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.

Mommy, Can We Send Baby Back Now?

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I thought I had dodged a bullet when my second son was born and my first seemed to fall in love with him right ‘out of the box’, so to speak. The baby was doted on, squeezed, admired, snuggled and generally adored by my older son. I was relieved…I had done something right, clearly! Maybe following all the advice to pay lots of attention to my oldest child, to include him in caring for the baby, to try

Five Questions for the Programs Administrator


Kristin Mulderig is the Programs Administrator for PAMP. This is a new position with the organization, and one that helps to put all of the pieces together.

“My role is to help with communications outreach (including the newsletter and social media), small events administrative tasks,” Kristin says

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.

Best of the Forum: Teaching Mindfulness


In search of ideas for teaching mindfulness, gratitude, etc. to four-to-five year olds.

How do you incorporate this in your family? Any suggestions, classes, books, etc. would be very much appreciated.

Member Tips — Club Membership Updates


You’ve had a great year as a PAMP member! You attended fun events, got excellent advice, maybe a new nanny from contacts on our online forums and made new friends for yourself and your children. But — oh no — your membership is about to come to an end! How do you renew your membership so that

Family Fun Day sponsored by Parents Place


Join PAMP at the Parents Place Family Fun Day this Sunday!

Come celebrate children and families in our Community

When:  Sunday May 17, 11:00am – 2:30pm

Where:  200 Channing Avenue (at the corner of Emerson), Palo Alto

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.

Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day to all of our PAMP mothers, and to all of the mothers in our Community. And if you are looking for a gift for that special mom in your life, we are offering a Mother’s Day discount on all Gift Memberships!

Celebrating 30 Years as a Mom

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If you asked me what I received as a Mother’s Day gift last year, I admit, I don’t remember. If you asked me to list all my favorite gifts over the last few years or even longer, I don’t remember those either. Don’t get me wrong — I like getting gifts! Who doesn’t? But gifts, as wonderful as they can be, don’t have much of a lasting emotional impact

Member Musings: I Choose Acceptance this Mother’s Day


This is probably more of a reminder for myself than anyone else reading this. I have decided to end my argument with reality. Yes, I have been in a constant argument with reality. Letting that go, it turns out, is the definition of mindfulness. Or at least one of them.

Thank you to our May Sponsors!

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

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