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Goodbye summer, hello first day of school


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As our family bids adieu to an exuberating  summer, this week, we welcome the school year with anticipation, reasonable expectation and the feeling of accomplishment.   We were afforded with so many highs throughout the summer, and just in case there were any lows, they  were stifled  by all the amazing experiences we shared.

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Single in Palo Alto? 11 suggestions on where to find a date

Single in Palo Alto: 11 suggestions on where to find a date


Many think that people move to Palo Alto when they are ready to start a family, and plant roots in a city where the education system rivals that of a private school education. There is this consensus that when you are single and you live in Palo Alto (sometimes not by choice), you are doomed in the love department.  We have a single friend who moved here from London, and we were thinking where in Palo Alto can she find a date. Well we took a closer look at Palo Alto, and we want to share with those who are single in Palo Alto, 11 suggestions on where to find a date.

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10 Reasons why the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos is a fantastic romantic getaway destination

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10 reasons why the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos is a fantastic romantic getaway destination

My husband and I recently went on a mini getaway to Los Cabos for a double celebration: our 15th Anniversary and my birthday. We decided on Cabo because we wanted to go somewhere close enough to home, yet far enough to feel like we are on a well-deserved vacation (Cabo is less than 3 hours from SFO). Over the years, we have stayed at some of the most amazing boutique hotels and resorts around the world.  So we really wanted to find a great hotel that would make our child-free getaway memorable.

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10 Most Popular Theme Parks Near Palo Alto

Theme parks near Palo Alto


10 Popular Theme Parks near Palo Alto

It’s summertime again! And, just like every summer, the theme parks near Palo Alto are tempting their visitors with a rich offer of entertainment opportunities. Undoubtedly, there is no better way to spend a summer day out than getting whizzed in the air at incredible speeds, soaking in the sun, or splashing in refreshing swimming pools. There is something to please everybody: kids, young-at-heart grown-ups, adrenaline junkies, or incurable romantics.

Below you can find a list of 10 most popular theme parks near Palo Alto area. Dare to discover your favorite one!

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Stanford Dish will be closed starting next Monday: here is a great alternative

why is the Stanford Dish closed


If you are like many people in Palo Alto and surrounding areas, you may use the Dish for regular exercise, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, clearing your mind, or just having a great moment with your family.  Sadly, for many including my family, the Dish will be closed from July 13th to August 16th.

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July 4th Celebrations in Palo Alto and around the Peninsula

July 4th celebrations in Palo Alto


There are quite a number of July 4th celebrations going on in Palo Alto and around the Peninsula.  Here are a few that you may not want to miss.

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Chili Cook-off:

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Chili Cook-off will be held at Mitchell Park, on July 4th at 12:00 PM.   This City of Palo Alto hosted event attracts thousand of people annually, who sample chili from various teams vying for the chili championship.  There will also be plenty of live music, ice cream for purchase, children’s activities, food vendors, live streaming of Women’s World Cup and much more. Tasting kits are available for purchase on-site for $5.  For more information visit: City of Palo Alto

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Ten best places for kids in the San Francisco Bay Area that grown ups will enjoy

10 best places for kids in the Bay Area


The Bay Area is an oasis of wonderful places for kids to see and experience.  Surprisingly, grown ups will enjoy these places just as much as the kids. This summer is the perfect opportunity to do some fun family sight seeing and exploring.  For some of us, with guest visiting from out of town, it is a great time to check out the Bay Area and beyond.

Here are quite a few of our favorites that we have visited and totally love.


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Our Summer begins with a Routine Cardiac Procedure at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital


My family’s move to Palo Alto has continued to be fruitful.  Today we  will be at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital for a routine cardiac ablation.


Our older son was on the wait-list at the pediatric cardiology department at Stanford for a very short while. When we found out that there was a cancellation, we scheduled  and he will have heart surgery today. For me this is not a moment of sadness or sorrow, it is a decision that my husband and I have come to after consulting with four cardiologists over a period of 6 years.  Each one advising that surgery is the better option for my son’s arrhythmia.  Continue reading

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