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Talladega Nights Parenting

Talladega Nights Parenting

 

Momservation: Out of the mouths of babes is a short trip from out of the mouth of a parent.

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I live in a community (by choice) where people don’t ask if it’s a boy or a girl, but rather if they’re baby looks like it’ll go to Stanford or Harvard.

Join News10 at the Sacramento READS! Celebration of Literacy Fair!

SACRAMENTO, CA - Help promote literacy in our community at the 2nd annual Sacramento READS! Celebration of Literacy Fair!

The Celebration of Literacy Fair will provide resources for parents and students as they prepare for the new school year. Centered on early childhood literacy, the event will include reading-relevant activities and training for parents. Plus free educational prizes will be raffled such as a  Kindle Fire and children's books!

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will also be present to give some inspirational words on the importance of reading and the Sacramento READS! Campaign.

In addition, the Fair will also be an opportunity for volunteers to make a difference. Sacramento Reads! will be recruiting new volunteers for 14 Sacramento READS! tutoring sites within the city.

The event takes place on Thursday August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Fairytale Town in Sacramento.

The Terrible Twos Never Looked So Good

The Terrible Twos Never Looked So Good

Momservation: Nothing strikes panic in a mother’s heart like hearing her preteen ask, “Mom, when can I have a Facebook account?”

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In two days I’ll officially have two kids in middle school. It makes me want to throw up on my shoes with anxiety.

It makes potty training seem like a walk in the park.

It makes teething seem like a minor inconvenience.

It makes midnight feedings seem like a delightful alternative sleeping lifestyle.

I want my babies back...

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Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW

Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW

 

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!   As the summer comes to an end, I have been finding myself in a rut. I am doing the same things on the same days week after week after week and it feels like Groundhog Day. Nothing feels new or fresh? Am I alone? Or do some of you feel the same way too?

This week's challenge is about breaking out of the rut, monotony, doldrums or whatever you want to call it...Trying something new might lead to a fun new hobby, a healthy new habit or even new friends or adventures.

Your challenge: Try something NEW! Try a new workout class, a new recipe, a new activity, a new book, etc.

Coming in for a Landing

Coming in for a Landing

Momservation: If you are cutting your son’s meat for him – when he is on a date, you might be a helicopter parent

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I just got rejected – but in a good way.

A former producer for the Oprah Winfrey Show and current producer for the new Jeff Probst talk show premiering this fall called me about appearing on the show.


They were looking for some self-described helicopter parents and they had come across my blog, 

Just Add Ice Cream

Just Add Ice Cream

 

Momservation: How can life be bad if you’re holding an ice cream cone in your hand?

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It just so happens that July is National Ice Cream Month.

Weekly Challenge: The "BAM" Series, 5 minutes a day to beautiful back and arms

Weekly Challenge: The "BAM" Series, 5 minutes a day to beautiful back and arms
2012 Weekly Challenge: BAM! (Back and Arms) It is tank top season, and nothing makes a tank top look better than toned arms and a strong back. This week's challenge will help you get both in just 5 minutes a day!