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101 Exciting Things to Do with Kids Aged 9-12

Do your tweens seem glued to their screens? Keep them busy with these stimulating things to do with kids aged 9-12!     Every parent dreads hearing those two little words that tweens tend to repeat ad nauseam: "I'm bored!" Finding things to do with kids ages 9 to... more


11 Catchy Jump Rope Rhymes

Teach your child these old and new catchy tunes to pump up playtime.This summer, bring back a classic. Introduce the kids to jump ropes in all their colorful beaded and fringe-accented glory. This old-school toy rope is the centerpiece for several jumping games guided by clever rhymes.Favorite Jump... more


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How much should I pay for daycare pickups?

If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?


8 Fun Games and Activities for 3-Year-Olds

Fun things to do with your 3-year-old. Once you've survived the terrible twos, you can expand the types of games and activities that you can do with your 3-year-old. At this stage, children are like sponges, absorbing everything around them. The world is a noisy, overwhelming place for young... more


8 Signs That Your Child Is Ready to Start Kindergarten

Know when to sign your children up and when to "red shirt" them and hold them back a year.     Kindergarten is the new first grade. That's the word on the street if you talk to many moms of school-age kids. The new students are getting older (more... more


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I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone.

I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone. Do I need a part time nanny? I am not sure what to... more


10 options for after-school child care

Parents manage a unique balancing act during the school year. Kids might get excited by early dismissal, snow days, teacher work days and other days off from school, but these schedule changes often leave parents struggling to find after-school child care. The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m... more


10 After-School Activities and Games for Kids

Add these fun, stimulating activities to your after-school routine.     School's out for the day. But what should you do with the kids? Time to come up with some fun, creative ways to keep the kids entertained until dinnertime. Of course, homework is waiting, but is it better... more