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.

Family Day is July 19th!


Mark your calendars! PAMP is hosting its biggest Family Day yet on July 19th at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Andy Z is performing, a BBQ lunch is being provided and there will be tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Best of all, this member-only event is free for the whole family!

RSVP for the event on BigTent.

See the complete schedule here.


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.

PAMP Annual Meeting

Interested in learning a bit more about the workings of PAMP, and meet our new Board members? Please plan to join us at our Annual Member Meeting on Monday July 13 at 7:30pm. We would love to get your feedback and ideas on what is working and what changes you would like to see in PAMP!

The Whys of Multiples

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Multiples attract attention, there’s no getting around it. People approach you in public, sometimes just to look at your babies and say “Aw,” sometimes to tell you about twins they know, sometimes to tell you they are a twin! Once a woman came up to me and, touching my amazing double stroller, said, “I wish they had these when

Five Questions for the Volunteer Manager

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Helping to keep people happy may seem a daunting task for some, but Elizabeth Fashing welcomes the challenge with open arms. As Membership Manager for PAMP, Elizabeth says, “I am responsible for for keeping our members happy!” She responds to member questions, invites and recruits new members, runs member reports for the Board and performs any other task that concerns membership satisfaction.

“I’ve been out of the work force since my son arrived, so I appreciate

Help a Mother Out – Diaper Drive/Fundraiser


We’re happy to announce that we are partnering with HAMO (Help a Mother Out) in a fundraising drive in conjunction with our Family Day this year.

Help a Mother Out works to improve baby and family well being by increasing access to diapers for families in need. HAMO distributes diapers to families in need through a network of social service partners including Early Head Start programs, First 5 family resource centers, homeless and foster children services, public health departments and others.

Thank you to our June Sponsors!

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

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.

Fitness with Kids this Father’s Day


I feel fortunate to have a child who is very interested in fitness and athleticism. He always has been. We have many opportunities to train together, and we love to connect in this way. So this Father’s Day, we’re going to the gym to workout! Really, we are. 

Dad’s Rules for Talking with Kids about Money

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This Father’s Day, you may want to spend some time with your kids having a family conversation about money and values. If this makes you feel a little uncomfortable, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Many parents feel uneasy talking with their kids about the family’s finances.

“But once we talk to the kids about money, it will be like opening Pandora’s box. Who knows where the conversation will go?”

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.

Announcing PAMP Playdates – Summer Season 2015


Wow, it is hot. Come out and play! Starting next week, we have an awesome line-up of weekly, regular park playdates – FREE for any and all PAMP families to attend. These playdates are super casual – come meet up for some playtime for the kids and adult conversation for the parents and caregivers. All ages are welcome, and feel free to bring older siblings who are out from school. Grab your water, snacks, sunscreen, and sand toys, and we encourage you or the kids to wear PAMP red so it’s easier to find the group. RSVP is helpful so we know to look out for you, but we understand if your plans are up in the air and would love to see you anyway!