1. Tips to Prepare your Children for the New School Year

    It’s August, summer is finally coming to an end and the new school year is right around the corner. Time for  parents and students all over the country to start their back to school preparations. Whether your children look forward to this event or they dread the regimented school days ahead, one thing is for sure – back to school entails another big transition. Help your kids cope with the bi…Read More

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    Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

    Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some int…Read More

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    8 Benefits of Daycare for Children in Chicago

    A good daycare is a viable option for working parents. Daycare isn’t only an excellent choice for parents; it can also benefit children in more ways than one. The environment, as well as instruction and structure, have academic benefits for kids. So if you’re still thinking twice about leaving your little one in a daycare, here are some points to consider. More opportunities to grow A quality …Read More

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    Tips for Better Work-Life Balance for Parents in Chicago

    If you think balancing work and family life is difficult, just imagine how challenging it is for working parents. With all the time spent at work, doing errands, taking care of the household chores, etc., there doesn't seem to be much time left to spend with the kids. And as a parent, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out with everything that you have to juggle. This is why it is crucia…Read More

  5. Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering

    Raising kids isn't easy...especially in a society that often seems so self-absorbed. (selfies, anyone?) So how can parents help kids see beyond their own immediate interests and concerns? By involving their children in opportunities to volunteer their time and energies towards helping others. While volunteering benefits those on the receiving end - both the individuals and organizations served - i…Read More

  6. Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool in Chicago

    Preschool is an excellent educational foundation for your child if you want them to be prepared and ready for their future learning endeavors. And the decision of which preschool a child needs to attend shouldn’t be taken lightly. Parents, is picking the right preschool one of your dilemmas? It can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t have any idea about where to start! Of course, there …Read More

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    Get Your Kids Talking about School with these 6 Tips

    “How was school” is a question kids find too big to answer. When you throw them this question, they’ll feel like they have to sum up their whole day and don’t know where to start. The result? They’ll give you a “fine” for an answer. And this is not what we want to hear. As parents, you’d like to get as much information as you can from your children. You’d want to know what happen…Read More

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    How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Home and School

    "Invest in Yourself - Buy Nutrition" was the theme for the first National Nutrition Month. It was created in 1973 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is known now as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It actually started as a week long to begin with, but has expanded to a full month to reach more people. This month of awareness is meant to help everyone focus on the many benef…Read More

  9. National Snack Food Month

    Healthy Eating, Your Kids and National Snack Food Month

    February is National Snack Food Month. This is the perfect opportunity to show your kids how healthy snacks are the best snacks for their growing minds and bodies! Let's face it, kids aren't always enthusiastic about healthy eating. But both parents and educators know the more interested and involved a kid is with what they're trying to do, the more enthusiastic and engaged they'll be. This makes …Read More

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    Cool Places to Visit in Chicago with Your Preschooler

    Planning to travel or go on a vacation with your family this year? Chicago is one of the places you should consider. There are many good reasons why Chicago is an ideal travel destination, especially for families with kids. There are just so many cool places to visit in Chicago and several your preschooler will love. From the restaurants and amazing activities, to the world’s best museums, every…Read More