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Time for Schoola

If you asked me to draw a perfect circle, without even lifting the pencil, I can already tell you that it would come out looking more like a square. If you gave me a mound of clay and asked me to shape it into a mug, I can assure you it would be lopsided and...

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From Dates to Diapers
Back to School Events You Don’t Want to Miss

I just got off the phone with the head honchos at Walmart – John Forrest, Phillip Oaks (who leads back-to-college for Walmart.com), and Stephanie Reibling (she’s the vice president, merchandising for home management at Walmart U.S.) They had some great news about how Walmart is bringing us some great savings this Back to School season. As Stephanie said, just moments ago,...

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From Dates to Diapers
Save More with Savings Catcher

Save More with Savings Catcher

I’ve been shopping at Walmart and telling y’all all about it for quite some time. Not much has excited me more than the latest news – You can now be certain you are spending as little as possible with as little work as possible! No more scouring circulars from each store in town to...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Paradise in Plain Sight: 10 Lessons from a Zen Garden

Jul 30, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama Remember when I reviewed the awesome Misadventures in Parenting book a short time ago? The same lovely publishing house (New World Library) asked if I was interested in reviewing Paradise In Plain Sight (affiliate link), the newest bo...

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Summer Vacation Traditions To Start Right Now

Jul 29, 2014
Summer Vacation Traditions To Start Right Now

Since I’m a school teacher, my family anticipates summer vacation in a big way.  As a mom to two teens, some of our summer vacation traditions have changed over the years to adapt to growing bodies and new interests. And as one child prepares for college and another for high school, it seems like family...

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Brown Thumb Mama
10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens

Jul 29, 2014
10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens

Image credit It’s become quite chic to have chickens in your city backyard. There are clubs, activist groups (some places forbid livestock within city limits), and all sorts of discussions online. Several people have asked me if I would like to keep chickens, and to their surprise, I always answer... 

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The Sac Rag
Gold Rush Days not worth it without the dirt?

Jul 28, 2014
Gold Rush Days not worth it without the dirt?

“Because of the drought” is becoming the new“because of the budget.” Today came the news that Gold Rush Days are being cancelled due to the drought. Specifically because of the 3000 gallons of water used daily to dampen the dust … Continue reading

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How to explain monitoring your child’s texting and social media as love language

Jul 28, 2014
How to explain monitoring your child’s texting and social media as love language

When parents accept that they have legitimate authority for providing protective cover for their children, which is not the same thing as controlling them, then it is possible to express your passion for the child’s God-given liberty to think for himself. And because we are not in control of our child, rather the child...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
7 Incredible Ways One Unlikely Vegetable (The Parsnip) Can Give You A Health Boost

Jul 28, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Welcome to the Foods That Heal series! Take a monthly journey with me as I spotlight one healing food item that is easy to find and affordable. This month we focus on…. The Parsnip I am always a little surprised by the number of people who are unaware of this...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
The Crazy Life

The Crazy Life

In the last few months I'm not sure if I have spent more than four days in a row at my house .... and I'm not complaining at all. I've spent a lot of time in Napa, been to the Bradley Lodge a few times and over the last few days I was in...

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