Rebecca Lang

Rebecca is the former Managing Editor for both Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog and San Francisco Moms Blog. She and her husband moved to San Francisco from the East Coast in 2008 and love raising their two children in the city. Rebecca worked for two Fortune 500 companies in a variety of HR roles before surprising everyone, including herself, and leaving her job to stay home with her kids. She's written for a variety of online parenting publications including Scary Mommy, Motherly, and YourTango, but promises that she can talk about non-parenting stuff in real life. Follow her on social media at @rlang165 and on BeckyRebecca.com.

How to Decide if Building a Custom Home Is Right for You

My husband and I are half-way through construction on a home in Healdsburg. We estimate the entire project, from the day we closed on the land to the day we get the keys will...

9 Non-Profits to Consider for Giving Tuesday

After the spending sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday—the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—is meant to create a movement of charitable giving at the start of the holiday season. There are so many...
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The Major Plot Hole in Frozen That I Hope the Sequel Finally Resolves

Back in 2017, I wrote about a plot hole in the Disney movie Frozen that no film critics or fan sites seemed to address. A recent post about the upcoming Frozen II premiere on November 22 reminded...
family on a road trip

Road Trip Ready: Ideas for Healthy Snacks + Quiet Activities for the Kids

Over the years, my husband and I have devised a pretty effective routine for flying with our kids. We divide and conquer, each sitting with one child, far away from the other so that...
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50 Timeless Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Editor's Note: For more resources on setting up your toddler or preschooler's rooms, please read our Ultimate Moving Guide! As a general rule, if the toy you're considering for your toddler or preschooler has batteries,...

How to Cut Back on Your Kids’ Halloween Candy Consumption

We're living in a health-conscious time when parents are motivated (dare I say, pressured?) to limit their children's sugar intake, and this is never more apparent than at Halloween time - a holiday centered around trick-or-treating...
Mother working at home and caring for child

For Stay-at-Home Parents, Every Day Is Monday

More than once, I've had someone tell me that, for stay-at-home parents like me, every day is a Saturday. They're implying that since I don't work a "real job" I enjoy leisurely, unstructured days...
Decoding Colored Pumpkins for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Decoding Colored Pumpkins for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Many parents only think of trick-or-treating as an evening full of kids dressed in costumes collecting as much candy as they can, but for some parents, trick-or-treating presents a unique challenge to help their...

Trick-or-Treating Hot Spots Around San Francisco [Interactive Map]

In the twelve years I've lived in San Francisco, I've had one trick-or-treater visit me on Halloween. The lack of doorbell rings wasn't a big deal before having kids, but now that my children...
family portrait by Sharon Kenney Photography

Local Photographer Spotlight: Sharon Kenney (GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT)

This post is in partnership with Sharon Kenney Photography. Every fall, I schedule a portrait session for my family. This is quite literally the only good picture we get of the four of us all year....
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