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The C WOrd-

Can I Say the C-Word? {A Teacher Busting Misconceptions About Common Core}

Innovators. Problem Finders. Environmental Stewards. Compassionate Citizens. Creative Artists. Rigorous Thinkers. Am I referring to the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley or the highly valued entrepreneurs of the world? Maybe the business minded moguls living large in SF’s Financial District? Nope. I’m talking about our kids in public schools in California, ages 4-17. You […]

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Involuntary Simplicity: A Spring Break Tale

As 2016 began, I was knee-deep in my goals of slowing down + simplicity. I had begun an online course entitled A Simple Year, started a daily yoga regimen and even checked out a Pema Chodron book from the library. I had whittled down my wardrobe to only what I actually wore, jettisoned many other […]

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fun runs and more

Spring Time Road Runs, 5ks, and More in Wine Country

March 26th NOVATO: 8:00 a.m. Lucky Run 5K & 10K The race course begins and ends at the Hamilton YMCA, 3 Hamilton Landing, in Novato. The 5K runners/walkers will traverse throughout the old Hamilton Coast Guard Housing area. The 10K course runners/walkers will also traverse throughout the old Hamilton Coast Guard housing area and continue along […]

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I Used to Hate Mommy Tribes…Until I Found My Own

  Mom Friends are Hard to Come By Want a hard truth? Here it is… when you become a mom you do not automatically fit into a mommy mold or by default become accepted into a Mommy Tribe. Women are harsh critics of one another and having children does not end the criticisms. After my eldest […]

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getting pretty

A Day In the Life {Single Working Mama of One}

4:00 a.m. (ballpark)- A crying, somehow naked toddler crawls into my bed. Because she has wet hers. We get up and go to the bathroom and then snuggle in.  6:30 a.m.- Said toddler grabs my face and starts kissing me awake! She then makes the most adorable attempt at ‘knock-knock’ jokes. I cuddle and plead […]

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