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Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

You’re trying to get your child to eat peas…but after one bite, the plate gets pushed away. You’d love it if everyone could be home every night for dinner…but schedules never seem to work out. ...

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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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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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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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Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

“I am looking for some ways to continue the growth of my two children during the summer without being formal with workbooks and flash cards. Any suggestions?”  While summer is a time for a bit ...

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Family Beach Guide

Family Beach Guide

Today’s post is a compilation edited by Jeannie Krill, writer at Bright Horizons, and former Bright Horizons pre-kindergarten teacher. Summer is upon us, and that means beach days are, too. Whether your kids have been ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts, when I found out that I was having a second girl, was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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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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Tips for Taking Your Kids Fishing

Tips for Taking Your Kids Fishing

Today’s guest post was written by my husband, Rob: I can trace many of my best qualities back to the trout fishing I did with my father and brothers growing up: my love of the ...

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