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When the Morning Routine Goes Awry

When the Morning Routine Goes Awry

Most mornings, I leave my house for work before anyone else is even awake to avoid the inevitable traffic. With a small child in the mix, though, things don’t always go to plan. A case ...

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Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Just as you learn to navigate your new life with your firstborn, your second comes along and shakes things up (in the best way possible, of course). We asked new parents of two what made ...

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Earth Day Art Activities for Children

Earth Day Art Activities for Children

With Earth Day falling in April, it’s a great time to teach children about the importance of taking care of our environment. Using art as a learning mechanism is a great method of teaching children ...

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Week of the Young Child Activities at Bright Horizons

Last week we celebrated The Week of the Young Child™ in our centers, an annual event hosted by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to recognize early learning, young children, their ...

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Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Raising caring, giving children is an important goal for any parent. But even for those with the best intentions, busy schedules and the work/life juggle can make it hard to find the time to identify ...

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The Work-Life Equation Ep. 28: (Rewind) Secrets of Successful Parents

The Work-Life Equation Ep. 28: (Rewind) Secrets of Successful Parents

You’ve probably been there: juggling the parent to-do list, adjusting to shifting schedules and needs, rushing to get out the door in the morning, taking mental notes at every turn, stocking the fridge, helping with ...

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Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Say what you will, but neither of my children have ever had “friends” birthday parties for kids before. We’ve always done something to celebrate with family, but we’ve never done anything with family friends or ...

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Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

In a few weeks, our family is getting a dog! Now that we’ve determined that our family is ready for a pet using this checklist, we are so excited to welcome our newest family member. ...

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8 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

8 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than wearing green! What else can you do with your child to celebrate this springtime holiday? Take a look at these eight St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids. Eat ...

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6 Science Podcasts for Kids

6 Science Podcasts for Kids

“Why is the sky blue?” “What is that plant called?” “How can birds fly?” “How hot is the sun?” Sound familiar? You probably have a curious child on your hands…and you might be flooded with ...

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