Parenting

in these small moments
How?

How?

She turned to me at dinner, her eyes locked on mine. Can I tell you something, Mommy? Her face, so vulnerable, so engaged. Every night, after you and Daddy tuck me in, I sit up in bed, I fold my hands and I pray. It’s funny how you think you know everything there is to know about your...

Banana Moments
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Apr 14, 2014
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Social media and texting has become such a normal part of daily life it can easily be perceived as a right, rather than a privilege. The minimum age for use of social media has been set at 13 years, but it is not possible for media sites like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter to...

Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Commuting to Work, Vegas Style

It isn’t often that my job requires me to travel; in fact, it isn’t often that my job requires me to get out of my pajamas. But once a year, the biggest trade show of the year for electronics manufacturing takes place. For the last two years it was held in San Diego, but...

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mamawolfe
Looking Forward by Looking Back

Apr 14, 2014
Looking Forward by Looking Back

I’ve been doing a monumental amount of looking forward by looking back lately. I’m absolutely certain it has to do with this indefinable space of my life right now, were I’m learning to let go of everything I’m comfortable with, everything I’m used to, and being forced to look forward for the magic that...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Foods That Heal – The Banana

Apr 14, 2014

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 Banana When you think of healing foods, the banana probably does not take center stage. However, bananas offer quite a few...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Spring Break & Easter Guide 2014

Spring Break & Easter Guide 2014

What an exciting week is upon us! There are all kinds of great activities to keep the kids busy while out of school for Spring Break and tons of ways to celebrate Easter! I’ve rounded up FUN outings for every day of the week! MONDAY – April 14 Photo with the Easter Bunny @...

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renegade mothering
When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

You know what I realized recently? My kids aren’t suffering enough. Oh, come on. I don’t mean like that. Not suffering abuse or neglect or whatever. Get your head out of the gutter. I’m talking about healthy suffering. Toil. Good ol’ fashioned WORK. I’m talking about discomfort, doing things repeatedly that are physically, mentally...

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Banana Moments
Is social media sucking the life out of your family relationships?

Apr 11, 2014
Is social media sucking the life out of your family relationships?

So if there is not a decent measure of peace at home. If you are feeling uneasy about your family life and your relationships with your children leave you wondering if you have done enough, or even if you are capable or are enough, take a look at what thoughts are growing in your...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Herbs and Children – Dandelions and a Great Herb Box Giveaway

Apr 11, 2014

Welcome to my monthly series…Herbs and Children! I have been learning so much about herbs and how to treat a variety of illnesses, infections, skin conditions, emotions, and other issues in children. While I am far from an expert, I do feel as though I have a lot of great information to share with...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Ten fun and inexpensive things you can do with your kids this weekend in Sacramento

Ten fun and inexpensive things you can do with your kids this weekend in Sacramento

Celebrate Easter at the LAND PARK SPRING EGG HUNT, the SOUTHSIDE PARK EGG HUNT, EGGORAMA in Cottage Pool, or Funderland’s EASTER BASH. Saturday Play games and eat fun foods during the First Annual SPRING CARNIVAL at placer fairgrounds. Saturday  Build a recycling truck with your own new apron and goggles at Lowes BUILD AND...