Category Archives: Having a Family

You may already have or plan to have a family while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, or during your experience at Stanford. This category offers you info both for pregnant women and for families with kids.

Starting All Over Again – Pregnant and Moving to the USA – A Four Part Series

Introduction I found out that I was pregnant in the same week that my husband found out he got a travel grant (Rubicon; NWO) from the Netherlands. This is a grant which allows you to perform research and gain experience … Continue reading

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There’s an app for that…in the Silicon Valley

If you’re living in the Bay Area or Silicon Valley, and you have a smart phone…there’s an app for that… You’ve arrived! You’re here in the technology capitol of the world, some say, so embrace technology and let it help … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Tree Farms – a holiday essential for our family.

What are some of your favorite Christmas/Holiday Traditions? For me, Christmas isn’t really Christmas unless I do two things. One – Bake Christmas cookies (I’ll post a family recipe in the coming weeks) and two – cut down/pick out a … Continue reading

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American Education: The Importance of Being Active

It is a common notion that America prefers active, self-motivated people. But did you know that taking an active approach towards your scholastic career may pay off even faster than studying textbooks? I’m not saying you should abandon book learning … Continue reading

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Navigating the US School System

Registering my kids in school has probably been the most difficult issue in my relocation from Italy. I was looking for institutions of all levels: elementary, middle and high schools. The thing is that, for several personal reasons, we were … Continue reading

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