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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 | 369 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
There are no comments yet. 825 Views

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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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1226 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1419 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 | 1759 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 | 2085 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 2092 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1536 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 | 1913 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Calling grandma

My mom recently retired. And I underestimated just how helpful she could be living half a country away. This summer our son was excited to practice using my...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 26, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1474 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Traveling solo with three young kids

I recently traveled solo with our three young kids. I learned a few things along the way that will hopefully make our next travel experience easier. ==B 1. Seat...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 30, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 2768 Views

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Gate Pass Frustration

A few years ago I was so excited to learn about gate passes. I could travel solo with...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 27, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 6 comments | 2321 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A community in the sand

As a kid I spent a lot of time playing with friends in our sandbox. My parents hid pennies in the sand for us to dig up at birthday parties. My neighbors and I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Life lessons, on Jun 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 2300 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Science week with grandma part 1

This week we celebrated science week with grandma. Our kids have been looking forward to spring break for months and thankfully grandma's science experiments did...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 5, 2018
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How to make a new family's stay more comfortable

Yesterday my brother asked me a pretty simple question: What could he buy for his home to make a new family's stay more comfortable? At first I thought this...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by ashleyterr, on Apr 2, 2018 at 1:37 am | 5 comments | 9483 Views

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Kids and science

Whenever grandma visits us, our kids always ask her for more science experiments. She has a lot up her sleeve, but it's not always easy to find quick and simple...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 8, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm | 5 comments | 9454 Views

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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
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 3043 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Toys that bridge the gap

Our oldest child is going to start kindergarten in the fall and our youngest is learning how to stand up. There's less than 5 years difference between our oldest...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm | 2 comments | 3588 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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