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Summer Fun with the Kids: Free Indoor Activities

Looking to have some summer fun with the kids? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are as endless! If your children love to read, why not have everyone act out a small part of a storybook […]

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MOVING ONWARDS

Moving Onwards – Your 18-Month-Old

Your baby is now a toddler and at 18 months it’s exciting to see how quickly she’s learning and developing. She’ll have a mind of her own and will make her wants clear on everything from which clothes she wants to wear to what she wants to eat. She’s developing quickly and it can be […]

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5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your kids […]

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How to Handle Your Budding Picasso – Some Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Artwork

If you are like so many parents, the family refrigerator is overflowing with great works of art your son or daughter has created through the years. From that first construction paper creation to the latest works of pen and ink, you have carefully preserved their art work – perhaps even framing a few of them […]

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Air travel with a toddler

Air Travel With a Toddler – Tips for Parents

Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until their kids are in their teens. For those of us who want to get back into traveling, it is essential to find ways to reduce the hassles that come up when […]

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Interactive Educational iOS Apps for

Interactive Educational iOS Apps for Toddlers

Are you a busy parent who occasionally allows your child playtime on your smartphone in order to get work done?  Do you feel guilty that you use your smartphone to occupy your child? Rather than feeling remorseful over your digital-rearing, why not turn your child’s tech-time into an opportunity to learn? Check out the following educational […]

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Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready for some summertime fun! Here are a few ideas for backyard entertainment for the kids. Pool Tag All you need for this game is a pool full of water, a […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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Camping with Toddlers 101

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. Here are a few things you can do to make your trip a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Food Toddlers are food-focused. Let them experience some of […]

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Travel Safety Tipsfor

5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

Nothing is as stress-inducing as getting ready for a family vacation – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do list. Traveling is full of fun and excitement, but it’s important to be aware of safety issues while on the road. Whether you’re a […]

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