I am a busy mother of two fabulous littles! I enjoy shopping, family get-aways and food I didn't have to cook myself.

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Am I Disappointing Everyone?

By jessykaosicka

When I became a mother I was so intent on making everyone happy. I wanted to be the June Cleaver of my generation. I had stopped working as an elementary school teacher and figured with all the new time on my hands with a newborn (Ha!) I could do it all. Make a new and […]

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Bad Mommy?

By jessykaosicka

Am I a good mom? I don’t know, but I do my best. I keep them clean, fed, and socially active. I make sure they go to school, brush their teeth, and I check their homework. I encourage healthy relationships, healthy eating, and teach them not to talk to strangers. But if you caught me […]

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Bay Area Moms Find A New Way To “Party”

By jessykaosicka

Everyone loves a party, but we don’t always want our guests to bring us a gift. As Emily Post wrote, “Although it seems odd that there is a “prohibition” against asking people not to bring you gifts when all you are trying to do is be thoughtful, there is a reason. The moment you mention gifts, […]

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Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch

By jessykaosicka

October is not complete without our family visiting the Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch. The tradition started when our first born was only three months old. Okay, so maybe he didn’t enjoy it as much as we did, but the pictures we got were priceless. Who doesn’t love a pic of a baby in a cauldron?! […]

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Bay Area Festivals

By jessykaosicka

As summer comes to a close there is still some festival fun to be had in the Bay Area. So bust out the sunblock, pack the kids some Goldfish, and hit the circuit! Eat Real – Oakland This is the coolest block party around. Stroll along Jack London Square and feast upon delectable street food. […]

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The Big K – Kindergarten

By jessykaosicka

Here we are two weeks out from my son, Preston’s, first day of kindergarten. I am not sure who is more anxious, me or him. I have prepared myself with a pretty pink packet of Kleenex and a camera. Have I prepared him enough? I stuck to four simple lessons in an attempt. Lesson One:   […]

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Judgments of a Mommy

By jessykaosicka

We have all done it.  Yet we all hate it.  Mommy judging.  You know what I am talking about…the thoughts that race through our mind when we see a 3-year-old with a bottle, or a kid chatting away behind a pacifier.  Or better yet the mom feeding her kid non-organic strawberries.  Gasp!! Must we really […]

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What Happened To My Memory?

By jessykaosicka

I used to pride myself on my sharp memory.  I could remember every middle school teacher I ever had and what three outfits they rotated through each week.  I could remember recipes.  I could even remember my friends’ phone numbers (of course this was when you actually needed to know someone’s number).  Now it seems […]

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5 Hot Family Day Trips in the Bay Area

By jessykaosicka

We can’t all take time off of work or spend the money on a lavish vacation with the family.  Fortunately we are blessed to live in the beautiful Bay Area, which offers may fun and exciting day trips for kids and grown-ups alike.   Our family has enjoyed the following trips on many occasions.  So grab […]

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Top Spots for Girls To Go “Wine” in the Bay Area

By jessykaosicka

Did you get some spit up on you today?  Face a massive tantrum episode in the middle of the Nordstrom shoe department?  Did you find an old piece of Pirate’s Booty in the bottom of your purse?   If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need a girl’s night out.  Here are […]

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