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A collision of first and lasts

A collision of first and lasts

My sweet Katie,
Tonight I plugged the drain of my bathtub, squirted in a healthy dose of bubble bath, turned the not-too-hot water on and lined your Polly Pockets up on the edge of the tub.
This was probably the millionth bath you’ve taken in your seven years.
It seems that so much of mothering is focused...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Free Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park

Free Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park

An international petting zoo, origami and piñata making are just a few of the new children’s activities at the 3rd annual Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park this Saturday, August 23rd! The festival will feature ethnic food, music, entertainment, fashion shows, artwork and activities for children. Its two stages will feature more than...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Natural Toothpaste and Unique Teeth Cleaning Recipes

Aug 21, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Welcome to my monthly series…Herbs and Children! I have been learning so much about herbs and how to treat a variety of illnesses, infections, skin conditions, emotions, and other issues in children. While I am far from an expert, I do feel as though I have a lot of great...

Robert's Sister
#mycare Contest Winners!

#mycare Contest Winners!

What a fun week! 

After my realization that I was self-care deprived, Denise Brown of CareGiving.comand I launched this self-care challenge:

Take care of yourself, take a picture of it, post it on social media using #mycare for a chance to win a prize! The prizes of an “I Care” t-shirt and a...

KimberlyMichelle
a farmer and her dog

a farmer and her dog

A few weeks ago, Farmer L got impatient with her sprouts in the garden and decided to pull up her first carrot of the season. She proudly came in the house and showed it off to everyone and agreed to a photo-op with her crop. It was then quickly hijacked by Lincoln, the epic...

KimberlyMichelle
abridged and illustrated book bargains for kids

abridged and illustrated book bargains for kids

A couple months ago, Mr. M purchased “Treasure Island” for Miss L’s library. It was our family’s first attempt at reading some of these abridged & illustrated classics, and she ate up the story day after day like a sponge! She loved hearing what Jim was up to next and what was happening with...

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Momservations
A Very Special Birthday Shoutout

Aug 19, 2014
A Very Special Birthday Shoutout

A note to the person who taught me if you show someone you love them today you have no regrets tomorrow

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Banana Moments
Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

Aug 18, 2014
Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

The tap and click tablet, internet-enabled world conditions us for instant gratification. How many of us become impatient when an application takes too long to process a command? Yep. Thirty seconds can feel like an eternity. In the cyber social realm impulsivity, a lack of patience, can lead to aggressiveness and a bully climate...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Natural Living with Backyard Chickens

Aug 18, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Chickens aren’t just for farmers any more. As pet chickens increase in popularity, especially for people interested in living naturally, they are now commonly living in suburban and urban areas. Is this migration okay for chickens? Must they live in the country, or is this urban sprawl a good thing?...

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From Dates to Diapers
illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask {Review}

illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask {Review}

Last week I told you about my daily skin care routine and how I tried a new device that I believe caused my skin to detox, thus breaking out a bit. Well, now that my skin has cleared, I only have good things to say about the illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask. The illuMask is available...

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