Metamorphosis

With the coming of Spring,  I see the barren cherry tree begin to flower. The jasmine is about to bloom. My kids are growing too- they look so much bigger all the sudden! Things seem to be in a state of transformation.   My own change over is taking place too. I have learned how to do a handstand...

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Mommy Confession

I just found this rambling confession (I type things into my keyboard like a scream to the universe when I need vent!) when I was looking through some Word documents- I think I must have written it a couple months ago in a tunnel vision, desperate moment when I needed independence, balance and possibility...

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Operation: Launch!

My youngest son went to kindergarten this past year... Ah, a little taste of freedom! With my new found time, I have considered starting my own business from scratch or heading back to the real world working for a corporate event planning company. In the end, those options did not offer me the flexibility...

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Putting it out there….

Anyone know of someone with a place in Maui they would like to swap for Marin County this Summer…. we would love a change of scenery. We have our house listed on a home exchange website if pictures are of interest…. Mahalo

Good Housekeeping, Geneen Roth, Yoga, and Me …

When I took Sam for his final X- Ray, to make sure his broken collarbone was healed, we ended up waiting for the doctor in the examining room for over 45 minutes. Five year old, ball of energy, Sam was climbing the examining table like a jungle gym. He wanted to get up on the table, get down again, over...

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All It Takes Is 18 Inches

January 15th at 3:00am My sleep was interrupted by a child crying. I sat upright in my bed like a soldier coming to attention and swung my feet on to the floor. I rushed up stairs to the boys’ room to see who was crying and why. When I got there, I found Sam on the floor wailing. It was not an ordinary...

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Fun things to do in San Francisco

Michael and I got a rare chance to explore San Francisco (also known as The City in my house) without the kids yesterday and - we had a lovely time. If I am exploring a new city (or a city I know well but have not been to in a while) I am a happy happy girl.  We started our adventure at Flax . Flax...

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Jean Poppin' Goodness....

My kids got The Silver Spoon for Children cookbook for the holidays and it is such an adorable book. I am thinking about buying a stack and keeping them on hand children's for birthday party gifts. Anything that gets kids cooking is fantastic in my eyes. This book has cute illustrations and simple easy...

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August Coming

It's the end of July, and the first pear fell off the tree the other day- so I started picking them. I put a few little pears in a paper bag to ripen and today I noticed they were ripe and firm.  The day was not going well before this discovery....first I searched high and low for The Magic School...

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Summer Vacation: Day 28

  We visited the Charles Schulz Museum to attend a birthday party. The kids had a tour and a drawing class. Since we are all Snoopy fans around here so it was a complete treat. Great museum, great birthday party, great day. We were the first ones to arrive at 10:30am and when we were still there...

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