Amy is a technologist by trade and a writer by nature. Wife to a dashing web designer, mother to a beautiful, thoughtful daughter, adorable, slightly less civilized son, and a Yorkshire Terrier who came first and is still waiting for the non- furry babies to leave. As a work-from-home mom, she believes work/life balance is not a concept but a daily (sometimes exhausting) goal. She is always in search of a community that fosters her belief that sameness is boring, money is only a means to see the world and there are no rules we should impose on one another in this life other than Be Kind. She loves her family, lives to travel, and firmly believes that a homemade meal, a handmade cocktail and an episode of the Bachelor (a day late because she doesn’t own a tv) can cure almost anything.
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How to Avoid PVD (Post Vacation Depression) – Read Before You Go

Coming home from vacation is hard. Over the years, even after the best trips, I've wondered why I felt so down. It seemed like a mean joke. I realized a bad re-entry into regular life...

{Homemade Art Projects with Sara} One of a Kind Valentines

This is the first of a series of posts by our contributor Amy, where she shares fun and easy art projects that she does with her 5-year-old daughter, Sara. All of the homemade art...

5 Mantras to Get Over My FaceTime Fear and Connect My Kids to Family

I don’t like to FaceTime. Every time I sit there and try to have a conversation all I can see is my tired old face staring back at me from that small critical box...
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How to Pick the Perfect SFUSD Kindergarten for Your Child

Spoiler Alert: There isn’t one. Right now, I am neck deep in the process of selecting a San Francisco public school for my four-year-old daughter to attend kindergarten next year. I started the process the necessary full...
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Bringing Joy to the Survivors of the North Bay Area Fires This Season

Editor's Note: The email at the end this post has been updated to reflect support efforts for the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County. Please contact [email protected] for details on how to help. Bad things happen sometimes....
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The Secret to Sleep Training: 3 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep (Eventually)

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...
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San Francisco’s Urban Air Market: The Stuff You Can’t Find On Amazon

 SF’s Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley was an afternoon of old school shopping, modern design and timeless creativity. The outdoor event was a breath of fresh air in the age of Amazon where...
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You’re Invited to the Thomas™ & Percy™ Halloween Party at Roaring Camp Railroads

This post is sponsored, but the opinions are 100% our own. After spending the week heartsick and afraid to breathe, this past Sunday my family and I ventured out into the great wide open to...
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3 Family-Friendly Hidden Gems for Weekend Getaways from San Francisco

They say there are over a thousand weekends of trips to take when you live in San Francisco. That number quickly dwindles down to about five or six, if you have small children like...
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