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Back to School Lunch Ideas

September 4, 2018  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips, Recipes

School is back in session, and so is lunch-packing season! It’s easy to fall into a rut of packing the same things in your children’s lunch boxes every day. We’re huge fans of the classic lunches; after all, there’s nothing like a classic PB&J or turkey sandwich. But we wanted to share some out-of-the-lunchbox ideas…

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Food Prep Tips for Busy Moms & Dads

February 13, 2017  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips
Food Prep Tips for Busy Parents

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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Parenting Tips for Single Moms

January 2, 2017  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

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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Parenting Tips for Gift Giving

December 19, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources, Quick Tips
Parenting Tips for Gift Giving

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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Less is More: Tips for Decluttering Toys

November 28, 2016  |  Categories: General Child Care, Quick Tips
Mom Tips for Decluttering

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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Tips for Making School Less Intimidating

September 19, 2016  |  Categories: Child Development, General Child Care, Parent Resources, Quick Tips
Tips for School Preparedness

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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Child Development: Music and Children

August 25, 2015  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development, General Child Care, Parent Resources, Preschool Preparedness, Quick Tips

For your entire life, you’ve probably been bombarded by the positive effects of music in your life.  Maybe in middle school, you conducted the classic music and plant experiment. You know the one: set up your plants next to various pieces by Mozart and Bach and see which one grows the fastest.  Or perhaps you…

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