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5 Songs to Soothe Your Little Ones

May 22, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Embrace your inner karaoke singer, and soothe the bedtime woes with a sweet lullaby. Parents have always known children respond–and relax–when music is played or sung. Select a few tried and true songs as your bedtime chorus, and soon your sweet babe (and maybe yourself!) will be drifting off to dreamland. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Sung…

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Unplug to Connect with Your Kids

May 15, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Did you know our children experience, on average, five hours of screen time a day? This includes everything from television to educational apps on the iPad to texting with friends or family. Only now are child psychology experts and doctors beginning to grasp the full impact screen time has on our families. Too much time…

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Craft Ideas for Kids Under $5

May 8, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Crafts are a wonderful creative outlet for kids of all ages. Not only can they practice fine motor skills like coloring, cutting, stringing beads, and more, but they also learn simple skills like finishing a task to completion and following directions, too! So the next time you have some free time with your little ones,…

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Parenting Tips for Extroverted Kids

May 1, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

For introverted parents who appreciate quiet and reflection, having an extroverted child who talks a lot and craves personal interaction can be exhausting. However, by understanding certain extrovert characteristics, you can make parenting decisions that foster both of your personalities and enhance your relationship. Take a Time Out It is an introvert’s natural tendency to…

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Parenting Tips for Introverted Kids

April 24, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

You’re headed into the family reunion, but your child refuses to leave your side. Nor will he speak to distant cousins or great aunts. Over and over, you hear the refrain, “Aww, he’s a shy one.” Though no one means it to be so, you can’t help but feel you’ve done something wrong. But how?…

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Connecting with Parenting Communities in Austin

April 17, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

As parents, community is key in this great calling to raise the next generation; however, finding a parenting community isn’t always easy. Along with finding a community that meets on days and times that are suitable for your schedule, you want to find one that appeals to your needs and feels like a fit as…

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4 Museums Worth Checking Out in San Antonio

April 10, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

With long summer days approaching, look no further than downtown San Antonio for family-friendly, educational experiences to keep kids engaged. While there are plenty of museums and exhibits to see all over the city, we’ve narrowed the list to those that seem most worth a family visit. These museums encourage children’s learning and development, offer…

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Fun Outdoor Spring Activities for Your Kids

April 3, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Spring has sprung! Well over most of the country anyway. Soon the bluebonnets will be waving and the summer heat will be baking, but in the meantime, let’s get outside and embrace beautiful weather. Let’s Go Fly a Kite Haven’t done this since you were a kid? No problem. It’s like riding a bike. But…

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Fun Dr. Seuss Quotes That Are Awesome

March 27, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Dr. Seuss said a lot of wise things among the rhymes and zany characters that epitomize his legendary books. However, while reading, your kids may miss the deeper meaning. Pull out these quotable lines and use them when kids need a little motivation in the school of life. “And will you succeed? Yes you will…

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5 Fun Kid Activities in Austin

March 20, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Whether you live in Austin or you are planning to make a trip there soon, these parent-rated and kid-tested activities in the Austin area are a great diversion from the norm, as well as an excellent way to get some exercise, expend some energy, or learn something new! Austin Science and Nature Center This free…

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