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What To Pack in Your Summer Bag!

What To Pack in Your Summer Bag!

Yikes… the official first day of summer is days away.  Warmer weather, family barbecues, trips to the pool, soccer games and….your precious kids home all day or in a non-school routine for three months! During these three summer months, more time is often spent in the car as you shuttle between summer camps, daycare, play dates, classes, and sporting events for family members.  Keeping kids occupied, happy and even well- mannered during random 5 to 30 minutes car… continue reading

Potty Training- Where to Start?

Potty Training- Where to Start?

The pressure to get your child potty trained is at an all time high. More and more day care centers and preschools are requiring children to be potty trained before they may attend. Getting a child successfully potty trained, however, is more difficult than someone deciding it’s time for your child to get out of diapers. When do we start? What method is best? Should my child already be potty trained? There are so many questions, concerns and ideas that go into successful potty… continue reading

Beating the Back to School Blues

Beating the Back to School Blues

Rough first couple weeks back at school? It’s just like “vacation hangover” for adults. I don’t know any adults that love being back at work after a nice, long and relaxing vacation. So, it’s not surprising that after three months of summer vacation, getting back into the school year routine can be difficult for both kids and adults! Two major challenges stand in the way of a smooth back-to-school transition. The first challenge is developing and getting… continue reading