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DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

February 6, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner. Celebrate with your kids, and enhance both their creativity and direction-following skills with these simply sweet DIY Valentine’s Day crafts. As long as your child can read and use scissors, these crafts require minimal supervision or assistance. As always, stay with them in the…

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How to Carve Out Time for the Whole Family

January 23, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

For most families, finding ways to carve out quality time together can be difficult as you shuttle between work, school, and activities. However, studies show spending quality time with our kids helps them to know they matter and are loved. Like we tell our children, our actions speak louder than our words.  So how do…

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San Antonio Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family

January 16, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Volunteer opportunities for families abound in the San Antonio area. These are excellent experiences to help children cultivate empathy for those in different socioeconomic, health, or familial circumstances than what is typical for your family.  Volunteerism teaches us to think outside ourselves, a component parents often strive for in raising their children. In addition to fostering quality…

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Top Baby Names from 2016

January 9, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

As an expectant parent, one of the easiest, or most nerve-wracking, decisions you make is your child’s name. There’s so much to consider, from honoring family to setting your own trend. Then, of course, you wonder how this name will sound in a classroom among his peers. Do you want a name that blends with everyone else’s?…

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Parenting Tips for Single Moms

January 2, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Most people agree–there’s no job harder than being a parent. For some of  you, that job is complicated more because you’re a single parent. Whether this is your lifestyle by choice or circumstance, single parenthood is certainly no easy task. As this new year begins, these tips will hopefully inspire and encourage you in your journey…

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Why to Set Parenting Goals for the New Year

December 26, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

As one year draws to a close and another opens its doors to new opportunities, people often consider what they would like to change or improve in the new year. Perhaps you’ve already made a list of resolutions with the usual: lose weight, read more books, spend less time on Facebook, etc.  Resolutions are a…

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Parenting Tips for Gift Giving

December 19, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

As Christmas wonder gives way to Christmas splendor–in the form of presents given and received–take an opportunity to help your child develop lifelong ideas about the spirit of giving. We all say “it’s more blessed to give than to receive”, but consider how you’re modeling this in your own home during this season.  Teach Patience…

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Top Holiday Events in Austin for the Whole Family

December 12, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Austin’s variety and commitment to its local businesses never disappoints, and especially not at Christmas. Take advantage of twinkling lights, holiday shopping sprees that will have you dancing in the aisles, and performances guaranteed to grow the heart of any Grinch.  December 3-23, 2016 The Nutcracker is a Christmas  delight perfect for kids, adults, and…

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Top Holiday Events in San Antonio for the Whole Family

December 5, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

The holiday season is in full swing, and San Antonio has offerings for every celebration. Embrace the old traditions and experience some new ones with this lineup of holiday events appealing to your whole family. Family Friendly Performances Saturday, December 10 A Christmas Carol, 4:30–6:00 P.M. at Villa Finale Performed in front of a Victorian home, this…

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Less is More. Tips for Decluttering Toys.

November 28, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

As Christmas approaches, there’s no doubt your kids have a list they’ve prepared for Santa–and a room already full of toys. You may even be wondering how in the world there’s anything left to put under the tree, or you may already be overwhelmed by the idea of all that will come your way by…

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