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What You Need To Know About Daycare Vouchers

With the cost of child care on the rise, daycare vouchers offer financial relief for families in need. When it comes to researching childcare options, there are many factors for parents to consider -- not the least of which is cost. In’s recent Cost of Care Survey, which included... more

The Best Websites For Middle School Math Help

Is your 6th-, 7th-, or 8th-grader stumped by tricky equations, problematic proofs, and dodgy decimals? Here’s a list of first-class resources for demystifying middle school math. The transition to middle school is filled with complicated growing pains -- and math is no exception. Students move from learning the foundations to solving... more

Brains, Beauty And Boundless Energy: Meet The Treeing Walker Coonhound

Nicknamed “The People’s Choice,” this gentle companion is out to capture your heart with its large brown eyes, floppy ears, and fastidious work ethic. Quick Facts Height: 20-27 inches Weight: 50-70 pounds Life Expectancy: 12-13 years Talents: Hunting, treeing Ancestry: English Foxhound, American Foxhound A smart, loyal companion with... more

5 Things Parents Should Look For On Child Care Resumes

Finding the perfect babysitter or nanny starts with the right resume. Finding the right person to care for your little one is a daunting task. You want someone with Mrs. Doubtfire’s nurturing nature and Mary Poppins’ sunny disposition. But that’s no easy feat. After you’ve scoured the four corners of the... more

5 Miami Toy Shops Made For Holiday Shopping

Track down these local shops for some totally fun, cool, and educational (shhh!) wish list fulfillment. Care to join me in a rousing holiday carol? Let’s do it! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling and... strongly demanding toys while you tear!” OK... more

The 5 Best Petting Zoos Around Miami

Romp around with a menagerie of goats, pigs, and chickens at these five great petting zoos. With kids, it’s safe to say I have my very own zoo at home. But try explaining that to a 3-year-old toddler. No way, no how. They’re determined to meet all of the animals... more

The 5 Best Food Trucks In Miami

Round up the family and track down one of these mobile eateries for some of the most mouthwatering meals in the 305. Picture it: The sun’s out. The sky is a perfect cerulean blue with not a cloud in sight. And what’s that? Is that a light, cool breeze? Well... more

5 Miami Dog Parks That Lead The Pack

From gushing fountains to daredevil ramps, these bark parks know how to deliver on the four-legged fun. A dog’s life can be pretty “ruff” (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) -- especially when the humans in their pack are away at school and work for long stretches at a time. And while... more