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Easy and Healthy Beef Stew

Jan 24, 2012

Big thanks to my fitness guru Sandra Augustin at Fitness Rehab in Midtown Sacramento. I'm always looking for healthy and easy recipes. This one is from Sandra!

renegade mothering
Are you ready for parenthood? A helpful checklist just for you

  So occasionally I come across some little quiz or whatever “helping” people determine if they’re ready to become a parent. This is, of course, fucking ridiculous, because there is no possible way anybody could ever be “ready” for the train wreck that is New Parenthood. You can’t prepare for that shit. (Neither the...

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Momservations
Don’t Bother Knocking, I Won’t Come Out

Jan 24, 2012
Don’t Bother Knocking, I Won’t Come Out

Not a big fan of January. Try back again in February when I have a better attitude.

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in these small moments
Recipe: Tagliatelle with chicken and the perfect pairing

Recipe: Tagliatelle with chicken and the perfect pairing

Before Craig and I were married and had children, we used to have this thing called free time. And during that free time, we used to watch this thing called television. One afternoon, several hours into a Food Network marathon, Nigella Lawson prepared a dish that made us both drool. We tweaked the recipe a...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Five favorite things to do on a rainy day

Five favorite things to do on a rainy day

Whether you have little ones with cabin fever or your older kids need to get out after school, finding places to go on a rainy day can sometimes be tricky.  Here are my kids’ favorite things to do when I tell them we are done jumping in the puddles! 1.  Storytimes 2.  Library Events 3.  Indoor Playgrounds,...

in these small moments
Regrouping

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. –Alexander Pope In this moment, I’m thinking Pope was onto something. We have just completed another failed Clomid/IUI cycle. Our final cycle, actually. Our doctor thinks we’ve reached the end of the road with the Clomid. So, while we regroup and figure...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Is it ever okay to spank your child?

Is it ever okay to spank your child?

This was a question posed to me by a mom in clinic recently. She had her hands full with a very active and independent toddler (aren’t they all?) and was wondering how I felt about spanking. I won’t beat around the bush here…my answer was, and is, a resounding No. Not ever. Not even...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Let’s talk about young children, classes and socialization

The big day has finally arrived! Please help me welcome Donna Simmons to my blog. In case you missed my big announcement, head over to Donna Simmons – Waldorf Inspired Parenting and Education Extraordinaire – Live on This Blog January 23rd – 28th...

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MyCup2Yours
Five Ways to Get Your Kids Exercising

Jan 23, 2012

Welcome to Mom-Monday. I’m glad you’re here! Today, we’re talking about exercise and how to get our kids in on the action. I’m sharing an article I wrote a while ago for a... Visit my blog at http://www.gennyheikka.com to read ...

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renegade mothering
What I learned this week…silly putty, teeth, rain.

What I learned this week…silly putty, teeth, rain.

  A few days ago I was changing the sheets on my bed (which I do every six months whether they need it or not!) and I noticed the blanket stuck to the flannel sheet. Like REALLY STUCK. Now don’t get all dirty on me…you aren’t, are you? Okay good. So as I pull...

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