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Jeanne Hizon

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Jeanne is a married, full-time working mom with an MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University and BA in Communications from San Francisco State University. She is an Associate Director of Sales for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and loves that her career enables her to promote the city she loves. Jeanne and her husband Daniel live in San Francisco with their two daughters, Ilse and Alice. When Jeanne is not working, writing, or volunteering at Ilse's school, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and cooking from her collection of cookbooks (70 and growing) while sipping Hudson Bay Bourbon. Follow her adventures on Instagram.
Grateful for the little things

Grateful for the Little Things

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The last few years have been anything but normal. We went from masking to no masking, from standing six feet apart to standing shoulder-to-shoulder. My little family managed to avoid COVID despite numerous exposures...
Giving Myself Permission to Step Back

Giving Myself Permission to Step Back

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It's 6:14 AM on a Sunday, and I have been up since before 5:30 AM, not because it was my weekend rotation to work. Just because my internal alarm clock has grown accustomed to...
I refuse to be scared.

I Refuse to Be Scared

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Being a woman is hard. I think of the Des’ree song, “You Gotta Be.” We gotta be “bad, bold, strong, and calm” all at once. We gotta be so many people at once: mother,...
I am tired of "toughing out" my period.

I am tired of “toughing out” my period.

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These days, having my period sucks! Despite being on birth control (the pill) for much of my adult life, what was once predictable and painless is now unpredictable and painful. I think being in...
Watermelon Poke Recipe

Watermelon Poke

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Watermelon season is upon us, and I never tire of eating it, even during foggy summer days in San Francisco. Like the fog in July, watermelon is synonymous with summer for me. Instead of...
Can you live without a microwave?

Can You Live Without Your Microwave?

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A few weeks ago, our microwave broke. I couldn't believe it myself. Microwaves don't break. We had had ours for over ten years. It was older than our daughters were. We kept it clean....
Toddlers are just like pets

Toddlers are Just Like Pets

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They say that the second child is wildly different from the first child I've never been one to believe such notions. The saying was an old wives' tale. Children are children. Differences are a good...
Chicken Adobo: My Weekday Go-to Meal

Chicken Adobo: My Weekday Go-to Meal

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Chicken adobo is one of many Filipino dishes my mama cooked regularly. It was fast, served many, and made incredible leftovers. Every family has its version of the dish. The sour-salty combination of vinegar,...
Another physical milestone accomplished

Another Physical Milestone Accomplished

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I have always loved a good competition: board games, academics, and work goals. Challenge me to a game, and I strive to win. I can’t blame my older daughter Ilse for experiencing similar feelings...
My Personal Wellness Journey

My Personal Wellness Journey

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Last year, I embarked on a personal wellness journey to get healthy and lose the baby and pandemic weight I had gained from 2020.  I was at my heaviest personal weight of 178 lbs....
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