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Elisa

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.

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...

These Are Scary Times, But At Least I Get to Spend Them With My...

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One major silver lining of the pandemic is the amount of time my family is getting to spend together. Pre-COVID, my daughter and I woke up at 7:30 a.m. while my husband, who had finished...

How to Save Money on Groceries Without Sacrificing Health

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When the pandemic first hit I saw a meme listing a “coronavirus budget”. Basically, it had zero in every category and some huge number like $357,232 after “groceries”. The meme made me laugh because it...

How Storypod Can Revamp Your Child’s Bedtime Routine

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Ever since we started sheltering in place, my daughter just has not been tired at bedtime. We have added "audio-time" to her daily routine to address this, and I just learned about a new...

Keep Your Dog Safe Amidst the July 4 Fireworks

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Since the pandemic hit, there has been a 700% increase in pet adoptions, and although it's wonderful that so many pooches have a place to call home, new pet owners may be less familiar...

The AAP is in Favor of Sending Kids to School This Fall

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that it recommends physical school for children this coming school year. The trusted organization claims that the benefits of being in a school setting far outweigh...

Coming Into the Clear That Is Age 4

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We never had the terrible twos, but boy did we have a threenager. Year three is sort of when I found myself no longer able to be the mom I wanted to be, if...

Family-Friendly Baking Tips from an Expert

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If you have started baking while sheltering-in-place, or you want to but you don't know where to start, keep reading. I sat down with Cathy, our team's Master Baker to get all the best...
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