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Nonprofit Spotlight: Alex’s Lemonade Stand

At just 1-year-old, Alex Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. Though the family was told that Alex may not walk, even if she beat the cancer, she kicked her leg just a few weeks later, and within the year began to crawl and pull herself up with leg braces in an […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is touted as a weekend-long American holiday with great store discounts, and even better barbecues, but it’s a lot more than that. It’s a day of remembrance. Like all holidays, there’s good and bad to this one, which is why it’s so important to think about those who have lost their lives for […]

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How Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Can Save a Million Newborns

Back in 2002 Stanford grad school students Jane Chen and Rahul Panicker were asked to develop an infant warmer at 1 percent of the cost of a $20,000 incubator. Using NASA technology, the two developed an infant warmer they named the Embrace warmer, which requires limited electricity to warm a wax unit that then keeps […]

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Download to Give: Todd Parr’s Latest Free E-Books For Parents Benefit Children

Todd Parr — a Bay Area based children’s book author and illustrator best known for writing The I Love You Book — has partnered with The First Years to release a set of free e-books just for parents that benefit two very special nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children ages 0-12. We’re Pregnant, a witty […]

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Lance Bass Encourages Families to Adopt a Shelter Pet (Plus $100 Giveaway)

Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home. I’m reaching out to you on behalf of Bloggin’ Mamas, who would like to support the The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society […]

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Visiting Tahoe in the 2015 Lexus ES 300h

Since Savannah was 2, I’ve wanted to make the drive up to Tahoe to show her its’ snowy wonder. That still hasn’t quite happened, but she and I did recently make a trip to the Tahoe area (when it wasn’t snowing) for the first time to enjoy a mommy-daughter weekend with Reichel from Copy Cat Chic and her daughter. At first I was a bit unsure about making the drive up myself, but Lexus graciously lent me their 2015 ES 300h (starting at $41,000) for a one week review so that I could check out the car and make it to Tahoe with the safety of hands-free controls, a built in GPS and assertive handling. So not only did I drive to Tahoe for the first time, but I drove a Lexus for the first time, too, making this trip extra adventurous.

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Exploring Creativity at KidZone Museum

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The Tahoe area isn’t just a fun place to visit when there’s snow on the slopes — both Tahoe and Truckee have a bunch of family fun to offer during off seasons, like KidZone Museum in Truckee. Though this nonprofit museum was originally created by a group of parents in 1992 to provide an indoor play space for local families with kids ages 7 and under during cold weather, it has now expanded to a must-visit spot for tourists, too.

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Take a Night Off With Savvy Every Day at Mom’s Night Out

It’s 2015, which means you haven’t had a night off since last year (maybe longer)! Savvy Every Day wants to help make that easier so we’re throwing a fantastic bash with the SF birth & Baby Fair (with the help of sponsors like GetzWell Pediatrics) at Hotel Diva in Union Square on Jan. 31 just […]

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