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.

Five Questions for the Operations Manager


The Operations Manager is the senior staff position with PAMP, responsible for running the day to day activities of the group. In this position, Ann Wondolowski works with all of the PAMP staff members, the Board and the Leaders group of PAMP Member volunteers.

Trusteed Accounts

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There are so many decisions to make when it comes to financing and long term planning. One of the more popular options available is a trusteed account. The main difference with the trusteed IRA vs a regular IRA is that all assets are held in a trust rather than a custodial account. Both accounts

Local Nanny Source With A Personal Touch!


Considering the fact that a nanny will become a trusted member of your parenting team, there is a lot more to finding the right match than you might think! Over the past 25 years, owners Daryl Camarillo and Maggie Berkshire have perfected the nanny search process. Focusing on each family’s individual needs and backed by the most rigorous background screening in the industry, their method is a guarantee for success.

Celebrate Earth Day – Everyday!

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Earth Day is this week! Earth Day, sometimes celebrated on a single day and sometimes for an entire week, is honored around the world in an effort to demonstrate support for environmental protection and awareness.

Even simple activities done at home or around the neighborhood

Member Musings: Greening Your School

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Launched on Earth Day 2010 by four moms who wanted a better world for their children, Grades of Green is a California nonprofit that aims to make environmental protection second nature in young minds. Their website offers free instruction to inspire and empower students

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.

How to Make Shopping Fun with Young Kids

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Whether you are in a hurry to get in and out for a few items or need to restock the pantry, taking your child to the grocery store isn’t always as pleasant as you would like it to be. However, with a bit of creativity and planning, you can up the odds for a better experience. Here is the plan I suggested for a mom with a 3 ½ year old.

Mom was to draw a simple list of pictures of foods that her daughter would

Member Tips – PAMP Website


In our February Member Tips article, we shared with you how to connect with other members using our online tools through Big Tent. Big Tent is the hub for our Online Community — forums, classifieds and event postings. But for everything else about PAMP, you will want to become very familiar with our website:

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.

Keys to Building Character

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With the loss of community in the past two generations (now “the village it takes to raise a child” looks more like a ghost town), an increasingly “look out for yourself” economy and a vulgar and self-absorbed culture penetrating every corner of our lives – including children’s television and advertisements – we really have to wonder these days about how best to encourage good character in our precious children.

From our professional perspectives – and our lessons and mistakes in raising our own children – we offer these keys.

What Inspires You to Get Fit?

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Where do you find your fitness inspiration? What keeps you lacing up you putting on your workout clothes? My own fitness dream inspiration has shifted over the years.

Family can be your fitness inspiration. One of my own favorite inspirations is to realize how your own fitness can improve your

PAMP Fun at the Farm Event – Coming June 7!


Announcing a new event – PAMP Fun at the Farm!

This event is open only to PAMP members (not a member – click here to learn more about our membership and join, and you can attend this unique and fun event).


When:  June 7, 2015  10:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Pastorino Farms, 12391 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program


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.

We offer a FREE trial lesson as well as a

Thank you to our April Sponsors!

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We would like to give a big thank you to our April Premium Sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, The Reading Clinic, Toddle Flexible Preschool,  Studio Kicks, Harker School, and Jefunira Camp.