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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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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 | 1157 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1890 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1462 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
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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
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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 | 1387 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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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 | 1992 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 | 2629 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 2296 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 | 2392 Views

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When Grandparents Visit

My parents recently flew out to visit us. It was my dad's first time in California, so we were very excited to show him around. Before their trip, I came up...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 4 comments | 1869 Views

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Weekly Update

With my relatives scattered all over the country, I've found that the easiest (and most fun) way to keep everyone up-to-date is with a weekly update email. When...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 19, 2014
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Little Sponges

A lot changes when your toddler starts talking. One of the biggest adjustments for me is realizing just how easily he absorbs extraneous information from his environment. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1249 Views

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The World Cup

When my husband and I first started dating, I told my parents a few key facts about him - one being that he loved soccer. Although I've known about his passion...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:29 am | 14 comments | 2388 Views

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Does he really want my undivided attention right now?

We constantly hear that we should put down our phones and be fully present with...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 6, 2014 at 11:03 am | 2 comments | 1743 Views

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It's a Two-Way Street

When our son was a baby, we quickly learned that his needs for food, sleep, attention, and physical contact could vary dramatically from one day to the next. Most...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 2337 Views

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Our Community of Cashiers, Nurses, and Passersby

When my husband is at work, my son is almost always by my side. He joins me when I buy groceries or run other errands. He comes with me to interview doulas or...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 14, 2014
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Any Regrets?

When you decide to be a working or a stay-at-home parent, it's impossible to know exactly how that decision will affect you in one, ten, or twenty plus years down...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 2074 Views
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