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by Teresa Mills-Faraudo
Note from the Editor: The only predictable thing about family life – all of life really – is that things change. So it goes at Bay Area Parent. This month, we say goodbye to a longtime associate editor and hello to a new one. Not really new, but new in this position. Teresa Mills-Faraudo, the former calendar editor of the San Francisco/Peninsula edition of this magazine, is putting on a new hat and we’re delighted. We’ve asked her to introduce herself.
– Jill Wolfson
Before I became a mother, I always told myself if I were ever to have kids I would totally immerse myself into parenthood because it’s the most important job I would ever have in life. My new role as associate editor for Bay Area Parent is allowing me to fulfill that goal. I get to learn everything there is to know about parenting, while still watching my son, Giulio, 5, and daughter, Bella, nearly 2, become close siblings.
I didn’t always want to be a mom working for a parenting magazine. During my idealistic college years, I thought I wanted to be a war correspondent. I had dreams of traveling the globe, learning about other cultures and meeting seriously cool reporters. As I grew older, I realized that getting caught in a war zone would not be as cool as I thought.
Fortunately, I have lived in some of the most beautiful places in the world. I grew up in the Santa Monica mountains above Malibu in a home with a panoramic view of the ocean. I spent four years in the redwoods receiving my bachelor’s degree in journalism at Humboldt State University. And I worked my first newspaper job at Lake Tahoe. Then, I decided to move my career to the Bay Area. It was during my stint as education reporter for the San Mateo County Times that I became infected with the “mommy bug.” On a daily basis, I interviewed cute kids at schools and happy parents. So after five years of marriage, my husband and I had serious conversations about children and a few years later, our little superhero was born.
After leaving my job at the San Mateo County Times to stay home with Giulio, I landed the calendar editor position at Bay Area Parent and also wrote articles for the magazine. So here I am at another crossroads. When I am not juggling the kids and work, I enjoy jogging, hiking, reading and gardening. I look forward to bringing parents like myself helpful and interesting information that can be used in daily life.
I would also love to get ideas from you because all of our children and lives are different. So please send any suggestions to my email or to one of the other editors.
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