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Labor Day Weekend Top 10

Labor Day Weekend Top 10

Fri, August 31st - Mon, Sept 3rd 1. Take a wagon ride and see a gunfight in the Old Sac streets during GOLD RUSH DAYS. Fri-Mon 2. Watch THE WIZARD OF OZ, craft and play at Fairytale Town. Fri 3. Play games, sing, and ride at Funderland’s BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA. Sat 4. Be inspired by art and...

Eduskeptic
School lunch: yours or theirs?

Aug 30, 2012
School lunch: yours or theirs?

A busy place in any school, the cafeteria bursts into full chaos at lunch time. A few hundred children cycle through in an hour or so, and then things quiet down. At the high school level, it takes a bit longer. The teenagers in high school are bigger, more hungry, and there’s more of...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Back to School Extravaganza

Back to School Extravaganza

Whether your kids have already hit the books or are just about to, Funderland’s exciting event this Saturday is a fabulous way to make going BACK TO SCHOOL fun! Their Back to School Extravaganza is September 1st from 10am until 6pm and not only will it be a blast but it’s an opportunity to help...

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From Dates to Diapers
“The best pizza ever!”

“The best pizza ever!”

We all agree that the sourdough pizza we made tonight, inspired by my grandfather’s famous recipe, is the best pizza ever. You will want to bookmark this page because any time you are craving pizza, you will want this pizza! Poppy Joe’s Sourdough Pizza First, coat both sides of sourdough bread slices in olive...

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Robert's Sister
Finding forgiveness and a way to help

Finding forgiveness and a way to help

This year I have had the honor to edit the stories of caregivers to create a series of books for Caregiving.com.  The books are a fundraising project for the CareGifters program which sends $500 to a caregiver in need as often as possible.Many,...

Dr. Melissa Arca
Lost in the parent shuffle

Lost in the parent shuffle

As I walk into the exam room, she’s already on the exam table. All 18 pounds of her. She’s grabbing her toes and has a wide smile on her face. Her mother and I exchange greetings and we begin discussing her growth and development. I shine the otoscope light for her to see. First...

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Momservations
No Tag Backs

Aug 28, 2012
No Tag Backs

A day at the ballpark proves that big kids are way more fun than babies.

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Exploring the WPA Rock Garden

Exploring the WPA Rock Garden

So we all know that William Land Park is Sacramento’s hot spot for families with the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, a duck pond, playground, play pool, and picnic areas galore. But…did you know that there is a HIDDEN TREASURE as well? The WPA Rock Garden sits undiscovered by most visitors. Right next...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Yes, parents have a favorite child – it’s how you treat them

Yes, parents have a favorite child – it’s how you treat them

Welcome to the Taboo Carnival. Our topic this summer is PLAYING FAVORITES! This post was written for inclusion in the quarterly Taboo Carnival hosted by Momma Jorje and Hybrid Rasta Mama. This month our participants reflect on favoritism in relationshi...

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renegade mothering
Scared Abstinent

Scared Abstinent

  I’ve been told that many programs exist to educate young women on the perils of early motherhood. You know, avoid teen pregnancy and such. I’ve only heard of this sex education because I went to a Catholic girls’ school. We don’t talk about those things there. Plus, none of us were going to...

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