In my family, the kids look forward to the holidays all year long—which makes the season especially precious when it finally arrives. Holiday traditions like family time, feasts, and gift-giving and receiving are all part of what makes the season special. Another tradition that can add to the magic of the season is reading holiday picture books. The children will appreciate the time huddled close, listening to and looking at festive stories.
Announcing our 2012 Annual Report
We are thrilled to present our 2012 Annual Report, which highlights activities and achievements over the past year. This is our chance to reflect on PAMP’s work to enhance the lives of families with young children and to shape our vision for the future.
PAMP Wins the Totally Awesome Award from Red Tricycle!
We are proud to announce that PAMP won the 2012 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award for Great Groups for Moms & Dads.
Meet the 2012 Board of Directors
Please join us in congratulating the new PAMP Board of Directors! Based on your vote, the nominated slate of Board members has been approved! On our new Board, we are excited to have several incumbent members who are staying on and showing their dedication to making PAMP an even stronger community. Board leadership is a significant […]
2011 Annual Report
2011 has been an incredible year of growth and visioning for PAMP! We invite you to read our 2011 Annual Report and reflect on your year with us!
Each holiday season, the retail marketing wheels start spinning and our loved ones create lists to share with inquiring family and friends. Depending on your faith — or your belief in Santa — gifts abound, from everyday home items to the most expensive gadgets on the market. Although watching a child tear open a carefully wrapped package brings a kind of joy not easily replicated, we can teach them that the world is larger than ourselves. Here is a sampling of businesses and organizations that offer numerous ways to give back, through branded merchandise, planting of trees, giving of educational materials, sponsoring a meal and much more. Make at least one of your gifts this year a gift that gives to others.
Any day is the prefect day to make a few easy changes that can help your kids get healthier and stay that way. Here are five tips for healthy choices you can make now to support your family’s best health:
1. Take a walk together
Walking is the easiest way to get lasting health benefits. Even a short walk around the block gets your circulation going, gives you
Many parents know, from the moment they bring home a new baby, or at least from the time they start getting a decent night’s sleep, that naming a guardian for their children is one of those important grown-up tasks that they should do. But a lot of people just don’t do it. And it’s not because they are bad parents, or because they are procrastinators. What I have found in working with young families for more than ten years is that people put off this decision because they are just overwhelmed
I have been striving to create a real conversation about the food we eat in our home and where it comes from. As a full time working mom of three kids, including one with special needs, I know that just getting dinner on the table can be challenging enough. Even so, I have been systematically eradicating unhealthy snacks, foods and juices from our home and replacing them with better choices. Each week my kids find out
Dragon Babies is a group of parents, moms and dads, with babies and toddlers born in the year of the dragon (2012). Charleen Cheng is moderator of this group, made up of over 100 members from San Carlos to Sunnyvale. Members host weekly playdates either at their house or a local park.
“I love our members!” Charleen says. “They are generous hosts
When I was pregnant with my second baby, I was lucky enough to have long discussions with my midwives. During one of those conversations, we talked about my postpartum support plans. We discussed my experience during the early days and weeks with my first baby, what I wished had been different and whether I had resources to support those needs. As a trained doula and childbirth educator, I had a good understanding about the needs of a postpartum family. I mentioned that I was feeling anxious
The results are in: children who participate in quality preschool programs do better academically, professionally, and personally. A strong preschool program focuses on learning and development, teaching academics as well as critical social and emotional skills. The PAMP Preschool Fair on November 3rd will help you navigate through this important decision.
Getting kids into the kitchen to cook with you is not only helpful, it’s also fun. So why not find some new and exciting ways to engage them with cooking this fall? Within the collage below, you will find 12 imaginative recipes that are perfect for this season. Just grab the kids and head to the kitchen, and come out with your favorite masterpiece!