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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 | 16861 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 | 10891 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 10353 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The World Cup

When my husband and I first started dating, I told my parents a few key facts about him - one being that he loved soccer. Although I've known about his passion...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:29 am | 14 comments | 2705 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 | 3510 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 | 4607 Views

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When should a blogger announce that she is pregnant...

Our family is very excited to share that we are expecting our second child this fall. So far, the biggest difference between my pregnancies is figuring out childcare...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 24, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 11 comments | 3419 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 11358 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 | 23619 Views

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Is It a Hospital or a Hotel?

Before our son was born my husband and I, like many new parents, took the hospital's child birthing class. The class was led by a nurse who clearly has a passion...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 8 comments | 2672 Views

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Storytime is Full

I got my first glimpse at just how many babies there are in the Bay Area when I attended (or tried to attend) my first library storytime. I arrived a couple...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 8 comments | 1882 Views

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Please Stand Back

In September, we were thrilled to welcome a little girl into our family. Transitioning from a family of three to a family of four is quite an experience. We are...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:29 am | 8 comments | 2315 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 | 3466 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 | 3020 Views

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Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It

In the summer many attractions are quite crowded. Older and younger kids are mingling. And adults are catching up with friends while "keeping an eye" on the kids....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 4326 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 | 14600 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 | 4863 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 | 3814 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 | 3218 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 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 6 comments | 5908 Views
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