Jeanne lives in San Francisco with her husband Daniel and their two daughters, Ilse and Alice. She is a sales manager for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in San Francisco and loves that her career enables her to promote the city that she loves.
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Making the Most of Maternity Leave

My second maternity leave looks very different than my first. In my first article for 2020, I mentioned that maternity leave is work and not a vacation. It’s getting the family used to the...

Is Body Shaming Ever OK?

If you don’t know who Lizzo is, you should. Her music has been all over the radio for the last few years. She is famous for her “truthful” (pun intended) lyrics, videos, and her...
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Adjusting To Life With Baby Number Two

We added a second daughter to our family two weeks ago, and we are now settling into our new normal. Alice Elizabeth arrived on Christmas morning. She was born five days past her due date,...

All I Want for Christmas Is the Gift of Time

In a few weeks, our family of three becomes a family of four. Since we don’t know the baby’s sex, we have affectionately called the baby “Hash Brown.” We have spent months preparing our...

Trying to Embrace a Slower Pace

A few weeks ago, as I settled on the plane on my return flight home from my last work trip of the year, I breathed a sigh of gratitude. I was grateful for exhilarating...
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What’s the Panic About Picture Day?

It seems like my daughter Ilse has been at her school forever, but it’s only been about two years. Her whole school calendar has been “calendared” into my husband’s and my respective calendars, along...

Keeping Comfortable on Airplanes… While Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my daughter Ilse, I only traveled twice: a two-week holiday to Hong Kong during my first trimester and a New Year’s trip to Seattle in December of that same...
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Men, Can You Cover Your Nipples?

On my new commute to work, I passed a man wearing a navy blue suit, white button-down shirt, and sneakers, carrying his backpack over one shoulder. While his suit and shirt appeared neat and unwrinkled,...

Dare to Go Bare: The Rules of Engagement for Ditching Pantyhose at Work

In most parts of the United States, September marks the beginning of fall weather. In San Francisco, the month marks the beginning of Indian summer—also known as the best time to visit San...
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10 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Self

The other day, when I called my alma mater’s bookstore (Go SFSU Gators!) about the availability of some tchotchkes I was looking to purchase for a client, I was told that I could come pick...