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San Francisco Weekend Fun: January Events

Updated 1.4.2016 with additional events.

After all the activity of the holidays, January is a nice relief.  January always feels like a clean slate to try new activities and make a list of “must dos” for the new year.   Big D has been asking to go see the Asian Art Museum (he has seen all the banners around town), so that is definitely on our list…the free bike riding clinic at the Presidio Y might also be in our future.   For these and other great events in San Francisco in January, read on below:

san-francisco-events-january

Making 2017 The Best Year Yet

No matter what holiday you celebrate, wishing you the merriest of holidays and much health, happiness, and fun in the new year!  Like many others out there, I tend to make a few resolutions for the new year.  Largely ones that I don’t fully commit to, so they usually end up falling by the way side come February (let’s be honest).  Last year, my biggest one was to meditate more.  You hear of all these benefits of meditating, so I figured I would try it.  I tried a couple of times over lunch at work, but never really found a good spot in my routine where it worked.  For 2017, I am once again setting out on just a few new year’s resolutions, committing fully to them so they stick this year:

Road Trip Planner: Surviving Long Road Trips With Kids

With the holidays here, I am staring down over 30 hours in the car with our kids.  30 HOURS!!!!  If you are like me, you will probably be spending some time in the car with your kids traveling to see family or going on vacation during the upcoming holidays.  I used to be intimidated by the thought of a long road trip in the car with kids.  Anything longer than four hours and I was not into it.  Mr. H on the other hand loves road trips.  He doesn’t mind driving and it saves us a ton of $$.  He once drove to Seattle (13 hours of driving) when the boys and I flew and met him there!  After surviving a 9 hour each-way drive to San Diego this summer, I have come around; road trips with kids can be amazing.

I learned I can survive 9 hours in one day in the car with our two kids (2YO & 5 YO), by myself, and actually have fun!  Here are my best tips for how you too can survive any length roadtrip with kids:

Top tips for surviving any length roadtrip with kids

Finding Your Family’s North Star: How (and Why) to Create a Family Mission Statement

It’s that time of year again, when everything gets a little crazy.  It is the season of giving thanks and spending time with family and friends, and yet it is also the busiest time of year, when being the most intentional with your time and energy can be the most challenging.  The holidays are the time when I most need my north star, our family mission, to guide me and our family.