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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Pockets of time

As our kids grow up, I'm finding myself with more and more pockets of time in between school, doctor appointments, play dates, and classes. Forty extra...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2017
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Checklist before baby arrives

When I was pregnant with our first, I read a lot of books and articles about pregnancy and labor. But, looking back, I wish I had been more informed about the benefits...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2292 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
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Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2773 Views

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Holiday LEGO Show

We finally made it out to see the Holiday LEGO show...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 2 comments | 4000 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Gift of Google Home

One of the gifts our family received for Christmas this year was a Google Home. When we opened it, I first thought of

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm |
10 comments | 11951 Views

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Kids and Gift Giving

Our daughter is still a bit too young to understand that Christmas is right around the corner. But, as a preschooler, our son is well aware of the holiday. I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm | 7 comments | 5280 Views

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Celebrating all month long

As Christmas quickly approaches, I (like many parents) am trying to keep our kids' focus on spending time together and creating memories rather than solely...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 33666 Views

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And one more makes three

Right now I am pregnant with our third little one. While this pregnancy has been quite similar to my previous ones, the main difference so far is how aware our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2016
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Gingerbread and Turkey

Our kids are not very enthusiastic about Thanksgiving this year. Maybe it's because we aren't traveling anywhere. Maybe it is because there isn't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2763 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Magical Bridge Playdate

On Veterans Day, this Friday, 160 Girl Scouts from 22 troops in Palo Alto are participating in a Day of Service. They will be volunteering at 7...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 2 comments | 10369 Views

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Resting with little ones at home

Last month I had a mole removed from my toe. It was very minor surgery but resting my foot with little ones at home was not easy. My doctor warned me that it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 2970 Views

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Just 5 minutes

Earlier this week I saw Quaker's "It only takes 5 minutes"...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 4 comments | 2620 Views

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The timing is wrong

We made Christmas presents for relatives this summer and worked on our son's Halloween costume in August. Yes, the timing was all wrong, but the enthusiasm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 26, 2016
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Birthday party photos

Recently we went to a birthday party. It was clear that a lot of time and energy went into preparing for the event. Their yard was filled with decorations, the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 4967 Views

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Putting a dollhouse together

As a kid, I remember spending a lot of time playing with my dollhouses. They were extra special to me because my grandfather made them. We recently bought our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm | 2 comments | 3414 Views

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A trip to the Exploratorium

Over the weekend our family visited the Exploratorium. One of our favorite exhibits was the Strandbeests. If you haven't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm | 6 comments | 4568 Views

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Dogs and Kids

Last week I read an article titled, "Dear Person Whose Dog Just Wants...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm |
18 comments | 4321 Views

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Sometimes you are just going to be tired

As parents, we understand that there are days, weeks, or even months when we are just going to be tired. When we have a newborn. When a child is sick. Or when...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 6965 Views

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Kids and transitions

If you have a young child, you know how challenging it can be to transition them from one activity to the next. And that there are many tricks/products out there...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 25, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm | 4 comments | 3690 Views
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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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