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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The kindness of strangers

One of my favorite parts about focusing on kindness this summer has been seeing all of the kindness from strangers. Our daughter’s dress was too long for her...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 12, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

List for a new baby part 2

And here is the second half of my must have list for a new baby. This half focuses on the new mother: Stuff for you 1. Movies/TV shows ready for you to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 29, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

List for a new baby

I was recently asked if I had a “must have list” for a new baby. And while I definitely have opinions about what would be useful for a new family, I don’t...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 26, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The summer bucket list

This time of year many people are starting to check items off their summer bucket lists. Some include summer camp experiences like making s’mores, catching a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Swimming with the kids

When I think about summer, I think about swimming. When I was growing up my grandparents had a cottage on a lake and I loved swimming there during the summer. ...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 10, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 1182 Views

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The family trip that wasn’t

We planned to start off our Memorial Day weekend with a family outing to Gilroy Gardens. Our middle child was especially excited to go on all of the rides again....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2019
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Age Gaps

Our kids are relatively close in age. However, when our youngest was born, the gap between our kids seemed huge. Somehow older siblings appear to have a growth...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 28, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lego and Sibling Squabbles

Our family finally got around to watching The Lego Movie 2. I was not expecting to enjoy the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. They touched on a topic that...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 4270 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Terrible Twos

Our youngest is two and I feel like I am in uncharted territory. She is our third child, but this is the first time I am experiencing the "terrible twos" as a non-pregnant...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1674 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No sand toys, no problem

I always try to bring a couple of basic sand toys for our kids to play with at the park. While sand toys are great fun, they can also be quite frustrating. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1396 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Birthday Traditions

On our son’s first birthday I thought it would be fun to take a photo of him at the exact time he turned one. I set an alarm on my phone and took a handful of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 7, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 4

On days when it is just too cold and wet to go outside, we’ve enjoyed spending a couple of hours experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen. Just...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 3

We are so grateful for the recent sunshine. However, with the cooler than usual temperatures, we still had many wonderful opportunities to try out more indoor experiments....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 23, 2019
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Old and new memories

When I was pregnant with our first baby, I was very excited to scrapbook all of his milestones. As he grew up I enjoyed writing down activities we did during the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 1888 Views

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It’s not the memory I had planned, but a memory was made

Our family recently took a trip to the San Diego Safari Park. I was excited to take our kids to feed the lorikeets. During our previous trip to the Safari Park,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 23, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 2076 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Grandpa on the farm

My grandfather recently passed away. He only lived 2 hours away, but visiting him always felt like we were traveling back in time. He lived on a farm in a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 5, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 2403 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

To make or not make the last minute Halloween costume

Like many kids, our son changed his mind about what he wanted to be for Halloween this year. Most years we spend quite a bit of time planning our costume, designing...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 1, 2018 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 5874 Views

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Enjoy every configuration of your family

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Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm |
4 comments | 5904 Views

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It can’t be scheduled

This month our toddler was up at night teething. While soothing her one night I decided to watch the documentary Mr. Rogers and Me. One of my favorite quotes from...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 30, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 2148 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Messiness and parenting

With three young kids it’s easy to misplace items. I’ve given up on keeping track of everything. “Where is a specific Lego piece?,” No clue. “Where...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 2602 Views
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