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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 738 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
There are no comments yet. 1309 Views

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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 | 1494 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 | 1863 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 | 2305 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 | 4250 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 | 2748 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 | 3216 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 | 3121 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 | 2882 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
There are no comments yet. 3010 Views

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Girls Like T-Ball

Being the mom of a toddler, I attend and host many play dates. As the children in our play groups grow up, it's interesting to see their toys evolve. Not only...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 6 comments | 3065 Views

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Goodie Bags on Airplanes

Did you fly on a plane with kids this holiday season? As a new parent it can be very nerve racking to take your little one on an airplane. No swings, bouncers...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm | 5 comments | 3980 Views

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Homemade Gifts

With two young kids in our family, I can't resist making homemade gifts this holiday season. Magazines and websites are filled with adorable and easy DIY crafts...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1857 Views

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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 | 2802 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 | 2917 Views

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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 | 1968 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 | 4113 Views
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