All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (1,026)

Do you really want a child prodigy?

I consider my son to be smart. He is a great reader, communicator, budding scientist and explorer. I love the way he tackles new topics that interest him, and I don't mind when he bails on subjects that bore him. He has that kind of crazy chaotic nature that all five-year-old boys display, but is able to focus on building with his Legos for hours.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on July 6, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of those snacks that you can eat almost anywhere whether at a party, on the go, or while you're sitting at your desk at work. It's not only tasty but healthy, too! Here is a simple but wonderful homemade trail mix recipe.

Homemade Trail Mix

  1. what you need:
  2. dried mixed berries, 5oz bag
  3. vanilla yogurt covered raisins, 5oz bag
  4. dried tropical fruit medley,…
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Added by Jazelle on July 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Fun at the Park!

Some days, the hardest thing to do is to be in the house with rambunctious kids, yet finding something to do with them proves more difficult. Whether its the price, day, or time that causes the conflict; this can leave a parent hopeless and at the end of their sanity! How about a park? Finding fun at the park is easy to do!

Have Fun at the Park Have Fun at the Park

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Added by Jazelle on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cheers to Change

As a working mother, I have become accustomed to being flexible and making changes. Change is constant and it is not always easy or welcomed. It could be something as simple as a sick child or something drastic like a career change and relocation. With those changes, I always have to take into…

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Added by Cassandra L. Pinson on June 26, 2015 at 6:13pm — No Comments

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!

CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)

  • Indoor water park with 60,000 square…
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Added by Jazelle on June 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

12 FREE Activities for Dad

15 Activities FREE for Dad

Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!

Breakfast…

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Added by Jazelle on June 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Who is Jazelle??!!

About Me

Hello, my name is Jazelle.

Welcome to my blog, The Little Tourist!

About Me

Having three children under the age of seven; I am always on the lookout for fun activities that will teach them new skills or lessons AND help burn off some energy! Enjoying these activities for free or at…

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Added by Jazelle on June 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Must Watch List

Television has always been a huge source of entertainment for most all of us throughout time. We have all had our favorite movies or T.V. series as we grew up. There are several movies…

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Added by Stacie Anderson on June 16, 2015 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

It’s Spring and the weather has finally started to get warmer. Bikes are dusted off and children’s laughter can be heard up and down the street. Yes, life outside the house is ready to resume... until drip, drop, drip drip, drop drop... here comes the rain. However, instead of feeling…

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Added by Jazelle on June 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Travelogue- Day 6 from London to Paris

e woke up early to head out to catch the train into Paris.  We were taking the Eurostar and we weren’t sure what to expect.

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It was actually an incredibly easy process.  We hopped on the metro near the apartment and then ended up at the St. Pancras Train Station.  It is a gorgeous spacious station with tons of shops and cafes inside.  We were excited because we were able to meet up…

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Added by Amber Nicole Mamian on June 15, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…

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Added by Jazelle on June 11, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Blackout Curtain Hack | Happy Mum Happy Child

NO SEWING REQUIRED!

Kids can’t sleep because light is streaming through the curtains?  Can’t afford blackout curtains?  Check out these two hacks that I’ve found extremely useful:

1.  VELCRO THE CURTAIN TO THE WALL

Using one half of the velcro sticker on the curtains, and…

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Added by Maria Foy on June 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

A Collage for Daddy

lly and I wanted to do something special for Daddy, just to show him how much we love him. We sat down to brainstorm a couple ideas of what to do and finally settled on making a collage for Daddy. The collage would contain things that he really enjoys and something that describes him. Although our Daddy is one who likes to wrestle and roll around on the floor, he also really enjoys dressing up and looking nice! 

Check out our finished picture and see how you can make one…

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Added by Jazelle on June 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Biting the hand that feeds you

Our family cat is 15 years old. She has been "retired" for the last five years and is no longer required to kill any bugs that creep into our home. She enjoys a life of relaxation, attention on her terms and pampered quiet.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 9, 2015 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

The questions around homework

I have some memories of doing my homework when I was little: The phonics workbooks at the small table in the kitchen while my mother cooked; math homework with a friend where we didn't understand what we were doing and later found out we did the homework completely wrong; studying spelling words alone at my desk in my bedroom (that last one never worked out for me).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 2, 2015 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

God is WRONG

God is WRONG

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Added by Stacie Anderson on May 12, 2015 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

The No Microwave Journey

I have always had a microwave in my home for as long as I remember. I sometimes think it is one of the greatest kitchen inventions ever made. A microwave is an all-around handy product. You can quickly throw an item in the microwave and within minutes have a meal to eat. I never…

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Added by Stacie Anderson on May 8, 2015 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

No More Babies: Six Ways to End the Heart v. Head Debate

 

This

Stella as a newborn
Stella at one week old.

 

becomes this

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Added by Rudey's Room on May 2, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

The Mommy complaint guide

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 1, 2015 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Adding up the little things

Our dinnertime conversations have become quite formulaic: We talk about the events of our days and if we are close to a weekend, we share any upcoming plans. (If it is slow going, I will tell a fanciful story about my day that features a dragon just to see if anyone is paying attention.) Some nights this goes better than others. We ask a lot of specific questions about our son's day, but we find that he doesn't have a good recall for the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 28, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

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