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Ask A Sacramento Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Ian Waggoner is an expert on keeping your pet cool this summer. He works at the Pet Department Store. Waggoner is one of four employees at the store that has been operating on J St. for more than 20 years by the same owner. Waggoner has worked there for more than four years and in that time, he has accumulated vast knowledge about dog and cat food and supplies. He and the other employees pride themselves on their customer service and knowledge of the animals and their special needs.

05/15/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Sacramento

These Sacramento businesses offer ways to get fit and improve your health, while your kids are having safe, supervised fun just a room away. Throw on your yoga pants and strap on that Fitbit – it is time to grab the kids and hit the gym.

04/24/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Sacramento

Children and play are one and the same. Anytime, anywhere, play is at the top of list, interrupted only by food and sleep. The greater Sacramento area is absolutely bursting with wonderful playgrounds for children of all ages, both inside and outside.

04/03/2015

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Best Places For Your Dog To Enjoy The Day Outdoors In Sacramento

Whether relaxing together over breakfast or a brew on a sunny patio, swimming and hiking along the river or participating in the Doggy Dash, there are many places in Sacramento that will help get you on the fast track to canine happiness.

03/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Sacramento

Award-winning teacher Sarah Kesty is a particularly great resource for staycation ideas because she loves to celebrate life, act goofy and have a lot of fun.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

Olinda Hirsch is the US Nutrition Education Program Coordinator for Sacramento. Here are five healthy tips from Hirsch on helping with your picky eaters.

03/06/2015

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Ask A Sacramento Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Day Off From School

What to do with the kids on a day off of school? A local expert weighs in.

02/20/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Sacramento

The capital city rarely sees a snowflake, but local families are just a short drive away from peaks that are perfect for skiing. There is even the Burton Star Wars Experience, so your mini Jedi can use the force to get into snowboarding.

02/13/2015

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Ask A Sacramento Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

There are many free or low-cost activities for after-school time, including yo-yo lessons, homework help and fun games and crafts. Colleen Hendon of Learning Express says it is not necessary to have expensive or complex ingredients to get kids to stretch their creative muscles.

01/30/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In Sacramento

Get your child involved in martial arts at these great classes in Sacramento.

01/23/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In Sacramento

This article showcases some of the best fitness centers available in Sacramento. Each center has different benefits, memberships and services to meet a variety of needs.

01/09/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Sacramento

Continue reading for a few hot spots to take the family for memorable photos in Sacramento.

01/01/2015

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