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Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

How do you have summer fun without water, sand, and a left arm? The “worst summer of her life,” as proclaimed by my 7-year-old daughter, has begun. She broke her arm 3 1/2 weeks ago ...

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7 Screen-Free Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

7 Screen-Free Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

Screens can be hard to get away from, especially when they offer entertaining content. But for young children, screen-free time is incredibly important. Between the computer, TV, tablets, and more, there are many different things ...

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5 Independence Day Activities for Kids

5 Independence Day Activities for Kids

Happy Fourth of July! Looking for some festive activities to do with your kids? Here’s a round-up of craft and game ideas that are perfect for having some patriotic fun: 5 Fun Patriotic Activities for ...

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Celebrating International Mud Day

Celebrating International Mud Day

As a parent, the combination of water and dirt may seem like a recipe for disaster, but for kids, mud can be a fun way to play and learn at the same time! That’s where ...

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Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2014 but has since been updated. At two years old, my son is hitting his stride with the terrible twos and there are a few toddler behaviors that ...

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The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

  Common wisdom has it that working parents need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo. The real reason we need a vacation? The two weeks leading up to it. With ...

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Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

There are a lot of things Bright Horizons stands for. But one thing stands out: everyone is welcome. Happy Pride Month! Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our culture here at Bright Horizons, ...

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“What Does Father’s Day Mean to You?”

“What Does Father’s Day Mean to You?”

Father’s Day is fast approaching – and along with the cookouts, cards, and crafted gifts, it can be a great time to take a sentimental step back and examine what fatherhood really means to dads ...

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10 Ways Having a Child Changes Your Life

10 Ways Having a Child Changes Your Life

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2015 but has since been updated. In a recent conversation with my mom, we discussed how having a child changes your life. “You just really can’t understand ...

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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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