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The great water war of California Avenue?

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station. That is whether...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by Lois, on Aug 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 16 comments | 12137 Views

OFF DEADLINE

The great water war of California Avenue?

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station. That is whether...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by Lois, on Aug 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 16 comments | 7237 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thanks for jumping in

Before our daughter was born, my son and I frequently browsed the books at the local libraries and bookstores. I enjoyed seeing what books caught his eye, especially...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 6, 2015
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Staying Awake Makes a World of Difference

Over Memorial Day Weekend our family took a trip to Gilroy Gardens. It's been less than 2 months since our last visit, so I was expecting a very similar day. I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 16486 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Family Outing - Inside Out

Our family recently watched the movie Inside Out. Although it is an animated movie, this outing was definitely more for my husband and myself than for our two little...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 15834 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What do I enjoy?

This year, our family filled up Father's Day weekend with soccer. With both Copa America and Euro 2016, soccer has taken up a large part of our summer so far. ...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10598 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime

It's not always easy to find activities, projects and crafts that are appropriate for both preschoolers and toddlers. Some supplies, such as scissors, glue and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 18063 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. 25066 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 was...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 8499 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holidays filled with joy and sadness

While December is a merry time filled with wonder and happiness, not everything is joyous. One of our relatives recently spent some time in the hospital after...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 14201 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 us...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 7689 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Joining in

As a parent of young children, I hear a lot about how important it is to "join in." How we parents should not only take photos of our kids but get in...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6442 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Reading by flashlight

We all know that reading books and bedtime go together very well. Books can help kids sit still and unwind after a long day of running around. I used to read to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 7250 Views

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Babywearing

When I was pregnant with our firstborn I was nervous about babywearing. I was lost as to what carrier to buy and how to ensure that it was safe. It wasn't until...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6442 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Dancing the clutter away

With three kids it's a challenge to keep our floor uncluttered. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly picking up Lego, clothes, cars, crayons and play mobile...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 31, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5727 Views

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It only takes one

With a new baby it's easy to fall into the same routine day in and day out. Thankfully my husband reminded me of the importance of a date night out. It's hard...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5848 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Don't be a ghost

As a parent it's easy to become a "ghost." As this post addresses, someone who buys groceries, puts laundry away,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 13, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

It's contagious

Recently the kids and I were all in a bit of a dreary mood. The smoke was too severe for us to hang out outside. Baby was waking up multiple times at night (which...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5723 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

One-on-one time

A couple months ago I found myself sitting on our son's floor being pulled in three different directions. Baby wanted me to nurse her in a quiet room, our son wanted...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 18, 2018
There are no comments yet. 5708 Views
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