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Hair Color And Happiness

There are bigger problems in life than hair color.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Sign Of The Times

Times they are a changing.

September 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Young And Hungry

It's no secret and it's honestly hard to keep quiet about. I truly believe myself to be one of the luckiest ladies in this community.

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Making The Most Of It

I had my first Grand Mal seizure at the age of 12.

August 26, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Small Town Business

Once upon a time people did business on a handshake.

August 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Helping Hands Of Humanity

Last week my heart broke a little.

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Back At It

On Thursday, August 6 Oakdale Joint Unified Schools will once again be in session. For a handful of our readers that means nothing. Total enrollment for OJUSD is just shy of 5,300 students. So when I say a 'handful' I mean that quite literally.

August 06, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


I Feel Pretty

I recently happened upon a quote which spoke to me.

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Open Road

The days of summer are ticking by faster than even I can truly fathom. The downside of working for a newspaper publication and a bi-monthly magazine, is that we are always working ahead. We rarely are able to live in the true present moment as we sit at our desks. Looking to deadlines for the next newspaper issue or issue of the 209 Magazine. Honestly, I'm constantly confused as to what day it is. So much so, it's actually an office joke. It's not uncommon to hear me blurt out, 'Is today Friday?' or 'What issue are ...

July 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Escaping The Boom

The safe and sane firework booths are up and running. Moms, dads, grandparents and youth will line up at the box like structures ready to empty their wallets and buy Fourth of July celebration wares.

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Releasing The Toxins

A few weeks back I shared my struggle with a passion for eating. First, I must clarify … I'm not what one would call a 'foodie,' my palate is pretty simple. Fine dining is nice and fun on occasion, my previous piece was primarily about my love of simple fresh foods - produce and proteins … And of course water. Lots and lots of water.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


They Did It Again

Each year I pen this piece or one similar, I think the same thing ... I need to put this topic to rest. Then- before I know it- I'm faced once again with the task and challenge of the birthdays. Yes, plural, the celebration of birth of both my children 24 hours apart (with three years in between).

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


But … I Like To Eat

I'm not sure about the rest of our readers, but as our calendar turned to June I am finding myself in an odd place of conflict.

June 10, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Hustle And The Happiness

As graduations in our area wrap up, my life and a handful of parents like me began living our own level of whirlwind this past week.

June 03, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Element Of Surprise

For as long as I can remember I've always loved surprising people.

May 27, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Thanks For Giving: Lessons And Life

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so it would only seem fitting that I should pen a piece on gratitude.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Time To Rise

One short week from today grocery, big box and retail stores alike will become abuzz with shoppers. While many will cross off their lists this ...

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Baseball And Bitterness

Last week we paused as a country for a solid 24 hours to celebrate a great American past time, baseball.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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