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The Flight-Attendant Approach to Surviving Motherhood

Have you been on an airplane?  If so, then you are familiar with the smiling, polite, put-together flight attendants who welcome you on board.  They help make your flight experience more enjoyable, and observing their approach to their job has taught me some lessons in parenting as well. Here are 5 tips for reducing turbulence […]

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Dining With Children: Eight Tips to Surviving the Most Difficult Meal of the Day

Once our kids become a certain age—say, like 12-18 months—we as parents say goodbye to our luxurious, hour-long, wine-infused meals with intellectual conversation, quiet pauses, and Sinatra playing softly in the background. This is now what our household looks like at 6:30pm most nights: My normally sweet 2-year-old is trying to crawl across the table […]

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Somewhere Over the Golden Gate Bridge…awaits a rejuvenating oasis for weary parents.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star, and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where trouble melts like lemon drops, high above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me… If you’re like me, there are days as a mom that will have you repeating those lyrics to yourself on a loop as your […]

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Close-up of a fruit bowl, made from a cut cantaloupe, that holds raspberries, kiwi slices, and other fruits, Washington DC, 1981. (Photo by Joseph Klipple/Getty Images)

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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“A Camping We Will Go”

Memorial Day Weekend always makes me think about BBQ’s, cold beers, swimming, friends and camping trips! Now camping is not always my favorite thing, but I think if you have beautiful scenery, a group of fun family/friends, good food and drinks, then you are set for a fun weekend anywhere!   Sunset magazine came out […]

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Corn Muffins – Savory or Sweet

I love cornbread, and it’s a family favorite! These corn muffins are wonderful with BBQ or piped with raspberry preserve for brunch. My children love both options, and mini-muffins are the perfect portion size for toddlers. Makes 12 large muffins / 36 mini muffins Ingredients: *  3 cups all-purpose flour *  1 cup sugar * […]

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