Kindness to the Earth — This Earth Day and Every Day!

Photo by sunfrog1 (Frank Tellez)

The theme of reduce, reuse, and recycle has become a part of our collective consciousness, right up there with wi-fi and coffee. We all know about it, we all know it’s a good thing, but how many of us actually put it into practice?

Why should we put it into practice?

More than just a triad of feel-good buzzwords, the eco-friendly Three Rs are a way of life

Member Musings: Make Mashed Potatoes With Your Kids

Here is a great recipe to use in the kitchen with your kids, along with easy tips to make it fun for everyone!


Mashed Potatoes: 
1. Gather up all the ingredients you need for your special family recipe of Mashed Potatoes.

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Organize Your Mail

Photo by Judy Baxter

When we were kids we looked forward to the mail delivery, but as adults we dread it. It’s not just the bills we hate, but the piles of flyers, solicitations, coupons, periodicals, circulars and advertisements. Ugh.

I know what you’re thinking. “It takes more than ten minutes to go through my mail.” “I get so much stuff I can’t possibly go through it all in one sitting.” “What if I pitch something I need?”

Member Musings: Thoughts on the Family Bed


I may not get the best night’s sleep, yet I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Around the world, the “family bed”, or cosleeping, is more common than it is here in the states. My child is getting older, and so the bed is getting more cramped. Sometimes he is snuggled up on my chest, bringing me so much joy. Other times,

Book a Doctor’s Visit on Your Schedule


Busy parents deserve the same high-quality health care they’d expect for their kids. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to One Medical Group’s hassle-free approach to the doctor’s office.

Designed around your needs, One Medical provides comprehensive adult primary care that’s convenient and flexible. Book an appointment online (even for the same day!) and meet with a physician who takes the time to listen. Because we’re in-network with most insurance plans, joining the practice couldn’t be easier.

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program


La Petite Baleen Swim School is the Bay Area’s premiere learn-to-swim program since 1979. Our custom designed and built indoor facilities provide the cleanest and safest water to teach our young swimmers. The unique child-development based curriculum is award winning and nationally recognized by the US Swim School Association. Come visit our brand new Atherton location and sign up for a free trial lesson. PAMP members receive a special discount…enjoy your first 12 lessons for the price of 8!

The Magic of Eating a Banana

Photo by inferis (Tom & Katrien)

Nate is six months old when his pediatrician tells me that I can start feeding him solids. I am so excited to offer him something besides rice cereal that I run down to the store with him to buy a couple of baby-food jars. He bounces close to my body in the baby carrier.

As I peruse the “kid food” aisle, everything comes from a box or a bag or even—yogurt—from a tube. When I get home, I crack open a jar and enjoy the pop sound of the air releasing. With Nate in the high chair and my heat-indicator spoon

Member Musings: When You’ve Got Your Health . . .


My co-workers are starting to dread seeing my face. I am almost certain of it. Oh, sure, no one has actually SAID anything, but I can tell. Why? Because as the mom of a germ-infested and virus-propagating toddler, I get sick about once a month. And each sickness seems to last about two weeks. Which leaves me, in a good month, quasi-healthy for maybe half

Best of the Forum: Stay-at-Home Moms — What Do You Do All Day?


Hi there. I have a 13-month-old son. He is super busy. If we aren’t out and about by 9am, he is literally screaming the house down. I would like to do some new things with him because I am getting quite bored of the same stuff every day. This is what we do (if you are also looking for different things):

Thank you to our April Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Care.comThe Harker School, and Studio Kicks!

Sponsorship fees are used to support PAMP’s wide array of programs, events and services. This month, please say hello and thanks to our Premium Sponsors.

Join PAMP Moms’ Night Out!

Moms Night Out Beach

Relax, socialize and enjoy a few hours without your little ones! Because you deserve some time just for you, PAMP hosts a Moms’ Night Out (MNO) every month. Check the PAMP calendar for spa days, work‐outs, dinner & drinks and more. RSVP today!

Announcing our 2013 Annual Report

Annual Report 2013

We are thrilled to present our 2013 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.

Join PAMP’s Monthly Family Playdate!

Family Dinner Playdates

Looking to meet other PAMP families in the area, but just can’t seem to find the time in your busy life? PAMP has got you covered! Grab your kids and  join us at the next family  playdate. Meet other parents, make new friends, enjoy a bite to eat, all while your kids are having a blast. RSVP today! 

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow


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.