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5 Fun Kid Activities in Austin

March 20, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Whether you live in Austin or you are planning to make a trip there soon, these parent-rated and kid-tested activities in the Austin area are a great diversion from the norm, as well as an excellent way to get some exercise, expend some energy, or learn something new! Austin Science and Nature Center This free…

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5 Fun Kid Activities in San Antonio

March 13, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

San Antonio rocks for a lot of reasons. Spurs. Tacos. Sunshine. It’s also a great place to raise a family and offers a huge variety of activities that are kid-friendly (and not too boring for the adults, either). For a flipping’ good time, head over to Flip’z Trampoline Park. Any place with 25000 square feet of…

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Grow Your Child’s Imagination with Reading

March 6, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Children’s minds are fertile grounds of imagination. They readily accept make-believe worlds and have no room in their minds for the impossible. But the restrictions of today’s busy world can sometimes mean our children’s imaginations are not given the time they need to grow and develop. Reading aloud with your child is a wonderful way…

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3 iPad Apps to Prep for Kindergarten

February 27, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Kindergarten readiness can vary widely from child to child. Some kids enter kindergarten reading fluently and solving simple math problems. Other children enter with basic phonic and counting skills. These young children are maturing at different rates, and kindergarten becomes a level playing field as all children need this year to build basic academic and interpersonal…

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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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