Broadcast journalist coed, turned tech PR woman who fell in love with full-time motherhood. I love words; reading, writing, talking. If I could I would throw up a monstrous pile of words in the air, and just roll around in it, clothing optional. You can also find me at Frankly My Dear, Cheers!

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Peter and the Starcatcher in San Francisco

By Stephanie Porter

  I love the theater. I love that my daughters love the theater too. My daughters and I attended the opening weekend for Peter and the Starcatcher in San Francisco at the Curran Theatre. We hadn’t read the books that the play is based on, we’d only heard great things about the play from friends […]

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American Girl Store Opens in San Francisco

By Stephanie Porter

American Girl Store Opens in San Francisco   American Girl Store Opens in San Francisco this weekend, November 16 and 17  in Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center. Enjoy the festivities, and joy from visiting Northern California’s only American Girl store. I was invited to the soft opening for the American Girl Store in San Francisco […]

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Rainbow Loom

By Stephanie Porter

If you haven’t already heard of Rainbow Loom, you’ve probably seen elementary and middle school kids sporting some cool bracelets made out of colorful, tiny, rubber bands. Rainbow Loom is all the rage. I discovered it when my second grader came home with a bracelet a classmate of hers had made. Naturally, my daughter told […]

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Exploratorium

By Stephanie Porter

My daughters and I love visiting San Francisco. We’ve added the Exploratorium in San Francisco to our lit of things we plan on revisiting. Thanks to the Explorium for supplying us with two free tickets during our visit! All opinions are all ways my own.   This summer we gathered a few friends and drove […]

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California State Fair

By Stephanie Porter

I’ve lived in the Sacramento region for 10 years. Yet, I’ve never, ever been to the California State Fair, let alone any state fair. This year, when the California State Fair set up shop at Cal Expo, in Sacramento, I was intensely curious about the experience. You see, growing up in the Bay Area, about […]

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Maker Camp

By Stephanie Porter

Oh my goodness. Maker Camp started Monday, July 8th. Are you in?   Maker Camp is a free, virtual summer camp for teens July 8th – August 16th. Maker Camp is sponsored by Make Magazine and Google. There are fun projects to make each day, with a Google+ hangout at 11am PT, and then virtual […]

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What and Where to Eat at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

By Stephanie Porter

When we travel, we eschew souvenirs for food. In case you’re headed out to the happiest place on earth, I’ve put together a list of what and where to eat at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. 1. Churros are the perfect second breakfast. 2. Cream cheese stuffed pretzels – because cream cheese makes a great […]

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5 Tips for Hosting a Lemonade Stand

By Stephanie Porter

It’s that time of year, when you see small-ish entreprenuers make their way in the world by peddling lemonade on hot summer days. I never had a lemonade stand when I was a kid. I was too busy riding my bike around the neighborhood with my brothers. I knew when I became a mother, a […]

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Ariel’s Grotto at Disney California Adventure Park

By Stephanie Porter

Pull up a chair. I have some serious advice. If your son, or daughter loves princesses, you should take them to Ariel’s Grotto located at Disney California Adventure Park, when they still believe. You can take them when they’re older, but man, there’s nothing like seeing your kid utterly enthralled. It’s pretty sweet.     Ariel’s Grotto is […]

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Disney Cars Land Fun and Tips

By Stephanie Porter

I don’t know about you, but I’m already over with the school mode, and in full-on in summer mode. The worst part is, there are still six weeks left of school. I suppose the bright side is, it’s six weeks to plan out fun activities for the summer. I actually quite like planning. If you’re […]

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