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How to Find the Perfect Nanny

Finding the perfect nanny for your family can be a difficult task. You want someone whom you can trust with your child that has similar beliefs and lifestyle, someone that is capable of taking care of your child but also at keeping them entertaining and helping them learn. Depending on your intentions, a nanny can […]

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How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew

How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew Sewing seems to be one of those lost arts. Ready made clothing is available everywhere. Bedding and kitchen cloths are at our disposal. Why sew any more? First, because it is one of those lost arts. Second, it is a skill that will remain with you and […]

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Teaching Your Child to Read

Each child will learn to read at his/her own pace, but here are 5 key signs to look for that might indicate your little one is getting ready. Your child shows an interest in reading. One of the many ways children do this is to pretend they are reading the words of a book or […]

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Marin kids get coding, making and inventing

It’s long been known that kids learn best when they can get their hands on a project. And when you involve technology in that project, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. Getting kids inventing through making and coding is the mission behind Codemaker Club, part of the already popular making sessions held […]

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5 Cookie Recipes to Make With Kids

Letting kids help out in the kitchen is the first step toward teaching them to cook on their own. One great thing about kids is that they naturally want to help out, especially when the job seems fun and new. Even the smallest of your kids can find jobs to do in cookie baking: dumping […]

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Choosing Figure Skating as a Sport

The days of tot classes are now far behind you, and your kid wants nothing more than to be on the ice. Go figure! Figure Skating is often an underrated sport in my opinion because many people just don’t understand the dedication that is put into it and how fiercely competitive (and selective) it truly […]

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5 Fast & Fun Rainy Day Play Plans for All Ages

Rather than letting rain put a damper on your plans, why not teach your kids to relish the bad weather as an opportunity for indoor fun and games? Too often, when plans fall apart, kids end up in front of the TV, computer or with a video game controller in their hand. Instead of moping, […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Age Appropriate Cooking Tips

Want your child to develop a love of cooking and baking? Here, we share age-appropriate tips to help kids have fun in the kitchen. From toddlers to teens…

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Starting Life on the Edge: Ice Skating for Tots

Growing up, ice-skating was an activity that every kid in my area participated in, at least for long enough to teach them how to stay up on their skates and make it once all the way around the rink. It could have just been the thing to do where I grew up, but either way, […]

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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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5 Unique Ways to Enjoy a Snow Day and Learn

Kids may love the idea of a snow day simply because there is no school, but just because school is out doesn’t mean kids can’t enjoy a fulfilling learning experience at home. The bottom line is, parents can do much more at home than teachers can at school, therefore, taking advantage of a snow day […]

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Horseback Riding Programs in The San Francisco Bay Area

You may be knee deep in all things winter right now, but before you know it, summer will be here, the kids will be out of school, and you will be responsible for filling their endless days. Can you think of a better way for you kid to spend the day than learning how to […]

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Bargain Places for Good Kids Clothes That Last

There are a lot of options for inexpensive kids clothes these days, but not all of it lasts very long.  Many brands don’t hold up for the length of the time where my kid will wear it, let alone being in good enough condition for hand-me-downs for friends.  But at the same time, it’s hard […]

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Best Resort Pools for Kids

I’m a huge fan of a good resort pool. When I book vacations for our family, I look for the most amazing pool I can find. Some of the features on our wishlist this June is a lazy river, a beach, free towels and maybe even a waterslide. Bars that you can swim up to […]

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10 Learning Toys for a 5 Year Old

Sometime before the holidays, I was talking to a friend about the type of presents we were giving our children, friends, and family.  We were both talking about how we were trying to cut down on the flimsy, plastic trinket-type toys that kids play with for 2 minutes and then they end up either broken […]