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Elisa

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Elisa is a loving wife and stay at home mom living in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill neighborhood. A proud sixth-generation San Franciscan, Elisa spent her early years in the Haight-Ashbury before moving to Mill Valley in elementary school. She studied Comparative Literature and French Language at University of San Francisco, where she wrote her thesis on the origins of fairy tales. Along with being the Managing Editor here at San Francisco Bay Area Moms, Elisa also writes for POPSUGAR, FamilyEducation, and OXO Brands.

I Don’t Serve Dessert, Here’s Why

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I grew up eating dessert every day after dinner, but I didn’t continue that tradition when I became a mom. In fact, I don’t serve dessert at all.  Why I Don’t Serve Dessert I don’t think...

Adding a Jump Rope to Your Workout Routine

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Adding a jump rope to your workout routine can help you burn more calories, improve your heart health, and strengthen your bones. Jumping rope can be challenging at first, but once you get the...

Your Cat Isn’t Trying to Win a Staring Contest, He Is Just Really Into...

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Have you ever wondered why your cat sits there at just stares right at you? Does he want to tell you something? Is he just that obsessed with you? Could he be secretly plotting...

The Return of the Family Vacation

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We just took our first family trip since the start of COVID and it felt so good. We spent a few relaxing days in Carmel at the Hofsas House, a Bavarian-style boutique inn.  Over a...

Every Hospital Should Have a Pediatric ED, and I’m So Glad CPMC Does 

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When my daughter split her chin falling at the playground, we had to pay a visit to the ER. And while the injury itself was not at all positive, I was immediately comforted when...

Now That My Husband Is Home All Day, I Can’t Hide Anything From Him

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Pre-coronavirus, my husband was essentially never home. He spent his days at the gym or the pool and worked five or six nights each week until midnight. I adapted to his schedule early in...

“You Don’t Have to Yell” and Other Dangerous Advice for Women

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A woman comes home from work and begins undressing. Before she knows it, 12 armed police officers break into her house and handcuff her. It happens so fast that she can’t cover herself and...

Kindergarten Homeschool Recommendations

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I was planning to send my daughter to her first year of Catholic school in the Fall, but now that schools are going virtual, I have made the decision to homeschool instead. This isn’t...

When I Can’t Think of a Positive Consequence, This Always Works

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Yesterday my 4-year-old stopped to take her shoes off before entering the house and I was overcome with anger and frustration. Why? Because! She just pulled the whole shoe off without even opening the...

Ambiance Keeps Its Personal Touch As It Adjusts to the Pandemic

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From my college days to working in an office to becoming a stay at home mom, Ambiance has always been one of my favorite spots to get a cute new outfit. Like other small...
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