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The top 3 things parents can do to shield their child from cyberbullying

Mar 31, 2014
The top 3 things parents can do to shield their child from cyberbullying

Bullying is learned behavior. Children do as we do, and so I have learned that if our own personal strategy is to use intimidation and anger in response to bad customer service or in reaction to the things that family members do that are annoying or disruptive, we in turn are disturbing the...

Slide Show and Ice Cream
What She Really Means Is…

What She Really Means Is…

I went to a women’s retreat in Lake Tahoe this past weekend. While I was there I thought of many special women in my life, past and present, but one woman in particular rose to my consciousness. Then she actually spoke out, right through my own vocal chords and mouth. “Would you like to...

renegade mothering
This week…just in the knick of time…she was saved by salt air and fog.

This week…just in the knick of time…she was saved by salt air and fog.

(First of all, it was last week, but whatevs.) After a super handy internet helper diagnosed me with chronic depression based on the last blog post I wrote, I figured it was time to make some changes. I jest. That’s the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard. First of all, EINSTEIN. You can’t diagnose...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
I Buy Underwear Instead Of Washing (Guest Post)

Mar 31, 2014

I Buy Underwear Instead Of Washing Yes…it is true. And I’m not going to be ashamed ANY MORE! When I was overwhelmed & my to-do list was beating me, I stopped in Wal-Mart to buy some undies instead of washing. Call me frivolous, wasteful or a bad mom. That’s ok. You can call me...

Robert's Sister
Caregiving.com Virtual Care Conference

I am really excited to share the first Caregiving.com Virtual Care Conference! Denise Brown lined up several presenters covering all sorts of situations caregivers face and topics of interest to caregivers.  I am honored to be a part of what I hope is the first annual conference! 

Richard (my husband and creator of...

Brown Thumb Mama
Vegetables and Fruits Kids Love to Grow (and Eat!)

Mar 29, 2014
Vegetables and Fruits Kids Love to Grow (and Eat!)

Since I spend a lot of time in the garden, the kids do too. They enjoy playing in the dirt, planting seeds, and petting Neighbor Kitty when he stops by. They also enjoy eating what they’ve planted and will wander through the garden grazing on this and that. I don’t use chemicals, so I...

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My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
Remembering Luanne the Face Painter

Remembering Luanne the Face Painter

Today I was remembering a Funderland outing with our friends the Linkers.  Their grandaughter Keira loves to have her face painted and she was a regular customer there.  Luanne was the very sweet women who painted the faces of many children a...

KimberlyMichelle
#DisneySide Giveaway

#DisneySide Giveaway

Since the soggy and windy day washed away a lot of elements to our celebration, it also didn’t allow everyone to fully share their #DisneySide (or in our case… their #RunDisneySide) which I was pretty sad about. So I’ve decided to extend the magic here instead and give away some lovely prizes as well!...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Guest Post: Meet the Demons of Self-Hatred and Trade Them for the Angels of Self-Appreciation

Mar 28, 2014

Please join me in welcoming back Amy of Presence Parenting and Force Free Parenting. She shared an awareness opening, mind-blowing post a few weeks ago that literally had me reading it over and over again. If you have not already read ‘Excavate the Demons of Self Hatred,” I implore you to do so. Then...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: March 29th – 30th

Weekend Top 10: March 29th – 30th

Sing along at the MISTER COOPER CONCERT and then stay and play in Busy Kidz’ miniature town. Saturday Enjoy outdoor activities and arts & crafts when the WOW BUS pulls up to Miller Park. Saturday FREE Learn how to roll around the rink with confidence at Foothill Skate Inn’s SKATE LESSON. Saturday Play around...