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Changes

Posted by Michael Hickerson on Aug 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Parenting, Time Management, Making Memories, Fatherhood, Attitude, Managing Change

Vision Board Eggs – A Craft for the Whole Family

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Apr 13, 2017 8:45:00 AM

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Easter usually means that spring has sprung, which means that summer is hot on its tail (no pun intended!). Beyond the religious significance, Easter is a great time to spend time together as a family. However, in many places the weather is still unpredictable this time of year. Therefore, you may want to have some indoor activities planned in case it rains or is too muddy. One great family crafts that also helps inspire meaningful conversation is a vision board egg.

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Topics: Celebrations, Parenting, Arts and Crafts, Family, Family Day, Planning, Making Memories, DIY, Work Life Balance

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

Mommy & Me (or My Au Pair & Me) Spa Day

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Jan 3, 2017 8:07:00 AM

Finding the time to make memories with your children is a goal of most parents. Mother and daughter time can be particularly special and desired. Little girls love to dress up, get pampered and mimic the beauty rituals of their glamorous mothers. Why not plan a special at home “Spa Day” to share with your little girl?   This can also be a fun activity for au pairs and the little girls that they care for.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Parenting, Staycation, Making Memories, DIY, Beauty

Gratitude is good for you!

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 30, 2016 8:16:00 AM

 

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Topics: Health and Wellness, Making Memories, Simplicity, Gratitude

Winter crafts for fun and gift giving

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 24, 2016 8:01:00 AM

 

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Arts and Crafts, Family, Creativity, Making Memories, DIY, Winter, Christmas, Gifts

Teach children to give

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 16, 2016 10:41:51 AM

 

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Topics: kids and learning, Celebrations, Holidays, Teaching Kids Responsibility, Community, Traditions, Making Memories, DIY, Philanthropy, Charity, Volunteering

Early fall crafts for kids

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Oct 8, 2016 7:19:00 AM

It’s impossible to believe, but it is fall at last. While there’s always a sadness at the end of the summer, I prefer cooler temperatures. Even before the chill in the air comes, you may want to do some activities with your kids to prepare for the changing seasons. These fun fall crafts can help you and your kids start celebrating fall!

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Celebrations, Parenting, Arts and Crafts, Family, Making Memories, Fall, Decorating, DIY, Seasons

Fall exploring with "Themed Walks"

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Sep 22, 2016 9:43:43 AM

The changing of seasons is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors with your children. Opportunities to educate, excite and encourage creativity are everywhere. Fall is approaching,leaves will be changing colors and the temperatures will be less humid and much cooler.  

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Topics: kids and learning, Fun with Kids, Parenting, Family, Creativity, Exercise, Enjoy the Moment, Making Memories, Fall, Seasons

Facing my fears with the help of my 4 year old

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Aug 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The parent of a 4 year old, especially a 4 year old boy, is in for a very rough road if they have a phobia-level fear of insects.  And I do.

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Fun with Kids, Health and Wellness, Parenting, Making Memories

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