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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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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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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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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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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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
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INVEST & INNOVATE

California Budget Update

California continues to struggle with state budget deficits. Revenues are rising but not by enough to eat into the deficit as health care and other costs continue...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Lessons in marketing yourself: "Making lemonade" from the Presidential campaigns

Continuing a temporary sojourn from local political issues. In learning to write effective resumes and similar sections on college applications, one of the problems...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 2, 2015
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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Environment, Design and Healthy Cities

In discussions of the impact of the environment on human health, the focus is routinely on problems such as chemical pollutants--it is relatively easy to explain...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 1, 2016
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COUPLE'S NET

Yank the Scab Off

Sunday morning, partly cloudy in Portland. Sitting in a cafe having just had a Caffe macchiato. The art on the walls are life size pregnant women made of fabric....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 27, 2014
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COUPLE'S NET

Can This Marriage be Saved?* Yes.

A real couple is interviewed (and then their identity is changed to protect their privacy). Chandrama Anderson is the counselor. Written by Jonathan Small, for the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 4, 2014
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COUPLE'S NET

Marriage Interview: Keep a Sense of Humor

I am working on a series of marriage interviews to share with you. They are anonymous so that these generous people will share a bit of their personal lives with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2015
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COUPLE'S NET

Cancer Mask to Butterfly

My sister-in-law, Marjie Anderson of Anderson Creative transformed mom's cancer treatment mask into an amazing butterfly. I don't know...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2015
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Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
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A fast approaching birthday
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Couples: The ABCs of Love
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