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How Kids Can Help in the Kitchen for Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! Is your family getting ready for the big meal and you have a little helper? We’ve talked before about why cooking with your kids is a great idea. Cooking with your kids fosters great learning and life skills – from health and nutrition, hygiene and safety, expanding their horizons and tastes, to foundations in

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Kid-friendly Restaurants for Dining Out with Your Toddler

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Previously, we gave some Tips for Dining Out with Your Toddler, but if it’s been so long since you’ve been able to leave the house for a meal, let alone with your toddler, you may need a bit of a brain jog to think of where to go with them. Here are a few ideas

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Tips for Dining Out with Your Toddler

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We’ll just say it right now – eating out at a restaurant with a toddler is not always going to be a clean, easy, or casual thing. But with the right attitude and focus, it can be a great thing for your child, your family, and your sanity to get out of the house, share

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Ways to be Involved with Your Child’s Daycare/Preschool Class

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Participating in your child’s preschool classroom provides a number of benefits to yourself, your child, your child’s teacher, and your greater community at large. Being a preschool classroom mom or dad keeps you closely connected to your child and his or her sphere of influence, keeps you in the know about what their daily life

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Is your family ready for a pet?

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Having a pet can teach a child a lot of great things – responsibility, maturity, self-control, how to care for something, and lessons in health, life, and death. But having a pet is also a big responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. When you are thinking about getting a family pet and assessing

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Screen Time and Kids

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Technology has come a long way since we were kids. Many parents of young children now have seen the advent of the personal home computer, and the beginning of the internet. This means they had a childhood without the compact, portable technology that kids today have. Our parents had to worry about how much TV

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Chicago Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

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When winter storms and nasty weather hits, it’s good to have options for indoor playgrounds in Chicago for kids, as we covered last time. But if the weather is cold and wintry but not completely awful, you’ll want to have some fun outdoor winter activities on tap for the kids to do as well. Here

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Indoor Winter Playgrounds for Kids

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A handy list of indoor winter playgrounds for kids in Chicago is a must-have for any parent in the Windy City during these winter months. Kids may be hardier to the cold and elements than their parents when it comes to playtime, but sometimes you just have to keep them inside. But too many days

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Getting Rid of Old Toys

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Old Toys

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The holiday rush is over, and now your house seems to have a lot more toys and toy-clutter in it! It’s time to get caught up with the toy clutter and get it under control again for the start of the new year. How can you get rid of toys your kids don’t play with

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9 Great Fall activities for you and your kids!

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The leaves are starting to change and will soon be dropping, and the air is getting that crisp autumn feel to it. Fall is one of the most fun times of the year, with lots to do in the cooler weather before the summer fades away from memory completely and it gets downright cold with

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