All Blog Posts Tagged 'FAMILY' (10)

Mother of All Interns: Finding My Way





Like many women of my generation, I spent the years following college in a bustling city (Chicago, in my case) building my career by day and delighting in the plethora of urban offerings by night.  I started to step away from that life in my mid-30s when my future husband decided to pursue a master’s degree in the suburbs of Detroit.  I’m not sure if moving away from Chicago, my dearest friends and my business…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 28, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Traveling With Kids Simplified | Cute Beltz Blog

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Whether you’re taking your first big trip with a newborn or you’re a seasoned traveler with a disaffected teen, these tips and tools can help make family vacations more fun and way less stressful for everyone. Check out how you can make traveling with kids a breeze!

Packing

Depending on the age of the kids, have each child bring a small backpack filled with their toys and goodies for the flight.  When possible, load their bags with some of the…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 7, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Easy and Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s the thought behind the gift that counts, but when that gift arrives in a beautifully hand wrapped package it’s a bit more special. Receiving a fabulously wrapped gift doesn’t just build up anticipation for the gift inside, it adds to the gift as a whole.  You can do something simple, like wrapping your gift in kraft paper and decorating it with washi tape, or get your hands dirty and make some yarn pom-poms. However you decide to decorate your gift, you can always find something lying…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on May 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Simple Solutions to Help Transform Your Picky Eater | Cute Beltz

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Has your preschooler refused to eat anything other than chicken nuggets for the past two days? Or would your toddler rather play than eat anything at all?  There are so many possible reasons for picky eating, but whatever the reason; finding ways to deal with it is a good place to focus your energy and attention. Remember…celebrate every little accomplishment…one bite leads to more!  Check out our simple solutions to help transform your picky eater!

Get Them…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on April 30, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Kid Approved! Fun Spring Activities | Cute Beltz

As much as it still does not feel like spring, it’s finally here! After spending most of the winter inside, children can’t wait to get outdoors and play outside.  So, why not come up with a few spring activities the whole family can enjoy.   Here are a few ideas for getting everyone to enjoy the warm weather.

Go On Nature Walks

If your child still rides in a stroller, go for a lot of nice long walks. Or, invest in a jogging stroller, so you can jog…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 25, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

IF YOU LET THE CHILDREN DO THE DISHES....

On Saturday, while my Husband and I were doing our respective chores, the children, especially the older two, were getting pretty restless.  To prevent them from grumping and whining, to give him some peace of mind while doing the bills, and to keep them busy, my Husband told them to go and wash the dishes.  I followed to watch them do this chore and to supervise them from a distance.  I brought my camera with me.  Who knows what hanky-panky, errrr, fun, I might have missed recording without…

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Added by ImeldaS on January 16, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Kids Off The Couch: What's On Our August Radar!

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Added by Pamela Saunders on August 3, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Minivan Mamma, or "I Drive a 'Loser Cruiser'"

I've given in to the minvan, ergo, minivans are now cool.
I must chant this mantra repeatedly to convince myself of this fact.
Here is a picture of the beast, a 2006 Honda Odyssey. She is a trusted soul, in spite of herself. http://bit.ly/lPrO1P

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 21, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Kids OFF The Couch: Houdini at the Skirball Cultural Center





Magic and Mystery from an Icon

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Added by Pamela Saunders on May 5, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Kids Off The Couch: Get Ready For The Oscars - Films That Are Family Friendly!



Films that are Family Friendly…

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Added by Pamela Saunders on January 25, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments

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