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Let Go of Control

I am a perfectionist to a fault, and this was my biggest challenge when becoming a mom.  There is no “perfect” baby, outing, sippy cup, sleep schedule, or day.  No matter how much I planned,  I was always caught off guard as a new mom. “I used my spare pair of clothes already, and we […]

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Can Mommies Feel Oscar-Ready in Daily Life

So, we may not be movie stars, but we are super stars!  Moms truly do have superpowers.  We can shower in less than five minutes, cook a whole meal for the family in one episode of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,”  and clean our entire house and do laundry during a one-hour nap!  We multitask and get […]

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The Truth About Breastfeeding

Okay, ladies, here’s the truth that no one tells you: Breastfeeding is hard. It can be uncomfortable—I mean painful and frustrating—while wonderful, all at the same time. When my first son arrived, I felt pretty prepared. I had all the clothes cleanly put away in his room, toys waiting to be played with, blankets ready […]

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No, I Don’t HAVE to Have a Little Girl

Baby girls are amazing! The cute dresses, the bows, the first dance recitals—the list goes on. But, boys are amazing too. I feel so much joy shopping for a cute little bow tie or taking my toddler son to soccer practice. The problem is not which sex has better wardrobe options. The problem is, there […]

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Monkey, year of the monkey 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am pregnant and am expecting a little boy in April, who will be born in the Year of the Monkey – the Year of the Fire Monkey, actually! Normally, I don’t think much of Zodiac signs, but after living in San Francisco for many years, I have come to love the Chinese traditions of […]

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How to Throw a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year again, Super Bowl, and if you are like me with a house full of sports fans, this is an exciting weekend! So how can you pull off a fun, not-too-stressful party for your friends and their kids? Gone are the days of just having beer and chips. We are grown-ups […]

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San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Events

I love Chinese New Year in San Francisco!  2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and San Francisco Moms Blog has all the information you need to celebrate with your family in our city!   The Southwest Airline Mini-Procession and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, January 30th 10:30am Grant Ave. from California to Pacific Ave.  FREE.  This […]

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You need a vacation!

A friend of mine once gave me the advice to go on vacation alone with my husband after my son turned one. She told me it would be fun, good for my marriage, and would reunite us in the love that gave us our son in the first place. She was right, but it wasn’t […]

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