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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Getting Kids On Board With Probiotics

Jul 3, 2015
Getting Kids On Board With Probiotics

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Most of us are aware that Probiotics are somehow desirable. You see them advertised everywhere. Yogurt, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, and Endless shelves in the supplement section of many grocers. Even Walmart is selling “Probiotics”. But don’t be fooled. There is a big difference between real-food-based-probiotics and most of what is advertised...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Treating Insect Bites and Stings Naturally With Coconut Oil

Jul 1, 2015
Treating Insect Bites and Stings Naturally With Coconut Oil

Hybrid Rasta Mama

As the weather heats up, so do the number of bug bites and bee stings. No one enjoys getting nibbled on by our insect friends but for those times when you do find yourself dealing with the discomfort of a bite or sting, make sure you have some coconut oil...

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renegade mothering
When did we start trusting “experts” over our own eyeballs?

When did we start trusting “experts” over our own eyeballs?

A few weeks ago, in an uncharacteristic move because I hate pain, I engaged in a conversation on Facebook about sleep training. It was in response to an article basically saying how sleep training does not harm baby brains, or whatever, which I believe. Great cool whatever. But the thread degenerated (AS THREADS DO)...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
4th of July Roundup 2015

4th of July Roundup 2015

Looking for a Parade, Picnic, or Fireworks? Here’s a round-up of fun 2015 Independence Day celebrations in the greater Sacramento area! Arden-Arcade 14th Annual Spirit of Freedom Parade Parade route – south along Fulton Avenue, west on Cottage Way, ending up in the north parking lot in Howe Park. After the parade, there will...

Banana Moments
How to recognize & deal with smart phone addiction in your home

Jun 30, 2015
How to recognize & deal with smart phone addiction in your home

So the big question remains: what role does cyber connectivity play in your family life? Does it promote deeper, more engaged conversations to build trustworthy relationships? Or does it isolate individuals in your home leaving children vulnerable to bullying and exploitation? Below are some signs that the cyber technology is managing you and disrupting...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Dangers of Toxic Mold Webcast with Hybrid Rasta Mama

Jun 29, 2015
Dangers of Toxic Mold Webcast with Hybrid Rasta Mama

Hybrid Rasta Mama

I recently had the distinct pleasure of visiting with the lovely Andrea Fabry (of It Takes Time and MomsAWARE) who many of you know has really been a rock for me during my Moldaggedon fiasco. Without her expert advice and strong support, I probably wouldn’t be in the same place...

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Banana Moments
How to recognize digital addiction in yourself and then help your family

Jun 27, 2015
How to recognize digital addiction in yourself and then help your family

It is true that all innovations can be used for good, or not good. This goes for matches, the automobile, prescription drugs and smart devices. The question remains who is in charge? You or the device?

Banana Moments
Wise use of device tracking apps may require law enforcement

Jun 27, 2015
Wise use of device tracking apps may require law enforcement

A recent headline about a Canadian teen, 18 years old, who was killed when he used the tracking app to locate his device which he had left in a taxi, reminds us that knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing. Just because you know something, doesn't mean that you know enough to act...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
What Standard Mold Testing WON’T Tell You

Jun 26, 2015
What Standard Mold Testing WON’T Tell You

Hybrid Rasta Mama

The test that started it all… The ERMI. If you haven’t read my first “toxic mold” post, you probably want to head on over to it and give it a read. Why? Because I explain the ERMI testing process we used and it is good info to have handy, should...

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Momservations
10 Awesome Summer Activities

Jun 24, 2015

Why should kids have all the fun? 10 great ideas for getting out and playing with your kids this summer.

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