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On forming a united front in the family

Sep 24, 2016
On forming a united front in the family

Learning how to love and be loved is like archery lessons that teach us how to cast out fear: aim for the bulls-eye, where the love of God rests and there is peace. Hopefully we are all learning how to become better versions of ourselves, holding one accountable with a mercy and a heart...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: September 24th – 25th

Weekend Top 10: September 24th – 25th

Listen to children’s book authors and illustrators read on the Mother Goose Stage at the SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL. Saturday – Sunday FREE Dress as your favorite character and ice skate at Skatetown’s ROYAL BALL. Friday Be amazed by death-defying stunts at CIRCUS VARGAS. Friday – Sunday See the classic story of CHARLOTTE’S WEB...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Fall Fun Guide 2016

Fall Fun Guide 2016

We love Fall in Sacramento! Temperatures cool down enough to enjoy the outdoors, sweaters come out of the closet, pumpkin-flavored treats start to pop up everywhere and there are plenty of special events in the pipeline. Our round-up of the best things to do in Sacramento this season will keep your family busy through...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Our Memories by Michelle Family Photo Session

Our Memories by Michelle Family Photo Session

Moms, imagine this – As you’re leaving a family photo session, your husband and kids exclaim, “Wow, that was actually fun!” Sound impossible? I’m here to tell you it’s not. THIS happened! My family experienced a Playful Lifestyle session with Michelle McDaid of Memories by Michelle. We met by the American River in Fair...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Circus Vargas Giveaway

Circus Vargas Giveaway

A world of wonder and awe await you under the big top at Circus Vargas! Circus Vargas returns with the world premiere of iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza! The first class production will illuminate and inspire the wonder and imagination of every child at heart. Boasting death-defying stunts, high-flying aerialists, awe-inspiring acrobats, and hilarious...

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renegade mothering
The good news is I made it to back-to-school night

The good news is I made it to back-to-school night

The good news is, I made it to back-to-school night. I am happy to report that after 14 years, 10 months as a mother, I have figured out how to read school calendars and not miss important events like “paper parades” – HEY BTDUBS WHY CAN’T WE USE THE INTERNET FOR ALL THAT PAPERWORK...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival Giveaway

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival Giveaway

This awesome event is FREE and I’m giving away a big PRIZE PACKAGE! Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 27. The festival features back-to-back readings and presentations from children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, and more! Admission is FREE...

Banana Moments
On what it means to succeed and be happy

Sep 16, 2016
On what it means to succeed and be happy

Children receive a lot of input about what it will take to succeed and be happy. How can we communicate the truth that will help them realize their own potential?

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: September 16th-18th

Weekend Top 10: September 16th-18th

Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the stars at Roseville’s FRIDAY FLICKS. Friday FREE Watch THE SHANGHAI ACROBATS perform a Dream Journey at the Harris Center in Folsom. Friday – Sunday Go on a cosmic voyage with the RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY Out of This World performers. Friday – Sunday See the...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2016

Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2016

It’s such a fun fall tradition to visit a pumpkin patch! We are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. Besides picking out a special pumpkin to take home, most of them have a variety of attractions such as hayrides, corn mazes and petting zoos that...

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