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Using Flexible Spending Accounts & Tax Credits for Summer Camps and After School Activities

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) can be a great way to reduce your taxes while you spend on child care. You can use money from your FSA to pay for summer camps and after-school activities. Certain after-school activities and care expenses are covered as well. If your company doesn’t offer an FSA, you can also cover […]

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5 Organizing Hacks Perfect for Back to School

Back to school means an influx of after-school activities and lots of ‘stuff’. Here are a few ideas to keep your family organized.

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7 Ways Music Lessons Help Kids Excel

Looking to avoid summer brain drain? A music-loving mom shares her personal research into 7 impressive benefits associated with music lessons. Drumroll, please! By Katie Femia One, two, three, four … With all of the counting and time signatures, it makes sense that learning a musical instrument can help strengthen a child’s ability to do […]

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Fun Columbus Day Camps in the San Francisco Bay Area

Columbus Day & Indigenous People’s Day is coming up and you know what that means… kids have a long weekend and are looking for something to do! Skip the TV and the mall this year and give them a new and exciting experience. From sports to coding, there are many school holiday camps for your […]

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Moving Your Family to a New Town? Don’t Forget To…

Moving your family from the city to the suburbs? Here’s a simple tip to help your kids transition smoothly and make connections in your new community.

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Dancing for Kids: Should Your Child Be in Dance Class?

Do your kids know all the latest moves? Want to train in ballet? Yearn to be in musical theatre? Dance classes may be on point. Here, some must-know info.

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The After School Bully: What to Do, When to Leave

It may not be common, but it’s possible for kids to encounter bullies in after school programs, too. Here’s what to do (and when to find something new).

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Love Museums

Museums are something you may have frequented as a singleton or couple without kids but once you start your family, these cultural outings may have fallen by the wayside. You don’t have to give up your favorite galleries or drag your kids kicking and screaming to exhibits – you just need to ignite their interests. […]

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How to Engage Girls in Computers and Tech

Co-founder of Sparkiverse Labs Mare Lucas shares why her company seeks to spark girls’ interest in STEM subjects, and how to do the same for your daughter.

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Video Production Camp and Claymation For Beginner from KMVT

Does your child want a skill they can keep after camp is over? Are they interested in making videos on their cell phones or devices?  KMVT is offering an Intro to Video Production camp that engages students in fun, hands-on-activities where they will learn behind-the-scenes production skills while introducing youths to production experience in a […]

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Family Friend Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday can be a fun new tradition for your family to celebrate every year. You don’t need to bring the R-rated wildness into your living room, but you can certainly highlight the culture, music, and food of New Orleans into your home each year. Our family of three have been celebrating Mardi Gras every […]

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Top Benefits of Taking a Pottery Class for Children

The cute turtle your child painted purple in pottery class is a symbol of more than one accomplishment. Pottery class provides your family with more than just new artwork for the home. It can enrich your children’s lives in ways ranging from boosting their self-esteem to improving their motor skills. The Soothing Qualities of Clay […]

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Cooking With Kids: Getting Kids Familiar with the Kitchen

The dreaded dinnertime dilemma: You suddenly realize that it’s just after five o’clock and it’s time to make dinner…again! Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else to take over the dinner preparations, or at least lend a hand from time to time? Look no further than your own children. Your toddler might not be […]

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Beginning Competitive Swimming

Your child has incredible potential if they follow their heart in sports. Parents tend to struggle and put their children in a plethora of sports that aren’t a good fit before finding the one. As time goes on, kids start to weed out the sports that they’re either uninterested in, or that they might not […]

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Acting Classes For Kids: What You Need To Know

Acting Classes For Kids Many young people graduate high school with a passionate relief that they will never again have to participate in a pageant, exhibit, or production. But a few kids discover that standing in front of an adoring crowd belting out a solo or delivering a monologue is sheer heaven. They can’t get […]