Find Great Babysitters & Nannies with UrbanSitter

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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.

Member Tips – BigTent Members Community

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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 to get the most out of one of those tools, our Membership System (BigTent).

Member Musings: Partners in Storytime

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I love reading to my kid. Since he was a little guy, we would read stories together before naps, before bed, at night and at random periods throughout the day. It’s always fun to snuggle up with a little one and a book.

There were times early on that I found I was able to recite entire Dr. Seuss stories without the aid of a book while

Pumping and Working – Notes from the Field

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Five years ago, when my first child was four months old, I went back to work at a small pre-IPO high-tech firm, determined to keep providing milk for my baby. At the time, the company had very few women, much less moms. I was fortunate to have one co-worker who showed me the ropes, and somehow I managed to juggle pumping three times a day with conference calls, meetings

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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

Member Musings: Meditating in the Target Parking Lot

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My son is obsessed with a few things, and it goes in cycles. Bey Blades, these little fancy spinning tops, Pokemon cards which he stores carefully in binders to show and trade with his friends, those rubber band bracelets, making origami cranes and paper airplanes

Five Questions for the PAMP Secretary

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Amy Meese is Secretary for PAMP. She is responsible for scheduling and keeping the minutes of the monthly Board meetings. As Secretary, Amy needs to be meticulous about documentation, ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists regarding board meetings to meet legal requirements.

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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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.

Member Musings: Things To Do on Valentines Day with Kids

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This Valentines Day, celebrate with the kids! What a perfect time to express how happy you are to be their mom or dad, and just how much you love them.

Here are a few ideas to help get you in the mood for celebrating as a family. Use these and/or come up with some fun activities of your own. Ask the kids if they have any ideas for the day, too.

 

5 Ways to Spark Creativity in Children

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While thinking about sparking creativity, I remember the things I’ve done with my children when I heard the dreaded, “Mom, I’m bored” comments during the times when they had off of school. Summer months, especially, seemed to be loaded with times when our schedules were blank and our time was spent far more leisurely than when we adhered to the strict schedules of school hours. Getting kids to be creative when you know that’s their default mode should be easy, right?

Derive & Discover: A New Path to Math

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IEM innovates and implements their method of learning to develop “Thinkers” and “Problem Solvers,” allowing children to appreciate, contribute to, and thrive in an increasingly competitive global market through Mathematics. Unlike other programs that focus on memorization and repetition, IEM programs harness the power of the right brain, enabling students to grasp math concepts at a fundamental level. Students learn to ask questions and view and solve problems creatively.

Thank you to our February Sponsors!

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We would like to give a big thank you to our February Premium Sponsors Jefunira Camp,  Studio Kicks, Harker SchoolInternational School of the Peninsula, Toddle Flexible Preschool, and Acme Education Group.

Best of the Forum: Where to Go in Europe This Summer?

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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.

Who Do You Trust?

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If you’re anywhere along the pregnant/postpartum journey, you will doubtless have been inundated with advice and opinions on how you’re ‘supposed’ to be doing it. Given that parenting wisdom and know-how changes on a monthly basis, how does a new mom begin to discern what choices she wants to make for her baby and herself? How do you sift through the mass of opposing wisdom

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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