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BADM Family Class Giveaway

BADM Family Class Giveaway

December 12, 2017 / Education

Yesterday the New York Times asked what parents could do to “robot-proof” our children’s future professional paths. That concern might sound alarmist to some, but even parents who don’t live in fear of the singularity have probably paused to consider what our increasingly automated world might look like when our b... read more

Friday: The Silence Breaker Edition

Friday: The Silence Breaker Edition

December 08, 2017 / Lifestyle

Is anyone else experiencing a bit of whiplash alternating between attending preschool winter concerts and watching the latest sexual harassment scandals unfold? While I’ve spent much of this year feeling sick to my stomach, the latest headlines give me hope my daughters and son may come of age in a... read more

6 Fun Foodie Field Trips in San Francisco

6 Fun Foodie Field Trips in San Francisco

December 04, 2017 / Out & About

By Shaheen Bilgrami San Francisco is home to a diverse and vibrant range of ethnic communities, many of which are represented in the wide array of food shops, restaurants, cafes, and other foodie destinations. Culinary adventures or field trips to these places are a great way to introduce your kids... read more

Friday: The I Want a Wife Edition

Friday: The I Want a Wife Edition

December 01, 2017 / Lifestyle

Did anyone else wake up this morning, realize it’s December 1, and panic that you haven’t prepared a Pinterest-worthy advent calendar? I’m consoling myself with the fact that every child I’ve ever met is delighted with the $.99 chocolate calendars from Trader Joe’s.   While I plan to make a Trade... read more

A School Leader's Top 6 Insider Tips for Choosing a School

A School Leader's Top 6 Insider Tips for Choosing a School

November 29, 2017 / Education

By Jennifer Kuhr Butterfoss As a school principal in San Francisco, I spent Wednesday mornings at 9:45am meeting up with hordes of potential Kindergarten parents in our cafeteria to do a little Q&A session for the final 15 minutes of their tour. Most groups asked the same questions about... read more

What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure

What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure

November 28, 2017 / Work Life

By Julie Houghton “We’re putting you on a performance plan.” When I heard those words my face flushed and I instantly felt sick to my stomach. It was all I could do to sit there and listen to my manager detail out the ways in which I had failed to meet... read more

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

November 24, 2017 / Parenting

Science says yes.  Thanksgiving may be only one day each year, but the benefits of adopting a grateful mindset are ongoing and significant. Here are just a few: Kids who regularly practice gratitude are kind.People with a grateful world view are better able to cope with difficult life events.Gra... read more

How to Teach Your Kids that Native Americans are Still Here

How to Teach Your Kids that Native Americans are Still Here

November 19, 2017 / Parenting

On Thanksgiving Day, all are welcome to attend an Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering from 4am to 9am. read more

Say Yes to Diversity and Inclusion

Say Yes to Diversity and Inclusion

November 14, 2017 / Out & About

The best part of connecting families from all over San Francisco is that there are so many different types of families.  GGMG’s Diversity and Inclusion Team is here to share resources and information that celebrate our diverse and vibrant community and cultivate a welcoming and supportive space for all familie... read more

Friday: The How-to Edition

Friday: The How-to Edition

November 10, 2017 / Lifestyle

It's the weekend! Normally, a rainy start would be disappointing, but in this case, it's novel. After marveling at the wet street and dog walkers carrying umbrellas for a few minutes, my three-year-old asked to go outside and touch the water as if she'd never seen rain before. May your... read more