Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

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Lucile Packard envisioned a hospital committed to nurturing both the body and spirit of every child.  She believed in creating a better way to deliver healthcare — with innovative services, and with tremendous heart. Today we honor her vision with our commitment to all expectant mothers and children who need care. It’s all we do. With world-class scientific research and innovation from Stanford Medicine, we achieve life-changing breakthroughs.

Member Tips – Volunteering

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As National Volunteer Week will be upon us next month (April 12-18, 2015), our Member Benefits focus this month is on volunteering. Volunteering is a membership benefit? Definitely! Two hours per year from each member is a small time commitment we ask of every member to enable us to offer such a rich portfolio of member benefits.

Behavioral Insights: Risk Tolerance & Decision Making

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Although I grew up in a family with a business in accounting and finance, being an “investor” never crossed my mind. I learned the basics of balancing accounts and the importance of savings. I learned how to manage a budget in college and most certainly put that skill to use when real life began. But investing was pretty foreign to me.

Learn Art & Music at the Community School of Music and Arts!

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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View is our community’s leading non-profit provider of arts education programs. We offer Preschool Art & Music classes, Spring & Summer camps, Private Music Lessons, Art classes and Music classes. Our programs are great for students of all ages and experience levels. CSMA Art & Music camps are open to students in grades K-8.

New Event – Dad’s Playtime in the Park

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Hey PAMP Moms! Would your husband like an excuse to take the kids to the park and meet other dads in the area? Or do you want to get everybody out of the house for some much-needed “me” time? Here’s your chance!

Dad’s Playtime in the Park is designed for dads with kids of all ages. We meet informally on the final Sunday of every month to enjoy a morning out, allow the kids to burn off some energy at the park and meet other PAMP families. Of course, moms are welcome, too.

Rummage Sale – Success!

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Thank you to everyone that came out to the PAMP Rummage Sale this weekend! The event was a huge success for both the buyers and sellers.

Volunteer extraordinaire Lolita attended the Rummage Sale — her first PAMP event. She said, “I found some great princess dresses for my daughter for $1 each! I also found some birthday decorations for my son’s upcoming Star Wars party. ”

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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La Petite Baleen is the Bay Area’s premier swim school since 1979. Year-round indoor swim schools offer private, semi-private and small group lessons to students ages 2 months and up. Our unique child development based curriculum is internationally recognized and award winning.  Our facilities are all custom built using cutting edge technology and filtration systems and are designed to provide the optimal learning environment and the cleanest, safest water.

4 Questions about the PAMP Rummage Sale

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The PAMP Rummage Sale is this weekend!

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
8:30am: Doors open for PAMP Members
9am – noon: Open to the public, FREE entry

Where:
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

PAMP Secretary Amy Meese and PAMP Co-President Chanden Moya sat down to answer a few questions about the sale.

Member Musings: OrderAhead Review

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Eating out with a 2 year-old in tow is just not that fun most times, especially if you want to try something nicer than a fast food chain. You other mothers/fathers out there might relate to me. My husband and I recently moved to the area and since arriving here, I haven’t really had the opportunity

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

How the Three C’s Can Protect Your Family Now

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Most parents of young children in Palo Alto and neighboring communities have attempted to take every factor into consideration with regard to living here so that our kids can attend the highly rated schools in our outrageously expensive neighborhoods. However, we may question our decision to live here when the news reports that multiple local students at the highest rated public high school in the area committed suicide.

Parents hold their breath, reeling from the grief the families of the fallen, empathetically staying up nights worrying

Best of the Forum: Baby Carrier for Newborn

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Please let me know if you have experience with the Tula or Beco Gemini 4 (or other carrier you’d recommend) for a newborn to 12 months. I’m mostly concerned with baby’s comfort and my comfort, since I find most carriers to be uncomfortable!

Thank you to our March Sponsors!

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Find Great Babysitters & Nannies with UrbanSitter

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UrbanSitter is a website and app that takes the guesswork out of finding great babysitters and nannies.

* Find the help you need. From date night babysitters to part- and full-time nannies or backup care, UrbanSitter has you covered!

* Built on trust. Recommendations matter, that’s why UrbanSitter shows sitters hired and reviewed by parents from PAMP, school, Facebook, LinkedIn and other organizations.

* Save time. You’ll love the convenient online scheduling and option to pay sitters by credit card.

Member Tips – BigTent Members Community

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So you joined PAMP to connect with other parents, and yet you find that you are not sure just how to go about doing that. One of the easiest ways to connect and get parenting help is through our tnline tools. In this month’s “Membership Tips”  article, we would like to provide some tips on how to get the most out of one of those tools, our Membership System (BigTent).