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Burner Kids

One aspect of writing that I love is the opportunity to put yourself in other people’s shoes (or huge furry boots covered in dust) and consider life from a path (or desert trail) that you’d never traverse yourself. I really enjoyed researching and writing the piece on The Bold Italic that is live today: Who […]

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99 Problems But Here Are Just 10

There are a lot of deep, heavy issues with raising kids in San Francisco, and in the Bay Area at large. It’s expensive to live here, the culture is not very kid-friendly, and the public school system needs a lot of support. In the midst of all of that, sometimes it’s a good idea to […]

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Is it a test?! No, it’s a quiz!

If you’re wondering, “Am I ready to have kids?”, my quiz on that very question is up on The Bold Italic today. Quiz: So You Think You’re Ready For Kids? It is tongue-in-cheek and very San Francisco-centric, but, as have been hearing back from folks who have taken it, also creepily accurate! As a follow-up […]

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Extremely Dorky Proof That I am a “Cool Mom”

Last year, I did a phone interview with a travel guide writer, as apparently I am a “cool parent” in San Francisco. I’m pretty sure that phrase is an oxy moron, but the man was quite pleasant and I was happy to get the word out about Seesaw, the center for children’s wellness where I […]

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