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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!

5 Things to do this weekend

5 Things to do this weekend

From the Doggy Dash in Land Park to the kickoff of the library's summer reading program, there's lots to do with your family this weekend in Northern California!

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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

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.

Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.

Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology.

5 Things to Do this Weekend

5 Things to Do this Weekend

  Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend?

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!

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

A 30 day protest atop a communications tower in Elk Grove, California is the latest event by the group Fathers-4-Justice, a not-for-profit, volunteer army of fathers, mothers, grandparents, and others dedicated to fighting for truth, justice and equality in family law.  Members of the group are camping out around and on top of this tower to bring attention to the plight of families without fathers in the home and the effect it has on the children and society.  Members don  "superhero" costumes such as Superman, Superwoman, Spiderman, Batman and other childhood superhero favorites at these events to bring much needed humor and media attention to its cause.
 

Citing statistics from the US Department of Census and US Department of Health and Human Services, the group seeks to reverse the bias and discrimination in the Family Court system against fathers stating that 84% of all non-custodial parents are fathers.  They are seek