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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

Friendsgiving is the Answer to Everything

Friendsgiving is the Answer to Everything

November 01, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Lifestyle

While I may have three enthusiastic celebrators of National Doughnut Day (coming up on November 5) living in my house, the best recently-invented holiday has to be Friendsgiving. What's not to love? You gather with your chosen friends and family (not a conspiracy theorist uncle or judgey second cousin to be see... read more

San Francisco's Best Trick-or-Treating Streets

San Francisco's Best Trick-or-Treating Streets

October 31, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Out & About

This year San Francisco took top honors on Zillow's list of the 20 best cities for trick-or treating. Their ranking measures home values, percentage of kids under 10, and proximity of homes. Whether or not Zillow considered number of vertical feet covered while trick-or-treating is unclear. In any case, San Francisco kids... read more

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

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

October 30, 2017 / Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. / Parenting

This is part one of a two-part lesson on taking risks, making mistakes, and teaching resilience. No matter how full and happy our lives may be, we all encounter moments of stress, challenge, and disappointment . . . and as adults, we’ve probably had to learn how to cope effectively with these ki... read more

Some Things in San Francisco are Free

Some Things in San Francisco are Free

October 27, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Out & About

This might be the best weekend of the year. Gorgeous weather is in full effect, the number of potential activities seems boundless, and we're reveling in the sweet spot between back-to-school and holiday craziness. Must be October in San Francisco.  My family is looking forward to celebrating pre-Halloween with some o... read more

Halloween for All: Managing Fears and Special Needs

Halloween for All: Managing Fears and Special Needs

October 25, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Parenting

Walking down a bustling New York street the day before Halloween with my then-three-year-old daughter, we turned a corner to encounter a masked man. He held up his arms and whispered “boo.” I shrieked. My daughter was unfazed—well, except for some confusion about the bizarre social interaction. While my eldest... read more