Five Questions for the PAMP Legal Director

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A long-time member of PAMP, Marissa Song has recently joined the Board of Directors as Legal Director. Marissa’s main role is to work with the other Board members in refining policies and procedures. She also drafts and prepares contracts that are needed to run PAMP events.

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part II

In Part I of this article, Lori discusses how to determine if your child has allergies. In Part II, she gives practical advice on how to safely navigate food allergens for both breastfed and formula fed babies. 

What do you need to know if your baby is formula fed?
If you are a formula feeding Mom, you will need

Member Musings: My Kids Love My Job!


My kids think that I have the coolest job. Whenever I wear my red PAMP t-shirt and tell them we are going to mommy’s “other” job, they get super excited. They even ask if there will be face painting! The Moon Festival that just happened in September (PAMP’s largest event of the year!) was awesome. Special thanks to everyone who came out and helped to make it successful.

Thank you to our October Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Care.comPeninsula School and International School of the Peninsula! 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.

Moon Cakes & Martial Arts! Children’s Moon Festival a Success!

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On Sunday, September 14, the community gathered to celebrate at PAMP’s 9th Annual Children’s Moon Festival. This year’s festival was the largest ever with over 20 kids activities, and we handed out over 2,000 moon cakes and fortune cookies! By all accounts, the event was a wonderful success. Thank you all for coming!

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part I

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My daughter has an allergy or intolerance to each of the following: dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, and peanuts. She also may have celiac disease. The first symptoms of food allergies appeared when she was two weeks old, which is a really common time for symptoms to develop. At the time she was exclusively breastfed. She has had different reactions to different foods ranging from itchy red eyes to skin rashes to GI upset. This has made it very hard to determine what she was actually allergic to. I would research and take notes and think I had it all figured out and then eat something I thought was safe only to have her react.

Member Musings: Picking up Trash


I started picking up all the trash out of the sandbox at our local playground, grumbling in my thoughts about the mess and people who don’t care or clean up after their kids. But as I gathered up candy wrappers and juice boxes and cupcake wrappers,

Book Trusted Sitters with UrbanSitter


Looking for a better way to find babysitters? Try UrbanSitter!

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know.

Simply create a FREE account and identify your parenting groups (PAMP, child’s school, etc.) to see a selection of sitters whom your friends and fellow PAMP parents have rated and reviewed.

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.

Understanding How Kids Develop Healthy Eating & Exercise Habits

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With all of the media attention on the obesity epidemic over the past few years, many parents are understandably concerned about helping their children maintain a healthy weight. Some parents have cut out junk foods and sweets altogether, whereas others worry that doing so will make their children crave them more and overindulge whenever they can.

Member Musings: Next Time


I recently found this poem. I thought it would be fun to share with other PAMP members, as it takes on great meaning — especially with our busy lives as parents living in the Bay Area. The poet, Mary Oliver, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Read it for yourself and see what you think!

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!

Breastfeeding & Pumping


If you’re breastfeeding a new baby, chances are at some point you’ll need to have someone else feed your baby. If you’re like millions of other moms, you may be wondering about how to pump and store milk, whether you’re going back to work or would like to be able to be away from the baby for a few hours without them starving.

Five Questions for the Events Director

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Letitia Truslow is on the PAMP Board of Directors, filling the role of Events Director. A member for two years, her previous role with the organization included volunteering at events. Letitia’s current position focuses on spearheading strategic and tactical planning efforts for all events.

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade


Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.