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Gina von Esmarch
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Some things just don't change much! That look still exists around here. ;-)
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Bullies exist in nearly every stage of life, with or without access to the Internet. I believe that having regular discussions with your children can be an opportunity to get closer to your child and help them navigate the choppy waters of life, especially now that we live in a digital world. I think that there are truly three cyber-safety issues at hand: cyber bullying, cyber safety and cyber etiquette. It is something we think about often and yet we have not managed to arrive at a final position on how we will ultimately handle this new evolving world our children are growing up in. While technology has created a new playground for modern-day bullies to pick on peers it is not easy to determine how to monitor and best protect them from these new exposures. In some ways I equate this to children’s access to candy, it is nearly everywhere so how I can instill in them the best way to proceed when we are not around to protect them. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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I am not in a TV series nor do I have any other logical connection to having randomly appeared on a billboard in NYC's Time Square over the Memorial Day Weekend. Yet, that impossible became possible, and on May 31, 2010 I had my 15 seconds of fame. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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Mi Pueblo is Marin County’s newest Latin supermarket/ethnic culinary hot spot. It is a lovely hidden treasure of flavors and seasonings. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the new Mi Pueblo marketing in San Rafael, CA and not only did I love what I saw but I was inspired to create a recipe that I’ve been thinking about for the last year – Tacos Nopales (Cactus Tacos). If you are looking for a fun vegetarian dish to serve I can recommend this one as it received rave in-home reviews. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
Happy to share what I am learning- sounds like a great follow-up post!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Kiss & Make-up at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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Great article- and so relevant to my post--http://www.svmoms.com/2010/04/the-valuable-things.html Thank you for your thoughts on this topic.
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Thank you- me too. It was a good reminder to keep alert!
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2010 on The Valuable Things at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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I really enjoyed this story- and your title was perfect. That is like something that would have happened to me!
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It is the best way to get those big projects done- I do tend to 'slide' a dinner out onto the agenda too. And I make it late one, because I can when no one needs to be home to go to bed on time. :)
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If I was a kid, I would love this type of an apology...trust me. There were witnesses that I still speak to today. It was all true!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2010 on The Cookie Episode at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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Funny- I thought the SAME thing!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2010 on The Cookie Episode at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
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That is wonderful that you help young children with their reading skills I think it makes an big difference when you know that others are there to help you read/learn/listen. -gina
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It is such fun to hear your children read and to know how many doors it opens for them in life- good readers are generally good spellers and this is such a big help in school. Thank you for your thoughts. -gina
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I love this post! And shaved ice---wish I had one right now!
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I love that Disney magic gave you your moment in the sun- I have found the same situation with Prima and as she gets older we have more of OUR moments and shared times that are deeply treasured.
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So true- and I did think about how it would be to sit on the other side of the fence on this one. It is not an easy issue and I guess everyone has to play by the same rules. I would have hated for my child to have felt uncomfortable if the situation was reversed. I guess it was more a reflective on where we are evolving to as a society. :-)
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You hit the nail on the head Alexa- clearly we grew up in the same neck of the woods. Revive the hippie? Peace out! ;-)
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That is funny- that wrestling is more tolerated than a kiss. I'd rather have the kiss personally. ;-)
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Wow- that is shocking. I hope it all goes well and that you are happy to know your decision was a good one on many levels. I am the same, worried about money and then sometimes I think that we just need to LIVE and enjoy because we don't know what tomorrow will bring us. Take care.
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They are certainly out of fashion here in California but I adore them and insist, no matter how much time/work it takes to pull them off, to do them for my children every year. To me it is the best gift I can give them- a memory of our time together and spending my time on them.
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Yes, it is good to put things back into perspective. I enjoyed your story and how it ended with a celebration of life.
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Great analogy - love the Mag and the junk food concept! I can't wait to put your advice in play ... Jerry Springer, cult - brilliant!
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I believe too! And those new PlayStations are great, we have a PS2 and I am learning how great the PS3 with Blueray really is too. Thanks for sharing your story too. -gina
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I imagine there is a lot more out there than is 'discussed' - thanks for your comment! -gina
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I am the same way. I love to leave with everything in order so that when I return home it softens the blow that the vacation/holiday is really over. Enjoy your time away!
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