Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Tips for the Working Mom

Having a job and raising children is no easy feat.  Here are some tips that help me: 1. Prep the Night Before I’m totally victim to this. I don’t feel like making lunch for my daughter or prepping dinner for … Continue reading

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Easy Indoor Solutions for Keeping your Toddler Busy

I have recently gone from a full time working Mom to a part time working Mom. It is a glorious two days “off”. No lunches to pack, no commute or kids to drop off and some extra time to get … Continue reading

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How do I teach my children about God?

Many people are going to find issue with what I am about to talk about.  Throughout the world, religious beliefs spark debate and disagreements cause violence.  I’m don’t want to prove that I’m right or that anyone else is wrong.  I really don’t … Continue reading

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I’m a Cheating Mom: My Mommy Shortcuts

Before anyone freaks out and calls my fiancé – no I am not cheating on him.  I am a “cheating” Mom because I take shortcuts to make being a Mom easier.  Sometimes they aren’t the best for the kids, but … Continue reading

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How My Geek Skills Help Me Parent

Beware: Nerd Alert. I majored in Computer Engineering and work as a Software Engineer in Test. Making my living writing code and “breaking” software has shaped my thinking, both at work and at home. As a parent, dealing with my … Continue reading

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Battling the Terrible 2’s (almost 3’s): Step 1, Educate!

Olivia has been on a mission to strip me of my sanity. She doesn’t get what she wants – she screams. Her brother has something that she wants – she grabs and pushes. I have to hold her hand while … Continue reading

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2012 Halloween in the South Bay Area: Events for the Kiddos!

I love Halloween!  Here are some events that your children will enjoy around the south bay area. Pre-Halloween Events San Jose Pumpkins in the Park October 13th 10AM-4PM. Free event includes Giant Pumpkin Patch, Scarecrow Row, Fresh Apple Cider, Guadalupe River Education, … Continue reading

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