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

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