By Cheryl Bac
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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Our daughters and I have greatly enjoyed looking at the Valentine's Day decorations along Addison Ave this year. For the past few weeks we’ve taken detours home to check out the giant hearts made out of flowers, colorful conversation hearts, and animal themed valentines. These decorations were a great way to get us in the mood to send valentines out to our friends and neighbors, put up our own decorations, and celebrate the connections with others that we hold near and dear to our hearts.
As winter lingers and we are all aching for a bit more normalcy in our lives, it was so heartwarming to hear about our kids’ Valentine’s Day celebrations with their classmates this week. I am so thankful for all of the hard work and planning that our teachers put into making this year’s classroom valentine exchanges and activities both safe and fun. This school year has been a roller coaster ride, but it is so wonderful when kids can just be kids and enjoy time celebrating with their friends.
We hope you all have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day weekend.