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Skip the Pool 10 Ideas for Water Play with Toddlers

Skip the Pool: Water Play for Toddlers

With the hot and sticky summer weather, we’ve been constantly on the lookout for fun ways to keep cool. My daughter loves being outside, so we often find ourselves playing in water! However, I don’t feel comfortable enough to let her swim on her own yet. So here are 10 toddler-friendly ways to play in […]

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Survive Summer with these tips for managing the fighting and boredom!

School’s Out! Summer Survival Tips For Moms

I say this every year, but man, this school year just flew by!  School is just about out for summer, and while I’m excited to have my kids home, the fighting and moans of “I’m bored!” just about kill me every year.  So, I thought I’d put together some Summer Survival Tips for you (and […]

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Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Lessons Guide 2017

Heading to the pool or lake this summer with little ones? Need an activity to occupy the summer break? Want to feel more confident with your child playing in the water? Then check out our Guide to Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Lessons! Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department […]

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Easy Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day often symbolizes the unofficial start of summer: a three day weekend, warmer weather, the end of school, barbecues, time spent with friends and family, and remembering those that have served our country. I love to entertain, and we often have friends over for a grill out, drinks, and time spent outside that weekend, […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading in the Summer

Don’t let your children’s reading skills wither and die over summer break. Keep their creative mind alive and blooming by performing CPR (Continually Promoting Reading). Our kids deserve some vegging out when summer hits, but it can be easy to allow them to fall into a routine that does not involve any books. Hot spots […]

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Beat Summer Boredom With A LIVE List

“I’m bored.” Ah, the infamous statement children solemnly and exasperatedly say at some point during summer break. The school year is quickly wrapping up, and the thrill and excitement of summer vacation is upon us. I’m craving the hot and carefree summer days, popsicles, and getting to work on our family’s summer LIVE list. You […]

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