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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Rotating Toys

It sounds like the perfect solution. Take out a subset of toys for your child to play with and every couple of weeks rotate it with another subset. Your child...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 1026 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

To Monitor or Not to Monitor

My husband and I never bought a baby monitor for our son. We all shared a room early on, and by the time our son transitioned to his own space, we were quite confident...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:44 am | 4 comments | 1723 Views

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A Successful Meal

Earlier this fall one of our good friends from the East Coast was in San Francisco for business. We were excited to see her and to catch up. She is a mother of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 29, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm | 2 comments | 2018 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Why Hire a Doula?

When our son was born I didn't know much about birth or postpartum doulas. Both were probably mentioned during our childbirth preparation class, but I didn't look...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 1166 Views

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It Can Wait

When you first become a mother, everyone tells you that "it" can wait...the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cooking, exercising, etc. Yes, your house will become a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 4 comments | 3338 Views

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Now Everyone is Crying

Like many kids in the Bay Area, our son and daughter share a room. When I was pregnant, we were concerned that our son wouldn't be able to sleep through baby's...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 9, 2014 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 3375 Views

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Where is your bucket seat?

At the end of our hospital stay, our nurse gave us a difficult time because we didn't bring a "bucket" car seat for our newborn. Instead, we chose to take her home...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 2 comments | 1848 Views

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King of the Slides

A couple of weeks ago I read an

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm |
4 comments | 2058 Views

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A Surprise!

My husband and I chose to not find out the sex of either of our babies until after they were born. We seem to be in the minority of new parents. Most of our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2045 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Gift of Play

Towards the end of my pregnancy, our friends kindly asked what they could do to help us out after baby arrived. A common gift is a meal train to help with food...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 2 comments | 1624 Views

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Please Stand Back

In September, we were thrilled to welcome a little girl into our family. Transitioning from a family of three to a family of four is quite an experience. We are...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:29 am | 8 comments | 2444 Views

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Storytime is Full

I got my first glimpse at just how many babies there are in the Bay Area when I attended (or tried to attend) my first library storytime. I arrived a couple...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 8 comments | 1993 Views

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My Morning Off

My husband and I each take one morning a week to ourselves. Sometimes this means sleeping in. Other times it means relaxing by reading a book or watching a movie....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2141 Views

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Labor vs Marathons

When preparing for labor the first time around, I was confident that my marathon training and running experience would be a huge asset. Both long-distance running...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1321 Views

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The Fleeting Saturdays of Childhood

I truly enjoy recording our family's memories. I scrapbook, keep a sentence-a-day journal, and write a weekly email to distant relatives. And I always try to keep...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 1809 Views

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Reunited after a summer apart

Over the summer many of our informal parenting groups dwindled. Busy schedules meant that it usually took either a birthday or a farewell party to get everyone...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1361 Views

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Universal Language

I am only fluent in English, however, my husband speaks multiple languages. Throughout our relationship, he's translated for me when we interact with his relatives...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 2375 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 | 5307 Views

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Nesting with a Toddler

Right now my energy level is higher than I expected it to be. Some people would call this "nesting." While I do have the desire to clean, organize, and otherwise...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 2771 Views

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Is It a Hospital or a Hotel?

Before our son was born my husband and I, like many new parents, took the hospital's child birthing class. The class was led by a nurse who clearly has a passion...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 8 comments | 2773 Views
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