How to Do Wine Country with Kids

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My husband and I make the short drive from San Francisco to Sonoma County frequently to go wine tasting with our kids. Here are our tips to make it fun for all. Also included are two typical routes we take, which are equally (if not more) perfect when done without children in tow. The wine may just be for adults, but the experience is for everyone. Cheers!

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Why I’m Teaching My Kids to Be Judgmental

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“The practice of judgment gets a bad wrap because it’s often mixed up with the business of being mean, but I’m reclaiming the word for what it is:  forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought.” Here’s how to help your kids be more judgmental, in the best sense of the word.

How to Be a Gracious Host to Your Child’s Imaginary Friend

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“While it’s fascinating to watch my daughter immerse herself in a world of make believe, it’s also flat out creepy to be informed that Dooby and Sarah are sitting next to me on the floor, or that they like to sleep in my closet. For the sake of encouraging my daughter’s creativity, though, I try to play it cool and be gracious to my fictional house guests. Heck, it’s easier than hosting actual house guests. So here’s what you need to know if your child brings home imaginary friends of her own.”

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Getting By With Not-So-Good Eaters

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“I’d watch my friends’ kids happily opening their mouths like baby birds for their next spoonful of goodness, and I’d shake my head in dismay because my kids just never did that… So, here’s how we get by with a couple not so good eaters.”

Raising a Family in SF: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

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Raising a family in San Francisco is not without its challenges. What makes you stay where you live?
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How to Plan and Negotiate Your Maternity Leave Like a Boss

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It’s not easy to approach your company (or a company you hope to work for) with the needs of pregnancy. These tips can help.

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