For Teacher Appreciation Week, an email went out from my daughter, Sara’s, preschool asking parents to cook dinners for the teachers to take home and enjoy. It was “voluntary” to participate. Did I want to participate? No. I love Sara’s teachers. They know I do. My hope for them is not just this week, but […]
Happy April Fool’s Day! Don’t worry, Target is still a mecca of adorably themed birthday party decor and favors, but one thing Target doesn’t have is a full list of local party vendors to make your child’s birthday bash just how you want it. Luckily, we do – in our Birthday Pary Guide!
April Fools! We don’t know of any neighborhoods that are actually trying to ban children from living in them. In fact, we know just how kid-friendly this city can be. If you need a reminder or some inspiration on where to explore on your next family outing, check out our Guide to San Francisco Neighborhoods.
It’s March Madness, the annual tournament to whittle down the best college basketball teams to one national champion, and we want in on the fun! We’ve set up a bracket of our own – Mommy Madness – about all the things that make moms go mad! Follow along on our Facebook page for posts matching […]
Every night, I tell myself that I will have more patience for my children in the morning, I will get up without a struggle, and I’ll accomplish more, earlier in the day. And every morning, I fail miserably at all three of these things, so I’ve decided not to try anymore. I am many things, […]
Based on my preschool admissions research, I’ve learned that there are unofficial tiers of schools, just like in college or law school. Apparently, certain preschools are feeder schools to exclusive private schools, which are, of course, feeder schools for elite universities, which, I imagine, are feeder schools to certain high paying jobs and country clubs. […]
When we sleep trained our daughter, Sara, on any given evening you could find me just outside her bedroom door hunched over the baby monitor with a glass of wine and a steady flow of tears, both hers and mine. It was summertime in New York and Sara’s room was too small for an AC. […]
Raising a family in San Francisco comes with special privileges and challenges. You might be a San Francisco mom if . . . You buy milk at the corner store using Apple Pay. You pay your babysitter with Venmo. You’ve considered sending the preschool admissions director cookies to increase your child’s chances of acceptance. You’ve said […]
The Disney movie Frozen came out in 2013, and ever since then, I’ve been waiting for someone to call out the biggest plot hole in the movie. While my husband has so supportively told me to “get over it” and the movie reminds me to “let it go,” I can’t. This film is firmly in […]
We’re lucky to be raising our families in San Francisco, but some of the things we say tend to strike our non-city dwelling friends and family as, well, a bit odd. Hmm, I don’t know if we’ll be able to have the party outside. It’ll be summertime, so it might be too cold. I can’t […]