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Losing my mother to pancreatic cancer – a personal reflection

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I recently lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in December 9th, 2013, on my husband’s birthday.  My life has been such a roller coaster as I try to keep my family constantly moving and almost feel that my grief is constant and incomplete.  Every now and then I shed a tear, as wonderful memories revisit, and thoughts of her keep lingering. Time does heal, in due time maybe her memory will only bring smiles and laughter.

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Food delivery in Palo Alto

Food delivery in Palo Alto makes life easy

 

food delivery in Palo alto

 

 

One of the most important, or at least the most time consuming, decisions facing most of us every single day is ‘what to eat?’.  It’s a question that continues to hunt us, especially if we are tasked with feeding our family. It almost seems like a constant melody that echos more at the end of the day – that never ending chorus of ‘What’s for dinner?’. Things are getting easier here is Palo Alto, though, with a number of companies that provide solutions to all our food related needs – from delivery ‘ready to cook’ meals, to ordering from a chef directly, to connecting you and your favorite restaurant. Continue reading

Choosing an elementary school in Palo Alto

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Choosing an elementary school in Palo Alto is easy

As parents we all know that decisions about our children’s future, particularly when it comes to choosing the ‘right’ school, can be a major source of stress and anxiety.  It can feel like so much is riding on these choices, that the outcome could make or destroy the futures of our precious babies.   Continue reading

11 Types of moms you may meet

To honor the lovely moms that are in our lives, or those we often come in contact with, here is a fun and entertaining list of different types of moms.  Let’s have fun with this piece!  Here is our list of 11 types of moms you may meet.

 

1. Helicopter mom

The mom who is constantly checking on her child’s academic and other experiences.

what type of mom are you_helicopter mom

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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

 

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

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