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Bay Area Turkey Trots

Bay Area Turkey Trots

With the average person consuming over 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day make a part of your holiday tradition a nice little run to start the day

Kids' Culture: Budget Friendly Snow Days

Kids' Culture: Budget Friendly Snow Days

How many kids in California have never seen or touched snow before? More than a few, certainly.

Thanks to Giving

Thanks to Giving

When my son, Daniel, was in third grade, he wrote a thankfulness poem. It became a family tradition to read it at every Thanksgiving dinner.

A Sweet Collection of Winter Holiday Events

A Sweet Collection of Winter Holiday Events

Here are some top picks for the Nutcracker this holiday season.

Off the Press: Teens in Nature, Ayesha Curry- No Kid Hungry

Off the Press: Teens in Nature, Ayesha Curry- No Kid Hungry

A new app from Palo Alto writer Betsy Franco, illustrated by her son Tom Franco, lets children think about midnight creatures and do gentle subtraction about which ones are hidden. Plus more...

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The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

Summer is just around the corner, and for many parents that means time to break out the flip-flops and flotation devices and head to a sunnier climate with the kids.

The Bridge to Kindergarten

The Bridge to Kindergarten

A posting on the Berkeley Parents Network by a mother named Sarah in March underscored a common dilemma faced by many parents of children born in the fall. The headline: “Looking for a pre-K or bridge-K in Oakland.”

Win the Homework Battle

Win the Homework Battle

At Debbie Abrams Kaplan’s house, her children, who are both in elementary school, must finish their homework and practice their instruments before they can turn on the computer or play video games. Sometimes they don’t want to study, but they know the drill.

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Cooking for all kids

Cooking for all kids

Anthony Bourdain once ridiculously — and to many, offensively — called vegans “the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

Our beautiful baby girl is 2-weeks old and we just had our first visit with her pediatrician. She spent lots of time with us and answered all of our questions but I was embarrassed to ask about my biggest worry, which is starting shots.

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

Or new baby is only five-weeks old and is a really easy baby to take care of, except for one thing. She really prefers me (mom) to her dad.

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

What to include in your family’s first-aid kit

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