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Healthy Winter Snacks for Your Toddler

February 20, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Even with spring on the horizon, it will be awhile before farmer’s markets are up and going with all the in-season produce everyone loves. If you’re tired of prepackaged snacks for your little ones, and they’re getting tired of applesauce and goldfish, try these simple ideas for some homemade goodies to keep tummies full and the…

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Food Prep Tips for Busy Moms & Dads

February 13, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

In the midst of a busy week, there’s almost nothing worse than arriving home late and realizing you forgot to defrost the chicken, or the broccoli you thought would make a healthy side has gone mushy. Food prepping in advance may sound daunting, but in reality, a couple of hours each weekend will save you time, money,…

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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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