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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Our First Year with an Elf on the Shelf

Like many extended families, the last time many of us were together was last Christmas. Since then my grandfather passed away and we have talked with our kids about...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2020
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you dog owners!

I enjoyed owning a dog as a kid. Our dog was very strongly attached to my mom. He adored her and didn’t want to leave her side. But I could usually convince...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 16, 2020
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Nov 17, 2020 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 1520 Views

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Can't Wait to Try Another Cooking Demonstration at the Library

Our family enjoys checking out books and events at our local libraries.  Last spring when the libraries were closed we really learned just how much we rely...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 29, 2020 at 8:41 pm | 2 comments | 1583 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What is School without Recess

When our son started school virtually one of the biggest downsides for him was not having a traditional recess with his friends. His recess right now is only 20...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2020
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A Rainbow After the Storm

This week I’ve been enjoying Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix. Sometimes watching cooking shows inspires you to cook...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 19, 2020
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Lessons From the Orange Sky

On Wednesday our youngest immediately noticed the orange colored sky. She frequently looked out the window to check how the color changed throughout the day. She...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 11, 2020
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Adapting to Virtual Learning

Our older kids are starting to figure out their new virtual learning routines. We spent a lot of time talking with them about how it would be different from the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 2297 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Tough back-to-school decisions

This summer we were able to make a lot of short-term decisions for our kids. Do we feel comfortable going to the dentist this week? Do we feel comfortable taking...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 10, 2020
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Enjoying the night sky

When I heard about the Neowise comet earlier this week, it brought back memories from summer in up north Wisconsin....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 23, 2020 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 3224 Views

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Virtual Birthday Celebrations

When our kids have birthdays, I love spending a lot of time chatting with them about their theme, activities, decorations, friends to invite, presents, cake, etc....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

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Spending time with grandparents while far away

Our kids love video chatting with their grandparents. Since March we’ve sang songs, told jokes, read stories, played musical instruments and shared different...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 21, 2020
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Thank you Happy Birds!

Our family had so much fun watching Happy Birds perform this afternoon. When our son was younger, we attended many summer events at...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 12, 2020
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Ready for Nothing

The end of the school year is tiring regardless of whether it is distance learning or in person. But I think many parents and kids are ready for this school year...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2020
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Giving old hobbies new life

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the flute and the piccolo. I stopped in college, but try to play a little bit for our kids every year. I enjoyed playing lullabies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2207 Views

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Remembering the old while embracing the new

My grandfather and my great aunt both passed away this spring. I’ve enjoyed sharing my memories of them with our kids. My grandfather was a physics teacher,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2020
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Breaking Up the Repetitiveness of Staying Home

When we found out that we would be staying home for an extended period of time our kids were very excited to do lots of new science experiments. The problem? I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 3982 Views

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Spring Science Part 2

During this break from our regular routine, we started watching Science Mom and Math Dad. We usually only watch about 30 minutes...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 15, 2020
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Spring Break Science Part 1

When the zoos and museums closed, I promised our kids that we would do more science demonstrations/experiments.  However, I didn’t want to make an extra...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 7, 2020
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Communities Joining Together

When our kids’ schools closed I was just amazed by all of the support that came pouring in. Especially from parents, educators, and different organizations working...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 16, 2020
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Hopefully, we’ll see

Despite all of the overwhelming news about the coronavirus, our kids’ schedules haven’t changed much yet (except for increased hand washing). However,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 11, 2020
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