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MomsLikeMe and Arden Fair Mall host Ultimate Baby Shower

MomsLikeMe and Arden Fair Mall host Ultimate Baby Shower

Moms2Be! Save June 9th at 6 p.m. for the Arden Fair Mall/MomsLikeMe Baby Shower! There will be refreshments, great prizes, gift bags and wonderful tips for expectant moms on how to prepare for your new little ones. And it's FREE!

Sign up now and bring a friend!

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Are you a mom trying to find ways to get your family outside and active? You can get support in the MomsLikeMe Healthy & Active Families group sponsored by Dannon. Not only will we have daily fun, helpful, interesting conversations on how you and your families stay active and healthy but you can win stuff too!

There are daily prizes and a grand prize of of a three-night stay in Yosemite National Park in the Dannon Live Your Active Culture Sweepstakes. If you've tried to get a campsite or room at Yosemite, then you know how valuable this prize is!

Measles cases rising in California

Measles cases rising in California

California is experiencing an increase in measles cases, likely due to international travel or exposure to others who have recently traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa where there are outbreaks of this highly contagious disease.

“California, like the rest of the nation and, indeed, the world, is experiencing an increase in measles cases that is entirely preventable with immunization,” said Dr. Gilberto Chávez, deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health. “Anyone who will be traveling or is expecting contact with recent international travelers should confirm that their vaccinations are up-to-date.”

Since April, seven new cases of measles were reported in California, bringing the statewide total to 13 for this year. Last year 27 cases of measles were reported. In 2009, only nine cases were reported. Of the cases reported for this year, three were reported in Mendocino County and two in Santa Clara County.

POLL: What do you think of beauty pageants for kids?

POLL: What do you think of beauty pageants for kids?

Moms in Northern California are talking about the San Francisco pageant mom who told ABC News that she has injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox.

After the story aired, so many people called child protection authorities in San Francisco that Human Services there had to issue a statement and the agency has launched an investigation.

The story has raised the question among moms about whether children should take part in beauty pageants and what does it teach them. You can vote in a poll on the question on MomsLikeMe.

 

Evening of Dreams 2011

Evening of Dreams 2011

The Evening of Dreams Prom is a red carpet gala in Sacramento serving teens and young adults with disabilities and special needs, complete with formal wear, photographers and dancing.   Guest with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other mental and physical challenges dance the evening away with area high school athletes and student leaders.

“Evening of Dreams is an exclusive one of a kind event where students with special needs are served as the kings and queens of prom where they experience their dreams,” said Michelle Purcell, prom founder. Each guest is asked at registration to list their dreams for the evening, and according to event organizers, most are able to be reached.

Youth social media activists putting California lawmakers on the record

Youth social media activists putting California lawmakers on the record

Sacramento, CA –  Young social media activists from the Sacramento area and around the state will put California lawmakers on the record about the critical importance of summer learning programs through a new social media campaign being launched by the Partnership for Children and Youth (www.partnerforchildren.org).

Middle school students enrolled in summer learning programs in Sacramento and up and down California will fan out across the state, video cameras in hand, interviewing state lawmakers, mediamakers, civic leaders and other community leaders about the importance of summertime learning.

Students’ video interviews will be featured at www.summermatters2you.net, a one-stop for information and resources about summer learning programs in California.

By putting lawmakers on the record and publishing their video interviews online and disseminating them via social media channels, these student news crews will learn how to be their own b