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Do I Constantly Need to be Entertaining My Littles?

With daughters 3 ½ and 1 ½ it can turn to pandemonium VERY quickly in our house. My husband and I will lock eyes and feel the overwhelming sensation of anxiety creep up as the girls act like, well… little, energetic kids. We have one child who is REALLY busy. She seems to have an […]

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We Ditched Screen Time (and it’s Awesome!)

As a young kid, I grew up playing Atari video games (Pitfall and Frogger, anyone?) with my brother nonstop. I also spent endless hours in front of the TV watching game shows and reruns of the Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough. My TV/video game usage wasn’t timed or monitored by my parents in any […]

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Bright Horizons Westlake Grand Opening

Sponsored By :: Bright Horizons Bright Horizons opened a new early education and preschool center on Tuesday, January 2, in West Lake Hills. The new center’s opening allows parents the opportunity to balance their work life and family life while providing high-quality education for their children. Bright Horizons at Westlake has capacity for 194 children with Infant, […]

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I Don’t Want To Redshirt My (Potential) Kindergartener

Before having kids, my only experience with the term “redshirting” was in regards to college football. As a parent, I’ve now got a different understanding of “redshirting” and it has nothing to do with football. “Redshirting” is when a parent decides to hold back a potential Kindergartener for an extra year. So, instead of sending your 5-year-old […]

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What Makes IDEA Unique?

:: SPONSORED BY : IDEA Public Schools ::In 2018, IDEA Austin will be home to 10 IDEA schools, with the addition of IDEA Kyle Academy and College Prep, and IDEA Pflugerville Academy and College Prep. IDEA Austin will serve nearly 6,000 students between its academy and college prep campuses in grades K through 12. IDEA’s […]

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What Ever Happened to the Oregon Trail?

I’ve sent many kids off on their first day of school, but this year it was my youngest niece who kept up the tradition and it brought back a flood of memories. The fashion, the compartmental lunch trays (I hate my food to touch, but that’s another blog post), and the computer lab. Oooohhh the […]

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