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4th of July Craft Ideas

July 1, 2019  |  Categories: Activities

It’s America’s birthday week! As we get ready to celebrate our country with friends, family, and fireworks, here are some holiday-themed crafts to get your kiddos involved in the festivities.  Patriotic Wind Catcher This flag wind catcher is fun and easy to make, and it can double as a perfect decoration for the barbecue you’re…

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Creative Watermelon Treats for Your Backyard Party

June 24, 2019  |  Categories: Recipes

There’s nothing that sums up the joys of summer better than a cold slice of watermelon on a hot day. But we’ve found a few twists on the old theme that might come close. If you’re looking for some creative (and tasty) indoor activities to do with sweaty kids, these fresh new watermelon treats are…

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Keeping Cool in Summertime Heat

June 17, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

As the last cool days of spring melt into the inevitable “dog days” of summer, we get to rediscover the excitement of long days, refreshingly cool evenings, catching lightning bugs, and stargazing. Along with the fun that the summer sun brings, day and night time temperatures can quickly climb to levels that are hard for…

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Mom, It Itches!

June 10, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

The warm days of summer bring fresh memories of cold watermelon, rope swings, sleeping bags …and yes, bug bites. For kids growing up in the ’70s, mosquitos were mostly a benign annoyance, but since 1999, The United States has seen an increase in potentially threatening mosquito-borne illnesses. That being said, fun summertime activities are important…

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Summer Vacation Travel Essentials

June 3, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Spring has finally sprung, and summer is almost here. Can’t you just feel the hot sand already! If you’ve been planning a summer getaway with the whole family, we have a few tips to help make your summer vacation memories happy and stress-free. Remember that little bodies run out of energy quickly. Vacations are filled…

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End of Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

May 20, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is quickly approaching. Summer will be here before we know it! Now is the time of year many parents want to express their appreciation for their child’s teacher with a gift. It can be hard to know how much to spend or what to…

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Spring Slow Cooker Recipe Round Up

May 13, 2019  |  Categories: Recipes

As the end-of-school push is in full swing, your calendar may be packed with recitals, sporting events, and end-of-year celebrations. Let us help take some stress out of your day by rounding up some of our favorite spring slow cooker recipes! Slow Cooker Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole Need an easy dish for a Mother’s…

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Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

May 6, 2019  |  Categories: Activities, Parent and Child Activities

April showers bring May flowers, but we all know those showers sometimes linger through the late spring. It can be tough to keep restless toddlers entertained indoors. That’s why we’ve rounded up four fabulous rainy day activities for your toddler that are sure to brighten the gloomiest day! Cardboard Box Play Save up those Amazon…

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Tips for Protecting Your Kids’ Skin This Spring

April 22, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care

Rain showers, blooming flowers, end-of-school-year fun: these are some of the things that might come to mind when you think of spring. But did you know that sun protection should be in that list as well? It’s easy to think that kids (and adults, for that matter) only need to practice sun protection in the…

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