The end of my newspaper column

I just found out that tomorrow's family article I write for the newspaper will be the very last one to be in print. This makes me so sad! Thankfully, you can still catch me online at the Press Democrat's family blog at village.blogs.pressdemocrat.com, or here in my personal family blog at winecountrymom.com, where I will... Continue Reading →

The wicked stepmother, part 1

Frizz, my (future) stepson, milled around the kitchen putting his lunch together for the school day. We were both moving around each other, doing our best not to disturb the other in the dance we did every morning. He moved like I wasn’t even there. I just tried to stay out of his way. Neither... Continue Reading →

Martha Stewart, sports for kids, and more

Check out what's going on at SantaRosaMom.com this week! Bella Ariana featured on Martha Stewart's website! That's right, our local designer of toddler-wear, Francis Farmer-Cheda, had her smiling face on Martha Stewarts list of Dreamers of the Week. If you have a toddler, you'll definitely want to check out Bella Ariana's sweet tutus. Ectopic Pregnancy... Continue Reading →

Fit Family FIVE

Is exercise one of your family goals this week? Looking for something active to do as a family this weekend? Here are a few ways to have fun and be fit! Little League signups For many Sonoma County Little Leagues, sign-ups begin this week. CLICK HERE to discover when and where your league will be... Continue Reading →

Holiday Letter 2011


This has been a whirlwind of a year, and I can’t believe we’ve actually reached the end! So much has happened in 2011, making this one of my favorite years yet.

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