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Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

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As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Read More »

5 back-to-school tips to maximize family time

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As summer comes to a close, the anticipation of the new back-to-school year can be both exciting and stressful. Summer fun will soon give way to after school activities, sports and homework. Mornings will become slightly more hectic and fast-paced as everyone races to get their backpacks and get out the door. Read More »

Beat-The-Heat Safety Tips For Kids

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As summer temperatures start to soar, your kids may find themselves migrating indoors to enjoy air conditioning. Does summer fun have to stop simply because it's getting hot? No! You can enjoy outdoor fun even in hot temperatures, if you are aware of the following heat safety tips. Read More »

Rain Rain Go Away…. 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

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April showers that bring May’s flowers can make for some long days inside. If you’re not up for a few splashes in the puddles, try some of these indoor activities guaranteed to make those rainy spring days just as fun! Lorena Canals Washable Rugs offers these 10 rainy day activities for kids. Keep the kids entertained and you’ll beat the rainy-day blues! Read More »

Back-to-School Essentials You Didn’t Know Your Kids Needed

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Whether the kids just started school or are anxiously (or not so anxiously) awaiting the first day back, you’ve probably made a list of back-to-school necessities. What that list probably doesn’t include is a way for your kids to update their schedules on their own, the perfect storage container to carry pencils and lipgloss, and a few ways to help the environment and give to those less fortunate. Our back-to-school essentials will not only give you a little more peace of mind as a parent but also encourage the kids to make their community and the world a little bit better. Read More »

Your Child Refuses to Kiss Or Hug Great Grandma, Now What?

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As parents, we are responsible for teaching kids how to be affectionate, at the same time we need to keep them safe. Kids often use intuition as a gauge to determine who they like or don’t like. Parents need to pay attention to their kids’ reaction when meeting new adults and discern how to handle situations when kids don’t feel comfortable showing or receiving affection among family and friends. Read More »