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2015 Magazines Newsletter

December 2014 / January 2015
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Big Feelings
Letter from the Editor: Dispatches from the Brink
Big emotions aren’t just for kids
Letter from the Director: Proudly Looking Back on 2014
Celebrating the successes and changes of 2014
Out and About
Holiday Festivities for Kids and Families
Li’l Kid, Big City: Union Square and Nob Hill
You Deserve a Break
Ask the Expert: Tantrum and Tears
How to help little kids with their big feelings
Dadlands: Twins
Big Feelings in Our Growing Family
Books for Kids: Winter and Holidays
Embracing Anger
Why yelling at your kids doesn’t make you a bad mom
Little Routines, Big Feelings
How routines, rituals, and traditions contribute to your family story
Shopping Page: Shop Local!
Gift giving suggestions that support neighborhood stores
From Womb to World
Waiting Room: The Mindful Birth: Bridging the Head and the Heart During Pregnancy and Beyond
Fourth Trimester: When Isolation is Healing
I heart Mom: You Can't Go Home Again
Negotiating adult relationships while giving in to your inner teenager.


February 2015
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I <3 Caregivers
Letter from the Editor: Help Wanted
Caregivers aren’t just for your child
Letter from the Director: Evolving in 2015
Updated membership requirements and more
Out and About
Cabin Fever? Get Outside!
Li’l Kid, Big City: Outer Richmond
Rain, Rain…Turn It Into a Fun Snow Day
Ask the Expert: All About Nanny Taxes
Dadlands: Trial by Fire...or Poop
A day in the life of a caregiver
Books for Kids: Love
Snuggle up with your little Valentines for a good story
Fostering Healthy Connections with Baby and Childcare Providers
Creating healthy attachments with caregivers
Child Care and the City: Finding Your Sweet Spot
Finding the right type of care for your child
Professionalism at Home: A Nanny’s Take
When your home is the workplace
From Womb to World
Waiting Room: Changing Caregiver Needs
Fourth Trimester: Doulas: There When It Counts
I heart Mom: A Mom is Always a Mom
Once a mom, always a mom


March 2015
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Activities
Letter from the Editor: The Extracurricular Tightwire
Finding balance in your children’s activities
Letter from the Director: From Our Past, To Our Present, To Our Future
Stepping down but forever grateful
Out and About
Date Night Drop-off Spots for Your Child
Li’l Kid, Big City: Parkside
Indoor Play Spaces to Let Off Steam
Ask the Expert: Slow and Mindful Parenting
Engage without scheduling
Dadlands: The Annual Ski Vacation
The joy and tears of a trip to the mountains
Books for Kids: Kids Activities
Get your kids thinking about enrichment outside of school
Enrichment Classes: When will they be ready?
Local classes for every age and stage
Sibling Revelry
Managing extracurricular with multiple kids
The Perfectly Scheduled Child
Tracking the evolution from wild to busy to balanced
From Womb to World
Waiting Room: Getting Schooled in All Things Baby
Fourth Trimester: Getting Out
I heart Mom: Is it Good Enough to be Good?
Breaking the tiger parent mold


April 2015
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Civic Engagement
Letter from the Editor: Evolving Community Involvement
One mom figuring out how to become involved in her community
Letter from the Director: Ticking Through Our To-Do List!
Getting things done in 2015
Out and About
Earth Day, 2015
Li’l Kid, Big City: Civic Center
Growing Up Giving
Ask the Expert: Showing Up on Election Day
Involve yourself and your kids in the voting process
Dadlands: Election Day
Passing on a legacy of voting
Books for Kids: Nature
Celebrate spring and learn without even realizing it
Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?
Neighborhood safety through community development
Dollars and Doers: Power in Public Education
The 411 on public education funding and governance
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Demystifying the legislative process in California
From Womb to World: Purging for a Good Cause
Giving back by giving away
I heart Mom: Why I Serve
A mom in public service shares her journey


May 2015
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Taking Care of Mom
Letter from the Editor: Feeling Like Myself Again
On the journey to rediscovering me
Letter from the Director: Supporting Mothers
Mother’s Day brings GGMG’s mission to the forefront
Out and About
Afternoon Tea in the City
Li’l Kid, Big City The Presidio
Mobile Businesses Bring the Spa and Salon to You
Ask the Expert: Self-Care for Moms
Minimizing mommy guilt and embracing moments of grace
Dadlands: Right in Front of Mom
Helping a new mom accept assistance
From Womb to World: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way
How to work out when you don’t have time
Books for Kids: Friends
Standing Up for You
Communicate what you need without becoming the Nag
Doing it for Me
Four Bay Area women turning passion into profit
Postpartum Mood Concerns
What to do and where to turn when the baby blues turn darker
I heart Mom: Self-Care for Mothers
Not Just Another Item on Your Endless List


June 2015
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Raising Readers
Letter from the Editor: Passing on a Love of Books
Instilling a joy of learning in our children
Letter from the Director: Making GGMG Even Better!
Improving on a good thing
Out and About
Bay Area Storytimes Outside the Library
Li’l Kid, Big City: Potrero Hill
Introducing Your Child to the Love of Reading Through a Local Bookstore
Ask the Expert: Reading 101
Advice to help children become active readers
Dadlands: Reading: Hot or Not?
On a shared love of literature. Or not.
Books for Kids: Travel
Instilling a love of adventure while sitting on your couch
From Womb to World: Capturing the Moment
Using technology to immortalize baby’s first year
Greatness in Grimmness: Fairy Tales and Today’s Child
How violent and amoral stories can benefit kids
Why and How to Master Reading Aloud
Outlining the benefits of reading aloud and tips on how to master it
The Art of Storytelling
Why it is important and how it contributes to early literacy
I heart Mom: A Reading Journey
How one mom passed down her love of books


May 2015
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Taking Care of Mom
Letter from the Editor: Feeling Like Myself Again
On the journey to rediscovering me
Letter from the Director: Supporting Mothers
Mother’s Day brings GGMG’s mission to the forefront
Out and About
Afternoon Tea in the City
Li’l Kid, Big City The Presidio
Mobile Businesses Bring the Spa and Salon to You
Ask the Expert: Self-Care for Moms
Minimizing mommy guilt and embracing moments of grace
Dadlands: Right in Front of Mom
Helping a new mom accept assistance
From Womb to World: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way
How to work out when you don’t have time
Books for Kids: Friends
Standing Up for You
Communicate what you need without becoming the Nag
Doing it for Me
Four Bay Area women turning passion into profit
Postpartum Mood Concerns
What to do and where to turn when the baby blues turn darker
I heart Mom: Self-Care for Mothers
Not Just Another Item on Your Endless List


July/August 2015
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Wading In
Letter from the Editor: Kids and Water

Balancing water fun with water responsibility
Letter from the Director: Transitions
It's not goodbye, but see you soon
Out and About
Family Friendly Bay Area Beaches
Fair Weather Fun
Li'l Kid, Big City: Marina
Family Fun In and Around the Water Water Babies
Ask the Expert: What We Should Know About Water Safety
Get out and enjoy yourselves, safely
Dadlands: Wet Perspective
Water wise through a child's eyes
Books for Kids
United States of America
From Womb to World: From Womb to Water
Water births: not just for supermodels
California's New Water Wars
How Will We Divvy up This Precious Resource?
Time to Dig In For... A 220 Year Drought?
The many pronged approach to tackling the drought
Breaking It Down: How You Can Do Your Part to Save Water
New ways to conserve water
I heart Mom: Water Play, Yay?!
Embracing children's obsession with water


SEPTEMBER 2015
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Letter from the Editor:
Keeping the Passion Alive
Balancing water fun with water responsibility
Letter from the Board: Cherishing Our Time
Remembering GGMG mom Caitlin Mullinix
Out and About
Historical Places to Visit in San Francisco
Fun Classes for Busy Grown-ups
Li'l Kid, Big City: Bernal Heights
Ask the Expert: Developmental Issues
The advantages of early intervention
Dadlands: Knowing Success
A dad’s reflection about finding the right school for his son
Books for Kids
Pirates
From Womb to World: The Mom Instinct
No Internet connection required
Our Strange and Wonderful Public Schools
The truth behind the SFUSD application process
Look, Listen, Talk, Move, Learn?
Everyone learns differently
Learning to Teach to Learn
A review of The Smartest Kids in the World
I heart Mom: From Schooling to Unschooling


Making the decision to educate at home

October 2015
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SAFETY DANCE
Letter from the Editor: Safety in Childhood

It’s not one-size-fits-all
Letter from the Board: Serving the GGMG Community
Getting to know our community through new board members and member outreach
Out and About
Trick-or-Treat Places and Spaces
Go for a Spin
Ask the Expert: Body Talk: Educating Our Children About Sex
When and how to start important conversations
Dadlands: Tiger Dad
Figuring out when to worry, and when to let it go
Books for Kids
Halloween
From Womb to World: Back to Sleep
How to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS 
Knowledge is Power
Knowing the law helps parents
Brush up on Your Media Safety Savvy
Feel confident bringing your children online
What Does Safety Really Look Like?
A reflection on safety standards here and over there
Safety First
The best gadgets to ease our minds
I heart Mom: Home on the (Free) Range
Growing up with easygoing parents


NOVEMBER 2015
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ART and MUSIC
Letter from the Editor:
Creating Artists
Helpful tips and considerations
Letter from the Board: Career Paths
Encouraging arts and music for children and career options for moms
Out and About
Show Time!
Li’l Kid, Big City: SOMA
Get Your Tinker On
Ask the Expert: Childhood Movement
Making sense of your child’s movements
Dadlands: A Musical Education
Benefits of a musical environment
Books for Kids
Art and Music
From Womb to World: Seeds of Creativity
When you are working with pregnant bellies and new babies
Arts in San Francisco Schools
Arts education in our public schools
Let the Music Play
Benefits to the brain and beyond
Making Room for Art
Helping any mom kick up her family’s crafting game
Archiving the Art Factory
Bringing order to chaos
I heart Mom: Learning About Love from The Velveteen Rabbit
Bringing the magic of childhood to the stage