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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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    Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

    Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

    My husband and I just went on our first vacation together – without our daughter – in six years. The grandparents filled in, and we had five days of uninterrupted, tantrum-free, adult time. It was ...

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    5/28 Webinar: Engineering in Early Education

    5/28 Webinar: Engineering in Early Education

    Engineering is everywhere, and it happens each and every day in early childhood classrooms. Not only does it help children develop math, science, and problem-solving skills, it also inspires their creativity. But it can be ...

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    The Work-Life Equation Ep. 29: The Truth About Varsity Blues

    The Work-Life Equation Ep. 29: The Truth About Varsity Blues

    Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons Director of Brand Storytelling, Lisa Oppenheimer. As parents, we all raise our kids thinking the secret to getting into a good college is to study hard. Then the ...

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    Teacher Appreciation Month: A Roundup of Ideas and Gifts

    Teacher Appreciation Month: A Roundup of Ideas and Gifts

    May is Teacher Appreciation Month, and while you may be grateful for your child’s educators every day, we encourage you to take this extra special opportunity to recognize the wonderful contributions they’re making to your ...

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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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