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Review:: Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

{Disclosure: I received tickets to the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic in exchange for my honest review.}“Seriously Mom, it’s still dark outside!” It was a beautiful crisp morning in Windsor at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. I woke my two older daughters up at 4:30am, bundled them in several layers of sweaters and […]

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Three Benefits of Raising Children With Pets

I’ve had pets since the day my parents brought me home from the hospital. Cozy, our Siamese cat, even slept with me in my crib.  Pets add so much to children’s lives. They are teachers, therapists, bodyguards, and best friends. My kids have always had animals, just as I have. I couldn’t imagine a life […]

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Working Mom Guilt: How to Survive with Two Bosses

When we decide to have children, we commit our life to the well-being of another. In many ways we start a new career with a new boss. This tiny little creature has you tending to their every need and will freely express their displeasure at your performance. In this new ‘career,’ we will never receive […]

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I Hate Social Media. I Think…

Most days I can’t decide if I hate social media, or love it. I hate that it brings out my judgmental jerk. “Oh, I see you out at that fancy restaurant. It’s your anniversary? How nice. I wonder how much that meal cost. And the babysitter. And probably a new outfit? Dang, you can afford […]

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Your Complete Guide to Wine Country Farmers Markets for 2017

Wine Country takes food seriously as seriously as they take their wine, and it goes way beyond pairing the perfect cheese and salumi with the right local Zin. Are you looking to enjoy our local bounty and connect to purveyors who honor the slow food movement? Perhaps you’d just enjoy a chance to grab some fresh […]

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2017’s Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Wine Country Families

This comprehensive list is brought to you by our friends and partners, the Sonoma County Fair. School’s out, for summer! And we can’t wait to share our fantastic list of local events and activities to keep you and your little kiddo’s busy in this beautiful region.  Summer Bucket List Fair Fun: Speaking of Fair, have […]

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Raising a Tween Daughter {I’m Losing Her}

It was an innocent comment, a quick answer to an unexpected question, and my heart simultaneously broke and grew in the span of 60 seconds. My head easily recognized my tween daughter to be asserting her independence, appropriately no less. But my heart felt like I was losing her. Losing her to what, I don’t […]

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