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Founder of Clever Girls Collective, and Left Coast Live, Social Media Maven, Non Profit Fundraising Hired Gun, head boo-boo fixer and finder of lost lunch boxes.
Interests: interior design, live music, local politics, dirty martinis with extra olives, sparkly nail polish, college basketball and desserts
Recent Activity
The imagineers at Disney's California Adventure park outdid themselves this weekend with the revamped World of Color show. It's hard not to be impressed by the show with it glorious mix of colors and sound. The Disney crew captured projected... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at XiaolinMama
Summer officially kicked off last week with a trip for Northern California to sunny SoCal, specifically the Happiest Place on Earth. We had the opportunity to attend the star studded opening celebration of Disneyland's CarsLand and Grand Re-opening of California... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at XiaolinMama
With t-minus 4 days till the last day of school, my list of "to-dos" before the kids are home for the summer is long. I take things in stride most days, but last week I attempted to get it together... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at XiaolinMama
Watch out Katniss! The whole family had a blast today at our lovely friend Chiara's bday party at our local archery center, co-located at the California Fencing Academy. (Um, who even knew that Silicon Valley even HAS an indoor archery... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at XiaolinMama
You know you are a mom...when you find yourself chaperoning/shuttling kids to the school band performance without any kahlua in your coffee cup. You know that you're a mother when you find yourself tearing up during the performance. Why? Not... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at XiaolinMama
The fabulous team at KRUSH salon in Los Gatos are hosting a cut-a-thon benefitting a local Los Gatos high school student, Shea Shaw. A victim of a hit and run accident, she now suffers from traumatic brain injury and is... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at XiaolinMama
It is starting already...summer camp planning. No sure when it started happening, but I have a stack of flyers and brochures on my desk that have somehow magically appeared. I've got a 8 and 12 year old. As a full... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at XiaolinMama
I am THE soccer mom - have chair + coolerwill travel. I am constantly battling the stench of soccer cleats and dirty socks. We wake up early on Saturday, and often on Sunday to get to games. We spend the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at XiaolinMama
The Cambiati Cleanse has taught me that I really know nothing about good nutrition. No really- I pretty much didn't read any labels at all. I used to go to Whole Foods and and had NO idea what half the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Life has been challenging to say the least recently. Steve Jobs' words have meant the world to me this week. Inspiring me to reprioritize, to be courageous and to stick to my guns. RIP Steve Jobs the world will never... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at XiaolinMama
I am learning a whole bunch of new stuff on this cleanse, liek how to prnounce the word "QUINOA". It's KEEN-WAH! I've seen it at the grocery store, but never knew what would possess anyone to try it, especially when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at XiaolinMama
I turned 40 this weekend. Deep breath. I turned 40 this weekend!!! I have been looking forwrd to this decade beacuse its gonna be the decade that I kick arse! Right? Oh I've got a list of things I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Yup, you guessed it - I'm on vacation! On the idyllic island of Maui, recovering from a summer of blog related travel. Sigh. Life is good. I'm practicing my Vlog - so brace yourself for short videos of me and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Camp Galileo was one of my 8 year old's summer highlights! We have been to dozens of summer camps over the years. Some are better than others, some you can't wait for it to be over. Camp Galileo challenged my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Galileo Summer Quest is hands down one of the best summer programs in the Bay Area for tweens. My son is 11 and if you know anything about middle school boys, you know that convincing one to go to "science... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at XiaolinMama
I started this blog when I was 35 as a place to figure out what to do next career wise to chronicle my life with my children and to find a community. I had no idea what I was doing.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at XiaolinMama
This weekend I am off to the romantic Poconos, PA to speak at the Reviewer's Retreat - Nuts and Bolts of Review blogging. A while back I met the two powerhouse founders, Cecilia and Bridgette founders of Double Duty Divas... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at XiaolinMama
If you have been reading @xiaolinmama for a while, you know that I have kids who play soccer, are slobs and like to roll around in grass. You also probably know that I am horrible in the "cleaning department". So... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Living in the Bay Area, there is no shortage of sports teams to route for - the SF Giants, the A's, the Warriors, the 49ers and of course, the San Jose Sharks. This year we have fallen in love with... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Since launching my company, Clever Girls Collective, I have been working like a dog. So much so that my brilliantly astute daughter felt the need to ask her daddy, "Why does mommy work harder than you?" HA! It has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at XiaolinMama
I had the privledge of attending the Banana2 conference. Asian Pacific Islander bloggers from all over the country gathered in Los Angeles to explore API issues, learn about blogging and just meet up face to face. There was a good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at XiaolinMama
Imagine 7 eleven year old boys spending the night for a birthday party sleep over. (Crazy-I know.) My son convinced me that pizza, brownies and his XBOX 360 + Kinect was all the boys needed for a guaranteed good time.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at XiaolinMama
Some days I marvel at the fun I get to have blogging and working for myself at Clever Girls Collective. This is a recent video I made with the brilliant Kimberley Blaine aka @thegotomom for MommytoMommyTV. Sponsored by Sony, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at XiaolinMama
LOVE LOVE LOVE This list Sarah! Kudos!
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