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2013 Year in Review

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It’s been a helluva 2013 at Mothership HackerMoms. In this first year of our life, we got tons of press, grew to almost 35 members, held over 30 workshops, started a business incubator, a street art crew and Hacker Sprouts Kids. Your donations spurred our growth. We’d like to thank you for believing in us […]

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510 Families interviews HackerMom Hayden Davis

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From the beginning, Hayden Davis has been the go-to HackerMom for finding wonder and fun in everyday life with kids.  She’s a fearless explorer of strange, quirky and fascinating family-friendly events and places throughout the bay area. And, she always finds the best deal (lucky for us, she’s our Director of Finance too.) Here’s her […]

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Beer, Baby Daddies & Blue Grass

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Dear Dads and Partners, Sure we picked beer as the main beverage to entice you to hang with a pack of HackerMoms and kids.  And, we brought out the vintage guitar collection so you could jam out with new Dads while your kids went bananas.  We get to hang out all the time, but we […]

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Magical, musical fun! Kids’ Cacophony Choir for ages 3-6 starts Sunday 7/21.

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2 Sundays: 7/21 & 7/28. 10-10:45am. Singer and edu-tainer Toni Tone introduces kids to their own voices as imaginative instruments. This fun, early vocal class teaches them to explore the enormous range of creative sounds they can make with their mouths and how to turn it into song. It’s perfect kids ages 3-6 who’s always […]

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ARTchitecture and pre-engineering fun with LEGOS starts this Sunday, 7/7

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4 Sundays, July 7 through July 28, 11-11:45 am Hacker Sprouts welcomes back ZettaTech Science with a class that uses LEGOS to teach basic principles of engineering. Kids will re-create some of the world’s greatest feats of construction – a weight-bearing bridge, skyscraper, rocket-proof superwall – to test structural principles through project-based learning and collaboration. […]

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We salute Facebook’s maternity leave. HackerMom Courtney tells all to Mother Jones.

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Just three weeks after the birth of her (11 pound!) son, HackerMom Courtney Kaplan spoke to a reporter about her maternity leave at Facebook. She is one of the lucky ones to have a positive story to share (yay Facebook!) Here’s her story in Mother Jones Have you been so lucky? Or not? Tell us […]

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Stunned Mom Gets Paid for Writing Thanks to HackerMoms

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So I deposited the two checks for my first two paid blogging gigs! I would never have gotten them if not for HackerMoms. It’s not that the $40 will, in and of itself, change my life. It’s just such a thrill to be back in the game after such a long hiatus. As I mentioned […]

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Maker Faire, the mother of all inventions.

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Maker Faire is a ridiculously inspiring celebration of art, craft, science, technology and the maker movement. Alongside 120,000 visitors,1000 makers and 120 kid-run booths, HackerMoms took on the mother of all maker festivals — Bay Area Maker Faire. Read more about our virgin voyage and our Family Secret Project in Oakland Local In case you […]

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Thanks SF Bay Guardian. We love you too.

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Thanks SF Bay Guardian for honoring us with their ‘Women in Business’ Small Business Award. What a total shock in all the best ways. Thanks for including our HackerDads on the cover too! We had a blast at your award ceremony at Yoshi’s. Thanks for letting us share the night with our proud partners and […]

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Our SF Chronicle story hit the stands on Mothers Day.

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Chocolate, flowers and burnt pancakes weren’t the only thing that made Mother’s Day special this year. If you didn’t get the chance to read our full-page article in the Sunday newspaper, here’s a link: San Francisco Chronicle

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