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If you've been following us for a while, you've probably become familiar with many of the names on the bylines of our articles. We have a team of local moms who contribute articles to our website. What you may...
We all remember “Stop, Drop and Roll” from our elementary school years, but how much do we actually know about basic fire safety in our homes? As someone who started a fire in my own kitchen recently, I learned...
Most of my estate planning clients are couples with minor children and aged parents. They are the sandwich generation, with all of the joys and all of the obligations that come with that role.  I ask all of my clients:...
Driving in San Francisco sucks. Let’s just all agree to that. When we first moved here and looked at a map, I remember thinking how accessible the city looked. Our new apartment was only going to be 2.5 miles...
There’s a sentence we parents repeat silently to ourselves throughout those extra-challenging parenting moments: “This is only a phase.”  Well, it turns out that same phrase applies to another realm of child-rearing. I’m talking about the Stuff with a capital...
San Francisco is on a mission to produce zero waste by 2020. That means, as a community, we are not sending any garbage to landfills. Instead, the goal is to prevent waste, reduce and reuse, and recycle and compost...
  Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is wonderful, but there are real concerns of a serious earthquake. Several nearby quakes over the past few weeks are a good reminder for us all to prepare or update our family’s...
This post is in partnership with Sutter Health's CPMC. Between my two children, we’ve used the pediatric services of California Pacific Medical Center’s emergency department four times. During one visit, we met Posey the Therapy Dog (aka Barker Posey), a gentle black...
Sleepovers are a right of passage for some children; for others, it is a non-negotiable “no.” As parents, we are finding our voices by asking about allergens and even guns in the home before a playdate or sleepover, but...
We participate in Amazon's Affiliate Program. Hearing the phrase, "I want a snack," makes my teeth clench and my shoulders tighten. I'm so tired of my kids saying this to me because, A) it's not a polite way to ask,...

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