Happy 1- year birthday, dear blog! And my introduction to the Writing Salon.

It has been one year since I launched this blog, which also occurred about 7 weeks before giving birth to child #3. Although the timing of that might have seemed a bit mad, I know, I realized that if I didn’t get it started before the kiddo arrived, it may never have happened. And that was certainly a correct assumption. Through sleepless nights and the … Continue reading Happy 1- year birthday, dear blog! And my introduction to the Writing Salon.

Where ghosts, gold & hipster coffee collide

After 17 years spent living in San Francisco, I still find tiny slivers of pure paradise tucked around corners and nestled between buildings, just waiting to be discovered. This week found me uncovering one of these hidden gems in one of my very, very favorite slices of the city. I’ve always known it as the “antique district,” though technically it’s the “Jackson Square Historic District.” It’s part … Continue reading Where ghosts, gold & hipster coffee collide

When I grow up…Another “stump the band” question from the 4-year old.

There are definitely days as a stay-at-home mom or “person on a mommy-sabbatical” as I like to call it, that are a blow to one’s ego.  Having had a full life and robust career before kids, it can sometimes feel like an out-of-body experience to go from dynamic, discerning decision-making to a tedious and tiring toddler tango.  Yep.  I have some rough days.  With that being said, … Continue reading When I grow up…Another “stump the band” question from the 4-year old.

The Six Week Boot Camp: Or, perhaps the most important thing that I will ever write.

  There are certain things that I definitely wanted to know before having children (the ins and outs of childbirth), things I didn’t want to know (how much they would really change our life) and things that I didn’t know, I didn’t know, but wished I would’ve known. The topic up for discussion, falls into that last bucket. It’s a message that I would love … Continue reading The Six Week Boot Camp: Or, perhaps the most important thing that I will ever write.

The CPMC “Celebration Dinner.” Aka, my hamburger journey: SIR-MIX-ALOT to Spruce

I come from a long line of burger and fry fans, on both sides, but particularly on my mom’s side. The genetic code is strong in this area. I fondly recall that nearly every time my brother and I would stay with my grandpa (maternal) for a weekend while my parents were out-of-town, we’d inevitably end up at one of the great Seattle burger, fry … Continue reading The CPMC “Celebration Dinner.” Aka, my hamburger journey: SIR-MIX-ALOT to Spruce

Three’s company? Three’s a crowd? The jury is out.

Because, as I sit here, rounding out the last few dwindling hours of my “due date” and still, formally, the mother of 2, I have some time to write this post, completely in the dark as to the state of the union of the matter of 3. 3 children. It’s been interesting the responses we’ve gotten after letting both strangers, friends and family know that … Continue reading Three’s company? Three’s a crowd? The jury is out.

“But Why?” My existential trip to gain a Residential Parking Permit.

Today I ventured to the SF Municipal Transportation Agency office to obtain yet another Residential Parking Permit. Having moved 5 times in the 15 years that I’ve lived here, this is certainly a task I’ve done before. This morning’s conundrum was a debate of taking the 2-year-old with me or waiting to go by myself. For those of you San Franciscans that have completed this … Continue reading “But Why?” My existential trip to gain a Residential Parking Permit.

Time for a “Time Out!” : Lesson #1 from a FTSM (First Time Summer Mom)

Being the FTSM (First Time Summer Mom) of a preschool aged child, I now pay attention to and read the other funny articles and self-deprecating mommy- blog posts on coping with summer vacation/ end of the school year panic and fatigue. This one has been circulating wildly around my Facebook feed and while I can’t totally relate yet, I now get it more than I … Continue reading Time for a “Time Out!” : Lesson #1 from a FTSM (First Time Summer Mom)

“Let’s walk home from the hospital!” And other naïve new parent assessments about bringing home baby.

With the birth of our 3rd child plus or minus 6 weeks away, it’s caused me to think about the labor/ delivery side of things or rather the logistics behind the getting to and from the hospital for the labor and delivery. I think the part that’s always put me a bit at ease is being so close to the hospital. I LOVE the city … Continue reading “Let’s walk home from the hospital!” And other naïve new parent assessments about bringing home baby.

A Follow up~ Should I stay or should I go?

It’s interesting how this topic has opened a line of dialogue on the subject of suburbanites/ urbanites, parenting choices, lack of choices, financial realities. I’ve heard from some that they’re quite happy with their decision to leave an urban environment. I’ve heard from others that they’re resolute on staying in a city. And then, the rare exceptions of those that did indeed leave, but are … Continue reading A Follow up~ Should I stay or should I go?