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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 | 1020 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 | 1464 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Enjoy every configuration of your family

Last week I read about

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 | 1468 Views

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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 | 1155 Views

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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 | 1515 Views

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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. 1079 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 | 2013 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 | 1848 Views

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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 | 1942 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 6717 Views

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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 | 8457 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 9022 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 | 2407 Views

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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 | 3206 Views

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Summer Camp Fair

Parents Place holds a special place in my heart. When we originally moved to the Bay Area we lived in Palo Alto for a couple of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie, on Jan 28, 2018 at 7:40 am | 1 comment | 2822 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

You can't do everything

As the days get shorter and school and other scheduled activities take up more of our time each week, I find myself telling our kids more frequently that "we don't...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:25 am | 5 comments | 2679 Views

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Christmas in Chicago

This year our family celebrated a white Christmas in Chicago. Our two older kids were so excited to see snow that they immediately ran around and made snow angels...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 6, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 2859 Views

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Getting ready for the time change

When I was younger I enjoyed the fall daylight saving time change. Some years I remember specifically planning something to fill that extra hour - a run, a book,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 7, 2017 at 9:31 am | 9 comments | 3122 Views

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"Instead I held you"

There is a beautiful post that I frequently see online. "Instead I held you" is about a parent choosing to hold their...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by PAPUClarifications, on Oct 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 8 comments | 3397 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

One more year

Our oldest has one more year until he starts Kindergarten. Some of our friends started this year, so I get to hear what they think helped their kids adjust and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 3206 Views
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