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The Family Room – Most Read Blog Posts of 2017

The Family Room – Most Read Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being one of our valued readers. We see The Family Room blog as a place for us to share our struggles – and wins – as we navigate this great adventure called parenthood. Here, our bloggers including Aili, AmyLaura, Marisa, and Melissa, share the tips and tricks that have worked for them along their parenting journey — and we invite you to join our conversations.

Before we head into 2018 we wanted to share some of the posts that resonated with you, our readers, this year:

The Family Room – Most Read Posts of 2017

10 Baby Games & Activities for PlaytimeMake playtime fun and educational for your baby with these games and activities. From treasure baskets to fun with pots and pans, these ideas will help you engage with your baby, spark curiosity, and encourage development.

6 Indoor Activities that Encourage Creativity: When you’re spending the day indoors, how do you keep your kids busy without more TV or tablet time? Grab any of these items from around the house, and let your child’s imagination take it from there.

Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare: Moving on up! Aili shares the questions to ask to ensure a smooth transition from the infant to toddler room at child care.

How to Maximize Quality Time with Your Child When You’re a Working ParentYour free time at home with your child might be limited so how can you make the most of the time you do have? Learn how busy working parents can prioritize play with their families.

10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers:There are so many ways you can help encourage your child to be kind from a young age. These 10 tips from our blogger Emily offer some great places to start.

How to Slow Down & Savor the Moment: We’re all guilty of it: When Monday morning rolls around you think “I can’t wait until Friday!” When you feel overworked you can’t help but think “I can’t wait until my vacation!” Rather than focus on events in the future, Melissa shares five ways to savor the moment you’re in right now.

Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home: As you weigh your child care options, deciding on daycare near work or home is an important consideration. Learn more about each option from a mother who has chosen both.

Birthday Wishes for My Three-Year-Old Son: “May you never lose your adventurous spirit.” In a sweet letter to her first born child, mom Marisa shares the six things she wishes for her son on his third birthday.

Is STEM for My Daughter?: “Absolutely,” there’s no question STEM is for my daughter, shares blogger, Laura. Read how a news article reaffirmed her desire to raise a daughter who embraces her passions and pursues any subject she’s interested in, no matter what stereotypes say.

Finding Joy in the Little Things:”When my son actually eats his dinner.”….”Seeing my daughter run for her mama with open arms.”…”Getting into bed after the electric blanket has warmed it.” The Family Room bloggers share the small moments in their day that bring them pure happiness.

From all of us at The Family Room, we wish you and your family Happy Holidays!

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