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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 2072 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 | 1586 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
There are no comments yet. 1889 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
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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 | 1539 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 | 3408 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
There are no comments yet. 3520 Views

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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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Grocery shopping over the weekend

On Friday afternoon I chatted with our older kids about the Coronavirus.  Our oldest had already heard about the virus from school, so I’m glad we discussed it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 4, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 10 comments | 3143 Views

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Nealon Park Part 2

With the gorgeous sunny days, we decided to spend some time at Sharon and Nealon Park. It was so nice to finally have the twisty slide back! Our kids used to love...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 29, 2020
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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 Mitigate, on Feb 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm | 12 comments | 3187 Views

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You are doing great

When I see a little one throwing a tantrum in a public place, like a restaurant or a grocery store, I usually just try to give the parents space. I know they want...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 24, 2020
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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
There are no comments yet. 2043 Views

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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 | 1989 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
There are no comments yet. 2350 Views

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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 | 2875 Views
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