If you are like me and have younger children with endless amounts of creative energy, then try some of these easy outdoor activities– best part: they can all be done from the comfort of your own backyard! These three have been our go-tos and should guarantee some fresh air, Vitamin D (if the sun comes back out!) and happy children! -Leila
As a Mama to two toddlers & a full time realtor, hitting the gym has been low on my priority list this past year. The silver lining of Shelter in Place has been a renewed focus on my own health. Nothing feels more important than staying strong, flexible, and agile during this strange time. Below are a handful of sites that have made an enormous difference to my mental and physical wellbeing these past few weeks. Hope these resources bring the same joy to you! Tess
Pro Tip: If you are having any pain, it could be due to your shoes being old or not the right fit for your body. A Runner’s Mind in Burlingame is offering virtual gait analysis as well as curbside pickup or delivery of shoes. Support your local businesses and stay healthy!!!!
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What Casey’s Cooking During Quarantine – 10 Trusted Recipes!!!
I absolutely love to cook. It brings me joy to set a beautiful table, cook a yummy meal and serve those I care for deeply. These days I am cooking more regularly, like every single night. I find that with all the unknowns in our days, I am looking forward to the evening food preparation. A chance to do something normal, sit down together and talk. I hope that these recipes make your evenings easier. Share your favorite recipe below!
Our Top 10 Places to Order Dinner if You Don’t Cook
While we may not be able to dine in at restaurants anymore as the Bay Area continues to “Shelter in Place,” takeout and delivery remain viable options for getting hot food on the table. Not only does that make serving meals stress-free, but these services help keep cooks and other restaurant staffers employed. Here is a list of Tess and Casey’s absolute favorites that are doing takeout right now! They are independently owned and need your business.
Breakfast & Lunch To-Go
Lunch & Dinner To-Go