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Bay Area Author Sara Olsher Shares Her Top Local Picks

Ella Chakarian | March 11, 2021 | Lifestyle

Sara Olsher, author and founder of Mighty + Bright, reveals her top kid-friendly activities, products and places.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF SARA OLSHER; COURTESY OF SLABSOAP

Based in the Bay Area, Sara Olsher—a writer, artist, speaker and founder of Mighty + Bright—has an appetite for supporting audiences by sharing anecdotes of resilience. Olsher is no stranger to life’s unpredictable twists. After a divorce at age 29 and a cancer diagnosis at 34, she now champions unrestricted conversation on difficult circumstances similar to her own. Inspired to guide her daughter through those events, Olsher launched Mighty + Bright, a line of co-parenting calendars. Now, the brand has expanded into children’s books that help families uncover ways to conquer life’s unexpected jolts. From using vivid animations to explain the science of cancer to calendars to manage socially distanced learning, her storytelling delivers truths in a nurturing way. Here, Olsher shares treasured family-friendly products, places and activities.

“The whole family loves Japantown, and of course CalAcademy.” calacademy.org PHOTO: BY GAYLE LAIRD/COURTESY OF CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
“The whole family loves Japantown, and of course CalAcademy.” calacademy.org

“I love Home/Work in Santa Cruz.” shophomework.com PHOTO: BY AMY SPENCER/COURTESY OF HOME/WORK
“I love Home/Work in Santa Cruz.” shophomework.com

“I have a thing for plants, so I love Cactus Jungle in Berkeley.” cactusjungle.com PHOTO: BY PETER LIPSON/COURTESY OF CACTUS JUNGLE
“I have a thing for plants, so I love Cactus Jungle in Berkeley.” cactusjungle.com

“Using my background in illustration, I made a magnetic co-parenting calendar with images of each parent. I knew this could be a useful tool for other parents.” mightyandbright.com PHOTO: BY LISA CHOW PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY OF MIGHTY   BRIGHT
“Using my background in illustration, I made a magnetic co-parenting calendar with images of each parent. I knew this could be a useful tool for other parents.” mightyandbright.com

“I order all of our soaps and bath bombs from Slab Soap, which is based in Salem, Ore., where my parents live. My favorite is the avocado butter soap!” slabsoap.com PHOTO: COURTESY OF SLABSOAP
“I order all of our soaps and bath bombs from Slab Soap, which is based in Salem, Ore., where my parents live. My favorite is the avocado butter soap!” slabsoap.com



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Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO: COURTESY OF SARA OLSHER; PHOTO: BY GAYLE LAIRD/COURTESY OF CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES; PHOTO: BY AMY SPENCER/COURTESY OF HOME/WORK; PHOTO: BY PETER LIPSON/COURTESY OF CACTUS JUNGLE; PHOTO: BY LISA CHOW PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY OF MIGHTY BRIGHT; COURTESY OF SLABSOAP