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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Dropping naps

When a toddler drops a nap, it can take awhile for everyone to adjust. When our son started dropping his nap, I was pregnant with his sister and unsure how...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 19, 2016
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The timing is wrong

We made Christmas presents for relatives this summer and worked on our son's Halloween costume in August. Yes, the timing was all wrong, but the enthusiasm was...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 26, 2016
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holidays filled with joy and sadness

While December is a merry time filled with wonder and happiness, not everything is joyous. One of our relatives recently spent some time in the hospital after...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 24, 2016
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Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of us...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Joining in

As a parent of young children, I hear a lot about how important it is to "join in." How we parents should not only take photos of our kids but get in...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Reading by flashlight

We all know that reading books and bedtime go together very well. Books can help kids sit still and unwind after a long day of running around. I used to read to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 4, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Babywearing

When I was pregnant with our firstborn I was nervous about babywearing. I was lost as to what carrier to buy and how to ensure that it was safe. It wasn't until...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 14, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Dancing the clutter away

With three kids it's a challenge to keep our floor uncluttered. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly picking up Lego, clothes, cars, crayons and play mobile...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 31, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

It only takes one

With a new baby it's easy to fall into the same routine day in and day out. Thankfully my husband reminded me of the importance of a date night out. It's hard...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 30, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Don't be a ghost

As a parent it's easy to become a "ghost." As this post addresses, someone who buys groceries, puts laundry away,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 13, 2017
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It's contagious

Recently the kids and I were all in a bit of a dreary mood. The smoke was too severe for us to hang out outside. Baby was waking up multiple times at night (which...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 21, 2017
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

One-on-one time

A couple months ago I found myself sitting on our son's floor being pulled in three different directions. Baby wanted me to nurse her in a quiet room, our son wanted...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 18, 2018
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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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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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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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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