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what our kids are reading now

  • The adventures of Samuarai Jack has been great fun to read. The series is about, an evil shape-shifter named Aku from the distant past that has brought destruction upon the land. Jack is a heroic warrior in a quest to return to the past and undo the evil wrought by Aku. ~ d

  • Dillon has been loving “The Monster Show” for weeks. It is a cute “tell all” about monsters... did you know that monsters feel silly only wearing underpants? Little D (3) now reads it back to me and it is the cutest thing ever. ~d

  • This is a great little series of books about trucks, fire engines, digger and other machines. Dillon reads these over and over again. The have cute illustrations, bright colors and they are about machines — what little boy wouldn't like! ~d


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    Tanya is the mother of 2 boys, and a writer for several publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle. Danielle also has 2 boys and is a partner and designer in the SF based design studio — the Vega Project.

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Georgianne Fastaia

the best gift I received after i gave birth to Sophie Lee was a postpartum doula.I credit Annies invaluable help as a post partum doula during the weeks following the birth of my daughter with making the adjustment to motherhood smooth and stressfree. As a firsttime mom, I had no idea what to expect and Annie provided humor, perspective,practical help--anything from doing my shopping,dishes,laundry, to teaching me how to nourish myself with healthy foods that were easy to make while juggling a newborn (my favorite was a big bowl of chopped boiled eggs, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and avacado), to preparing me nutritous smoothies and lunches, to helping me decipher the baby sling, the breast pump and every detail. Sometimes she just gave me a break so i could take a long shower. Basically she did everything that your mom (or whichever family member) offers to do but with no hangups or attachments to how you want to do things. I felt free to ask anything of her. Her help, a few hours a day helped me transition into motherhood successfully and joyfully.

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