How Smart Home Technology Can Help You Eliminate Stress

By StatePoint Many parents have worries around the back-to-school season, especially if kids will be alone for a portion of the afternoon or in the morning before catching the bus. What if you could keep a better eye on things when you’re not physically there? Here are some ways to use smart home technology to […]

Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

By StatePoint Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague. First, wash hands and other items that you touch, like […]

Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress

By StatePoint School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following […]

Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community

By StatePoint If you have home improvement plans, it’s important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can offer better selection and better prices. Keep in mind, though, that when it comes […]

Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

By StatePoint   The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to handle the crush of the school year. Centralize Communication Communication is key […]

Realistic Resolutions for Busy Moms

By StatePoint Time is perhaps the most coveted thing moms have and it’s crucial to manage it effectively for you and your family. To help moms everywhere make the most of their precious minutes in 2017, actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, mother-of-three and Nutrisystem ambassador, Melissa Joan Hart reveals her New Year’s Resolutions, crafted from years […]

Outdoor Fun and Relaxation

Fairmount Park By Racine Guajardo   Riverside- This park features various entertainment for a family filled day such as, two tennis courts, playground, picnic facilities, a rose garden, fishing at Lake Evans and Brown Lake, lawn bowling green, barbecue areas, and a restored historic boathouse that offers pedal boat rentals. Fairmount Park is located at […]

Nearby Places For Summer Fun

Photo courtesy: Racine Guajardo

Applewhite Picnic Area And Campground By Racine Guajardo   Lytle Creek– Looking for family-oriented outdoor fun? Applewhite picnic area and campground is fun for families of all ages. The Applewhite Picnic and Campground areas are located off the 15 freeway, exiting Sierra and North onto Lytle Creek Road, just three miles north of the Lytle […]

Cured GERD Preferred

        Courtesy of C. Doussett MPH, RDN of Clark’s Nutrition The meal is a gourmand’s fantasy, the drinks are mixed perfectly, and the leather chair fits like a glove. Everything seems idyllic, yet slowly a burning sensation, accompanied by pressure, starts to radiate from the middle of the torso extending upwards into […]

Who Do You See In The Mirror?

By Sarah Sanchez I am a nobody I will never think I am worth something,   I have no talents I can’t believe that I have a purpose, In this life   I am ugly I will never say I am beautiful,   I am alone I will never feel that I belong,   God […]

Modest Is Hottest

By Sarah Sanchez From shirts that show midriffs to bikini bottoms that only cover half of your bum – has anyone noticed the change in fashion trends? It seems like what’s “in,” is to show more skin. It’s hard to talk to teens and young adults about going against the trend, but local youth pastor, […]

We Live In A World

By Sarah Sanchez   We live in a world where we can’t spend time with family without looking at our phone We live in a world where we have thousands of “friends” yet, we constantly feel alone We live in a world where we don’t know the time or directions without relying on technology We […]

Cherish The Moment

By Sarah Sanchez In today’s society, doing things “faster” is always promoted. The latest phone is faster; MapQuest gives us the fastest route; the latest hard-drive is faster than the one before; “get cash fast” emails are constantly sent; we want the weekend to come by faster; we want to know the quickest way to […]

Why Work-Life Balance Is The Wrong Idea

By Brian Mohr   The corporate world is susceptible to fads.  Work-life balance, a push to properly prioritize work in relation to lifestyle, features the kind of faddish thinking that can lead gifted people down the wrong path. Think of those who love their job; for them, it’s not exactly “work” as they exercise their […]

Four Table Legs

By Sarah Sanchez I work with the youth ministry at our local church, so I’m around teenagers about twice a week, in addition to talking to them almost daily. As I’ve worked with the local youth, I’ve begun to understand that they have a lot more to deal with than when I was in school. […]

My Snow White

Photo Courtesy: Anthony Villalpando Sylvia Denae Villalpando AKA “Snow White”

By “Tony the Barber” Anthony Villalpando   When I was a boy of about 8 or 9 years old, I thought about what it would be like to be a father one day.  I looked into the sky and asked God how many children he was going to give me, what they were going to […]

Eastvale: You Are What You Eat

BY K.P. SANDER Eastvale — They say, ‘You Are What You Eat’, but what if I don’t want to be Potassium Bromate?  What if Butylated Hydroxyanisol gives me the creeps (after all, “butylated” sounds like “mutilated”)?  In today’s world of high technology and instant gratification, have we microwaved ourselves into a toxic nightmare of diseases, obesity […]

Inland Empire: I Wish You Enough

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL A few months ago one of my friends shared a sweet story on her Facebook feed.  There was something about the story that really stuck with me as the message of it was so poignant in today’s world.  It seems that we so often have so much more than we really need […]

Inland Empire: Create A Valentine’s Day To Remember

BY NICOLE GILLES, RD, CDE, CSR Have you ever wondered what would really make your Valentine happy?  You’ve tried the chaotic restaurant scene in the past, only to leave feeling uncomfortably full, tired, and stressed from the overcrowded restaurant and crazy parking lot. This Valentine’s Day, show how much you care through actions instead of […]