Grocery Shopping: Fun and Learning With Kids

Grocery Shopping: Fun and Learning With Kids

When I have enough time I actually really enjoy going grocery shopping with the my girls aged 3.5 and 5.5.  We turn it into an fun experience filled with math and decision making.  I’d love to say that each shopping trip is this awesome.  It’s not.  Sometimes I’m in a hurry and I don’t have time to spend playing in the grocery store, but when we do, it’s so much more enjoyable for all of us!

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A Dream for a Family Friendly Workplace

A Dream for a Family Friendly Workplace

As a SAHM (work very part-time from home) mom and talking to other SAHMs I’ve really started to build a Village. We swap childcare, war stories and dream about how we can make ourselves happier and our lives more fulfilled.

During a conversation a few months back a girlfriend and I were talking and I remarked on what a great life balance it would be if you could have a good (well paying), fun and interesting career by way of job sharing.

 

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The Starry Plough- Children's Music Night

The Starry Plough- Children's Music Night

I’ve been sitting on this secret for a while.  The big secret is the Starry Plough in Berkeley. Each second Saturday of the month from 3:30- 6pm Leo Mascarenhas leads his band, SaravaZamba, in world music for children. You can bring your kid instruments, let your children dance and socialize.  You, yourself, can sit down, relax, socialize, have a drink and get dinner.  It’s really the best way to end a Saturday.

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Village Craft: Learning and Growing Together in Our Community

Village Craft: Learning and Growing Together in Our Community

I’ve been inspired again!  I can’t believe it’s been over 2 and a half weeks since I’ve blogged.  I went on a work trip and got caught up in life and blogging fell by the wayside, but I’ve been re-engaged by my village!  If you haven’t yet heard of Villagecraft.org (and you live in the East Bay) you need to check this out.  I came across it on my neighborhood board from Nextdoor.com (and if you don’t know about that it’s pretty cool too, check THAT out). Anyway, on the listing of posts from my neighborhood I came across this awesome resource, Village Craft.  

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The Gift of Winter Break

The Gift of Winter Break

This two-week winter break has given my girls the gift of friendship.  Sure, there were a few instances where I longed for school to be in again and moments where I sent them to their separate rooms because the bickering or the tom-foolery became too much, but mostly I really enjoyed watching the girls deepen their friendship.  Having no schedule, sleeping in and no commitments was also a nice benefit.

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