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Awkward Family Photos: Exhibit opens in SoCal

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Every family has the picture-perfect shot of the gang gathered together on the grassy front lawn, at the lake or on the beach at sunset. The girls are in crisp white dresses, the boys in pressed khakis. Mom’s hair is curled and Dad’s combed. You’… [Read More]
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Photo: Baby girl welcomes military dad with ‘Call Me Maybe’ sign

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When a soldier returned home from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan his baby girl was waiting for him with a giant fluorescent pink sign reading, “Hey I just met you and this is crazy but my name’s Harper and I’m your baby!” The sign was i… [Read More]

Are we taking too many photos of our kids?

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My husband and I have a collection of tens of thousands of digital images. Most of these chronicle the lives of our three children. The first step. The first day of kindergarten. A summer weekend in Tahoe. an Easter egg hunt, actually many egg hunts. O… [Read More]

Reader photos: Like father, like son 2013

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The love expressed in the Like Father, Like Son photos readers submitted to SFGate was so touching that I found myself wiping my eyes with tissues while creating the photo gallery above. I’m now convinced SFGate should start making Hallmark cards. Ma… [Read More]

Like father, like son: We want your photos

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Have any men out there noticed that the older you get the more you look—and act—like your dad? You find yourself saying things that you’ve heard your father say before. You’re shaving in the mirror and suddenly you feel like you’re looking in… [Read More]

Reader photos: Like mother, like daughter

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Let’s face it. Women can’t help but be like their mothers. Our mothers are ingrained in us, whether we have our mother’s nose, our mother’s knack for making a perfect pie crust, or our mother’s love for opera. Last week, I invited readers to … [Read More]

Reader photos: Like mother, like daughter

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Women can’t help but be like their mothers. Our mothers are ingrained in us, whether we have our mother’s eyes, our mother’s love for opera, or our mother’s knack for making a perfect pie crust. Check out these SFGate reader photos that celebra… [Read More]
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Breakfast inspiration: Great art masterpieces made with toast

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Kids tired of plain old oatmeal yet again for breakfast? (I know mine are.) After taking a look at these art masterpieces made with toast you might get inspired to put something more creative on their plates. For artist Ida Skivenes a breakfast plate i… [Read More]
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Peeps show: 20 clever and comical marshallow scenes

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For the past 60 years American children have been waking up on Easter morning to find a few Peeps tucked among the jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and plastic green grass filling their baskets. And in recent years those nostalgic sugar-coated marshmallo… [Read More]

The most awkward (and hilarious) Easter photos ever

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Easter is meant to be a day of pretty pastel dresses, white fluffy bunnies and happy smiles, but sometimes things don’t go as planned and the camera captures a less-than-perfect image. That photo of the kids sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap at the… [Read More]