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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Goodbye toy stores

Over the weekend we were planning to take our kids to Talbots Toyland. Sadly we discovered that the store recently closed. We...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mary , 4 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1064 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Simple Valentine’s Day Traditions

Unlike Christmas, our family doesn’t have many Valentine’s Day traditions. We usually make and decorate heart-shaped cookies. We make valentines for friends...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 13, 2020
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Patience vs nighttime parenting

When our kids were babies, I expected to be sleep deprived. As our kids grew up and learned to sleep for longer stretches of time, I expected to get more and more...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 4 comments | 1058 Views

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No jacket no problem

Our daughters have a wide array of jackets and sweaters. However, most of the time they choose to leave these pieces of clothing at home, in the minivan, or in...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 22, 2020
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Letting Christmas Linger

Our youngest was a bit confused when Christmas abruptly ended. Where did all the holiday lights go? Why weren’t we doing our advent calendar anymore? Why were...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 1929 Views

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Holiday Traditions

As our kids grow up it’s fun to see which holiday traditions stick. Here are some of our current favorite holiday traditions that I hope will stay in our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2013 Views

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So Much to Explore at Nealon Park

This afternoon our kids had a break from the constant countdown to Christmas. A good friend of ours suggested checking out the newly remodeled Nealon Park. What...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 1964 Views

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

When we were returning books at the library, my daughter saw a poster for the Dance Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Twas the Night...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 9, 2019
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HIIT

When the air quality was poor, I started brainstorming how to get an effective workout inside. I have debated buying an elliptical or indoor bike, but decided not...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2019
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NICU Love

When you hear that someone has a baby in the NICU, it’s hard to figure out what to do. Although we have three kids of our own, this is completely new territory...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 13, 2019
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Science with kids

Over the past few days spent extra time indoors due to the smoke.  If you get stuck inside due to the poor air quality or chilly weather, here are some fun...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 13, 2019 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 3065 Views

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The holiday season

Halloween is already in full swing for us. We are decorating pumpkins and finalizing costumes. Somehow celebrating Halloween always reminds our kids that Christmas...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 2346 Views

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What to do with all those cardboard boxes

I hate throwing away cardboard boxes before first turning them into something else.  With the right attitude, a cardboard box can become the perfect creative...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 13, 2019 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 3980 Views

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And then there was one

Our oldest kids are in school for a significant part of the day. I’m enjoying larger chunks of one on one time with our youngest. When the school year started,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 30, 2019
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Free Time

As our kids grow up, I’m finding myself with small chunks of kid-free time. And I’m slowly adding activities back into my life that I put on hold when they...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 27, 2019
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Stay a part of their day

Now that school and other activities are back in session, I’m slowly getting back into a routine. Going to sleep and waking up earlier. Getting everyone to school...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 12, 2019
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Lessons from visiting great grandma

Last month I had the privilege of spending time with our daughters and their great grandparents. My parents took our oldest to a museum while the girls and I had...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 22, 2019
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Summer Science Part 2

On our trip to the Midwest we had a wonderful time doing a variety of different nature-themed activities. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Sometimes the best...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 31, 2019
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Family Trips

This summer we flew to the midwest to visit relatives. This trip has become a yearly tradition for us. The kids and I fly out for a week to visit grandparents,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 29, 2019
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Summer Science

One of our goals this summer was to do a lot of science activities. Thankfully we have relatives, friends, and museums that helped make this possible. If you are...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 22, 2019
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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