Highly recommend Bill Jackson and his "Find the Right School" program. We engaged him to help us think through our educational goals for our daughter and figure out which schools are right for us. The San Francisco school system is pretty gnarly to navigate so having an expert guide us through has been immensely valuable. If you have a 3 or 4 year old and need to figure out where to s... More
It’s pumpkin patch season so we hit up this seasonal spot yesterday!! It’s small but perfect for a quick trip to pick up some pumpkins. They have a hay ride in the back which is not super exciting (and costs $5/person) but it entertained my 3 year old and baby 🎃🎃
Great ballet classes for little ones. My 3 year old daughter loves it and looks forward to class each week. This location is more spacious than the north beach location and includes a whole reception area in the front where parents can watch the class. They also sell leotards and shoes and other ballet gear here. You pay for classes monthly and can make up any classes you miss so you don’t have... More
This is the second time in a month that we have had maintenance issues with our car we are starting to look at new options for a family car. I have 2 young kids (with car seats) plus us (2 adults) so I’m really drawn to getting a minivan. Unfortunately we often drive in the city where parking is tight. Is there a minivan that has a more compact profile or an SUV that you’d recommend? Bonus poin... More
Great food and SUPER family friendly. Right away when we were seated they brought my 3yo crayons and they let me keep the stroller for my baby right next to my seat. The kids menu was affordable and had large portions. The adult food was delicious. And a real changing table in the bathroom!
Tell me about the books that changed the way you parent. I remember when I was pregnant I read "Expecting Better" and it completely changed how I viewed pregnancy because I realized many of the restrictions around pregnancy were myths and I could eat sushi, for example. Any books like that for parenting that changed your views? They don't have to be strictly "parenting books&... More
My three year old daughter is obsessed with Daniel Tiger and has been watching nonstop because she’s currently sick. Any other shows or movies she might like? I don’t want her burning out on Daniel Tiger 😂
For example: set their own bedtimes, no screen time, etc. For me the thing that we do with our older one is almost no sugar in her diet. We’ve become a little more relaxed about it recently though. What’s the thing you do with your kids that’s different from most parents?
Went here for an anniversary dinner with my husband and brought the baby. The food was delicious. The tables are SUPER close together so don’t come if you have a fussy baby or need a bunch of space. Definitely don’t bring a stroller. I just held my daughter the whole time and she was super chill so it worked out.
I was pretty shocked to find some crayons in this list of school supplies that have toxic chemicals in them. “This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbestos, the report found. The chemical can appear in the talc that is used in crayon manufacturing, according to the report.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/08/health/dangerous-chemicals-school-supplies-trnd/index.html
Anyone here “pump” without a breast pump? Sounds intriguing. I personally would love to learn in case I forget my pump and don’t have the baby with me! https://www.thecut.com/article/pump-without-a-breast-pump.html
Such an awesome little amusement park for young kids with rides, animals and lots of slides and stuff to explore. My 3 year old had a blast (and my newborn basically slept the whole time). I agree with the other review that it’s SUPER EASY to lose your kids here so be on alert. They sell food or you can bring your own and they have plenty of places to eat along with a picnic area with lots of g... More
We just hosted my daughter's 3rd birthday party at Peekadoodle and it was incredible. They take care of all the details for you (food, entertainment, activities, cake, balloons, party favors) so all you have to do is show up. The absolute best part is that when the party is over you can just leave and don't have to clean anything up! It's a large play space so can accommodate a lot ... More
There are protests in every state happening June 30 (Saturday). You can find one near you here: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/ And more info here: https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/families-belong-together-immigrant-separation-protest.html
If you’re fortunate enough to celebrate Father’s Day with a family meal this year, check out this idea from https://fathersdayofaction.org/ Set an extra seat at the table and post a photo on social media with the hashtag #FathersDayOfAction
I have a newborn and a 3 year old and my husband and I are both trying to figure out how we are going to ever get any exercise in. Some friends swear by the Peloton but will we actually use it long term? And can two people of different sizes use the same bike? It’s not cheap so I want to make sure we’ll actually get value out of it. What do you think?
I wrote an op-ed about my family’s experience with my husband taking on the primary caretaker role. Happy (early) Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there. https://www.refinery29.com/2018/06/201868/sara-mauskopf-winnie-fathers-day
I have a newborn who has extremely bad diaper rash and I tried literally every cream and remedy, including prescription anti-fungal cream and prescription steroid cream. It got so bad that the diaper rash was actually bleeding and we had to take an emergency trip to the pediatrician. Finally what is working is using a blow dryer (I have one with a cool setting, or I use a warm setting from fa... More
“Ultimately, the new study finds limited support for the idea that being able to delay gratification leads to better outcomes. Instead, it suggests that the capacity to hold out for a second marshmallow is shaped in large part by a child’s social and economic background—and, in turn, that that background, not the ability to delay gratification, is what’s behind kids’ long-term success.” https:/... More
Came here on a Friday night with a newborn and 3 year old (we had a reservation). It was a very tight space but they were really accommodating and let me put the baby’s little bassinet in the booth (the bassinet attachment to the uppababy vista stroller). My 3yo got crayons and LOVED the children’s prime rib dinner (she demolished it then started chewing on our bones). Huge success. We will be ... More
I had my daughter 5 days ago and have been nursing nonstop ever since. My right nipple is really cracked and as a result my daughter has been swallowing and spitting up blood! I started using a nipple shield on that side but my baby isn’t swallowing much milk when I use the nipple shield. How do I let my nipple heal but still nurse from that side?
I’m going to be induced in a couple days to deliver my second daughter. My aunt who has been helping watch my 3yo daughter made her a whole birthday party to celebrate her sister being born. She got presents and everything. My 3yo felt really special!
Friendly reminder for SF parents that this Sunday is Bay to Breakers. The city will be very crowded and roads will be closed along the race route (https://www.baytobreakers.com). Related: Think running Bay to Breakers at 39.5 weeks pregnant will be a good way for me to induce labor 😂?
My (almost) 3 year old daughter asked the other day how she can read the words in the book like mommy and daddy do. We've started working with her on basic letter recognition (she recognizes the letters in her name and other letters like M for mom, D for dad, G for grammy) but I'm not sure where to go from there? What's a good next step after she masters recognizing all the letters?... More
Admittedly not the safest thing to do 36 weeks pregnant and I know I should be wearing a helmet but it was an efficient way to get up the hill to the playground (my husband pushed my daughter up in the stroller and met me there). I’m a scooter fan now!
Came for lunch with another family on a Saturday. Not the healthiest food in the world but my daughter loved the kids burger and half of a strawberry milkshake. They had crayons and coloring sheets which kept the kids pretty busy because we had to wait a little while for our food to come out. A big plus is we could order and get seated right away when a lot of other restaurants in the area had ... More