How to Bring Kids to a Protest March

How to Bring Kids to a Protest March

January 18, 2018 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Out & About

This Saturday, on the first anniversary of the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history, San Francisco will again be hosting one of the dozens of Women’s Marches taking place across the country. Whether or not to bring children to a peaceful demonstration is obviously a very personal deci... read more

Mothers Have Always Been Activists

Mothers Have Always Been Activists

January 15, 2018 / Parenting

We Have a Lot More Work to Do “We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say ‘common struggle’ because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everyw... read more

5 Nights to Better Sleep for Your Baby (and You!)

5 Nights to Better Sleep for Your Baby (and You!)

January 09, 2018 / Sarah Middleton Healy / Parenting

You're finally settling back into a routine after the holiday hustle and bustle, but your little one isn't sleeping well. What gives?  Often babies and toddlers regress during times of activity when sleep rules are likely to be bent. If your child seems out of sorts, fret not. In 3-5 n... read more

Friday: The Fresh Start Edition

Friday: The Fresh Start Edition

January 05, 2018 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Lifestyle

Who else is ready for school and childcare schedules to get back to normal? I know I am. Here we are almost a week into 2018 and I haven’t even finalized my intentions for the year, let alone started acting on them. That’s why I’m declaring the first week o... read more

Last Chance for a Creativity-Boosting Giveaway!

Last Chance for a Creativity-Boosting Giveaway!

January 01, 2018 / Education

Family Class Giveaway We're welcoming 2018 with a giveaway from the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM). In case you don't know, BADM is an incredible creativity-boosting, brain-building, and all-around-fun museum for kids ages 6 months to 10 years old.  BADM is generously giving away a three-week family class to one lucky reader of GG... read more

How to Be a Sleep Winner While Traveling or Hosting

How to Be a Sleep Winner While Traveling or Hosting

December 22, 2017 / Sarah Middleton Healy / Parenting

This is the first post in a sleep series by Sarah Middleton Healy, an infant sleep consultant and parent coach. She uses the Millette Method--a multifaceted and holistic approach that takes into account the entire family system, the child’s developmental stage, and the needs of the parents. I hope thi... read more

3 Easy Activities to Boost Creativity in Toddlers

3 Easy Activities to Boost Creativity in Toddlers

December 19, 2017 / Education

In between dreidel spinning, cookie baking, and holiday meals, there will be a moment when your toddler looks up at you and asks "now what?" Luckily, the experts at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) have your answer with three fun and easy brain-boosting activities for toddlers and their older... read more

4 Gifts Teachers Really Want (for the Holidays and Beyond)

4 Gifts Teachers Really Want (for the Holidays and Beyond)

December 18, 2017 / Jennifer Butterfoss / Education

With just a few days before the winter holidays commence, it is likely you have already purchased some kind of token of appreciation for your child’s teacher. Whether it’s mug full of candy, a gift card, a candle, or a lovely donation to your school’s holiday gift fund,... read more

BADM Family Class Giveaway

BADM Family Class Giveaway

December 12, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / 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 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / 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