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While all mums and dads enjoy a good bit of romance during the month of love, it is also a great time to share the love as a family, especially when the tots are still little and going out is not that simple. Here are 5 ways to make Valentine's Day special for the entire brood.

 

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We all know the feeling right? We pick the kids up from school and eagerly begin asking how their day was anticipating these long detailed responses full of glee and excitement. More often than not, we get, "Fine", "OK", "Boring", "Can't remember". The truth is, our kids have just completed 4 - 7 days of school and guess what, the last thing they want to do is talk about it too! It doesn't mean they aren't happy or enjoying school - it just means they're a bit fed up with it. Start with allowing your child som "me time" so to speak. Time to decompress from all the activities of the day, ideas including picking a snack, a short burst of screen time or playing outside for a bit.

 

Getting children to talk about school (or other events they participate in away from you) requires being more specific with your questions. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're talking to your child about school:

 

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Posted by on in The Everyday Life


Looking for fun, new ways to spend quality time with your child? Check out our list of 12 must-do ideas! When you think about it, moms are a lot like cops: our job is to serve and protect. And as you likely already know, it's a 24/7 job! Between all the teaching, feeding, guiding and—yes—disciplining, it's easy to lose sight of the need to really connect with our kids. Here, a dozen fun and creative ways to get your quality time in.

 


1. Give thanks!

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As summer winds down and school starts back up, it also mean the beginning of Fall sports. Participating in sports can be a big commitment, not just for kids, but their parents too. Whether it's playing a competitive travel team, local league, or just learning the basics, a lot goes into the process, and parents are a big part of it. As they should be.

 

Beyond buying the equipment and providing the transportation to and from practices, parents are some of the most important and influential pieces in the development of young athletes. While we've probably all witnessed a cringe-worthy outburst by an aggressive adult at a youth sports match, for the most part, parents' involvement in their children's sports activities can have a lasting positive effect. Below are a few ideas to help you become your best version of a sports parent.

 

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Posted by on in Education

With a well-rounded summer vacation ending, parents spend a lot of time getting their kids ready for school. New school supplies, haircuts, and special end-of-summer outings all play into the back-to-school routine. There are some other things that parents can do for themselves and their kids to ensure a smooth transition into the school year, too. Take a look below at few ways to get this year off to a great start in your house.


Set up a bedtime and wake-up routine in advance. If possible, it's best to establish bedtimes and wake-up times two weeks in advance of the start of school. By the time the first school bell rings, kids will already be on the right sleeping schedule and it will be one less worry for your family.

 


Get to know new teachers. There will be open houses, orientations, and other meet-and-greet options at the beginning of the school year, but none will give you the chance to spend some quality time getting to know your kids' teachers. Try to find a few minutes before or after school to connect one-on-one with the teachers. At the very least, send an introductory email that includes how you can help during the school year, however big or small.

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