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A Summer Bucket List

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A Summer Bucket List

It is officially summer this week, and living in the northern hemisphere, summers are precious - and short! So why not make your own summer bucket list to make sure you squeeze every bit of sunshine out of this summer? Include both things you would love to do with your family AND things that you would love to do just for yourself. To get you inspired, here are some ideas I would put on mine: Watch a movie at a drive-in theater Make campfire cones on the BBQ or over a fire Take a beautiful family picture capturing the magic...

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Top 5 Parenting & Family Apps

Family Parenting

Top 5 Parenting & Family Apps

We LOVE family time, sans electronics, where everyone is present in the moment with our loved ones (we've written lots of posts on this, find those links below). Having said that, there are times when even we have to admit that the evolution of electronic devices and their functions, have made life more convenient. We've rounded up five apps that help make our lives as parent a little easier: Baby Connect (iOS, Android, Windows)Use Baby Connect to track your baby's feeding/nursing/pumping schedule, naps, diapers, temperature and even moods. View graphs and trends and track medical information.  Chorma (iOS)Chorma is an easy and...

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Baby proofing checklist

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Baby proofing checklist

It's funny how we always look forward to our baby's "next" step in development, and once we get there, we realize that the next stage is a whole other ball game! One stage in particular creates quite the upheaval in your home: baby on the move! Once your baby starts crawling, scooting or walking, there is a whole world of trouble she could get into. Here is a glance at some ways you can make your child's environment a safer one, so she can explore in safety. It can seem overwhelming to deal with all of this at once, so you...

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Best plants for the child gardener

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Best plants for the child gardener

Is your child expressing an interest in gardening? It's a wonderful, hands on way for children to learn about nature and science, and the extra outside time can help your child's sleep and vitamin D levels. Whether your child is interested in a beautiful flower garden or a tasty edible garden, here are 10 perfect plants for kids: Carrots - They take a bit longer to grow, but when your little one gets to finally pull that greens and sees the carrot at the end, it's pretty awesome! Daisies - They make a perfect cut flower, which means your child can make...

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Dinner Ideas A-Z

Family Parenting

Dinner Ideas A-Z

We tend to get in a bit of a rut when it comes to dinner ideas in my family, so I thought it would be a great idea to create a dinner-library of sorts, to come to when we need inspiration for something new and different. So I've compiled a list of dinner ideas, from A-Z. Thank you to our great KTC Insiders who contributed with ideas! I also included some side suggestions so that you can mix and match ideas, use this list as a jumping off point and customize it according to your family's preferences.  A:: ABC Noodle Soup with...

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