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Sutter's Fort Presents "Hands on History: Mining the Miners" on July 16!

Sutter's Fort Presents "Hands on History: Mining the Miners" on July 16!

Is Lady Luck on your side?

With a continued effort to provide more interactive, hands-on opportunities than ever before, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park presents “Hands on History: Mining the Miners”     on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fort visitors will experience how California’s early pioneers often participated in high-stakes games of chance while trying to strike it rich -- as if daily life on the frontier wasn’t enough of a gamble! 

“Mining the Miners” offers a fun day of games as well as the opportunity to experience the “buyer beware” culture of the Gold Rush era. Poker and roulette are familiar to us today, but have you played Faro, three-card monte, or chuck-a-luck?

Learn to save big with coupons - Live Chat tonight

Learn to save big with coupons - Live Chat tonight

Join MomsLikeMe tonight at 8 when we'll chat live with Clever Housewife coupon queen Emily Lyon. She'll share her secrets for saving tons with coupons!

Are there any tricks left to saving big with coupons or are retailers on to us? Emily will tell us what she knows and what is special about using coupons in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas.

Join the chat at 8 p.m.

PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

Who's your favorite papa? Upload his photo to MomsLikeMe and tell us about him for a chance to win Papa Murphy's pizzas and a couple's massage from Massage Envy! The entry with the most votes will win.

SLIDESHOW: Father's Day 2011 photo contest candidates

Click here to submit a photo of your father and/or vote for your favorite dad today!

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.