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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 Mother of 4, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 463 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 | 1948 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 | 2102 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. 2120 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 | 2247 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 | 3317 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. 1183 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 Dec 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 1582 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 | 2210 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 | 2391 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 | 1509 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 | 3682 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 | 3667 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 | 2179 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 | 2404 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. 2227 Views

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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 | 1805 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 | 2673 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 | 2278 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. 2311 Views
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