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Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

As I look back, I’ll admit there are a few things that I miss about the infant stage. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I’m realizing that there’s a lot about toddlerhood ...

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5 Lessons Learned from Vacationing with a Toddler

5 Lessons Learned from Vacationing with a Toddler

I just got back from a week away with my soon-to-be two-year-old, Cab, and his three-year-old cousin (what were we thinking?!), and I have a lot to share. Take a look at the top five ...

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13 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

13 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

My oldest just turned 10. TEN! Double digits! How is it possible that I’ve been a mother for a decade? Here are some of the things I’ve learned along the way: 13 Things I’ve Learned ...

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Convenience Matters: Why I Chose Child Care Near Work

Convenience Matters: Why I Chose Child Care Near Work

When it came to making the decision about whether to choose a child care near work or home for me it was a no-brainer that my daughter would attend the child care center right on ...

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Packing Tips for a Vacation With a Toddler

Packing Tips for a Vacation With a Toddler

Vacationing is a completely different experience with a child. I am not saying it’s not enjoyable, in fact even though it might be less “relaxing,” I do find taking trips with my toddler, Cab, more ...

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What’s Your Parenting Style?

What’s Your Parenting Style?

When it comes to parenting styles, we know that it isn’t one size fits all. So how can you ensure your parenting style is helping your child to thrive? Join Bright Horizons for our next Family ...

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Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

We’ve spent a decent amount of time on the road with Kayla. We started at three months with our first family road trip to my in-laws, which took about 4-5 hours. We certainly learned a ...

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Ideas for a Summer Bucket List with a Toddler

Ideas for a Summer Bucket List with a Toddler

Every winter I dream of summer, and as the season approaches I get more eager to get out of the house and spend some quality family time outside. But the reality is when summer finally arrives, it ...

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How to Teach STEM at Home

How to Teach STEM at Home

We were recently joined by Anita Greenberg, CEO and founder of Science Delights for our Family Matters Webinar: A Parent’s Guide to STEM Education. Along with webinar moderator Debbie Hoppy, Bright Horizons’ Director, Education & Curriculum, ...

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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Today’s post is a Q&A with Nicole Thompson, Director at Bright Horizons at Trumbull. Nicole began working at Bright Horizons 12 years ago, as a preschool teacher. Throughout her tenure she was promoted to lead ...

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