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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

When I was a kid I always wore a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pin on St. Patrick’s Day, along with as much green as I could get my hands on. And I’d always try to catch my brother early enough in the morning to give him an un-warranted pinch before he was dressed in green. […]

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2017 Easter Egg Hunts & Events in Wine Country

Are you looking for some fun events and activities related to all things bunny and egg? Wine Country Moms Blog has you covered with a comprehensive guide to family friendly events, brunches, egg hunts and more in the North Bay!  2017 Easter Guide for Wine Country Photos with E.B. Coddingtown (Santa Rosa)  March 24-April 15 Tickets Jelly [...]
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st. paddy's day

20 Simple St. Paddy’s Day Activities

Leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold! In search of St. Patrick’s Day themed activities for your baby or toddler? From eating green to playing green, here are 20 ways you can celebrate the lucky day! St. Paddy’s Themed Meals + Snacks Most kids are intrigued by different colored foods, so why not change things up […]

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Momma

On a rainy day I spied them, swimsuits everywhere, and it’s not even Easter! Many moms struggle to honor their fitness goals and stay motivated. I certainly do, my love of food was not balanced with activity and resulted in a 60 lb weigh gain.  After years of feeling uncomfortable in my own body I emailed […]

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Dad Jeans

Dad Jeans: One Man’s Journey Into Stretch Denim

My husband bought stretchy jeans from Costco for himself (accidentally).  And then he fell in love with them.  And so did I.  They became the voice-of-reason jeans.  The day he bought his very own pair of dad jeans, he came home, unloaded the $500 of groceries that we didn’t have room for, and then he […]

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Nanny’s Notes {Series}: Nanny Vs. Day Care

Nanny’s Notes is a monthly series written by our resident Guest Blogger and local Nanny. She offers perspective and insight unique to parenting from a professional childcare provider. When maternity leave ends and it is time for new mommas to return to work, parents are faced with a difficult decision: what type of child-care would […]

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2016 Guide To Restaurant Week: Family-Friendly Dining

Our Friends at Bruno’s on Fourth have kindly offered to sponsor this listing of our favorite family friendly restaurants that are participating in restaurant week. The thoughts are entirely our own! Restaurant week is upon us! It’s time to get out there and sample cuisine from restaurants you haven’t yet been to-for ridiculously low prices. […]

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Why I Bribe My Kid {And Why You Should Too}

My 4 year old stands in line at grown-up caffeine establishments waiting his turn patiently, he says thank you and please, he holds my hand when walking near cars, he rarely screams in public, and is quiet when I take a phone call. Jealous? Let me confess: occasionally, well, a little more than occasionally, I […]

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