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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The importance of a village

When our son was a baby I spent a lot of time finding "my village." People I could turn to for support while I was adjusting to motherhood. I was amazed...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 24, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A fast approaching birthday

As our youngest approaches her first birthday, I'm trying to soak up as much of her last weeks as a baby as I can. And she is trying to become a toddler as quickly...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 17, 2018
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Giving each kid their own space

Our littlest is becoming taller and more mobile every day. She can quickly crawl after her siblings, throw books off bookshelves, reach for puzzle pieces on our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Dinosaurs for baby girls

Our family is loving

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 15, 2018
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Saying goodbye to Toys R Us

Last weekend our family went to Toys R Us. We didn't buy anything, we just wanted our kids to be able to enjoy the store while it still looked like the Toys R Us...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 30, 2018
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Science week with grandma part 2

Our next batch of experiments included a couple of favorites. My kids especially enjoyed layering sugar water in test tubes and a twist on the classic egg into...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 10, 2018
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Science week with grandma part 3

Our grand finale from science week with grandma was extracting DNA from a strawberry. I majored in biology in college and I wish we would have done this experiment...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 18, 2018
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Science experiments and storytime from space

Our kids loved conducting science experiments with grandma. And after her visit I knew I would need to do a bit of work to top our strawberry DNA extraction experiment....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Mother's Day

This is my 7th Mother's Day, and so far every Mother's Day has been very different. The first time, I was pregnant and working on my dissertation. The next was...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 12, 2018
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Trying to enjoy the routines again

As summer approaches I'm looking forward to changing up our regular routines. With three kids I've found myself relying more and more on routines and enjoying it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 20, 2018
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Keeping expectations in check

Earlier this month I read an article titled "

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 25, 2018
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Fun with Silkworm Moths

As a kid I remember doing a lot of science experiments with my family. I remember watching my brother test the strength of different glues at my dad's workbench....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2018
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Running with the flow

My Mother's Day run ended up being postponed. Our youngest was sick, teething and needed some extra attention. Thankfully over the last month I've been able to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 19, 2018
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Back to School

As the summer wound down, I found myself with mixed emotions about our son starting kindergarten. I dreaded the early morning alarm, the monotony of packing school...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 4, 2018
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Preparing for kindergarten

During our son’s last year of preschool we spent a lot of time reading, writing, and drawing together. Many would say that we were “preparing for kindergarten.”...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 14, 2018
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Trick-or-Treat Street

Thank you Menlo-Atherton High School for a fun evening yesterday. My three kids and I enjoyed decorating pumpkins, trick-or-treating classroom to classroom, throwing...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 25, 2018
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Don’t think about entire vacations. Think about moments.

Our family recently returned from winter vacation. I was thrilled to celebrate Christmas with my maternal grandparents. As they get older, every vacation to see...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 9, 2019
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Indoor Fun Part 1

It’s easy to take the Bay Area’s gorgeous weather and clear air for granted. When we first moved here I remember remarking that “it is a beautiful...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 2, 2019
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Indoor Fun Part 2

With all of the rain, we had an opportunity to try out more science experiments. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. My aunt and uncle gifted us a

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 13, 2019
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A trial run

This year spring break was like a trial run for our upcoming summer vacation. The kids and I rarely have so much time to choose our our schedules. We all needed...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 12, 2019
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