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Unexpected Perks Of Raising A Child In The Bay Area

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Living in the Bay Area comes with a boatload of benefits. From the mild weather to the amazing food, there's just so much to love about being here. So what you may not be able to afford a house and traffic into the city on a Saturday can make you feel like stabbing someone, at least it's a good … [Continue]

Getting Organized Using Outdoor Space

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I'm getting organized and using Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant to get clean as part of a sponsored story with Socialstars. #ZepSocialstars We live in a cozy home. Cozy, if you've ever read real estate listings, is code for small. We live in a small apartment. The apartment is in a beautiful and … [Continue]

He’s Out There, Single Moms

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It hasn't even been 2 years since Terrence and I have been married, and already it feels like we've been together my whole life. I can't imagine living life without him. Not only is he my best friend and the world's best husband, he's also an excellent dad. You know, I never planned on being a … [Continue]

Getting Ready For Back To School: The Mom Edition

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I've got tips to help YOU get ready for back to school in this story sponsored by Zarbee's Naturals Drink Mixes. #DrinkForYourself #Zarbees #MadeToMatter  Be honest with me, Moms. Are you counting down the days until the kids are back in school? Are you staring at the clock, willing the hands to … [Continue]

Tips For Simple Staycations

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Summer is winding down, but the Riley family isn't letting it get away from us just yet. We're determined to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the time … [Continue]

Street Festival Adventures

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Street festivals and Gold Emblem Abound snacks are the perfect combination! This is a sponsored story. #CVSTrailmakers I'm not ready for the summer to end. Every since school let out a couple of months ago, my family's schedule has been jam-packed. There's still something about this time of year … [Continue]

Saturday Sights – Coca-Cola’s Art Of Entrepreneurship Event

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Do you know what happens when you empower women in impoverished communities? That community thrives! Coca-Cola knows that, and created the #5by20 initiative in support of women and communities. The company's goal is to provide tools, resources and education to financially empower 5 million women by … [Continue]

Things To Do With Kids In The Bay Area Before Summer Ends

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In just a few weeks, parents all over the Bay Area will be sending their kids back to school. It's been a lovely summer. The weather has been nice, there have been lots of activities to keep the entire family busy, and many of us had a chance to remember why we fell in love with living in the Bay in … [Continue]

5 Binge-Worthy Shows On Netflix For Couples

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There are two types of married couples, those who binge watch Netflix together, and those who don't. Terrence and I definitely do. It's surprising, really, because when it comes time to choose movies at the theater, we very rarely agree. Eight to thirteen episodes of the same show, however? Not … [Continue]

Host An End Of Summer Reading Party!

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I am proud to be a PBS Kids Insider, and grateful to them for sponsoring this party! Every since Ayva learned how to read, things have been so different around here. Take this summer for instance. Instead of me reading to her, she's been picking out stories and letting me be the one to listen for … [Continue]