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Car Seat Recalls

You may have heard about car seat recalls in the last few weeks.  The most recent recall was published on February 13, 2014. Engineers are working hard to ensure that cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. Safe Kids Worldwide provides the following tips  to ensure that your most […]

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When Should I Call the Pediatrician?

*Excerpt taken from KA’s Academy Newsletter January 2011* How many times have you retrieved your pediatrician’s phone number from your rolodex, only to stare at your phone wondering: Should I call, or shouldn’t I? No one wants to pester the doctor needlessly or halt the day’s plans for no good reason. On the other hand, […]

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Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday!

Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday! With holiday shopping underway, and tablets and techno gadgets at the top of many kids’ wish lists, it’s important to remember the power of digital resources. If you’re planning on buying gadgets for your family this year, there are a lot of great  tools and apps that can help […]

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Family Craft Halloween Bag

Halloween Bag Tutorial

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here’s a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you can create together.  Younger children […]

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Preschool Bully

Just the other day I read a news article titled “J.C. Penney ad encourages bullying, some parents say.” Having two very young children, the topic of bullying has never really crossed my mind…yet. But, given the school year is upon us I wanted to see what all the excitement was about and decided to take […]

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Family Activities for Independence Day

Family Friendly Fourth: Independence Day Activities

Independence Day offers many ways to celebrate, and educate your family about the history of this important U.S. Holiday.  Here’s a roundup of fun ideas from around the web to celebrate this July 4th.  Be sure to add this one to your Pinterest boards! Free Printable Subway Art via Eighteen 25 Patriotic Windsock via A […]

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Tell me about it!

Like most working parents, I savor every moment with my children. But let’s face it – those precious moments are usually few and far between during the work week. You only have your children’s full attention for so long, so why not make the best of it? It wasn’t until my two-year old enthusiastically yelled […]

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Lessons Learned on Tantrums

About a year or so ago I posted about how my life was nothing but a series of pre-meditated actions and routines since I had a toddler. At the time, I was still calculating my moves, reflecting on my failures and above all else trying to determine why this was becoming second nature to me. And recently it hit me: tantrums. […]

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Pinterest in a box? Genius!

 I won’t speak for every parent out there, but I think many moms (especially of young children) have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I have hundreds of thousands of ideas for everything from a complete ensemble for a getaway to Fiji to how to tile a bathroom to recipes for a five course meal and extravagant table […]

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flower girl

Toddlers Do Not Make Good Flowergirls

I understand that having a flower girl in one’s wedding is a tradition that dates back to early Greek and Roman times (really, I’m not making this up) and is meant to scatter some type of flower or grain to represent fertility or eternal love or something… However, it seems to me, as a mother of […]

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