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Parenting Books for New Parents

June 19, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Expecting your first bun in the oven? Whether you’ve been around children your entire life or you feel you need an instruction manual for changing a diaper, first-time parenting comes with its challenges for all. That’s why we’ve found five of the best parenting books for new parents for you! Moms on Call Hailed as “the…

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5 Free Kid-Friendly Activities for this Summer

June 12, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Whether you’re saving up for your July vacation or pinching pennies to help cover the cost of summer childcare, chances are every family could use some ideas for FREE and fun activities to do with the kids over the summer. That’s why we’ve found 5 ideas for you! Hear a Story (and More!) at Your…

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5 iPad Apps to Promote Toddler Learning

June 5, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s no secret that iPads provide a means to fabulous educational tools for children, and kids typically love the visual, auditory, and hands-on stimulation they provide. So why not use yours to keep the learning going all summer with these fun iPad apps that suit toddler temperaments–and long car rides? Endless Alphabet This hands-on app allows…

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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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