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Arden Little League majors advance in All Star play

Arden Little League majors advance in All Star play

SACRAMENTO, CA. - With coach Steve Edwards at the helm and pitcher J.P. McKeever throwing at the plate, Arden Little League's major All Stars advanced to the third round in post-season play, beating Whitney Avenue 2-1 Monday night in Citrus Heights. 

Whitney will play Eastern Tuesday morning in the double elimination play, after beating them last week. The winner of Tuesday's game will face Arden on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Northridge.

The eleven and twelve year olds defeated the Northridge All-Stars 12-2 in their first game of the tournament at host Northridge. Northridge got off to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After that it was all Arden as all 14 players put the ball in play. Miles Edwards pitched a fantastic 5 innings with 12 strikeouts.

10-11 Division

250-Pound Raccoon

250-Pound Raccoon

 

While I'm off in the wilds of Yosemite hoping a bear doesn't mistake my Goldfish cracker littered SUV as an all-you-can-eat-buffet, please enjoy this classic Momservations about another bear encounter:

Momservation: Teaching your kids to always tell the truth doesn't seem like such a good idea when they're telling the extra-large woman in front of you that she should really start practicing portion control.

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A Mother is Never Surprised to Find...

A Mother is Never Surprised to Find...

 

Momservation: It’s all fun and games until you hear the Mom Voice and freeze in your tracks.

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Welcome back to another installment of A Mother is Never Surprised to Find…!

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What Are We Going to Do Today?

What Are We Going to Do Today?

 

Momservation: Boredom is wasted on the young.

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Today is our first official day of summer.

The kids are already bored.

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge
2012 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement

G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

When two people interact, they are both changed. The change can be for the better, or not. Whether our influence is helpful or hurtful, positive or negative, depends on whether we give each other the gift of encouragement.

Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

SACRAMENTO, CA. - To bee or not to bee.  That's the quesiton that's been buzzing around in my brain for years.  

Should I put a hive of honeybees in my tiny Arden park backyard?  What about my kids, will they get stung? What if a giant swarm decides to call me, "Honey," and chases me into my bed.

What about my neighbor's son, Tommy Phillips, who's terribly allergic to bees? God forbid!  How could I ever forgive myself if one of my bees zapped him into anaphylactic shock! 

Somehow, I just decided to to bite the bullet, put on my bee-bravado and head over to Sacramento's beekeeping supply shop on W street.

I mustered up all kinds of courage.  "I'd like to order a swarm of bees."

"O.K." said Mr. B, the bee man.

O.M.G.  Was that all there was to beekeeping? Just order a swarm and BAM, you've a beekeeper?

The answer is quite simply, "Yes."