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I went to the mountains and remembered why we have kids.

I went to the mountains and remembered why we have kids.

Sometimes I get so full of self-pity I think maybe I could cut it with a knife, were it to materialize outside my body. Like a giant gray mass with indiscernible edges, and me, sitting in the center, looking at Instagram feeds of expat women living in foreign countries, or in big Craftsman homes...

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Momservations
Today’s Mom Anxiety: High

Sep 2, 2014
Today’s Mom Anxiety: High

Why it's so hard to step back and trust the work you've put in.

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Introducing…United Environmental Solutions

Sep 2, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Today I would like to welcome the Hybrid Rasta Mama September Sponsor Of The Month… United Environmental Solutions This is a company that I can 100% stand behind. Why? Because the owner, Dan, wholeheartedly believes in giving everyone access to the highest quality filtered water possible as well as “real”...

in these small moments
Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza

Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza

It’s September, but that doesn’t mean that the best of the fresh produce is behind us. I can’t get enough Brussels sprouts at this time of year, so I’m using them in any way I can dream up. This weekend, that meant Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza. This amazing dish will be in...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Reduce Household Waste With These Cloth Products

Sep 1, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Having a baby changes EVERYTHING! It changes your home, your heart, your mind and your soul. For a lot of parents, having children awakens a new sense of priorities. Issues like “going green” suddenly take center stage as parents come to realize that someone had better do something about this...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Labor Day Weekend Top 10: Aug 30th – Sept 1st

Labor Day Weekend Top 10: Aug 30th – Sept 1st

Listen to live music, climb aboard a vintage bus and learn how to carve wood at the Old Schoolhouse Museum during AMERICANA IN  OLD SACRAMENTO. Saturday – Monday FREE Be amazed at the sidewalk chalk art, listen to live music and check out the kids’ activities at the annual CHALK IT UP FESTIVAL in...

Surreal Housewife of Amador County
The Last Word

Despite regular threats to throw myself off the porch, which actually means grabbing a beer out of the garage fridge and heading to the front yard for a time out, I’m in no hurry to die, or overly curious about what happens “on the other side.” I’m just reminded of the topic now and...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Chalk it Up Festival 2014

Chalk it Up Festival 2014

The annual Chalk It Up Festival is this weekend! It’s a great place to spend time as a family over Labor Day Weekend. Check out the amazing sidewalk chalk art, live music, and kids activities. This is always a super fun, FREE event! When: Saturday August 30 – Monday, September 1; 10am – 6pm...

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From Dates to Diapers
Fifteen

Fifteen

It was fifteen years ago today. The hottest day of the year. I was to vow to love, honor, and cherish my best friend all the days of my life, and I was a bundle of nerves. As I walked down the aisle, on my father’s arm, I saw my best friend waiting for...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
4 Things To Never Do With Your Extra SCOBY

Aug 28, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama If you make your own Kombucha then chances are you have plenty of extra SCOBY friends hanging around. You might have them hanging out in a SCOBY hotel. Or possibly, you get creative and find other things to do with them. There are qui...

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