• Back to School Interviews

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    With back to school around the corner, I thought we’d round up the kids and conduct some back to school interviews in partnership with Gymboree’s Back to School line of clothing for the whole family. Here’s what Henry, Edie, and Dot have to say about the new school year coming up…

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  • 9 Healthy Summer Habits

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    Do you find it easier or harder to keep you and your family healthy in the summer months? Sometimes it’s harder to avoid all the frozen treats and to get out for a run in the heat, but there are so many other things that make summer a great time to start healthier habits. I’ve partnered with Blue Shield of California to share nine healthy habits we’ve focused on this summer…

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  • Our Favorite Classic Picturebooks

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    One question I get asked a lot from readers are ideas for baby shower gifts. I’ve done a post on it before, but I keep coming back to classic children’s books as my favorite gifts for a new baby (especially a first baby). Here are 15 classic ones, many that were favorites of mine as a child…

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  • One Day in Salt Lake City, Utah

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    When Henry was a baby we lived in Salt Lake City for 2 years and really loved our time there. It’s nestled against beautiful mountains, has so many hidden treasures and outdoor activities. So much has changed though since we lived there, so I asked my niece Roxcy at University of Utah who spends most of her weekends exploring downtown to give me a little tour of some old and new spots. If you have one day in Salt Lake City, here would be our itinerary…

    This post is sponsored by Uber, which makes getting to and from our favorite spots in Salt Lake City even easier. 

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  • Visiting Oahu with Kids

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    It feels like a world away now, but last month we took a family trip to Oahu for a 10 days, and I’m excited to give you a full report today on some of our favorite spots….

    Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring this post and putting us up for the week in Oahu.

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  • Road Tripping

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    This weekend we’re headed out on a road trip to Utah where Henry’s been spending time with cousins the last couple of weeks. With kids, driving is a bit of a relief over plane travel. There’s a private, enclosed vessel that kids can throw snacks, sing Moana, and even scream to their heart’s content (and thank goodness for headphones for the rest of us). All the usual chaos, but without strangers to annoy! Hooray! Even so, eleven hours is a long time for anyone, kid or adult, to be strapped in a car, so I’ve been thinking of how we can make it more enjoyable for everyone.

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    As a child, I loved reading maps in the car (rack your brain: the old school paper kind). I was the one in the backseat glued to the map, watching town signs as we passed them, plotting our approximate distance to the destination. Today, in partnership with Firestone Complete Auto Care we commissioned my sister and illustrator Rebecca Ricks to make a hand drawn map for the San Francisco to Salt Lake trip (and for you to print out as well!) with a connect the dot activity, points of interest, and some fun facts about each spot as you pass.

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  • Making Orange Creamsicle Popsicles

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    When I was younger I was obsessed with orange and vanilla creamsicle popsicles during hot New York summers. I had no idea they were so easy to make until I did a little research and was pleasantly surprised with how quickly they come together with deliciously creamy fairlife ultra-filtered milk as the star. Below is a fun video we made making the popsicles, and keep reading for the full recipe and a couple behind the scenes photos…

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  • Transitional pieces

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    Is it just me or is summer slipping through your fingers? With fall around the corner, I thought it might be a good time to talk transitional pieces. Pieces that will get you through the last weeks of summer and take you right into fall. Keep reading to see my top three picks. (more…)

  • Weekend Roundup

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    Back from Alaska! You can see a few photos from our trip on instagram, but I’ll give a full trip report soon here. It was totally life changing and I’m still processing all of it. More soon, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Have a great weekend, hope you’re up to something fun! Here are a few links to explore:

    Obsessed with this artist’s work: Stella Maria Baer

    These DIY giant pinwheels are so pretty

    Keep thinking about this perfect peach suede bag

    If you’re in the bay area (or visiting) make SURE to check out The Color Factory opening in just a couple weeks. It’s going to be incredible, be sure to get tickets before they sell out

    Loving these DIY poppy flowers 

    Cactus coasters. Okay, this is brilliant and a fun toy for kids too

    Crazy enough, it’s already school supply shopping time

    Refashioning a button down shirt into a cute tie front dress. I want to try this sewing project!

    Some great thoughts on being a social media mom (totally relate to a lot of it)

    Anonymous teenage summer bucket list. Oh boy

    Huge crush on the new Jesse Kamm light wash sailor pants

    I had so much amazing salmon in Alaska, I want to try making these!

    The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is going on! Loving this shirt, these shoes in white, this jean jacket, a this jumpsuit for fall

    Interesting discussion about millennials and spending 

    This graphic about vulnerability made me totally laugh and cringe at once

  • An Afternoon in Bernal Heights

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    My friend Sarah lives on the other side of San Francisco from where we lived, so there are a lot of spots I’ve never explored in her neck of the woods. Today we’re tagging along with Sarah and her two kids, Viv and Hollis, at a couple of their favorite spots in Bernal Heights…

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