Category: Family Life

Your Child’s First Dance Recital

| March 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

All over the country, little girls and boys who have taken dance lessons are starting to look forward to their recitals! The recital is the culmination of the year’s worth of classes, and typically takes place sometime between late April and early June. Hopefully you were told all of the pertinent information toward the beginning […]

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Bounce House Safety Tips

| March 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

As the weather warms up and kids start having outside birthday parties again, you’re likely to see some bounce houses in people’s backyards. These can be great fun, and allow children to bounce as though they are on trampolines, but in the relative safety of an enclosed structure. Did you know, though, that an average […]

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The New Gaming Systems: Pros and Cons

| March 19, 2013 | 19 Comments

If you’re looking to invest in a new gaming system or handheld device for your kids or for the family, you might be interested in some of the newer offerings from Nintendo and Playstation. Both have recently come out with new and improved gaming gadgets designed to tempt kids and adults who are interested in […]

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When Grandparents Live Far Away

| March 16, 2013 | 10 Comments

Back when I was a child, I saw my grandparents regularly: I slept over their houses about once per month, we would go to their homes for lunch sometimes on the weekends, and they were regular visitors at our home, too. My kids’ grandparents live across the country, though, so visits are rare. Still, I […]

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Today is Learn About Butterflies Day

| March 14, 2013 | 8 Comments

Just in time for spring’s appearance next week is Learn About Butterflies Day! This is a fun and whimsical way to learn a little bit about these fascinating critters and welcome the long-awaited spring. If your kids are anything like mine, they’re entranced with butterflies. Even at nine, my daughter will spend time chasing them […]

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Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

| March 12, 2013 | 10 Comments

Do your kids love dinosaurs? What’s not to love about huge reptilian creatures that no longer exist? Thinking about a giant lizard-like beast, bigger than a house, is fascinating to most kids (and adults). The great thing about a love for dinosaurs is that the topic is not only interesting, but also educational and fun! […]

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Kids and Lawn Care Safety

| March 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

Pretty soon, it will be time to start the task of mowing your lawn every week or two, depending on where you live, how much rain you get, how warm it is and other considerations. Spring is also the time to begin planting flowers and vegetables and tending the garden. You may be wondering when […]

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Teaching and Learning a Foreign Language

| March 8, 2013 | 18 Comments

Do you speak a foreign language? If English is your native tongue, then chances are that you aren’t fluent in a second or third language. If you are, you’re definitely in the minority! Those who live in other countries, though, are often fluent in languages other than the one that they speak natively. There are […]

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First Time at the Movies

| March 6, 2013 | 17 Comments

If you have small children, you have no doubt wondered when the right time is to start taking them to the movies. A movie can be an excellent source of entertainment for a young child, and family movie trips can be a lot of fun. On the other hand, your kids have short attention spans […]

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When Your Child Gets his First Loose Tooth

| February 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

If your child hasn’t yet lost a first tooth, and has reached the age when you know that it’s probably going to happen soon, you’re probably looking forward to this rather large milestone in your little one’s life. Typically children start to lose their baby teeth around the age of six, usually beginning with the […]

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