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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A day for reading

Last week I planned on taking our kids to the library once, but ended up taking them three times within about a 24 hour period. Our daughter lost her shoe during...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 711 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The gift of time

As a parent, sometimes there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day. Food needs to be cooked, dishes need to be cleaned, clothes need to be washed....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 1173 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Decluttering with little kids

Like many families, we are starting out the new year by sorting through our stuff. Figuring out what to keep and what to get rid of. While I do enjoy the end...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 10 comments | 1358 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Enjoying the snow from afar

With the blizzard on the East Coast, our son is hearing all about snow this week. We've talked about which distant friends and relatives are affected by...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 24, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm | 6 comments | 1176 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Cribs not guaranteed

When traveling with our kids, one of our biggest frustrations has been hotel cribs. Some hotels only provide pack-n-plays, some forget to leave cribs in the room,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 10 comments | 1651 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Long Distance Play

Recently our son has become more and more interested in interacting with friends and family who are far away. One of his best friends moved away earlier this...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1217 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Buckets and Purses

Right now our daughter loves carrying buckets all over our home. She fills them up with anything she can find- cars, trains, pretend food, etc. It wasn't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 2 comments | 1478 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

We are excited for the rain!

We've had so much fun during the first batch of rainy days in a long time. I'll need to remember this enthusiasm when the rain's novelty has worn...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1755 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No stroller. No carrier. Just kids

It was a very short walk. From our home to our car. But it is the first time I've walked hand-in-hand with both of my kids walking next to me. No stroller....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2106 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Kindness from strangers

Last week our daughter had her first ear infection. She was inconsolable. I knew something was wrong but wasn't sure exactly what the problem was until we...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:29 am | 2 comments | 2060 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Goal!

Over the weekend our family watched the NCAA championship. Our son was excited to see Stanford score goals (especially after watching them play an entire game with...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2048 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Just needed a few new ingredients

After our daughter was born I found myself relying on very simple food to feed our family - a bowl of raspberries, crackers, or yogurt for snack. Meals were very...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 22, 2015 at 9:11 am | 8 comments | 2798 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A sad sea of trick-or-treaters

Our family has enjoyed the trick-or-treating event at the Stanford Shopping Center before. It's nice to have a kid-friendly event in the daylight for little...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 21 comments | 3492 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Toys can take forever to assemble

Last night my husband and son spent about two hours assembling a new toy. If either my husband or I had put it together without our son, I'm sure it would...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 1491 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Side by Side

When our daughter was a couple months old we were gifted a double stroller. While it can take some strength to push two kids up a hill and some skill to weave into...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1521 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Do you bring an audience when you get your flu shot?

Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to quickly pick up a prescription. I'm lucky that my kids generally tolerate this errand if we pass by the toy section on...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 1980 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

How early is too early to make or buy a Halloween costume

In August our son spotted halloween decorations at a store. And ever since he has wanted to get the ball rolling on our Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 9 comments | 1913 Views

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Why My Toddler Has the Bedtime of a Teenager

Not only is my son unusually unscheduled, but he also has an unusually late...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 62 comments | 20397 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Our kids' alarm clocks

Our son started preschool this fall. One of the many things we did to prepare him for school was change his sleep schedule. Like most parents, we hope he arrives...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm | 13 comments | 2108 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

$5 for a whole bag of books

The Menlo Park Library's fall book sale is this weekend. In the past I've been quite impressed...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2011 Views
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Relationship Baggage or "Emo Crap"
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 742 views

A day for reading
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 711 views

Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )
By Stuart Soffer | 2 comments | 292 views