Northern California: Chico farmers market

Northern and southern California truly could be two entirely separate states. I don't mean that in the "state of Jefferson" kind of way (you'd know what means if you're from Northern California), but just in the idea that our cultures and our geography is totally different. I guess the fact that that's all rolled up …

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Live Oak and why you SHOULD stop there on your way to somewhere else

I grew up in Live Oak, CA; a small rural community in Northern California about an hour north of Sacramento. People always asked "where is Live Oak??" and the answer is usually "it’s one of the stop lights between Yuba City and Chico". The people who KNOW where Live Oak is (like people in the …

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How to fly with young children

Flying with small children is so intimidating. Firstly, they are so unpredictable. You really have to be prepared for ANYTHING. Then there is the obvious "sharing a small space with a ton of strangers who don’t want to hear your child screaming" situation. Not to mention, depending on the ages of your children, they don’t …

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10 tips to surviving Disneyland from a mother of three

Disneyland is a magical place, THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH. But it is also chaos.I’ll admit, it was VERY ambitious of us to plan a trip to Disneyland with three kids, especially since one for those kids happened to be only 8 months old. First of all, it’s expensive. It’s hard to justify taking …

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