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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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Watermelon Dessert Soup: A Favorite Summer-Time Treat

August 3rd was National Watermelon Day and I was faced with a decision: do I completely ignore it like the zillion other unnecessary “holidays” or is today the day that I actually embrace it? Since I already had my favorite watermelon beer waiting for me in my refrigerator, I decided that we’re celebrating National Watermelon […]

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Please Sir, May I have S’more?

Ah, the quintessential all American summer time treat…the S’more.  I can hear Hamilton Porter, the portly catcher from one of my all time favorite movies, The Sandlot, exclaim “You’re killing me, Smalls!” before giving the best cooking demo of all time.  If you have not seen the movie, I highly suggest you navigate on over […]

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Accepting My Non-Bikini Body

I recently watched a video showing moms of different shapes and sizes wearing swimsuits and bikinis, playing on the beach with their kids. And it made me sad as I quickly realized I had not been that happy and free with my body for years. In the video I saw the smiles and laughter from the children as […]

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Summer Vacation & The Working Mom

As spring turns the hills of Sonoma electric green, I am filled with a sense of dread. I do not dread the gorgeous weather and the warm sunny days perfect for swimming. I do not dread bathing suit season (much) – it is summer vacation and the change to our schedule that keeps me up […]

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