Tips for Traveling with Your Nanny

Stanford Park Nannies is the Bay Area’s most trusted full-service staffing agency, assisting with the placement of long-term and temporary nannies, babysitters, and household staff. Over their 28-year history, SPN has led the household staffing industry in promoting legal pay and best hiring practices. Owners Daryl Camarillo and Maggie Berkshire have dedicated themselves to this cause, as evidenced by SPN’s …

Let’s Enjoy Outdoor Play

By: Angel Chang, IHSD Marketing and Communications Manager These days, it seems like fewer kids are seen actively playing outdoors and rather more are seen indoors glued to a screen. With technology advances in mobile media, it’s not uncommon to find young children sitting at a park with a smartphone in hand and completely oblivious to the environment. So here …

How to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy

By Susan Sachs Lipman April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no time like the present to give your kids some lessons that they can use for their entire lives. This is especially urgent, given some recent alarming statistics about financial literacy that include high rates of student and credit card debt and low rates of financial education and comprehension. No matter …

Ask the Expert: Financial Planner Q&A

This month, Chris Hutchins from Grove is answering members’ questions about financial planning. Q 1. In this housing market, is it more prudent to invest in real estate, real estate REITS or stocks in general?A–Due to its great appreciation over the years, the San Francisco housing market presents a unique challenge when answering this question. It may seem like a …

10 Tips for Returning to Work after a Career Break

Are you considering a return to work? Whether it’s because our children are starting kindergarten (or leaving for college!), financial necessity, or just the desire to dust off the resume be among other working professionals, many of us think about a career re-entry at some point. Only problem is, once we start thinking about this, the doubts and questions come …

Family Finance 101: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Secure Your Tomorrows

by: Chris HutchinsFounder/CEO Grove Even if you consider yourself to be a financially savvy person — you read the blogs, listen to the podcasts, etc. — a whole new world of considerations surface when your personal finance lens shifts from just you, to you and your family. For some, it can be a challenge to actually start thinking of themselves …

Anxiety After Baby, Do You Have It?

What if you’re a new mom and instead of feeling exhilarated, you find yourself feeling very anxious, sad, irritable or lonely? What if you feel guilty for being a “bad mom,” as you find yourself not living up to what seems like everyone else’s “baby bliss?” Many new parents are surprised to learn that at least 1 in 7 women …

Teaching Our Children to be Kind

We all want our children to be kind. In fact we find ourselves stunned and embarrassed when we witness them being anything but kind. But childhood is a series of growth lessons and learning to be kind is one such milestone. We all assume our children know what being kind means, however it is important to define it for them …

Spring Fun at the Farm is Saturday, April 27

You won’t want to miss this event! Back by popluar demand is Fun at the Farm Day! Saturday, April 27th10am-1pmPastorino Farms, Half Moon Bay PAMP Members are invited to enjoy a fun day at Pastorino Farm! There will be Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Hayrides, a Bouncy House and Farm tours. We will provide light snacks and drinks, and you …

Four Ways to Shift the Dynamic of Sibling Rivalry

By Maneesh Saini, LMFT, Senior Clinician at Parents Place, San Francisco “It’s my turn to use the computer!” “Mom said I could sit in the front seat!” Sound familiar? It can often feel as though siblings argue about just about everything. While such conflicts can feel exhausting and often overwhelming for parents, these moments can also be opportunities to teach your children …