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Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

May 4, 2015
Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

When it comes to raising kids with mobile connectivity in the home, consider that where you pay attention is where your heart is. So how much of your attention does your child receive?

renegade mothering
Hey teenage girls: You are not the worst

Hey teenage girls: You are not the worst

Recently I read (yet another) thread on Facebook that went like this: Main post: “Teenage boys are so hard.” Comments in thread: “You should be glad you don’t have GIRLS.” At least you don’t have GIRLS. OMG TEENAGE GIRLS. They are THE WORST. Insane, emotional, slutty little things. Mean. Irrational. I’m paraphrasing, but you...

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KimberlyMichelle
#kidart : fairy houses

#kidart : fairy houses

Sometimes you head to the craft store with a mission, and other times you discover the best projects while you’re wandering through the store in search of something else.    For this project, it was the latter. We were in search of eyelash yarn (for another project), when we came  across these tiny houses. ...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Savory Coconut Breakfast Muffins

May 4, 2015

Hybrid Rasta Mama

When I think of breakfast muffins, I think of sweet, flaky, sweet, and fruit filled sweet cupcake like treats. Did I mention sweet? But who needs that? I need substance. I need good fats. I need something that’ll keep me satiated for hours. Not sugar highs, weight gain, grains or...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Keeping Bees in the City: The Swarm

Keeping Bees in the City: The Swarm

Read about my first 30 days with backyard bees here. A few weeks ago, we woke up bright and early to work in the backyard. Hubby looked out the back window and exclaimed, “What the heck are the bees doing?!?” There was a huge cloud of bees flying around the... 

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: May 2nd – 3rd

Weekend Top 10: May 2nd – 3rd

See Puppet Art Theater‘s zany version of THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF at Fairytale Town. Saturday Enjoy a reading of What Do You Do With An Idea? at Barnes & Noble STORYTIME. Saturday FREE Learn about Folsom’s history through activities at different sites during HERITAGE LOLLAPALOOZA. Saturday Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame for...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Sound of Music!

Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Sound of Music!

The 24th Street Theatre will be alive with the sound of Young Actor’s Stage’s experienced and talented youth from Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 23! Did you know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music? So it’s an extra fun time to see the final collaboration between Rodgers...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Peaceful Parents = Happy Siblings

May 1, 2015

Hybrid Rasta Mama

I am an only child. My parents are only children. My daughter is an only child. To say I am baffled by the family dynamics when there is more than one child is an understatement. My daughter’s friends all have siblings so I do get a chance to watch the...

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From Dates to Diapers
The Shea Moisture Baby Collection Helps Keep Skin Healthy

The Shea Moisture Baby Collection Helps Keep Skin Healthy

As some of you may know, I have been trying to replace all of our bath and shower products with those that are full of stuff that is actually good for you, as opposed to those that are full of toxins. Well, thanks to the Walmart Moms program, I was able to try a...

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KimberlyMichelle
#birthdayfest2015 : NUTRI Ninja Auto-IQ Blender

#birthdayfest2015 : NUTRI Ninja Auto-IQ Blender

I got Mr. M a Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Blender for Valentine’s Day this year. And while a replacement kitchen appliance might not seem like a lovey-dovey type of gift, this one was coming from a place of pure love. You see, Mr. M had started a habit of meal replacement smoothies over a year...

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