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celebrating earth day

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day on the Peninsula

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, but the events are starting this weekend! Here’s how to celebrate and give back with your family. Saturday, April 14th Palo Alto Earth Day and the Great Race for Saving Water 9am-1pm Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center  A 5K run/walk and kids 1K fun run plus Earth Day festival […]

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When a Good Cry Goes Bad

I had a big cry today. Crying isn’t exactly a rare occurrence for me, but today was different. I felt despondent and helpless. It felt like all the sorrow that has befallen my friends, family, and community hit me all at once. In addition to all the national tragedies, I have had several close friends […]

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march for our lives

How to Cultivate Your Child’s Inner Activist

Around the country, teenagers are stepping up and speaking out against gun violence and demanding gun reform after yet another violent school shooting. Regardless of your stance on this issue, it is inspiring to see kids using the only outlet they have -their voice- to make a difference. To quote those students, “we are turning […]

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life after kids

Things I Love About My Husband Then vs. Now

My husband never ceases to amaze me, but the things I love most about him have definitely changed over the years since having kids. What better time than Valentine’s Day to reflect on how our love continues to evolve.   How he shows he cares after I’ve had a long day: Then-He gave me a […]

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madison reed

Why I Color My Hair At Home with Madison Reed

This post is sponsored, but the opinions are 100% our own. Coloring my hair is a relatively new adventure for me. As I’ve written before, finding a balance between accepting myself as I am while also taking care of myself is a work in progress. When my greys became too distracting, I decided a visit […]

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Minimalism: Mastering the Art of Less is More

I recently attended a work shop for moms looking to de-clutter and de-stress their life. The speaker has devoted much of her recent years to pursuing a life of minimalism. While that word means different things to different people, her definition really resounded with me: The intentional pursuing of what really matters in my life, […]

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