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In Defense of My Husband

My husband is the greatest. I’m sure many of us can say that about our spouses, but mine might actually be the best. He has a level-head, is kind, supportive, goofy, playful, warm, loving, gentle, hard-working, responsible, etc. Basically, any of the adjectives you might expect to show up next to the phrase “Greatest Husband” […]

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Exclusive Pumping: The Secret Society of Breastfeeding

{The first Week of August is Breastfeeding Awareness. We are honoring this important stage of motherhood with a four-part series about breastfeeding (or not breastfeeding) as told by our writers.} Before my first child was born, people would ask, “Are you going to breastfeed?” Which, besides being SUCH an inappropriate question, was (I thought) a […]

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Sonoma County Fair Instagram Sweepstakes

It’s summertime in Sonoma County and what could be more Summer than the Fair?  Corndogs, cotton candy, and all things fried combined with amazing rides, livestock, beautiful flowers, and exciting concerts make up some of our favorite parts of Sonoma County’s finest summer to-do! In the spirit of the Summer, we are so excited to announce […]

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Mama Stages: Panties, Potties, and Patience

  When I dreamed about my future children I saw sweet squishy faces, curly hair like mine, and beautiful little humans loving me unconditionally.  I imagined us laughing at inside jokes together, them playing with highly-rated educational toys, and my husband and I high-fiving as they said, “please,” “thank you,” and “rock on!” While everything […]

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Fatherhood Is…

  {Guest contributor Brian Tessitore is a full-time Stay-At-Home-Dad of 2 children and a part-time beer aficionado.  He is originally from Annapolis, MD but now resides in Windsor, CA.}   We have two kids.  Our daughter is almost 3 years old and our baby boy will be 8 months by the time you read this. I […]

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Sangria For The Busy Mom

Cinco de Mayo is this week, everyone’s favorite excuse for tacos and Spanglish – Olé!  While I would LOVE to go to happy hour at one of the many, amazing Mexican restaurants in town, I’ll probably be relegated to frozen burritos, Dora the Explorer, and an adult beverage at home because #kids. And being a mom, I […]

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