Magic Tricks for Dogs, Packing Cubes, and a Weeknight Recipe (Friday Faves 7.20.18)

week in review

We just got back into town after being away for three weeks, and re-entering the real world is a bit of a shock to the system. I love these ideas for how to make it easier. 

While I was away, I did save some links that caught my eye. Check ’em out.

Packing Cubes to the Rescue

Packing cubes like these were so helpful on our trip to keep ourselves organized. Over the course of three weeks, we slept in five different places. That’s a lot to keep track of and these cubes cut down on the amount of digging around I had to do in suitcases. Each family member has a different color.

Battling Time Zones

We had to manage an eight hour time difference on our trip. I read up on using melatonin to help kids adjust more easily. Have you ever used it? Here are some other tips to help your child adjust to different time zones.

Time to Eat Healthy Again!

I’ve got to restock my house with healthy and fresh foods, and this baked salmon in foil recipe will be on the menu for next week. 

You Can't Have It Both Ways

I love this article by one of our San Francisco contributors Elisa. If we want our partners to take on more responsibility around the house, we have to back off and let them do it their way. 

In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog. 

Help Your Baby Sleep on Trips

Did you miss our Facebook Live all about getting your baby to sleep when you’re away from home? Here’s the recap. 

AVYA Skincare

Kelly tried out some products from AVYA and tells us what she thinks.

5 Stops on the Way to Santa Barbara

Meredith got to drive a GMC Terrain down the Pacific Coast Highway on her family getaway to Santa Barbara. Here’s where they stopped along the way.


Jessica admits that since becoming a mom, she’s uttered some pretty ridiculous statements to her kids. Can you relate? 

Let’s Talk Nose Jobs

There are more than cosmetic reasons to get a nose job. We find out about rhinoplasties and septoplasties in this guest post.

Go Outside

Annabelle tells us about her favorite outdoor classes offered in San Francisco for toddlers.

New Ways to Prevent the Meltdown

Elisa shares five new ways to manage your toddler’s tantrums.

I Stay in SF for the Men

Amy says NYC is better than SF, except for one important part: the men. 

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