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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1234 Views

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

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 | 1633 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 | 2183 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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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 | 3011 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Checklist before baby arrives

When I was pregnant with our first, I read a lot of books and articles about pregnancy and labor. But, looking back, I wish I had been more informed about the benefits...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 3442 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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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Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 3876 Views

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Holiday LEGO Show

We finally made it out to see the Holiday LEGO show at...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 2 comments | 5017 Views

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The Gift of Google Home

One of the gifts our family received for Christmas this year was a Google Home. When we opened it, I first thought of

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm |
10 comments | 13042 Views

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Kids and Gift Giving

Our daughter is still a bit too young to understand that Christmas is right around the corner. But, as a preschooler, our son is well aware of the holiday. I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm | 7 comments | 6245 Views

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Celebrating all month long

As Christmas quickly approaches, I (like many parents) am trying to keep our kids' focus on spending time together and creating memories rather than solely...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 34561 Views

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And one more makes three

Right now I am pregnant with our third little one. While this pregnancy has been quite similar to my previous ones, the main difference so far is how aware our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2016
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Gingerbread and Turkey

Our kids are not very enthusiastic about Thanksgiving this year. Maybe it's because we aren't traveling anywhere. Maybe it is because there isn't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 3621 Views

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A Magical Bridge Playdate

On Veterans Day, this Friday, 160 Girl Scouts from 22 troops in Palo Alto are participating in a Day of Service. They will be volunteering at 7...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 2 comments | 11243 Views

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Resting with little ones at home

Last month I had a mole removed from my toe. It was very minor surgery but resting my foot with little ones at home was not easy. My doctor warned me that it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 3840 Views
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