Tracy Leonard

Tracy is a Lead Instructor for Darkness to Light, a child sexual abuse prevention organization and serves as a College and Career Advisor for Students Rising Above. She grew up in northeast Ohio, and has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Northern Virginia and has worked in the arts, in education, in non-profits and in ed tech. Her husband's job brought them to the Bay Area and there's no looking back! Tracy is mom to a 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. Self-care includes pedicures, reading, cooking, crafting, and just being with her family. She also serves on the Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee for the Dublin School District and on the Advisory Council for the Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay.
Framing conversations about tech use to avoid conflict

Framing Conversations About Tech Use to Avoid Conflict

Editors Note: The California Partners Project conducted a statewide listening tour with California mothers, parents, and caregivers to understand how they navigated the integration of technology and devices into most aspects of their children’s...

Raising LGBTQ Allies

I recently interviewed Chris Tompkins, a teacher, TEDx speaker, spiritual life coach, and LGBTQ inner-advocate based in Los Angeles, California. Perhaps more importantly, he’s an uncle of five. Chris believes all kids are the...

Tracy’s Favorite Things; Must Haves for #MomLife

I swear, every year I tell myself I will gift all of my favorite people presents that are 'Oprah-worthy.' Not because they are expensive, luxurious, or hard-to-find, but because they are things that make...

Planning a Thanksgiving Meal That Won’t Break the Bank

Everyone is abuzz with the rumors that their will be a shortage on your Thanksgiving Day ingredients. While we can't predict that, we can predict that planning ahead will save you time and money,...

When Every Inch of Space Counts, Even in the Garage

When it comes to your home, space and storage are a must for your family. You can maximize that space even in your garage. Fleximounts offer several storage solutions for your garage. Perhaps you want...

30 Social Media Acronyms Kids Are Using. Do You Know Them?

CD9! Let's be real - social media is not going anywhere and neither is the need for acronyms that our kids are using; on social media or in text messaging. Although as I write...

Mom – Daughter Time Rediscovering San Francisco (and Our Relationship)

We have lived in the Bay Area for three years now and there is always something new to discover. There are also the favorite San Francisco "tourist" spots to rediscover. My 16 year old...

Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efJetrJq5kU Editor's Note: This interview and the content in the post may be triggering. If you find you are in need of resources and someone to talk to, please reach out to the Sexual Assault...

Remote Learning 101

Believe it or not, remote learning is not new. Schools have had to institute remote learning during recovery periods for natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires and also during other traumatic events...

Cardiff Vacations: Vacation in Your State

My family of 4 (including a 14 and 16 year old) recently stayed at Cardiff Vacations in Cardiff, California. We were in desperate need of a getaway after the "year of the pandemic" and...
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