Author Archives: bethmf

About bethmf

Writer, dancer, literature buff, lover of music, discoverer of new places, devotee of joy and random connections. Grateful to be here and trying to earn a space.

Quiet spaces

Sometimes it’s challenging to find time for yourself when you’re trying to work full-time, raise a healthy toddler, spend time with your husband and occasionally friends, and also balance a weekly dance class and fundraising efforts. I’ve come to value … Continue reading

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Things to bring new moms

             Last May, I became a mother to a 6lb, 8.9 oz little wonder. The weeks that followed were filled with a steady stream of visitors–family, friends, and my doula. I was definitely challenged as I tried to take … Continue reading

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2012: Performed in 3 shows while pregnant

Here’s a photo of me before the first show on September 15th at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival. I later performed in our fall annual show at the Hoover Theatre on September 27th, and our holiday showcase on … Continue reading

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2012: I attended my first Staches & Spokes Festival

This was a Santa Rosa event featuring vintage cycles, mustache artwork, live music, and food. Good times:)

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2012 Firsts: I hosted a Making Strides Open House to benefit the American Cancer Society

I’d previously co-hosted with my cousin, but this was my first solo attempt:) Our guests were generous, and I was able to exceed my personal goal of $1000.

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2012 Firsts: Giving a speech at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off event

I was invited to speak at the 2012 Making Strides kick-off breakfast in Burlingame. I brought my mother and two good friends. My mother received a rose and was recognized as a survivor:).

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Purple is the New Black

I just signed up for the San Jose/Almaden Relay for Life. This will be my first American Cancer Society event since Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and my first Relay for Life. I’ll be walking on behalf of my mother, … Continue reading

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