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27 Interesting President Facts for President’s Day

February 19, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

Make it a point to sit down together for dinner this week and get the conversation going with these interesting facts for President’s Day. Also, play a little game and see who can name the most presidents. Winner gets the first piece of dessert! George Washington didn’t have wooden teeth. Likely his dentures were made of…

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Fun Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids: Bird Feeders

February 12, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

This Valentine’s Day make this sweet and simple craft with your children. Together, hang the feeders outside a window and watch how you’ve blessed the birds. Bird feeders also make great gifts for teachers, caregivers, and grandparents on a day meant to remind us–we are loved and should love in return. The first tutorial is…

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Meal Planning Resources That Will Make Your Life Easier

February 5, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

Meal planning is a simple way to make busy weeknights economical and easygoing. As spring begins to hover on the horizon, many of you will become involved with extracurricular activities that might keep you in the drive thru line more nights than you’d like. Try these resources that help you plan to eat. You’ll be…

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Winter Activities for Families in Austin

January 22, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

While winter in Austin is mild by comparison, the days still get a little too cool for all the great outdoor activities summer embraces. Even so, you can still have great family fun in and out of the city limits. Plan a few fun Saturdays or waken up a week night with any of these…

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Winter Activities for Families in San Antonio

January 14, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s winter in the Texas hill country but that doesn’t mean the ground is white and frozen. While the Texas weather can range from nasty to nice in the span of a few days, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities available to your family this winter.  DoSeum Children’s Museum always hits the list…

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Top Baby Names of 2017

January 8, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

Choosing a name for your baby can be an exciting–and stressful–time. Some parents will rely on family names and traditions such as a beloved grandparent or a first son carrying on dad’s name. Other parents will look toward what’s trending–and then choose a name that’s not. Others will consult our list of popular names and…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Families

January 1, 2018  |  Categories: General Child Care

As the calendar turns over to another new year, you might be thinking of some personal resolutions you want to make. While most of us will fall off the resolution bandwagon by Valentine’s Day, studies show that when families make commitments together, they are more likely to honor those resolutions. That’s why PBS suggests making…

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Giving Your Child the Gift of Time

December 11, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Often as the gifts for Christmas pile up beneath the tree, parents wonder if there’s something better to give kids than the newest toy or next trendy electronic. Often what children really want is the gift of our time and attention. Here are some simple ideas for how to give a gift that truly keeps…

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Why Every Child Needs a Reading Routine

November 27, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Colder weather invites us to snuggle under warm blankets–and with good books. If you’re an avid adult reader, chances are you want to pass that love of reading on to your children. If you’re not a big reader yourself, you still see the value in improving your child’s reading habits. After all, reading is a…

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