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Ode to Our Mothers

Ode to Our Mothers

Mothers are the unsung heroes in our lives, giving selflessly and tirelessly and often with little or no thanks in return. Rather than focus on my own experiences of being a mother, I wanted to write about what I and the other contributors at San Francisco Moms Blog found important about the mothers in all of […]

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4 Things I Wish Other Drivers Would Do

I love to drive. I love to drive with the windows rolled down and the wind blowing through my hair, with the radio playing my daughter, Ilse’s, and my favorite songs (currently Belinda Carlisle’s classic “Heaven is a Place on Earth”). I love to drive down empty freeways in the morning and on grey, foggy […]

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Fasting from Laziness

For Christians like myself, the season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the season of prayer and penance. In the past, I have given up sweets, rice, chocolates, swearing, and frivolous spending at my local Walgreens. This year, I had considered fasting, but I love to eat. So, I thought long and hard, […]

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Every Day is Valentine’s Day

After Christmas and New Years, and dare I say, even before they end, Valentine’s Day promotions are everywhere: romantic dinner specials at local restaurants, (side note- Valentine’s Day is the worst day for dinner reservations) shopping sales at major department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom, and a plethora of cards, candy, and décor at Walgreens, […]

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International Travel with a Toddler

My family and I recently returned from our first international holiday together. We traveled to Germany for two weeks to spend Christmas and New Year’s with my parents. We took tons of photos, spent hours at the local Christmas markets, and ate all the local sweets we could stomach. Our daughter, Ilse, even experienced her […]

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Say “Yes” to You!

I recently read an article in the September issue of Good Housekeeping magazine about Shonda Rhimes and her new book “Year of Yes.” In the article, Shonda was interviewed about her book and what it means to “say yes.” As a fan of her writing on Scandal, I was intrigued by the notion of “saying […]

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