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Toddling Through the Silicon Valley

By Cheryl Bac

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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Why My Son Is Unusually Unscheduled
Oct 13, 2013 7:29 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 16,110

When I was about 10 years old, I started attending a very structured girls' summer camp. We woke up in the morning at 7am sharp, went onto the cabin's porch for... More
Are We Too Quick to Stroll?
Oct 7, 2013 11:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 15,581

When I moved to the Bay Area, I was without a stroller for three weeks (while our belongings shipped from VA). I can tell you that I now fully understand why strollers... More
The Difference a Month Makes
Mar 22, 2014 9:38 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 14,732

One of our dear friends puts together a short video every year in celebration of her daughter's birthday. In this video we see a typical day in her life. While... More
Look at the week
Nov 30, 2013 9:34 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 14,429

When I first moved to Palo Alto, I was warmly welcomed into a park play group that met once a week. The women in this group had children around my son's age and... More
Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
Aug 16, 2014 10:16 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 14,073

In the summer many attractions are quite crowded. Older and younger kids are mingling. And adults are catching up with friends while "keeping an eye" on the kids.... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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