Passionate About the San Francisco-area
and the Moms Who Live Here
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 28:  Oscar statues are seen on the red carpet the day before the Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 28, 2004 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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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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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10 Signs You Are a Bay Area Mom

I have lived in many different places thus far in my life, but moving to Northern California last year has been an amazing experience for my family. The Bay Area has such a rich combination of scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and career opportunity like nothing I have ever seen. I’ve also noticed several things from […]

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Finding One Thing

I love crafts but I’m a terrible “crafts” person. I have no patience, and I’m awful at basic math, both of which are important for exactly what I love: sewing and knitting. I recently moved my sewing machine to a more accessible place (out of my daughter’s closet) and started working on some pillows. I […]

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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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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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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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