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6 Fun Foodie Field Trips in San Francisco

6 Fun Foodie Field Trips in San Francisco

December 04, 2017 / Shaheen Bilgrami / Out & About

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 to international cultures... read more

Friday: The I Want a Wife Edition

Friday: The I Want a Wife Edition

December 01, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / 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

What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure

What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure

November 28, 2017 / Julie Houghton / Work Life

“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 expectations. I had... read more

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

November 24, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / 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 / Diversity & Inclusion Team / 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 / Diversity & Inclusion Team / 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 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / 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

How Motherhood Can Give You the Courage to Find Work You Love

How Motherhood Can Give You the Courage to Find Work You Love

November 08, 2017 / Julie Houghton / Work Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember even as a young child cringing when adults asked me that dreaded question. And for most of my life, including the 15 years I spent working in the corporate world, I continued to struggle with figuring out what I want... read more

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part II)

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part II)

November 06, 2017 / Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. / Parenting

This is part two of a two-part lesson on taking risks, making mistakes, and teaching children resilience. You can read part one here. A great deal of research suggests that learning or acquisition of any skill happens most easily over the course of little stretches outside of our comfort zones. I... read more

Extra TGIF

Extra TGIF

November 03, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Out & About

Never is the phrase TGIF truer than on the Friday following a midweek holiday. With rain on the agenda this weekend, we've all earned a cozy day of apple cider and Harry Potter movies (Judging by the number of Harry Potter-themed costumes I saw on Tuesday, we're not the only... read more