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 […]
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Our son is very active and seems to have a need to move A LOT. His pre-school has told us he’s pretty much in motion most of the day. He is a 4yo June birthday and would start school next fall if we start on time. Any recommendations from parents of active boys on whether […]
Should we move to the City to help with nursing? I am a newbie, both as a mom pregnant with my first, due in March, and on these boards. We currently rent in the Palo Alto area and plan on remaining here at least through the birth. My job is fairly demanding (more than 40 […]
I would love advice from those who have been there: my 2.25 year old nephew has recently (last 2 weeks) begun hitting (hard) his mother and occasionally babysitter at unexpected times (during a hug, getting him out of his crib, as well as while playing). My brother and sister-in-law have responded with consequences in the […]
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.
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.
Our 17 mo is not walking yet – should we be concerned? She isn’t crawling or trying to get up by herself. She is happy scooting around the house on her bottom, as I did when I was a baby. I was a late walker myself (before 18 mo) and our son began walking at […]
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
Hi there. I have a 13-month-old son. He is super busy. If we aren’t out and about by 9am, he is literally screaming the house down. I would like to do some new things with him because I am getting quite bored of the same stuff every day. This is what we do (if you […]
My preschooler’s birthday is coming up and we’ve come up with a short list of children he wants to invite to his party. He doesn’t want “girls” which made me chuckle (last year we had both boys and girls). I rattled off the names of boys at his school, and he wants to invite all […]
We are seeking any advice from this wise community. We are trying to upgrade from our starter home. Given that most sales are zero contingency and many are all cash (!), it will be impossible for us to do so without first selling our home, then renting temporarily while looking for our next home. We […]
I’m hoping you can weigh in on a disagreement I’m having with my husband. At what point should I feel safe leaving my child alone in the bath for a few minutes? He’s almost three, and I don’t leave him for a second. But my husband does, and it makes me very nervous. My son […]
Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that kindergarten age requirements in California are in flux. This article highlights a PAMP forum discussion regarding kindergarten decisions for the current school year, when a child had to be age 5 by Nov. 1, 2012 to enroll. However, for the 2013–14 academic year, a child must be 5 […]
This month we mined the archives to bring you member recommendations for local parks with water features and farms that offer berry picking.
We have way too much stuff. We are about to start a remodel, and we need to clear things out. I don’t want to pay for storage as most of our stuff is not valuable. However, it is still good and useful. I’ve been using Freecycle and Craigslist to slowly part with some stuff, but […]