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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Please Keep Your Dog Off of the Merry-go-round

We’ve been very grateful to have the playgrounds open so our kids can exercise, get some fresh air and run off extra energy. Almost everyone keeps a safe distance...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 2174 Views

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Valentine’s Day Fun Part 2

Last week we enjoyed watching Steve Spangler’s Facebook Live about science experiments for Valentines Day. We thought...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2021
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A Day to Remember the Past Year

When my friend’s daughter turned one, she posted an adorable video online. She took short video clips throughout the day to show what a typical day in her daughter’s...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 5, 2021 at 10:03 am | 2 comments | 2091 Views

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Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1255 Views

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Thank you California Academy of Sciences!

Like many kids, ours are eager to go back to their favorite museums and zoos when it is safe to do so. While we enjoyed a simple winter break at home this year,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 2820 Views

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Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?

It has been over 2 weeks since Christmas Day. Our decorations are back in the closet and we are enjoying the break before Valentines Day. Some Christmas presents...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 2461 Views

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The Countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is always a bit tricky. Advent calendars and this year’s elf on the shelf make it more enjoyable, but it is still so hard to wait for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 2466 Views

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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
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 4, 2020 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2402 Views

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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 | 2541 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 | 2401 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1746 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1972 Views

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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 | 3023 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1980 Views

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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 | 3924 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 | 2827 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
There are no comments yet. 2899 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 3128 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 3317 Views
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