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10 fun thing to do with your kids in Sacramento this weekend

10 fun thing to do with your kids in Sacramento this weekend

Sat, July 7th - Sun, July 8th 1. Enjoy dances from around the world at Fairytale Town’s  INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION. Sat 2. Build a MOVING TRUCK at Home Depot’s Kids Workshop. Sat Free 3. Climb through a spider’s web and spin your own at Explorit’s SPIDER SPECTACULAR. Sat-Sun 4. Sing along at a FAMILY CONCERT in the Crocker...

Robert's Sister
Struggling with Social Security? You’re not alone – So are the employees

Let me start out by saying I am not a criminal. Well, except, there was that one time I got a speeding ticket (for those who have driven with me, I know how hard that is for you to believe).Then there were those teen years when I TP’d a few houses of...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Battling acne with coconut oil

Battling acne with coconut oil

The subject of acne is a rather complicated one. You see, most of us probably believe that acne is caused by an infected sebum gland under the skin. While this is not wrong, it is also not the entire story.Acne really begins in the gut. An imbalanced o...

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From Dates to Diapers
Big families: ‘How can you afford to have all those kids?’

Big families: ‘How can you afford to have all those kids?’

“How do you not go broke with all those kids?” Is that a question you hear often? My fellow moms of many and I have decided to tackle this very topic in the next installment of our series on big families. Why? Because WE hear this question almost daily! “How do you do it?”...

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renegade mothering
The most profound realization I made in my twenties

The most profound realization I made in my twenties

  So this is what my kids looked like yesterday, on the 4th of July: As you can see, they’re pretty festive. And yes, I approved of that. My mom brought all those flags and Mac’s mom provided the headbands, and my kids decorated themselves. And the bikes. And yes, I’ll admit it. I...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Fourth of July, Food and Running Shoes

Fourth of July, Food and Running Shoes

I started the holiday on the Third of July with Happy Hour at Crush 29 with my favorite Happy Hour companions. On the Fourth of July I headed out for a run (to run off the calories consumed at Happy Hour), did some work from home and then headed to a ...

Dr. Melissa Arca
On the evolution of summer and letting go of busy

On the evolution of summer and letting go of busy

I have to admit, the first couple weeks of Summer was rough. The kids were thrilled to be on “summer vacation” and were acting a little crazy. For us parents, there’s still work, schedules, and daily routines that keep everything running (somewhat) smoothly. We butted heads on pleas to stay up later, the kiddos...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Healing gemstones and crystals for kids

Healing gemstones and crystals for kids

Welcome to the July Mindful Mama Carnival: Mindfulness and NatureThis post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Carnival hosted by Becoming Crunchy and TouchstoneZ. This month our participants have shared their experiences of mindfulness and t...

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From Dates to Diapers
How To Challenge The Brain With Any Fun Summer Activity

Jul 5, 2012
How To Challenge The Brain With Any Fun Summer Activity

While it’s well known that keeping the brain challenged over the summer can prevent kids from experiencing a backward slide in their academics, not every summer activityscreams “learning opportunity!” But, it is possible to make even the simplest and non-educational activity into one that gets kids’ cognitive wheels turning over the summer break. The...

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Robert's Sister
Flexibility on the 4th

Our Fourth of July was a little different than usual but still fun.  As I always tell my kids: “go with the flow” (or “look for the silver lining,” or “turn lemons into lemonade”).Yeah, I’m as sick of my sappy platitudes as my kids a...

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