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Sharing books with your baby

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM

It’s never too early to start reading with your child. Reading aloud helps with language skills and vocal skills. Snuggling with your baby and some books might well become one of your favorite memories. As your children develops motor skills, giving them books to look at and “read” teaches important skills and establishes wonderful habits of listening and reading. We have some simple tips for making books a part of your baby’s life.

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Tips for traveling with young children

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Traveling for the holidays?

Whether you’re packing the car for a road trip to grandma’s or have tickets on hand for a flight to your brother’s house, traveling with young children requires a little more planning ahead than traveling on your own. You need to make sure you keep your child safe and comfortable for the journey...and you want to make it as stress-free as possible for yourself! Here are some tips to make the trip a little easier for you and your children.

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Babysitting Prep Lists

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM

You’ve remembered to make dinner reservations and used our helpful guidelines on selecting a babysitter. What else should you do before heading out? Take a few minutes to prepare some helpful reminders for your babysitter. It will make your children more comfortable and help you put your mind at ease.

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Selecting a Babysitter

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Ready to hire a babysitter to stay with your children while you run a few errands or go out to dinner? Many parents turn to young adults when they need a babysitter and there are some definite advantages. Teens, college students and other young adults are often playful and energetic so your children will enjoy their time together. However, some are better than others with safety or handling problems that may pop up. Take time to consider the qualities you need in a babysitter and how to make sure they will be the best fit for your family.

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