Breastfeeding & Pumping

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If you’re breastfeeding a new baby, chances are at some point you’ll need to have someone else feed your baby. If you’re like millions of other moms, you may be wondering about how to pump and store milk, whether you’re going back to work or would like to be able to be away from the baby for a few hours without them starving.

Five Questions for the Events Director

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Letitia Truslow is on the PAMP Board Directors, filling the role of Events Director. A member for two years, her previous role with the organization included volunteering at events. Letitia’s current position focuses on spearheading strategic and tactical planning efforts for all events.

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.

Member Musings: Respecting my Child

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I have been wrestling with a bad feeling when I go to change the boy’s diaper. He often doesn’t want to interrupt whatever he’s doing to get a diaper change, even when “it’s really time.” I can get by with distraction, making it fun, all that stuff. The hard part is the way he protests: he says “No, it’s my body!”

Childcare in the Forums, plus 6 Tips to Get it Right!

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Over the summer, a post about finding childcare providers through PAMP forums became a red-hot item. One mom’s experience led to disappointing results with two candidates canceling agreed-upon trials, and another saying she would not do light duty chores

Coming Soon: PAMP’s Children’s Moon Festival on Sunday, Sept 14th!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
3-5p Kids Activities | 5–6p Performances
Mitchell Park Bowl
600 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tell your friends to come! It is a FREE FAMILY EVENT for the whole community!

Fresh Baby and Toddler Food. Delivered!

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Made by hand in small batches, the moms of Fresh Baby Bites are bringing local, organic meals and snacks to your table. Using the freshest ingredients of the season, we have been blending up tasty favorites for Bay Area babies since 2010.

6 Tips for Getting Started Homeschooling

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It’s September, and for some of you this is a time to consider the homeschooling option, in addition to public and private school possibilities, to see which educational choice best fits your family. Perhaps your kids are very young, but you are delaying preschool and gathering more information about homeschooling. Or perhaps your kids are already in school

Member Musings: Things To Do – Burn off Steam at Filoli

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As a stay at home mom, I am always looking for ways to entertain and exhaust my two-year old while bringing along my newborn. I recently rediscovered a great option nearby – Filoli.

My toddler was able to walk all over and I didn’t have to worry about cars or bikes.

Thank you to our September Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Care.comPeninsula School and International School of the Peninsula!

Sponsorship fees are used to support PAMP’s wide array of programs, events and services. This month, please say hello and thanks to our Premium Sponsors.

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.

The Potty Training Readiness Quiz

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Potty training is easier and happens faster if your child is truly ready in all three areas: physical, cognitive and social. But the big question is: how do you know when your child is ready? If you have never traveled this road before, you likely don’t even know what signs to look for. Take this quiz to find out where your child is on the readiness spectrum.

1.  I can tell by watching that my child is wetting or filling his diaper:

Member Musings: What We Choose to Feel

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I often hear women speak of the pain of childbirth. “Why would I want to feel that?,” they cry. “Why on earth would I want to feel that pain?”

I invite you to consider that the sensations of birthing your baby

Book Trusted Sitters with UrbanSitter

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Looking for a better way to find babysitters? Try UrbanSitter!

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know.

Simply create a FREE account and identify your parenting groups (PAMP, child’s school, etc.) to see a selection of sitters whom your friends and fellow PAMP parents have rated and reviewed.

Member Musings: Why It’s Important To Play With Your Child…

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… when you maybe don’t want to.

All of us have been young children, as limited in our worldview as we were in our abilities to reach the countertop or into a high drawer for some scissors to go run around with. All of us have had to settle, for better or worse, with our small bodies and their perimeters, our areas of visibility, our reach. There’s a moment when a child will reach for a flying insect or the image of a bird overhead and, by reaching, expect to fly also.