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Make Your Own Scented Candles

November 21, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Candles, for even the most novice of crafters, can be simple and fun to make. Choose a variety of your favorite scents and get inspired for how you might share these this holiday season. Materials Needed: double boiler thermometer stovetop soy wax (burns longer than paraffin) wick rope wick tabs needle nose pliars scissors fragrance…

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Fun Austin Restaurants for the Whole Family

November 7, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

We can’t think of many things that build lasting memories in a family better than eating meals together, and sometimes it’s fun to spare your kitchen and your sanity by eating out at a family-friendly restaurant. What parent doesn’t like an occasional break from meal prepping and dirty dishes? And what kid doesn’t like restaurant…

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 24, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

There is no end in sight for the affection we have for Pumpkin Spice. But whether you get your taste of fall from pastries or cereal or even Oreos, one treat remains the gold standard: the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Copycat recipes for the drink that set us on a course toward all things pumpkin…

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4 Local Halloween Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

October 17, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Looking for some great family fun this Halloween season that’s more treat than trick? You won’t want to miss these local events! The San Antonio Natatorium will offer a haunted swim as well a haunted house and maze, scary storytelling, a pumpkin patch, and terrifying tube races on October 22nd from 1-3 p.m. Designated for kids…

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Creative Halloween Costumes Under $20

October 10, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Halloween costumes made their appearance on store shelves as soon as the school supply surplus was moved, so chances are you’ve been eyeing their price tags for well over a month. If spending more than $20 so your child can ask for candy that you aren’t going to let him eat seems a bit much,…

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Austin Parent Support Groups

October 3, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Just as there is no shortage of things to do in Austin, there is no shortage of communities to inspire, encourage, and equip you in your parenting journey. Finding a support group, or a group of like-minded parents to hang out with, is as simple as a quick Google search. But we’ve made it even easier…

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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough: The Ultimate Fall Craft

September 26, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

    It’s fall, y’all! From cool, crisp days to pumpkins and mums and campfires and apple cider, we’re ready for it all. In today’s world, however, there is nothing more iconic of fall than pumpkin spice. Since the kids are a little young for Starbucks, though, try this play dough recipe instead! You can…

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Tips for Making School Less Intimidating

September 19, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Some kids can’t wait for school to start. They’re wired for the social interaction and stamina a new school year brings and have no qualms about new classrooms, new teachers, and new friends. But other children find the start to a new school year intimidating and overwhelming. Sometimes these kids exhibit shyness or anxiety and…

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Get Social with Country Home Learning Center

September 12, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care

Social media is a great tool for interacting with parents and caregivers. Of course, it can also be an excellent way to discover new ideas, parenting tips, and fun local events. Country Home Learning Center is active on several social media channels and invites you to join them in sharing new ideas and information. Facebook…

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