Avid4 Adventure


This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4 Adventure camps teach pre-K – 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors.

With help from our time-tested curriculum and insanely experienced instructors, we give campers solid skills and character-shaping confidence, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Considering the ‘Burbs? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Countless families consider making a move to the San Francisco ‘burbs each year. With young kids, skyrocketing rents in the city and a craving for a little more space, the pull is natural — but the Bay Area suburbs come with their own unique considerations when it comes to actually making the move. From balancing costs to considering communities to pulling your family’s own lifestyle into the mix, there is a lot to weigh if suburbia’s on your mind. Besides the basics, here’s what area families should be thinking about when they think, “It’s time to go…”

Thank you to our February Sponsors!

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We would like to give a big thank you to our February Premium Sponsors International School of the PeninsulaHarker School, Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto and Studio Kicks.

Harker Preschool January Admission Events

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Harker Preschool combines child-centered learning and teacher-guided explorations in a community rich with music, art, movement and nature. Here, our littlest learners stretch their thinking, deepen their focus, and develop the social, emotional, physical and academic skills needed to thrive in kindergarten …and life. From its beginnings in Palo Alto 1893, Harker’s mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning.

Member Tips – PAMP Events!


Caught in the house with a toddler on a rainy day and need something to do? Would you like to meet other PAMP families in person and swap tips in person instead of in the forums? Then come on out to one of our great PAMP events. Whether large, medium or small, PAMP offers many events that are fun for the whole family.

Why Reserve a Table at the PAMP Rummage Sale?


The annual PAMP Rummage Sale is coming up! This is a great time to free your home of things you no longer need.

“I reserved a table to purge our house of all baby items,” said Lara. “My second (and last) baby had just reached about age 2 and I was excited to clear our house of the clutter.”

Jump Into the New Year Event – Thank You!


Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for the Jump Into the New Year (JINY) event last week! Over 50 PAMP families enjoyed the festivities.

“After initially being very nervous and overwhelmed, my toddler warmed up to the bouncy house and the big slide

Now Accepting Applications for Fall


Located in Saratoga, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is a Pre-K through Grade Eight independent school. Saint Andrew’s offers an advanced academic program plus enrichment in the studio and performing arts, physical education, Spanish, technology, religion and community service.

Within our rigorous academic program, students explore, reflect and inquire—they realize the value of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Students graduate excited and prepared to make a positive impact on the world.

What Do You Know About Identity Theft?

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Have you ever received an email from a “friend” urging you to send them money since they are traveling in a faraway country and they are now stranded? Their story recounts how they’ve been robbed and how they desperately need your help –and of course, that “help” is in the form of a wire transfer, right away.

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.

Best of the Forum – Part Time Job?


I just got a full time job offer, but I really want a part time job. I have been a SAHM for a long time. Since both of my kids are at school this year, I started to look for a job. It sounds great, but it’s a start up company with not much flexibility and probably long hours.

Jump Into the New Year (JINY) Event a Success!


Thanks to everyone who joined us today for this fun event – 3 Bounce Houses, Cinderella, Steve the Magic Guy, 50+ PAMP families! What a fun day!

A special thanks to the PAMP member volunteers, and also to the Monta Vista High School volunteers who helped with the event, and to Aly Gay, Nerene Fayers and Brittany Campbell who did the work planning the event. And thanks to Hint Water for donating the water for the day!

Jump Into the New Year is This Weekend!



Don’t miss PAMP’s exciting new event! Jump Into the New Year and have a blast with us! It’s this Sunday, January 10th at the Arrillaga Center in Menlo Park. There are still a few spots left, so be sure to sign up now.

Music Together: Menlo Park


Music Together® is bringing music education to families in the Bay Area for years! 

We believe in the power of music, that every child is musical and, given the right environment, can learn to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.

 Join us making music together. Playing, dancing, singing and having a great family time. In our Menlo Park studio at the beautiful gardens of Allied Arts Guild.

Make a Fresh Start this New Year

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We’re several days into the New Year, and many of us are still basking in the glow of a fresh start.

Every year, January brings renewed optimism for change, for a better life, for a better you. And that’s a wonderful thing.

It’s wonderful, because this fresh start gives us a chance to reinvent our lives and ourselves.