Riley and Mommy Take Stanford (well… for a couple of hours)

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit in on my new friend Jennifer Aaker’s class at Stanford GSB. She teaches “Designing For Happiness” at Stanford as the Professor of Marketing. I was so excited and of course jumped at the opportunity. Naturally, Riley was with me as I take her everywhere. Jennifer did help with a great babysitter to fill in during the 2 hour class. She was wonderful with Riley and they played in the grass with her toys right outside of the building. I cheated a little and had her send me text updates and photos throughout the class ( I’ll get there fully one day).

I first want to say that the class was amazing! From the syllabus, the class develops and rethinks ideas on how to “design products and rethink brands.” One exercise we did was to come up with words that immediately evoke a sense of happiness in ourselves; specifically a word, a company, and a brand. My picks were family, Honest Company, and Little Lights of Mine (is that a brand? It could be…!)

I hope I get a chance to make it back up there and sit in again. I learned so much in that short time. (If you’re reading this, thank you Jennifer!). Second, the campus is BEAUTIFUL. It was my first time getting to explore such a large campus. It was beautifully kept and there were some really cool features at the Graduate School of Business. Until next time! 🙂

Here are a couple of photos from the day! Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Riley and Mommy Take Stanford (well… for a couple of hours)

  1. The Stanford dish trail is a great place to hike and is very stroller friendly (at the intersection of Stanford Ave and Juniperio Serra). You should give it a try next time you’re in the Peninsula!

  2. I am in love with your blog! Please post more recipes that you make for Riley. I have a daughter myself who just turned 8 months today and have been having trouble finding simple, healthy, and yummy recipe ideas for her.

  3. Hey Ayesha,
    I was the same way with my daughter when she was a baby! I was able to stay with her for her first year of life as I didn’t work. Then she was with grandma but I always text and called just to see how she was. She’s now almost 4, she will be 4 on June 20…and she’s never spent the night anywhere. I have not grown to that place yet where I can leave her overnight, even if it is with her grandma. Ill get there one day.

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