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Every parent wants to throw an amazing birthday party for their little one. It can be a source of stress when you start to sort through all the details you have to account for and plans you have to make. However, seeing your child happy on their big day makes it all worthwhile. So, how do you ensure success when you plan a birthday party? Personalizing the party to suit your child’s tastes will...

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Your lifestyle is simply the product of your choices. When you make healthy, active choices, it leads to a healthy, active lifestyle. Building these habits at a young age is vital for setting up a child’s future success. It can be all too easy to slip into less-than-awesome dietary patterns or spend hours staring at screens. Remembering to stay physically active yields all kinds of benefits that...

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As a parent you constantly check in on your child’s development. You want to ensure that they’re building the necessary skills and habits for later in life. Whether it’s studying, time management, or creative thinking, your child needs a well-rounded experience throughout their youth. Have you considered elements of your child’s growth that aren’t as strictly academic? In addition to learning how to...

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Childcare is a huge part of your little one’s development. As a parent, you’re obviously a primary caregiver, but you can’t do it all on your own. You need to be able to turn to someone to help share the load. It can feel stressful to put your child’s well being in the hands of another person. You want to make sure they’re safe and comfortable. Searching for childcare...

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Why do we do this to ourselves? There’s a pressure that rears its ugly head every time you go to plan a party. You want to make sure everything is just right. There’s nothing worse than feeling like the guests at your party aren’t having a good time. This anxious feeling is at its peak when you plan your child’s birthday party. You could live with a botched dessert or lackluster decorations, but you don’t want your kiddo to have a bad...

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For most people throughout the country, August symbolizes the end of summer. Long gone are the Memorial Day celebrations and early vacations. The Fourth of July seems like a distant memory too. Kids head back to school and attention turns to the fall season. Not in Texas. Summer is substantially longer in the Lone Star state. In fact, August represents the height of summer’s powers. The heat and...

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“Variety is the spice of life,” and your child’s schedule could benefit from some seasoning. If you’re a stay-at-home parent you have the privilege of spending tons of quality time with your little one. However, finding programming for all that time can be a challenge. You don’t want to run through the same slate of activities day after day. When you add variety to your child’s schedule they get...

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Early education is about exposing your child to as many different topics and subjects as possible. Of course there’s a wealth of basic knowledge that every child needs to succeed, but you want to expand their horizons from a young age. You also want to help them build good habits. Education offers a chance to help your child develop time management skills and the ability to study and think critically. However, good habits involve more than...

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Acting as a stay-at-home parent offers an amazing opportunity to connect with your children and teach them. You’re able to foster a loving bond that will serve you both for years to come. There are all kinds of advantages to spending so much time with your kids. However, being a stay-at-home parent doesn’t mean that all of your time should go toward entertaining your little one(s). You’ve got your own set of goals or even errands you need to...

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“Preparation is key.” It’s a cliche rattled off by every head football coach across the country. Put in the work ahead of time and they task itself becomes that much easier. While this may seem like overdone sports movie dialogue, there’s truth in those words. When you prepare for something, it makes your goal attainable. A major part of preparation is staying organized. When you...

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You’re at your best when you’re well-rested. A prepared, engaged person is better at anything no matter the task. It’s why professors take sabbaticals, and vacation time is often mandatory. However, there are some responsibilities aren’t so easy to let go of. A break from your desk job may be welcome, but a vacation from parenting? It sounds out of the question. Taking a mental break from...

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Spending time together as a family is one of the great joys of parenthood. No matter the size of your group, the little moments mean something special. You may not realize however, that family time does more for your children than create a bonding experience. Your children appreciate the love and attention that comes with family time, but you’re actually helping them develop as well. This is especially true...

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Summer birthdays are no-doubt exciting for the lucky kids who have them. Time off from school means endless possibilities for planning a memorable party. However, this can lead to a paralysis of choice. With so much schedule flexibility and such a capricious client (your kiddo will probably change their mind five-hundred times before the date of the party), how do you choose what activity will make your little one the happiest? To make things...

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Summer is the perfect time for new experiences and family gatherings. Enjoying time off together is an annual tradition. However, amidst the fun it can be easy to forget to take care of your own personal safety. The hotter weather makes for great days at the pool, but it comes with its own dangers. Heat exhaustion and dehydration can have severe long-term consequences if left unmonitored. It would be a...

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You’ve had the “taste” battle with your child before. Unless you’re one of the lucky few, gifted with an indiscriminate offspring, you’ve had to coerce your kiddo into trying a new food. “You won’t know if you like it until you try it,” is a common refrain for persuasive parents. It’s true though, you can’t know what you like until you’ve tried it. That’s the case for all areas of your child’s life — whether it’s broccoli or baseball. Giving...

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You’re familiar with being a playtime accomplice for your child. It’s probably a point of pride. Whether you’re pretending to be a student in your little one’s class, or helping them build a spaceship from scratch, your presence alone causes your child’s face to light up. When you stretch out the old back, get down on the floor and engage with your kiddo, you’re doing more for them than you know. That’s because...

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Summer is the season of flexibility. This open-ended schedule block offers a break from the school year for your child. It’s the ideal time for vacations and family outings. However, amidst the adventures, you’ve got a lot of time to fill for those three months — time your kiddo would normally spend in a classroom setting. You don’t want to force your child into a year-round school situation, but it would be nice if they didn’t come back to...

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Throwing a birthday party for your child presents a potentially stressful proposition. There are so many details to keep track of, and all you want to do is provide a great time for your little one. When you take time out of your busy schedule, you’d like to do so for a fun activity, not a stressful slog. Planning a birthday party for your child doesn’t have to be a nightmare. To help you out,...

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Are you getting the most out of your family entertainment experiences? These times can be few and far between amidst a busy schedule, so you want them to be memorable. Scheduling an activity for the whole group can be tough. You’ve got to find something that everyone enjoys, but how do you make the memory stick? Family entertainment activities can be both enriching and fun. When you...

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Summer is the perfect time of year for fun family outings. A relaxed work schedule and the end of the school year make it easier than ever to enjoy time together. Throughout the spring the weather begins to warm up and you remember how much fun a day outdoors can be. Then the warmth hits perfect pool temperature and it really feels like summer. Then the heat gets overwhelming, and borderline oppressive! Not every day can be a water park day....

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Everyone has their favorite subject in school. While it’s great to focus on interest areas, the importance of a balanced education can’t be overstated. If your child doesn’t care for a certain subject, it may just be that they haven’t been exposed to the topic in a way that they enjoy. Children all have different preferred learning styles, and summer is the ideal time to explore those options. When your kiddo is presented with information...

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For many kids, summer offers a sweet escape from school. After a long year, a bit of a break is well deserved. However, a week of relaxing in front of the TV can easily turn into a couple months. Before you know it, August is here and your child is out of educational rhythm. You don’t want your little student to spend the first few weeks of school getting their feet back under them. You want them to hit the ground running. That’s why you...

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Have you ever heard the saying, “One good choice leads to another one?” It’s especially true when it comes to leading an active lifestyle. If you choose to participate in a physical activity, it can lead to making better dietary and lifestyle choices. Often, making that first good choice is the toughest part. Here’s a simple way to conquer this roadblock: take a field trip! Your little ones no doubt...

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The opening of “A Tale of Two Cities” probably best summarizes the feelings associated with your child’s birthday party. For your kiddo, it’s the best of times. Friends, presents, cake, running, screaming — what’s not to like? It’s one of the most anticipated moments of the calendar year for them, but for you, it can be the worst of times. The pressure to deliver a memorable experience combined...

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As an adult, and especially as a parent, your life can easily fall into a cycle of work, family, and childcare. Fun tends to fall by the wayside when things get busy. However, fun is integral to your mental health. Having some relaxation time allows you to refocus your energy for your many other obligations. In fact, refusing to make time for fun works counter to your productive...

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No two words ignite a smile on a child’s face quicker than “field trip.” This melodious phrase means a trip outside the classroom and into the world. Of course, it’s more than just an escape from the school building that makes field trips so compelling. These adventures typically involve engaging activities that kids don’t get to enjoy inside the classroom. Field trips present an opportunity to...

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Summer is here and it offers a chance for the whole family to spend more time together. The end of the school year and summer hours at work add schedule flexibility that you don’t normally have during the year. What better time for an outing? However, once you start to plan your family’s next big foray, you can run into some problems. You want to ensure that each member of the group has a...

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Summer vacation garners excitement from teachers and students alike because it’s a chance to relax. Everyone’s ready for a little time off after a rigorous school year. However, if your little ones aren’t at school, entertaining them becomes a 24-hour obligation! Furthermore, three months is a long break, and even the most eager of learners can get rusty. It’s time to look at summer not only as a...

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Caring parents always look for ways to give to their children. You want the best for your young one and you want to show them how much you care. Giving gifts to your child doesn’t always have to take a material form. In fact, one of the most beneficial gifts you can offer to your kiddo is the gift of “play.” Before you dismiss that statement as new-wave mumbo jumbo, consider all the benefits of...

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You’ve been there. You were super excited for a fun, outdoor event, and it got cancelled for rain. Or maybe you tried to schedule a relaxing picnic day and an unseasonable chill ruined the occasion. Weather is fickle, and one way to plan around this temporal force of nature is to avoid it altogether! Indoor venues ensure that you’ll never lose out to precipitation or a heat wave. This is massively helpful when planning an event for your...

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You’ve been to a children’s birthday party gone wrong. You may have even hosted one of your own. It’s hard! A child’s imagination is a beautiful thing — it can also cause you a massive headache when they start laying out their wish list. One of the easiest ways to set yourself up for success is to give your partygoers an environment in which they can play and be social. To avoid an anxious...

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