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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Trying to enjoy the routines again

As summer approaches I'm looking forward to changing up our regular routines. With three kids I've found myself relying more and more on routines and enjoying it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 20, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Keeping expectations in check

Earlier this month I read an article titled "

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 25, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Fun with Silkworm Moths

As a kid I remember doing a lot of science experiments with my family. I remember watching my brother test the strength of different glues at my dad's workbench....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Running with the flow

My Mother's Day run ended up being postponed. Our youngest was sick, teething and needed some extra attention. Thankfully over the last month I've been able to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 19, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Back to School

As the summer wound down, I found myself with mixed emotions about our son starting kindergarten. I dreaded the early morning alarm, the monotony of packing school...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 4, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Preparing for kindergarten

During our son’s last year of preschool we spent a lot of time reading, writing, and drawing together. Many would say that we were “preparing for kindergarten.”...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 14, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Trick-or-Treat Street

Thank you Menlo-Atherton High School for a fun evening yesterday. My three kids and I enjoyed decorating pumpkins, trick-or-treating classroom to classroom, throwing...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 25, 2018
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Don’t think about entire vacations. Think about moments.

Our family recently returned from winter vacation. I was thrilled to celebrate Christmas with my maternal grandparents. As they get older, every vacation to see...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 9, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 1

It’s easy to take the Bay Area’s gorgeous weather and clear air for granted. When we first moved here I remember remarking that “it is a beautiful...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 2, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 2

With all of the rain, we had an opportunity to try out more science experiments. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. My aunt and uncle gifted us a

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 13, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A trial run

This year spring break was like a trial run for our upcoming summer vacation. The kids and I rarely have so much time to choose our our schedules. We all needed...

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

Migraines and motherhood

I recently started experiencing migraines. I’ve had a lot of headaches over the years but nothing prepared me for the intensity of an actual migraine. When...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 15, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Finding Balance

Last week I read an article titled “

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 23, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Scavenger Hunt

Grandma usually visits us around Easter. This year she sadly wasn’t able to make the trip. However, she very kindly sent us a couple of books as an Easter...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What I want for Mother’s Day

This week I’ve seen a lot of articles about what mother’s really want for Mother’s Day. Some say that moms want a day off. A day to go to the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 10, 2019
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Piles of artwork

Each of our kids has an “artwork bin.” A bin where I can quickly store any artwork that they complete at home, at school or at camp. It’s amazing how much...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 19, 2019
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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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