what...

Talking a Little Less Trash
Make Less Trash This School Year

Make Less Trash This School Year

New pens, new pencils, new folders, new backpacks, new clothes... the list goes on and on.  While the beginning of school is a time when people tend to buy a bunch of new things, it is also a great time to outfit your kids and yourself for lunch t...

mamawolfe
Letter to My College Bound Daughter

Aug 22, 2014
Letter to My College Bound Daughter

Dear baby girl, You are done with what society has ‘required’ you to do. What’s left is what YOU require yourself to do. That can seem scary and daunting and utterly oblivious to you right now, and that’s precisely the way it should be, I think. I have a few words of advice that...

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