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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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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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