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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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Marijuana is Legal…Now What? A Guide to Cannabis for Parents of Teenagers

Whether you are excited, outraged or just plain confused about this development, marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the state of California. Which leaves many of us wondering, what does this mean for our kids? How are we going to help them navigate yet another obstacle, another temptation?  Well, the fact is, marijuana […]

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5miles :: Your Mobile Marketplace

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers. If you are a parent like me, you probably have boxes of old clothes, old toys, and old household items you haven’t had the energy or […]

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Choking! Time to Review What to Do!

Two weeks ago my worst nightmare became a reality.  My 2-year-old son choked, and not the, “Cough, cough, are you ok?”  This was the silent, turning red in the face, “Mommy, I can’t breathe” choking.   We were getting breakfast at a crepe place in Palo Alto. The waitress placed my son’s plate down in […]

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