Having a child is one of the top five most stressful life-changing events. Changing jobs is also in the top five. If you are going to do both at the same time, you may want to consider consulting an advisor about your financial picture in order to reduce stress. You may decide that being at home with your son or daughter is more important
Member Tips – BigTent Members Community
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 […]
Thank you to our February Sponsors!
We would like to give a big thank you to our February Premium Sponsors Jefunira Camp, Studio Kicks, Harker School, International School of the Peninsula, Toddle Flexible Preschool, and Acme Education Group.
Best of the Forum: Where to Go in Europe This Summer?
My husband and I would like to spend 5 days in Europe this June kid free. We are traveling direct from NYC. Besides Paris, what other cities are worth looking into? Please recommend someplace that we can mix 2 days of touring with some beach / pool relaxation, as well as good food.
Announcing New Monthly Membership Contest
Happy New Year to all PAMP Members. We are happy to announce a new feature on our website that we hope you will find fun and informative. Each month we will have a “Membership Contest” posted on the website (look up top at the menu, there is a link directly to the contest on the […]
When our son was born I didn’t know much about birth or postpartum doulas. Both were probably mentioned during our childbirth preparation class, but I didn’t look into either service. I didn’t know how painful/long labor could be, how hard it would be
Just got home from having a baby? Spent all night at the Emergency room with your child? If you are feeling overwhelmed and looking for some help, reach out to your fellow PAMP Members through our “In-a-Pinch” program. And if you have a bit of time and are able to help out someone who needs it, we also need volunteers.
Kids grow up quickly.
They really, really do. One second, your child is learning to walk, and the next, you’re attending their kindergarten graduation. Along the way, they’re growing out of their clothes at rates fast enough to bankrupt small nations. In fact, from onesies and
YCIS Silicon Valley’s Preschool Program (for ages 2-5) provides a caring, nurturing environment where children experience the joy of learning bilingually in two world languages, Mandarin and English. YCIS teachers encourage children’s natural curiosity, wonder and exploration through an inquiry-based learning approach. Children thrive in a diverse school community that welcomes parents as active partners.
Having a baby is often an exciting time for new moms, yet it can also raise questions and concerns. Not all pregnancies are the same, even when you have had previous children. Some questions you may ask are: What choices do we have for our birthing experience? Do birth plans really work? Will my medical caregiver have the time and interest
Are you getting ready to have a baby? Sign up for a Jewish Birth Preparation workshop with Jewish Baby Network. This class is the perfect complement to your birth preparation classes.
Our Jewish Expectant Parent Class will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Parents Place in Palo Alto. It will cover Jewish rituals and traditions around birth and babies. During the class, expectant parents will have an opportunity to meet local rabbis and learn about choosing a name, birthing and welcoming ceremonies, Jewish perspectives on parenting and more.
Fitness dreams can get sticky if you are online 24/7. The amount of information available from fitness experts can be overwhelming.
Being online 24/7 can be a benefit or curse to your fitness goals. There are a ton of fitness experts and trainers
As Treasurer for PAMP, Julia Swenson oversees the financial affairs and annual budgeting process for the organization, ensuring that all revenues and expenses are in order. “I review whether we’re spending within our proposed budget in providing quality programming for our members,” she says. “I also calculate the monthly financials, Net Income for the month and year, and membership totals, and report on these metrics for the Board meeting.” Julia is also
Happy New Year to all PAMP Members. We are happy to announce a new feature on our website that we hope you will find fun and informative. Each month we will have a “Membership Contest” posted on the website (look up top at the menu, there is a link directly to the contest on the top menu bar).
UrbanSitter is a website and app that takes the guesswork out of finding great babysitters and nannies.
* 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.
When introducing new foods, it’s helpful to give kids what I call a “food bridge”—an easy path to help them travel from familiar foods to new foods. Take, for example, risotto with sautéed kale and bacon. Your kids probably like the flavor of pasta. Invite them to take a taster — one very, very, small bite — of one small piece of rice.
Our 17 mo is not walking yet – should we be concerned?
She isn’t crawling or trying to get up by herself. She is happy scooting around the house on her bottom, as I did when I was a baby. I was a late walker myself (before 18 mo) and our son began walking at 14-15 mo (without crawling). Our pediatrician said to give it another month & then she will refer us to a pediatric physical therapist.