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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

I'm glad I turned on the TV

Our family tries to use our TV in moderation. While we limit our son's screen time, he does have a handful of favorite movies and television shows that he enjoys...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 28, 2015
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Moving Away - becoming long-distance friends

One of our son's best friends is moving away. This isn't the first time a friend's moved, but it is the first time that it has clearly affected our son. It's...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 6 comments | 1061 Views

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Just five minutes of peace please

Earlier this summer my kids and I flew out to visit my parents. They kept a bunch of toys and books from when I was a kid for my little ones to enjoy. I am very...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 14, 2015
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Older Kids Only

Our daughter is becoming a faster and faster crawler every day. Over the past ten months she has watched her older brother play with all of his toys and now she...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:57 pm | 4 comments | 1165 Views

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Grateful for Gate Passes

Luckily my first time flying alone with two kids went pretty smoothly. However, I feel silly...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 23, 2015
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A Successful Flight

Recently I took my first flight alone with two little ones. We went on vacation to see a bunch of relatives. Even though our son has flown many times, I was quite...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 16, 2015 at 7:56 am | 2 comments | 1041 Views

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Summer Reading

When we first moved to the Bay Area, I was eager to check out the local libraries' children's programs. Their weekly events were plentiful and many looked suitable...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 9, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 2 comments | 1331 Views

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Birthday Parties - a chance to celebrate and reconnect

When our son was younger, birthday parties usually felt like one large play date. Many took place at the park filled mainly with people we had just seen earlier...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 2, 2015
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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 | 2026 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 | 1845 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 | 2044 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 | 2508 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 | 2524 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 | 2919 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 | 3338 Views
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