Three Ways to Get the Most out of Your Workout

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Here are 3 basic guidelines to help you take better care of yourself and make the most of your workouts. The more closely you follow them, the better prepared you will be for anything I might throw your way, and you’ll have way more fun.

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Find Great Babysitters & Nannies with UrbanSitter


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.

Updated PAMP Playdates – Summer Season 2015


Get out and enjoy the great weather – join us for drop-in Playgroup Playdates. We now have a regular weekly schedule, and as always, all of these playdates are in the PAMP BigTent calendar.

These playdates are open to PAMP Members, are all free, and are super casual – come meet up for some playtime for the kids and adult conversation for the parents and caregivers.

Family Day Success!


PAMP’s annual Family Day event was a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without all of our fabulous members, volunteers and community partners. Thank you!

About 700 people came out to Mitchell Park in Palo Alto and enjoyed music, dancing, games, bubbles, animals and more. The biggest hits of the day included

Five Questions for the Development Manager

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Jacqui Marchessini is the Development Manager for PAMP. In this role, she is responsible for securing sponsorship and locking down advertisers. She says, “I manage and cultivate existing relationships with sponsors to secure and expand recurring revenue streams.”

On a day-to-day basis, Jacqui answers questions about PAMP’s sponsorship offerings

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program


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 use cutting edge technology and filtration systems and are designed to provide the optimal learning environment and the cleanest, safest water.

Connect with Your Kids – Don’t Control Them

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What parent doesn’t know how it feels to lose control with our kids? When a child flings him/herself down on the floor in the middle of the grocery store, hits or bites a sibling or school mate, makes poor choices about their friends, schoolwork or health, talks back or rolls their eyes at anything we say, it can feel almost impossible to control our reactions.

Membership Tips — Parents’ Night Out


It’s been an exhausting week with the kids. You and your partner just found a new babysitter from a fellow PAMP member and you are ready for a night out. In our last Membership Tips article, we highlighted how PAMP members can RSVP to our fun events. Now we’d like to tell you a little bit more about the type of events we offer. This month, it’s Parents’ Night Out!

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.

Create Special Memories at PAMP’s Family Day


Family Day is one of PAMP’s largest events of the year. And every year, PAMP adds new and exciting aspects to keep it fresh and appealing. This year, PAMP has invited new entertainers including Andy Z, a delightfully engaging musician that will get the entire crowd moving. Other things to do at the event include

Best of the Forum: Anesthesia for Kid’s Dental Work?


Our pediatric dentist recommended general anesthesia for my almost 5 year old since he has several cavities, some which will need “baby root canals” because the cavities are so bad. I am so upset with myself and upset for him. I am very hesitant about doing general anesthesia but understand it’s extensive dental work. I am feeling a little overwhelmed by this and just want to do what’s best for my son. Thanks in advance for any advice!

Thank you to our July Sponsors!

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We would like to give a big thank you to our July Premium Sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Park Nannies, DayOne BabyToddle Flexible Preschool,  Studio Kicks and Harker School.

ISTP Prepares Children for Careers That Do Not Yet Exist


The International School of the Peninsula provides a comprehensive and challenging bilingual education for students 3 years old through eighth grade. The school offers both French immersion and Chinese immersion programs. ISTP teaches through language and culture, using these tools to promote personal and academic excellence. Within a safe, nurturing environment, students are encouraged to collaborate, communicate, experiment, grow and excel.

Camping — At Home?

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Camping in the Bay Area with a young family can be challenging. Campsites get booked out months or even a year in advance, buying gear quickly adds up, and if you don’t go regularly, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the logistics of carting your whole family into the outdoors.

Or you might be like us–we have campsites

DIY Estate Planning: Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney

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Having a new baby ranks right up there with the world’s most disruptive personal transitions. There’s just nothing like major new responsibilities, sleeplessness, arguing with your spouse, placating your other children (and pets) and dealing with caring for someone 24 hours a day who can’t even hold up her head.