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Teaching Your Kids To Appreciate the Outdoors

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Kids are tired of being pent up indoors due to cold weather. Getting outdoors and breathing in the fresh air is healthy for you and your kids. There are a myriad of things to do outdoors, whether you are in the city or in the country. If you’re looking for some new ideas to get your family moving outdoors, try these simple, yet fun ideas. Read More »

Commemorate May with a Kid-Approved Holiday!

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May is a month full of celebrations! From official holidays to unofficial celebrations, from North America, America to the world over, there’s something for everyone to commemorate this May! Children, especially, have many reasons to love the events and celebrations that take place during the month of May. There are many unique, quirky and hilarious events that are celebrated during the month, from small, little-known facts to large-scale celebrations. So enjoy the month of May by traveling near and/or far and by engaging in at least one of these celebrations with your kids! Read More »

Tips for Having Two Under Two

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Granted, it was a very short time that my oldest child was still one, however, he barely spoke, was still in diapers and was attached at my hip. So adding a new baby was not the easiest transition. While I still can’t promise they’ll be best friends for life, here are some tricks that worked as we eased our second baby into our daily lives. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope they’ll work for you. Read More »

How To Help Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

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One of the most difficult parts of losing a family pet is breaking the news to the kids. Choose a private place to tell the kids about the loss where they feel safe to express emotions. Base the amount of details you share about the situation on their age and let their questions be your guide. Check out these tips for helping kids understand and cope with the loss of a furry family member. Read More »

Can Peanut Allergies Be Prevented?

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Peanut allergies have become a serious affliction for a rising number of children in recent years, requiring homes, school and even airlines to remove any peanut-related food items from their cupboards and menus, as accidental consumption of peanuts – or even just a sniff - can often be fatal. While EpiPens have infiltrated thousands of kids’ backpacks and family emergency kits, things may be taking a turn for the better. Read More »

How to Choose a Summer Camp – in 6 Steps

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Sending your child to camp for a week or a whole summer is not a decision to be taken lightly. The incredible variety of camps to choose from is nothing short of overwhelming – where is a parent to start? We have put together a simple, step-by-step guide to assist you in your search for the camp experience that suits your child best. Read More »