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Going Back to School!

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Blog, Parent, School | 0 comments

Going Back to School!

As the morning comes, my one SECRET to success is that I always make sure I am ready before I even attempt to wake up my children. Not semi ready, or all I have is make-up ready… I am talking I could walk out the door with my travel cup of tea ready.

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Connecting Your Kids with Friends!

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Summer | 0 comments

Connecting Your Kids with Friends!

Were you lucky enough to have one special friend in childhood who truly “saw” who you were as a person? Childhood friendships can be pivotal in shaping who we become as adults. Because these friendships are so important, consider using these strategies to help keep your kids connected with their friends during the summer.

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Teaching Your Children Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Blog, Director, Parent | 0 comments

Teaching Your Children Random Acts of Kindness

Teaching your children to be kind to others holds value that he or she will carry on throughout their lives.

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Make Reading Fun for Kids

Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Blog, Director, Parent | 0 comments

Make Reading Fun for Kids

It is important to schedule reading activities at a time during the day or evening that doesn’t conflict with other routine “fun” activities and that will be manageable for the parent(s) involved. Early evening after dinner is usually good – especially in the summer. Stories at bedtime or bedtime stories have been successful for many parents, but it is a good idea to vary the times as the child grows older.

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A Parents Survival Guide: Five Ways to Make Parenting Less Stressful

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Indoors, Outdoors, Parent, School | 0 comments

A Parents Survival Guide: Five Ways to Make Parenting Less Stressful

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children,
than the unlived lives of the parents. Carl Gustav Jung quotes

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For The Busy Parent—User Friendly Apps to Help You Get and Stay Organized

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Entertainment, Health, Holidays, Indoors, Outdoors, Parent, Photography, Reading, Safety, School, Spring, Summer, Uncategorized, Winter | 0 comments

For The Busy Parent—User Friendly Apps to Help You Get and Stay Organized

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world – Amos Oz

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Summer Pet Safety Tips

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Blog, Outdoors, Parent, Pets, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

Summer Pet Safety Tips

When the temperatures rise, you have to take extra precautions to keep everyone safe and cool.

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Summer Car Safety

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Blog, Director, Outdoors, Parent, Photography, Safety, School, Spring, Summer | 0 comments

Summer Car Safety

Tragedies have occurred when kids or babies were left in a closed car “for just a minute.” In only a minute or two, temperatures in a closed car can rise to lethal levels. Even with windows cracked, a car in the sun will become an oven within a few minutes.

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Fireworks Safety: Create a Safe, Fun Holiday for Your Family

Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Blog, Director, Entertainment, Holidays, Outdoors, Parent, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

Fireworks Safety:  Create a Safe, Fun Holiday for Your Family

Remember comparing your sparkler to the spray of fireworks into the sky on a balmy 4th of July evening? The 4th of July holiday is synonymous with cookouts, beach fun and of course fireworks. However, to make it enjoyable and safe for, here are a few fireworks safety tips from our friends at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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5 Patriotic Projects for your little preschooler

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Holidays, Indoors, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

5 Patriotic Projects for your little preschooler

This is a great way to use Teddy Bear Portraits. Or—photograph kids in a patriotic pose, saying the pledge of allegiance. Tape some white paper in a shallow box, and let kids get crazy making an abstract red-white-and-blue background to mount the photo on by rolling marbles dipped in paint on white paper. Mount the portrait on the background when dry.

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