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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


Mommy Musings - Stars In The Trenches

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

March 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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 - 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


Mommy Musings – Promise Vs. Resolution

We are officially one month in to the 2011 New Year. As a person who does not make resolutions each January 1, I cannot help but wonder how everyone is doing with their new promises to themselves.

January 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – More Than The Food

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I love Thanksgiving.

December 08, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Celebration And Ceremony

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series.

November 10, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Evolution Of Language

The topic of this week's column is one that has been weighing on my mind for quite some time. Intellectually speaking, I've pondered how to make a point without offending any one particular reader group. Recently as I struggled with the topic I realized, as a newspaper there is no way possible to make everyone happy all the time. So … with that said … here goes nothing.

November 03, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Wisdom And Age

As an only child, I spent a lot of my childhood surrounded by adults.

October 20, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - The “I Do’s” And “I Don’ts”

Planning a wedding is not for the faint at heart.

October 06, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Love

I love my life.

September 15, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Time To Adjust

Last week our oldest child started Kindergarten.

August 18, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Bloom In The Gloom

We're still in a recession. This simple sentence is far from breaking news, even for a small weekly such as ours. Legal Notices continue to occupy a minimum of three complete pages in our paper each week and property rental ads continue to come and go quickly in our classified section.

July 07, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Mommy Musings - He Moved Up

Parenting brings with it many milestones: first steps, first day of school, sleepovers, losing teeth, dates, driver's license, college choices, the list goes on.

March 26, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Try, Try Again

When our children learn to ride a bike, shoot a basket or kick a goal they often fail – many times. Yet, as their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or loved ones we encourage them to try again. In some cases we require them to. Simply put we discourage them from giving up. We want them to succeed, to stick with it, quite simply to continue to try.

March 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Live Random

I often wonder how different the world would be if more people deferred from their 'calendar' long enough to change a life. Not just any life. Not a specific life with intended purpose, but someone random.

March 12, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Simplicity

The title for this week's column is just about as basic as a writer can get. What I've come to learn more and more however is how one seemingly 'small' thing can be so much bigger once the dirt is unearthed.

February 05, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommmy Musing's - Pen Pal's and Private Messages

Remember the Pen Pal? I believe it's back. The craziest part is that it has reappeared in the form many disregard as 'Facebook silliness.'

January 22, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Healthy Versus Balance

Somebody pinch me, 2014 has found us and to make matters even more crazy … it's the middle of January.

January 15, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Magic As I See It

I love the magic of the Holiday season.

December 18, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – The Spirit Is Alive

I believe stores should be closed on Thanksgiving.

December 04, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Joy Of Ticketing

I have a confession, which may make me less than popular with a few readers. My hope of course is that those affected or bothered don't take this out on my children and remember this is a 'grown-up' problem.

November 20, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Unintentional Modeling

In the role of parent we are never void of the knowledge that eyes are always watching. Be it the eyes of our children, our peers, family or society at large. No parent is perfect and we all have our moments. 'Slips' happen, but if we are truly fortunate the 'eyes' bring it to our attention.

November 13, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Less Than Perfect

I'm a firm believer in the old adage of 'older and wiser.'

November 06, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – See. Achieve. Believe.

I did it. I accomplished a goal which once seemed inconceivable. A dream so big, I was once not brave enough to dream it.

October 30, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


MOMMY MUSING'S - Push Your Brave

On Sunday, October 20 dozens upon dozens of women from the tri-city area (Escalon, Oakdale and Riverbank) will flood the streets of San Francisco as participants of the 10th Annual Nike Women's Marathon benefitting the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

October 16, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Defining Stranger

Times they are a changing or … are they?

October 01, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Walk The Talk

I sometimes run out of words.

September 18, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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