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Archive By Author - Teresa Hammond


Mommy Musings - Looking At Your Glass

As of late, I have had several friends point out that I am a "glass half full" type of person. Honestly, the "type" of person I am never truly crosses my mind. I do often ponder the amazing friendships and people I have come to know. I'm grateful for each of them, as these friendships create the fabric of who I truly am.

July 20, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Invisible Fat Girl

The past 10 years I have spent as part of a psychological study in human behavior.

July 06, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Becoming My Mother

It is pretty fair to say that during the course of parenting we eventually cross the path where we channel the parent we grew up with. The channeling can reveal its ugly head at any given moment. Sometimes we catch it immediately and other times it may require a little more thought and be a bit more indirect.

June 22, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Living In The Hood

Something about the signs of our long awaited summer brings back amazing memories of my childhood and the neighborhood we lived in.

June 15, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Alizay Cardoso

A girl, Alizay Cardoso, was born June 4, 2011 to proud mother Shaylee Cardoso of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, two ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

June 15, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Birth Announcements


Lemonade From Lemons - Local Family Looks To Pay It Forward For Make A Wish

Three simple words traditionally used as a person faces a cake lit with candles to celebrate their birth, "Make a Wish."

May 25, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Food, Friendship And Just Good Stuff

I have always believed that the best test of friendship, is to see who is surrounding you during the worst of times.

May 25, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Luck and Motherhood

It seems only fitting that a 'mommy' would be so overtaxed that she would need to wait until after Mother's Day to actually produce a column about said event.

May 11, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Cowgirls And Finish Lines

After a few months of hibernation and quality family time, along comes April.

April 13, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Core Of Success - Sibling Rivalry Fosters Potential ‘Standing O’

Sibling rivalry need not have boundaries or age limits.

March 30, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Stars In The Trenches

Life is full of metaphors, or at least mine is.

March 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Stirring The Pot - Area Women’s Group Cooking Up Unforgettable Night

In just a handful of days the air surrounding the parish of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale will once again smell of corned beef and cabbage. This Saturday, March 12, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Annual Corned Beef Dinner.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - What To Write … What To Write?

Unlike the rest of my colleagues, I have the task of writing a column twice a month. It was my idea, so I guess I really shouldn't complain - but at times it's tough.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Here They Grow

For those who follow my column I feel the need to lead this week's submission with an apology.

February 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - A Smile And A Chuckle

There is a certain sense of vacancy, which seems to slowly have begun for our quiet little town.

February 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Mommy Musings – The Breakup

I broke up with Facebook (FB). The relationship had become unhealthy.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Local Support For Those Living Through Loss

Fay Jacobsohn and Dorothy Villines are making lemonade from lemons, in the way of helping others. The two-woman team will facilitate the GriefShare Support Group as a service to the community.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings –Seizing the Moment

A girlfriend and I recently had a conversation regarding the self-empowering use of the word 'No' on a more regular basis. Chances are if you're a parent (most specifically a mom) you understand this struggle.

February 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Fair Oaks sixth grade students are clicking back through the sands of time.

February 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – Mission To Mars

I am the mother of a fourth grader.

February 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Champions, Again! - OHS Claims Academic Decathlon Title

Braun and brains might be the best description for the out of towner reviewing the successes of Oakdale High School's student body and its alum.

February 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings-Bye Bye Bravermans

What is it about a television series that sucks us in?

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Business Offers Something for The Whole Family

There's a new 'Joe' in town and chances are if you live on the North end of town, you've moseyed through the drive thru. If not, then it just might be time to see what all the fuss is about.

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


School Business As Usual As Contract Negotiations Linger

It was yet another standing room only session for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 2. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center due to overlap with Oakdale City Council meeting.

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings –Quality and Quantity

A few weeks back I had the unique opportunity of attending a school board meeting for a standing room only night.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Senior Marks Fourth Generation Graduate

This June will mark 100 years since the first of four generations walked across the stage and earned an Oakdale High School diploma.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Barbershop Adds Third Generation To The Floor

There's been a noticeable change to Norm's Barbershop at its West F Street location in Oakdale.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Fitness Studio Looks To Revitalize Community Health

There's a small secret in the way of fitness a handful of community members have caught wind of: Revitalize Fitness is looking to reshape not only how people perceive weight loss, but overall health.

January 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Show Them The Money - Teachers Pack Board Meeting

It was an emotion packed, standing room only setting as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board called to session its first meeting of the New Year. The meeting was hosted Monday evening in City Council Chambers. The agenda listed routine consent items as well as some procedure/policy modifications. But the issue that brought the crowd was not on the agenda as an action item.

January 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Gift Of True Love

Some days our newspaper space just doesn't provide enough room for the cast of characters which occupy our zip code.

January 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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