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4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, here are some effective and fun ways to burn 200 calories, keep fit, and interact with your child. Anyone for Tennis? What kids don’t enjoy aimlessly batting a ball […]

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6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft Blog

6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft

  Card-making is a wonderful activity for children during the Christmas season. It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity and helps them engage with the festive spirit of giving. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends will be pleased to receive handcrafted cards made especially for them. Pre-folded blank […]

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6 Tips for Reading to Your Children Blog

6 Tips for Reading to Your Children

A recent research study conducted by the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in South Wales, UK, found that reading to children is important. It also found that when fathers read to their children they may have a different style and approach than mothers. While moms tend to focus on details in […]

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How to Celebrate a Happy and Frugal Thanksgiving

How to Celebrate a Happy and Frugal Thanksgiving

Each year the cost of having Thanksgiving dinner rises. Experts will tell you the increase in prices is due to simple supply and demand. Perhaps there has been a drought which means some fruits and vegetables aren’t available this year in the same amount they’ve been available in the past. Many of these cost increases […]

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5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

  The holidays are here, which for many people means it’s time to travel to visit distant family members, or simply enjoy a much-needed family vacation. Preparing to travel together as a family can be extremely stress-inducing – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do […]

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Blackbird Blog

8 Fun & Simple Thanksgiving Traditions

  Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for…” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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TO ENCOURAGE FITNESS AND FAMILY TIME Blog

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood and gore, shoot-em-up video game system. With an emphasis on getting off the couch and playing Wii Sports and other active and wholesome games, the Wii has found its way […]

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Bond More and Stress Less With These Solutions to Common Road Trip Perils

Family road trips are great ways to draw families together and create memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately though, they also provide an opportunity for travelers to experience these five very common road trip perils. Read this infographic by Nexen Tire and TireBuyer.com, the best place to purchase tires online, to discover great solutions […]

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Toys - A Parent's Guide

Toys for the Under Ones – A Parent’s Guide

It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay to the age markings on toys? Are they there just for safety reasons or is there more to it than that? It’s important to understand that play is vital for […]

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