The Ultimate Spa Day

About once or twice a year, I meet up with a group of friends at various local spas for a luxurious morning of pampering. Our ultimate- and ambitious- goal is to visit every luxury spa in the Bay Area (see the list of our favorite places below). These visits happen just infrequently enough that I... Continue Reading →

How To Parallel Park Like A Boss

The first car I drove was my mom’s suburban- she would let me borrow it at night and on weekends in high school. It was humungous, and learning to park that tank was a feat all in itself. Luckily my grandfather, Murphy, was a fantastic parallel parker and taught me the few crucial steps to... Continue Reading →

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Dear me, from 15 years ago, Hello dear friend! I know it may seem silly to write you this letter, but I think about you a lot. I look back upon this time in our life with such fondness. I often think about the unique independence college afforded, and how much that influenced this formative... Continue Reading →

Default Parenting, Episode 1

Me, preparing to go out of town for two nights: Wash four loads of laundry, prep the kids' lunches and snacks, wrap the birthday present(s) for the weekend, lay out my son's basketball uniform, stock up the fridge with snacks, and write out the kids' plans for the weekend. Oh, and pack my bag. My... Continue Reading →

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