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5 Planners for the Busy Mom Raising Babies and a Business

5 Planners for the Busy Mom Raising Babies and a Business
So confession: I'm a huge planner nerd. Probably not that surprising to those of you who know me. I'm a collector, a categorizer. So I love writing...

5 Gifts Teachers Would Love to Receive This Teacher Appreciation Day

5 Gifts Teachers Would Love to Receive This Teacher Appreciation Day

I come from a family of teachers and educators, including elementary teachers, special education teachers, librarians and school administrators. My husband is considered the black sheep of the family because he’s in healthcare. So Teacher Appreciation Week and end of school were always popular events in my house.

The value of education and and appreciation for educators was instilled in us from an early age. So while Teacher Appreciation Day may be on Tuesday, May 8th, I hope all the teachers out there know how much they are loved and appreciated all year long.

Spring Has Sprung (And So Have Allergies!)

Spring Has Sprung (And So Have Allergies!)
Sacramento didn't earn the nickname of "City of Trees" for nothing. In fact Sacramento has the largest tree canopy in the Unites States (and third in the world). But along with the spectacular flora of the Sacramento area also come some downsides. There are many great things about living in Northern California, but seasonal allergies is not one of them.

Unique and Special Ideas for Baby's 1st Easter Basket

Unique and Special Ideas for Baby's 1st Easter Basket

Baby's firsts are always special, and that first Easter basket is an opportunity to celebrate spring, new beginnings and that sweet baby of yours. I always have fun shopping for Easter baskets for the boys and put a lot of care and thought into their first Easter baskets (for the toddlers now it's mostly from the Target Dollar Spot, but hey they like it!).

Below are 10 of my favorite items for baby's first Easter Basket.

International Women's Day, A Day For ALL to Celebrate!

International Women's Day, A Day For ALL to Celebrate!

While I'm not a mom to girls, I still view my role as a boy-mom as important in the fight for women's equality.

As parents it is our responsibility to raise good humans. Not only is it up to us as parents to raise the next generation of strong, confident women, but it's also up to us as parents of boys to raise compassionate boys who believe in the radical notion that women are equal to men (i.e. feminism). 

Meet the Maker: Claire Tauzer of Sola Bee Farms

Meet the Maker:  Claire Tauzer of Sola Bee Farms

Claire is 1/2 of the family behind Sola Bee Farms, which produces the high-quality, sustainable and delicious local raw Sola Bee honey.

When I met Trevor in 2011, I was confused when he said he was a beekeeper. “For fun?” I asked him playfully. “Well yes, it is fun, but it’s also my passion and the family business.”