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Top 10 apps and websites that our family loves

Top 10 apps and websites that our family loves

Family life for us is very busy.  Every now and then we need an app or two or even a website to come to our rescue. Here are the top  10 apps and websites that our family loves.

 

1. iPiccy online photo editor:

 

iPiccy photo editor

Who does not want to look great in photos? I have been using iPiccy for the past 5 years to edit my photos as well as create amazing graphic designs. The ease and simplicity of this free photo editing app and web-based product makes it a winner in our household. Professional photographers and amateurs alike use iPiccy’s photo editor to put their best images out.  In my household we truly enjoy taking pictures. So we snap photos first and edit later with iPiccy, and we love the results. iPiccy photo editor

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6 Great tips to help you find a husband

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Tips to help you find a husband

6 Great tips to help you find a husband

 

Ladies, we know how difficult it is to find the right eligible bachelor to settle down with. Maybe you are looking in the wrong places; you may be dating the wrong type of men; or he is not that into you, but is stringing you along on this roller coaster ride. We all have dated the guys we are not going to marry, but to keep the boyfriend/girlfriend status we continue to be in those relationships. Continue reading

Kid friendly restaurants in Palo Alto

Kid friendly restaurants in Palo Alto
Kid friendly restaurant

Kid friendly restaurants in Palo Alto

 

If you are like me, a busy mom with three young kids and a husband that functions with limited kitchen skills, then every now and then you deserve a vacation from your kitchen, and that’s where a meal at a kid friendly restaurant comes right in.

Most children like eating out especially at kid friendly restaurants, as they often create a welcoming atmosphere (not the type where people frown at the idea of your kids disrupting their perfect meal), they have kid’s menus, and of course expectation of a messy table. Kids also enjoy the experience. Continue reading

10 Birthday party ideas for kids in Palo Alto

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Palo Alto birthday party ideas

 

Birthday party ideas for kids in Palo Alto

 

For most kids (and some adults), there is no day more special than their birthday! They might not understand what it means to be a year older, nor visualize all the responsibilities that adulthood brings, but they definitely know they will get cake, presents, and tons of special attention on this day! Personally, I think birthday parties are a way of showing my love to my children, and hoping they understand that this day, I am celebrating their uniqueness, and my joy at having them in my life. Every year, I start thinking well in advance of my eldest son and daughter’s birthdays to try to come up with a new and fun way to style their birthday bashes. (I start birthday parties at 3 years, so my 2 year old will have one next year).  Continue reading

Las Vegas Family Vacation: 10 of our great ideas

Las Vegas Family vacation Planning a family vacation is always challenging, but planning a family vacation for 5  for a non-conventional Las Vegas family vacation  is really ambitious. My husband was brave enough to suggest the idea, and I was nutty enough to evangelize that I can make it work. Off course I can, I am the queen of travel concierge and a resourceful mom. Continue reading

Why your child should learn to code

Why your child should learn how to code

Child coding

 

Why your child should learn to code

As parents, the one thing we can all probably agree on is how difficult it is to find healthy, productive, yet fun, pastimes for our children, especially in that phase where they are no longer toddlers but also not adults yet. While it’s hard getting them to pay attention if they feel our approach is too pedantic, we may risk losing them along the way! It’s a very confusing situation to be in for us parents, until we find that elusive project that will involve our child, while also teaching them learned skills that will be valuable to them in the near future. For me and my kids, that turned out to be coding.

What is coding?

The coding I’m talking about is the process of using computer ‘languages’ to write ‘codes’, which are the building blocks of pretty much everything software based – apps, operating systems, websites, and games, etc. To be able to write this code, one needs to learn these ‘languages’ and then understand how it is pieced together, much the same way we would learn grammar and sentence structure when learning a new spoken language. With everything today moving to computer (or mobile) forums, with Continue reading

10 Helpful tips on how to raise green kids

10 helpful tips for raising green kids

Raising green Kids

Most of the news you can find on different information mediums are abjectly depressing nowadays, and some of the worst, and most hopeless, is the perpetual damage that human kind is causing to the earth and our environment. ‘Green’ has become a buzzword, right up there with ‘social entrepreneurship’, with a lot of companies, organizations and individuals talking about what ‘going green’ means to them, and why it’s important. Recently, at a climate change conversation at Stanford University, moderated by Lesley Stahl and attended by industry bigwigs such as JB Straubel, CTO of Tesla, and George P. Shultz, former States Secretary, I realized that, as a
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