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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Reunited after a summer apart

Over the summer many of our informal parenting groups dwindled. Busy schedules meant that it usually took either a birthday or a farewell party to get everyone...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 30, 2014
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Universal Language

I am only fluent in English, however, my husband speaks multiple languages. Throughout our relationship, he's translated for me when we interact with his relatives...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1614 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 1580 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Nesting with a Toddler

Right now my energy level is higher than I expected it to be. Some people would call this "nesting." While I do have the desire to clean, organize, and otherwise...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 1705 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

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 | 2024 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

When Grandparents Visit

My parents recently flew out to visit us. It was my dad's first time in California, so we were very excited to show him around. Before their trip, I came up...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 4 comments | 1381 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Weekly Update

With my relatives scattered all over the country, I've found that the easiest (and most fun) way to keep everyone up-to-date is with a weekly update email. When...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 19, 2014
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Little Sponges

A lot changes when your toddler starts talking. One of the biggest adjustments for me is realizing just how easily he absorbs extraneous information from his environment. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 998 Views

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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 | 1998 Views

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Does he really want my undivided attention right now?

We constantly hear that we should put down our phones and be fully present with...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 6, 2014 at 11:03 am | 2 comments | 1459 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

It's a Two-Way Street

When our son was a baby, we quickly learned that his needs for food, sleep, attention, and physical contact could vary dramatically from one day to the next. Most...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 1862 Views

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Our Community of Cashiers, Nurses, and Passersby

When my husband is at work, my son is almost always by my side. He joins me when I buy groceries or run other errands. He comes with me to interview doulas or...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 14, 2014
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Any Regrets?

When you decide to be a working or a stay-at-home parent, it's impossible to know exactly how that decision will affect you in one, ten, or twenty plus years down...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 1749 Views

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Countdown to kid #2

What should we do before baby #2 arrives? We have most of the logistics figured out (childcare, hospital, doctor, etc). Now, my family is brainstorming fun activities...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 2 comments | 1504 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 | 2888 Views

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Let It Go

As parents, it's easy to get bogged down with the hassles of everyday life - the toys that stub your toe at night, the dishes that pile up in the sink, or the sticky...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 2040 Views

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To Pin or Not to Pin...

As an avid scrapbooker, I enjoy browsing Pinterest and other crafty sites to get inspiration for birthdays, holidays and rainy days. Sometimes the ideas are so...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 10, 2014
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Kindergarten Pressure

A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I did a double take when we saw a two and a half year old who was neatly writing out the alphabet in chalk (upper and lower...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 4 comments | 2184 Views

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Grocery Shopping

It is a rare occasion when I go grocery shopping alone. I almost always have my son in tow (in my arms, in a carrier, in the cart, pushing his own cart, in his...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 3093 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 | 5189 Views
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