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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 45533 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Why My Toddler Has the Bedtime of a Teenager

Not only is my son unusually unscheduled, but he also has an unusually late...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 62 comments | 39268 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A toy that tries to bridge the gap

My husband and I waited to find out whether my son was going to be a boy or a girl until the day he was born. This meant our nursery had lots of white, yellow and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 4 comments | 37275 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Not Keeping Score

You may have seen the article in The Chronicle a few weeks ago about Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober's new book

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
8 comments | 37140 Views

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Tennis balls and laundry baskets

A couple of weeks ago, my son was lucky enough to spend a week with his great grandparents. In preparation for our trip I crammed tons of toys and books into suitcases....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 6 comments | 32511 Views

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Last minute summer activities

Last week we met up with a friend at Holbrook-Palmer Park. We lucked out and went when Atherton Library was hosting their

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 29274 Views

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Why My Son Is Unusually Unscheduled

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...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by CherylBac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 8:29 am | 14 comments | 28468 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Dropping naps

When a toddler drops a nap, it can take awhile for everyone to adjust. When our son started dropping his nap, I was pregnant with his sister and unsure how...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 27076 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
There are no comments yet. 26108 Views

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Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It

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....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 25411 Views

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What's Your Excuse?

By now, you may have heard about the Sacramento mom who posted a photo of her toned body with her three kids and the phrase

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm |
28 comments | 24940 Views

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Adults Only

As a new parent I try to stay extra-aware of places that are family- and kid-friendly.  Before having a kid, I thought that the distinction would be easy. Fancy...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 10 comments | 24840 Views

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Are We Too Quick to Stroll?

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...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 23306 Views

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Savor Every Moment

If you are a new mother, I bet you are rolling your eyes at me right now. You've heard the importance of "savoring every moment" more times in the past couple of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Sandberg, on Oct 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 22069 Views

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Look at the week

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...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 22020 Views

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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 | 21958 Views

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Breastfeeding Law

Over the past couple of days there has been a lot of heated discussion about breastfeeding. Women are now

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
13 comments | 21641 Views

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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 | 20797 Views

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Are you overwhelmed or genuinely loving this holiday season?

In the midst of the holiday season, a new (or experienced) parent can easily get overwhelmed with all of the crafts, baking, decorations, and events going on.  Some...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 20592 Views

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What to do when life gets in the way

As mothers, especially new ones, we are constantly learning and walking in uncharted territory.  If you read enough books and consult enough experts, you come to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by CherylBac, on Oct 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 20443 Views
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