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"Climber on Arête Sud-Ouest" by Masa Sakano at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

You Can Do Anything!
6 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Children

Do you have a little one that is clingy? Or maybe one that likes to run free? Both of my children were a bit more of the clingy type. This worked out great for safety but not so much for letting me get things done. Or even going to the bathroom in peace. I’m so thankful they love and trust me, but I also want them to be independent. It is so important for building confidence and learning life skills. Here are some of the things we do to encourage independence.

"Climber on Arête Sud-Ouest" by Masa Sakano at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of Masa Sakano at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"Brooks Lodge" by Max Goldberg at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Snack Attack!
Fight Back with Healthy Choices

Do you have snackers at your house? My daughter is in a phase where should would rather snack all day then eat. I’m not really opposed to this, as several small meals throughout the day can be better than three heavy meals. The problem is finding healthy options we can agree on. Since she has a slight build, I like to make sure has a little protein with each snack. I have also found that I snack while preparing her snack. Oops! Healthier choices help me too.

"Brooks Lodge" by Max Goldberg at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of Max Goldberg at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"PARK" by Omer Unlu at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Find Adventure in Your Own Big Backyard
14 Fun Things You Can Do in Any City

I don’t have anything to do. Raise your hand if you have heard this come out of your little cutie’s mouth a time or two… or three thousand. Spring and summer break can seem daunting if don’t already have set plans. I’m all for letting kids experience a little boredom, but it can be exhausting for everyone. The problem is finding something to do can be difficult. Here is a list of things that you can do just about anywhere and provide fun for just about everyone.

"PARK" by Omer Unlu at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of Omer Unlu at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"Stay a child while you can be a child." by Rachel Samanyi at flickr.com (scaled, watermark removed and text added)

Say No to Snow People
25 Activities for Summer Time Fun

Summer vacation is here for some and just around the corner for others. I am going to be first in line for all of the summer fun! My flip-flops are all lined up and ready to go. Don’t get me wrong, I love the other seasons too. The problem is, this year, old man winter has over-stayed his welcome. Just a few weeks ago I was sledding and building snow people. I am saying no to snow people…at least until October or November. I’m ready for fresh cut grass, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, the sound of birds in my backyard and swimming in the pool.

"Stay a child while you can be a child." by Rachel Samanyi at flickr.com (scaled, watermark removed and text added)

Image courtesy of Rachel Samanyi at flickr.com (scaled, watermark removed and text added)

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