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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

| February 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

During the month of February, your child may be spending time in school learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver and other notable African Americans that have impacted our country’s history. You can help cement your child’s understanding of the issues of racism in the United States by talking at home […]

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Keeping Kids Entertained Over the Winter Break

Keeping Kids Entertained Over the Winter Break

| December 26, 2019 | 67 Comments

Because of where Christmas and New Years Day fall during the week, many kids have over two weeks off from school this year. While summer vacation is a great time to throw open the back door and let the kids play outside all day, winter’s cold temperatures tend to keep kids cooped up inside. Children […]

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Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

| December 21, 2019 | 29 Comments

December 21 marks the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. In different places and in different families, the first day of winter might be called Yule or the Longest Night. If you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, you are probably busily distracted, but if you have the chance, it might be […]

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December is Write a Friend a Letter Month

December is Write a Friend a Letter Month

| December 2, 2019 | 22 Comments

December is often seen as a time to connect with old friends and faraway family members. It’s cold in many areas of the country, and of course several holidays fall within the course of the month. Did you know that December is designated as Write-a-Friend-a-Letter Month? Since people tend to batten down the hatches and […]

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Buying Winter Boots for Kids

Buying Winter Boots for Kids

| September 18, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already, but if you live in one of the northern states, your mornings and evenings are probably getting pretty chilly… and if they’re not, they will be soon! Over the next few months, your now-sunny days will get blustery, and it will be time to […]

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When Your Child Won’t Wear a Coat

When Your Child Won’t Wear a Coat

| February 8, 2013 | 16 Comments

Does your child kick up a fuss about wearing a coat in the winter? My daughter used to when we lived up north. This morning my sister was complaining to me that it’s very difficult for her to get a coat on my five-year-old nephew. I started wondering whether this was a common problem and […]

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Ice Skating: Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun

Ice Skating: Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are the ponds and lakes frozen over where you are? One of the wintertime pleasures of those living in cold climates is ice skating! I have fond memories of skating on a local pond when I was younger. Of course, those of us living in warmer areas can still go skating at ice rinks, but […]

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Winter Maladies: Sensitive, Dry, Itchy Skin and Rashes

Winter Maladies: Sensitive, Dry, Itchy Skin and Rashes

| January 2, 2013 | 51 Comments

Most of the country is in the midst of heating season, and with the dry heat coming from fireplaces, radiators and space heaters comes dry skin. It’s a discomfort of the season that many of us have simply learned to deal with, but if you have a child who has sensitive skin or sensory issues […]

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Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

| December 29, 2012 | 80 Comments

Winter weather may have kicked into full gear where you are, or you may have another few mild weeks before the coldest part of the year arrives. My family lives in Florida now, so we don’t need to worry too much about ice, snow and freezing temperatures except for the years that we go “home” […]

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Fun Science Experiments to Do Indoors

Fun Science Experiments to Do Indoors

| December 5, 2012 | 22 Comments

During your child’s winter break and on snowy weekends throughout the winter, you’ll be looking for ways to keep everyone occupied with their brains engaged. My kids love doing science experiments, the messier the better! Since it’s not really the season to let them make slime and explode volcanoes outside in most parts of the […]

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