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Guest Post – A Circumcision Decision

Guest Post – A Circumcision Decision

While I have not really discussed circumcision on my blog, please know that I am in support of leaving male children intact. Bottom line - I wouldn't want someone else making the decision to alter my genitals. Why should I make that decision for som...

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Robert's Sister
You Said What to a Caregiver?

Sometimes I am amazed by the things people say.I have to believe they mean well.  I want to believe what they were thinking was much nicer than what came out of their mouths.Or maybe they just didn’t realize they said these things out loud. In c...

From Dates to Diapers
A mom who’s tired of special interests ruining California

A mom who’s tired of special  interests ruining California

I tend to stay away from political topics here at From Dates to Diapers. But, as you all know I am a mom of seven, four children of whom are in a public charter school here in California. I’m disgusted with how special interest groups like the teachers’ union always put our children last,...

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The Blue Muse
Tick, tock. All these questions about my biological clock.

Tick, tock. All these questions about my biological clock.

I probably could have jumped on the McKayla is not Impressedbandwagon, but I couldn't pass up Wonder Woman. Photocredit.Bewildered, I sorted through the soft yards of fabric in the brown paper grocery sack. Did my mother-in-law really just give me Mr. ...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Too busy to play? We need down time

Too busy to play? We need down time

My daughter just started kindergarten today (her first of two or her only, read more about that struggle here) and with that incredible milestone (don’t even get me started, she’s my baby…my last…ugh) our back-to-school shuffle begins. Big Brother has one more week to go and he’s milking these last few days of summer...

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Momservations
The Terrible Twos Never Looked So Good

Aug 14, 2012
The Terrible Twos Never Looked So Good

The anxiety of having two preteens in middle school puts the wearisome toddler years in a whole new perspective.

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Our Favorite Places to Play Indoors

Our Favorite Places to Play Indoors

Due to the extreme heat and smoke in the air this week, I am re-posting the Indoor Play Series to give you some ideas for keeping the kiddos active while staying cool! #1 - Indoor Playgrounds, Trampolines, and Inflatables I’ve rounded up the very best places to “get physical” INDOORS and all the important...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
10 things to teach my daughter about shopping at the farmer’s market

10 things to teach my daughter about shopping at the farmer’s market

Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer's MarketsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about something...

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From Dates to Diapers
This Busy Mom :: Staying Healthy and Fit

This Busy Mom :: Staying Healthy and Fit

As a busy mom it’s easy to put myself last. I’m sure you can relate… Changing diapers, feeding kids, folding laundry, and soccer practice will always come before exercise, eating well throughout the day, and drinking plenty of water. I suppose if I can keep the kids activities straight, I will be able to...

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Mr. Andrew Bradley
Circus Vargas and the Napa Life

Circus Vargas and the Napa Life

After reading Water for Elephants last year I was inspired to see a circus one day soon, when Circus Vargas came to town I had my opportunity. Although they don't have animals, the acrobatics and other acts were all spectacular and brought smiles to ev...

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