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May07

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 1

Categories: Parenting Tips, Love, Hope & Encouragement

As a new parent you we want to arm you with this… a survival guide to kid-focused events (you're welcome)!

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 1

How to survive the “Random Birthday Party”
You're a good parent, you take the “kiddo” to yet another one of those “bouncy house” birthday party where you are forced into small talk with, well let’s face it, perfect strangers, drinking fruity juice from a box. So your little angel is invited to a birthday party (which is awesome) but you don't know the host parent(s), and your not comfortable leaving your child there alone for a few hours. So, off you go, to the bouncy house/random person's living room/petting zoo/trampoline park. 

Jun20

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 2

Categories: Parenting Tips, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Here is part 2 of our ongoing series of articles about how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 2

How to survive the “the park”
It's a gorgeous day outside so you decide to take your kids to the park. Perfect! Except for the fact that you can only watch your kids swing back and forth for so long before you go bonkers from boredom. So why not indulge your inner child? Go ahead, get on those slides with your kids, play the seesaw, go for a tire swing but try not to hurt yourself in the process. There is little sense to sitting on the sidelines when there's fun to be had. You may also want to teach your kids how to pump their own legs on those swings so you don't have to stand there giving pushes for hours on end. Curse you, swings!

Jul21

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 3

Categories: Parenting Tips, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Part 3 of our ongoing series of a how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 3

How to survive the  “a play date with someone you don't know yet”
One of the classroom moms has invited you and your little one over for a playate. Which is really nice, but you’re a little stressed because don't know this particular mom yet. Will you make a new gal pal or will she be judgy? What if you have nothing in common or nothing to talk about? The first-time you attend a playdate with a new mom (or dad), it can be a little unsettling, especially if the kids wander out of the room and you suddenly realize your sitting there trying to make small talk with a stranger. The key is all in pre-planning: think of a few topics to talk about before you head over. Do your kids enjoy any of the same things? How do they feel about the school/teacher, etc? Go prepared with a set of questions, comments or current events to talk about just in case things get stale.

Aug08

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 4

Categories: Parenting Tips, News and Events

Part 4 of our ongoing series of a how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 4

How to survive the “zoo, aquarium or theme park”

These place can actually be quite fun, but tend to be a little exhausting as well - especially if you're constantly running after a toddler or if there are long lines to see certain exhibits or go on certain rides. Make sure you pack a picnic so you can escape to a secluded area for a few moments RNR. It’s also a really good idea to take a friend (or two) and their little one(s) so you've got some back up and someone to talk to while you stare at giraffes, attempt to find the orangutans or spin around in the teacups.

 

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