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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Kids and science

Whenever grandma visits us, our kids always ask her for more science experiments. She has a lot up her sleeve, but it's not always easy to find quick and simple...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 8, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm | 5 comments | 13049 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A birthday for the siblings

As we prepare for our daughter's first birthday, I'm realizing that this celebration is mainly for her older siblings. Our son's first birthday was mainly for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 8594 Views

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Toys that bridge the gap

Our oldest child is going to start kindergarten in the fall and our youngest is learning how to stand up. There's less than 5 years difference between our oldest...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm | 2 comments | 6287 Views

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Summer Camp Fair

Parents Place holds a special place in my heart. When we originally moved to the Bay Area we lived in Palo Alto for a couple of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie, on Jan 28, 2018 at 7:40 am | 1 comment | 5744 Views

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You can't do everything

As the days get shorter and school and other scheduled activities take up more of our time each week, I find myself telling our kids more frequently that "we don't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:25 am | 5 comments | 5905 Views

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Christmas in Chicago

This year our family celebrated a white Christmas in Chicago. Our two older kids were so excited to see snow that they immediately ran around and made snow angels...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 6, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 5815 Views

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Getting ready for the time change

When I was younger I enjoyed the fall daylight saving time change. Some years I remember specifically planning something to fill that extra hour - a run, a book,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 7, 2017 at 9:31 am | 9 comments | 10266 Views

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"Instead I held you"

There is a beautiful post that I frequently see online. "Instead I held you" is about a parent choosing to hold their...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by PAPUClarifications, on Oct 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 8 comments | 6275 Views

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One more year

Our oldest has one more year until he starts Kindergarten. Some of our friends started this year, so I get to hear what they think helped their kids adjust and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 5944 Views

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Grandparents Day

Some years Grandparents Day sneaks up on me. It gets lost in the end of the summer/beginning of the school year rush and two of our family's birthday celebrations. For...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 6306 Views

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How I Met Your Father

Ever since my son was a few days old, I've been telling him stories about our family...how I met his father, where he proposed, and who came to our wedding. Recently,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by CharlesOmida, on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 7 comments | 15585 Views

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First flight with three kids

We recently flew to the Midwest with our three kids. By far the most challenging part of the trip was juggling three car seats. I'm looking forward to swapping...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 9453 Views

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How to entertain a baby

Recently a few new parents have asked me for recommendations on how to entertain their little ones. Some already go to gym classes, storytimes, yoga classes, and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 6855 Views

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Getting out of the house

After our first trip to Gilroy Gardens as a family of five, I realized that some days with a newborn are just easier spent out of our home. So, while my husband...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 6708 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Our first trip to Gilroy Gardens as a family of five

We weren't sure how adding a newborn to the mix would change our experience at places like Gilroy Gardens. Before we went as a family of five I was planning to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 4 comments | 11171 Views

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Family photos

When I was pregnant with our son I took weekly photos documenting my growing belly. And after he was born I snapped monthly photos documenting his growth and videos...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6226 Views

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Meeting Other New Parents

When our first born was about 4 weeks old, I decided to check out my first new parents group. When I walked in I was surprised, and quite disappointed, to find...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 12722 Views

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LPCH vs Sequoia

When we moved to the Bay Area our son was less than a year old. When meeting other new moms, we usually talked about our birth stories. Most of the moms I met...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 24, 2017 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 13886 Views

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The first few weeks

The first few weeks as a family of five flew by. Our daughter recently started smiling and her big brother and sister can't wait to make her laugh. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6936 Views

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Pockets of time

As our kids grow up, I'm finding myself with more and more pockets of time in between school, doctor appointments, play dates, and classes. Forty extra minutes...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 8087 Views
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