summertime 

Planning for Summer Child Care

Summer will be here before you know it, and our little ones are counting down the days until school lets out. When that happens, families will have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care. Summer isn't only a difficult time to...When school's out, families have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care.

The truth about the pool pee-tracker

It's my firm belief that everybody has peed in a pool. I think that if: a) you were ever a child and b) you have entered a public pool more than three times in your childhood that you have indeed peed in a pool. Am I wrong? I was thinking about this...

Summertime is the best time

For the past few weeks, the weather has been just right in Texas -- hot enough to feel like summer, but not the scorching, "I can't believe I chose to live in the climate" heat that we'll see come August and September. It's the time of year that...

Image of the Day: a swirl of activity

This image, shared with us by Raquita, sums up exactly how I feel about some of the busy days of summer. The swirl of acvitity, the bright colors of warm afternoons and the sweet smile of a beautiful child. I can almost smell a freshly mowed lawn,...

Image of the Day: Ups and downs on the playground

One of my kids' favorite activities is going to the park. It doesn't matter that they have been there a million times before or that they are too big for some of the toys. As a parent, there is something incredibally beautiful about watching kids...

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