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Where’s the Middle Ground: Kids and Restaurants

“Oh, come on! There has to be some middle ground!” The woman yelled, as she whipped off her glasses and turned in her seat. She was scolding my husband and me because our kids were being loud in the restaurant. She was there first and wanted to eat and read in peace. She succeeded in startling my children […]

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Morgan Brasfield- DRIVEN for Women

“Oh, you know Morgan, too?”  I’ve started several conversations this way while chatting with other moms in my neighborhood. Morgan Brasfield, a fellow mom on the Laurel Heights, Presidio Heights, and Inner Richmond playground circuit, is immediately engaging and friendly and seems to know most of the local moms on, at least, a “smile and […]

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The Perfect Day- Before and After Kids

About a year ago, I came across this article in the New York Times about a woman who asked a blind date 36 questions that supposedly would lead them to fall in love.  She was recreating a psychologist’s experiment from over 20 years ago, and it seemed like a fun activity to try with my […]

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Ode to the Sippy Cup

Oh sippy cup, sippy cup, you promised to be,  a leak-proof vessel, completely spill free, But somehow your liquid doesn’t stay put. It bubbles up over and spills on my foot, Or worse, on the cushions, carpet and tile. There goes my hope they’d look nice for a while. I’ve tried all the styles. I’ve […]

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7 Tips to Get into Preschool

In my hometown, we had a handful of preschools. When I was three years old, my mom picked one, and I went.  It’s not that simple in San Francisco, and I’m sure you’re not surprised.  Here are my tips for navigating the admissions process, and you can trust my advice. I learned the hard way; […]

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Permission to Get Healthy

‘Tis the season for gyms to recruit new members.  We are a month into our New Year Resolutions- how are you all doing?   I walked past the JCC on California Street recently, and a huge banner hung out front exclaiming, “New Year, New You!”  If it was so easy to stay in shape, gyms […]

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Surviving El Niño with a Toddler

Be honest. You’re a little disappointed it’s an El Niño year, aren’t you? Even though we really, really need the rain, being stuck inside with toddlers for more than one day takes the stamina and patience of an Ironman, an Ironmom , if you will. I’m certainly out of training. The drought brought beautiful weather […]

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