Originally from New York, Kimberly moved to the Bay Area in 2014 after a five-year hiatus in beautiful Madison, WI. Immediately charmed by the sunshine and foothills, she’s amazed how quickly the left coast became the right one. Kimberly and her husband have two creative and spirited daughters ages 2.5 and 5 years. With the help of their trusty trailer, they enjoy a family bike almost every weekend. Kimberly graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and has worked as a playwright, literary coordinator, technical writer, and educator. This fall, she’s thrilled to be back in class teaching drama at PVTC. When Kimberly and her family aren’t picnicking, hiking (oh-so-slowly), or on a plane to far-flung family, they’re usually at home singing, dancing, painting, or playing soccer – often simultaneously.
family friendly new year's eve party

Throw a New Year’s Eve Bash (No Sitter Required)

If you have young children, a New Year’s Eve of party hopping and staying out until sunrise is probably a rare indulgence. Babysitters are hard to come by (and expensive). And when kids burst...

KiddieLeaks: The Surveillance Reports of an Average Home with Preschoolers

With all the media talk of high-tech hackers infiltrating our homes through baby monitors, microwaves, and other small appliances, I wondered just what those shady characters of the cyber underworld would make of audio recordings coming from...

Rebranding Valentine’s Day

I’ve never gone in for Valentine’s Day. The over-priced dinners, wilted roses, and bad chocolates just don’t scream intimate respect, honest discourse, and deep appreciation to me. Neither do diamonds or itchy lingerie. I...

Turn Reading Into Creative Dramatics :: A Perfect Rainy Day Activity

We all know that reading to children is important. All too often though, we read to our kids to quiet their minds and bodies – a perfect tool for bedtime. But books also have...

5 Activities (and 1 Zen Reminder) for Holiday Flying with Kids

Our family lives spread across thirteen time zones and two oceans. (My daughters started accumulating airline miles at 10 weeks.) Now in their preschool years, I can attest that iPad-fatigue is real. Since they’re...

Little Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Recipe

In 1910, my little grandpa arrived at Ellis Island from a little town in Italy. He was sixteen years old. I don’t remember much about him – mostly images from pictures. But I do...

Plan-It Dinner

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers. “I want to bring families back...

Colic :: Your Path to Enlightenment

After my first daughter was born, I miraculously transformed into an extraordinarily confident and capable human. Although I knew enough not to mention it, I could feel my invisible SuperMom cape flapping behind me....
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