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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Tagging Along for the Ride

For the most part our family schedules activities around our son's interests and our daughter tags along. At this age, she usually enjoys it. To a baby, what's...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 18, 2015
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Mommy, you need your M&Ms!

I almost always bring our kids along when I go grocery shopping. Over the years our son has learned our family's weekly staples and special treats. It's been quite...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2015
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An Extra Set of Hands

When you are taking care of a baby, it can be very helpful to have an extra set of hands. Sometimes it is a relative who visits from out of town, sometimes it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1172 Views

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Glad we were all unprepared

This morning my son and his friends had fun running around at the park. None of us parents had expected the temperature to be in the 80s, so many of us came...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 1324 Views

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Magical Bridge Playground

What better way to start off the week than by checking out a brand new playground. Our son and his friends had a great time exploring the new

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm |
8 comments | 1405 Views

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The Sad Family Photo

Sometimes it is hard to anticipate exactly what will disappoint a toddler. Maybe she doesn't like that there isn't a truck driving next to her on the highway. ...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 13, 2015
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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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A Day Like Any Other

Sometimes it's important to step back and take in the everyday moments of parenthood. The routines that seem to repeat themselves over and over and over again until...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 2 comments | 2082 Views

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Sharing Milestones

As a parent, it can be emotional to watch your little one(s) reach developmental milestones. You may be overjoyed, overwhelmed, sad, and/or excited about what lies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 21, 2015
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She needs a firetruck shirt too

Around the time our daughter was born, our son commented that she needed a firetruck shirt too. I didn't have any newborn sized ones from when he was a baby, so...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 4 comments | 2089 Views

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Talking as if he isn't listening in

When you are a new parent it is easy to get into the habit of talking about your little one as if he is not there. You openly and honestly discuss your parenting...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 8, 2015 at 10:09 am | 3 comments | 2512 Views

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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 Mar 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 4 comments | 2827 Views

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Sometimes You Just Need a Little Push

I'm always asking our son to push himself, learn new things, step out of his comfort zone, and greet challenges with a positive attitude. Sometimes I forget to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2015
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Rest When Baby Sleeps

We've all heard that new parents should "sleep when baby sleeps." However, if you've ever been a new parent you know that this advice is not always easy to follow....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2015
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Stolen Baby Books Update

Last week the mother of the stolen baby books updated me on her story. Amazingly, after...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm | 4 comments | 4872 Views

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Why would you need an umbrella?

Last year my son and I listened to "My Brown Bear Barney" being read to us during Woodside Library's very popular musical storytime. It is an adorable book about...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 14, 2015 at 9:49 am | 6 comments | 3306 Views

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Stolen Baby Books

Like many parents, I'm putting together baby books for our children. These albums contain many keepsakes such as their newborn footprints, birth announcements and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm | 6 comments | 3860 Views

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Sometimes the Rules Go Out the Window

Taking care of kids is hard. Taking care of kids when you are under the weather is definitely harder. You've probably seen the

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mother of 4 , on Jan 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm |
5 comments | 3690 Views

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Yes, we leave the house

Some new parents choose to stay home with their newborns for days/weeks/months. I prefer to get out, even if it is only to run a quick errand. As a new mother...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 3398 Views

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Bring on the Boring!

Toddlers are known for loving repetition. They eagerly request (or demand) the same books to be read, songs to be sung, games to be played, and movies to be watched...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 10, 2015
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