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Ask the Moms: What do you do about a toddler who hits?

Ask the Moms: What do you do about a toddler who hits?

This mom on MomsLikeMe is having trouble with her toddler who has started hitting:

My 17-month-old just started hitting. He will only hit my 4-year-old. He hasn't hit me, my 6-year-old or 12-year-old step son -- just my 4- year-old for some reason. How would you put a stop to it? My 4-year-old tends to play rough with him. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.

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Summer survival guide for parents

Summer survival guide for parents

The end is near. No, not the end of the world. That's on hold, we're told. But the end of the school year? That's coming, moms and dads. And the schedules, routines and organizational tricks that got you through nine months are about to become obsolete. Here's a guide for getting through the summer.

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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.

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently received $464,985 from NeighborWorks® America .

The grants will help support Mutual Housing’s healthy housing by developing new, sustainable communities for the Sacramento region’s diverse households as well as upgrading older multifamily housing to make it greener and more energy-efficient.

Of these funds, $329,485 was a capital grant for programs and services, real estate development and maintenance, $110,500 was for organizational underwriting and $25,000 for green initiatives and cash flow.  

“If you can show strong outcomes,” said Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing Executive Director, “NeighborWorks will let the organization use the funds as it sees fit.

“Because we have a strong business plan and strong strategic goals, these funds will help us continue developing healthy housing in the local region, maintain and upgrade our communities as well as  providing programs and services for o

Mutual Housing prepares more than 700 free tax returns

Mutual Housing prepares more than 700 free tax returns

With a volunteer cadre, Sacramento Mutual Housing Association and its partners prepared and filed 715 free tax returns this year that helped working families with incomes of $49,000, or less, claim much-needed Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

Of these, 560 returns were prepared in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons. A pilot program for Mutual Housing, this was the first year that AARP tax preparation was held at the local nonprofit's Lemon Hill community in South Sacramento.

Another 155 returns were filed as part of the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program held at two other Mutual Housing sites, Foothill Plaza and Victory Townhomes in North Sacramento and Del Paso, respectively.

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. City of Sacramento Councilmember Darrell R. Fong cut the ribbon [see photo] for the Grand Opening of a new assisted living facility named The Meadows at Country Place, located near Interstate 5, at the corner of Florin Road West and Country Place.


The Meadows at Country Place provides the highest level of personalized care for Respite, Alzheimer/Dementia, Complex Physical Limitations, and Hospice.

  • Respite includes temporary care for an elderly person recovering from Elective Surgery and also for families planning a vacation that want peace of mind knowing their loved one will receive the proper care with utmost respect and dignity.
     
  • Alzheimer/Dementia includes specific care geared toward the special needs that are unique to our memory impaired loved ones.