Author Archive | Sarah Darcey-Martin

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2017 Guide to Fall Wine and Vine Events: Harvest Fun for the Big Kids

Harvest Parties and Grape Stomps Set aside the tulle and costume make-up mom, it’s your turn for a good time! Our Fall activities round-up would not be complete without a host of opportunities to enjoy our main agricultural treasure: grapes! Come stomp, taste, and cheers to the treats of the harvest with some of our favorite […]

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Breastfeeding: A Roller Coaster of Expectations versus Reality

My breastfeeding journey is representative of my parenthood journey in general – a roller coaster of dashed dreams, false expectations, frustration, self-doubt, but also one of wonder, joy, pride, and amazement. When it came to pregnancy, child-rearing, and especially breastfeeding, I had so many plans, expectations, and preconceived notions about what was best and how […]

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Creature Powers {Special Talents Only Moms Possess}

As we sat eating our PB&Js yesterday, my son looked at me and asked, quizzically, “What’s your creature power, Mom?” My first thought was, “Crap, my kid is watching too much Wild Kratts.” (If you’re not as intimately familiar with PBS Kids programming as I am, this show follows the adventures of the Kratt Brothers […]

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Spring in Wine Country: Enjoying the Season’s Bounty at the Farmers Market

Spring in Wine Country: Enjoying the Season’s Bounty at the Farmers Market

Some people look for the arrival of poppies, hummingbirds, or baseball to tell them spring is here. I look to the farmers markets. Each week, I excitedly await my market visit to see if my favorite seasonal produce has arrived. Local farmers markets may be at their peak in mid-summer, but spring is my favorite time […]

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