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Travel + Baby = So far, so good

Posted by Brent Panno on Jan 3, 2017 8:35:00 AM

I am a proud new father of a 3 month old baby girl. She is so much fun to be with, and it is so much fun to watch her grow before my eyes. My wife and I are slowly learning how to bring her with us when we travel around. Our first big trip is going to be to Disney World, which will be in a week. I will write about that one later, I’m sure it will be full of adventures and first times! So far we have done some short trips with her (approximately 2 to 2.5 hour drives), practice runs, if you will. She is able to handle those fairly well, as she likes to sleep in the car. We like to take her to different areas around the Chicagoland area and find that short trips are so far a lot of fun with our baby girl.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, American Culture, Parenting, Family, Travel, Enjoy the Moment, Making Memories, Work Life Balance, Adventure

Exploring Chicago

Posted by Brent Panno on Dec 9, 2016 10:02:41 AM

One of the best things about being in a new place, whether a transplant, a tourist or an au pair is exploring the area and community.

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Topics: Au Pair Adventures in the USA, Culture, American Culture, Cultural Event Idea, Budget, Community, Travel, Vacation, Museums

"Black Friday" Facts

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Nov 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Money, American Culture, Budget, Traditions, Thanksgiving, Shopping

10 Kid-friendly Thanksgiving leftover recipes

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Celebrations, Holidays, American Culture, Dining, Budget, Creativity, Traditions, Thanksgiving, Fall, Cooking, Seasons

How to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Nov 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Celebrations, Holidays, American Culture, Pets, Dining, Traditions, Thanksgiving, Safety, Fall, Seasons

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Nov 21, 2016 8:31:22 AM

 

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Topics: Celebrations, Holidays, American Culture, Dining, Traditions, Thanksgiving, Fall, Seasons

The History of Trick or Treating in the United States

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Oct 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: Fun with Kids, American Culture, Traditions, Halloween, Fall, Seasons

Halloween - Fun without Fear

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Oct 26, 2016 7:50:00 AM

Halloween is an annual tradition and holiday that many families enjoy together by dressing in costumes, attending parties, decorating their homes (inside and out) and exploring the neighborhood.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Culture, Holidays, American Culture, Parenting, Traditions, Halloween, Seasons

Bringing diversity into your home and to your children through books

Posted by Ruth Janzen on Sep 28, 2016 8:02:00 AM

 

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, American Culture, Education, Reading, Diversity, Inclusion

9/11 15th Anniversary - a few thoughts for Host Families and Au Pairs

Posted by Kristen Nielsen Donnelly on Sep 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Culture, Holidays, Politics, American Culture, Au Pairs, Host Family, World Culture, Community, Heroes, Traditions, Respect, National Pride, Patriotism

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