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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Why My Toddler Has the Bedtime of a Teenager

Not only is my son unusually unscheduled, but he also has an unusually late...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 23, 2014 at 11:48 am | 59 comments | 9397 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What's Your Excuse?

By now, you may have heard about the Sacramento mom who posted a photo of her toned body with her three kids and the phrase

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm |
28 comments | 5231 Views

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Why My Son Is Unusually Unscheduled

When I was about 10 years old, I started attending a very structured girls' summer camp. We woke up in the morning at 7am sharp, went onto the cabin's porch for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by CherylBac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 8:29 am | 14 comments | 3818 Views

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My Coworkers

We've all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, in the Silicon Valley it takes an entire peninsula. Anyone would be impressed by the overwhelming...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by CherylBac, on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm | 13 comments | 1770 Views

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Breastfeeding Law

Over the past couple of days there has been a lot of heated discussion about breastfeeding. Women are now

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
13 comments | 2141 Views

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Adults Only

As a new parent I try to stay extra-aware of places that are family- and kid-friendly.  Before having a kid, I thought that the distinction would be easy. Fancy...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 10 comments | 6835 Views

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Not Keeping Score

You may have seen the article in The Chronicle a few weeks ago about Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober's new book

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
8 comments | 11693 Views

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A Bittersweet Book

A couple months ago I stumbled upon a used book sale. My son and I had a great time picking out a huge pile of children's books to take home. Some of these books...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 2190 Views

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Trucks, Sand Toys and Grey Areas at Parks

In a toddler's life, many things are very black and white - If daddy grabs my shoes, we're going outside. If I'm wearing a sleep sack, it's bedtime. So when plans...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 22, 2014 at 9:18 am | 7 comments | 1773 Views

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Tennis balls and laundry baskets

A couple of weeks ago, my son was lucky enough to spend a week with his great grandparents. In preparation for our trip I crammed tons of toys and books into suitcases....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 6 comments | 7085 Views

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Splashing in Mud Puddles

During the extraordinarily dry weather, my son became a pro at finding puddles wherever he could (usually the water that had overflown from people watering their...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 6 comments | 2456 Views

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Ahh Choo!

A couple of years ago, I worked at a preschool. Spending a large chunk of time with little ones meant constantly blowing noses, holding hands, and washing/wiping...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by CherylBac, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm | 6 comments | 2487 Views

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How I Met Your Father

Ever since my son was a few days old, I've been telling him stories about our family...how I met his father, where he proposed, and who came to our wedding. Recently,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm | 6 comments | 1843 Views

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Savor Every Moment

If you are a new mother, I bet you are rolling your eyes at me right now. You've heard the importance of "savoring every moment" more times in the past couple of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Sandberg, on Oct 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 4033 Views

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Are you overwhelmed or genuinely loving this holiday season?

In the midst of the holiday season, a new (or experienced) parent can easily get overwhelmed with all of the crafts, baking, decorations, and events going on.  Some...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 5137 Views

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Are We Too Quick to Stroll?

When I moved to the Bay Area, I was without a stroller for three weeks (while our belongings shipped from VA). I can tell you that I now fully understand why strollers...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 4535 Views

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A toy that tries to bridge the gap

My husband and I waited to find out whether my son was going to be a boy or a girl until the day he was born. This meant our nursery had lots of white, yellow and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 4 comments | 7818 Views

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No Two Exactly Alike

Recently, I've bumped into a lot of articles about "what stay at home parents do all day." Most include a laundry list of

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm |
4 comments | 3004 Views

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I Spy

My son loves looking at "I Spy" books. Whenever we walk into the children's section of his favorite bookstore, it's not long before he starts repeating "I spy....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 997 Views

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Let's Have Lunch

As a new parent, it's easy to get into a routine - the same playgroups, restaurants, storytimes, and parks week-in and week-out. If an activity occurs between nap...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1697 Views
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