Monthly Archives: December 2013

Kids and Post Holiday Letdown

For children, the holidays — Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s — are the most exciting and wonderful time of the year. (The only exception would probably be their own birthdays.) That’s not surprising when you consider all the awesome … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you all the joys this season brings!

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Zoo Lights

  It’s Christmas Eve, and if you haven’t already done so, get in the car and take the kids to view Christmas Lights.  Many zoo’s across the country have Zoo Lights which the kids love, as well as many other … Continue reading

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Family Baking Day

One tradition my kids have looked forward to from the time they were very young was our Holiday Baking Day.  This is a day set aside to bake our favorite cookies, brownies, fudge, peanut brittle, etc.  You name it, we … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Give Back: 5 Easy Ways to Volunteer from Home with Toddlers and Kids

Being a not for profit agency we encourage families to find ways to give back to those less fortunate in our community.  I found this great article on Mommy Poppins about teaching kids to give back and it has some … Continue reading

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Book: The Christmas Hat

  Lovingly illustrated and richly embossed, this warm, inviting read-aloud about a playful baby owl is a sweet tale for the holidays.

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Holiday Family Traditions

Starting a family tradition sounds like an oxymoron, right? But traditions have to start somewhere. Studies show that traditions are quite important to family happiness. In fact, family rituals encourage children’s social development and boost feelings of family cohesiveness by … Continue reading

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