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Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of today’s kids are over scheduled and have access to digital devices from morning til night—phones are not just phones but provide hours of entertainment, electronic reading tables often have […]

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Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]

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A Day for Daddy

A Day for Daddy

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

This Sunday is Father’s Day!  Quick!  Panic!  Dads can be some of the trickiest people to think of when it comes to unique, useful gifts. Without resorting to the usual tie or pack of socks, check out the ideas we’ve compiled for a few last minute, cheap and easy ideas. Local Activities Poppas love breakfast! […]

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Post-natal fitness

Post-natal fitness

[ 1 ] May 29, 2014 |

Don’t be alarmed! We will NOT be discussing bootcamps, marathons or one armed push-ups in the following article! We will however, talk about the mind-bogglingly difficult process of getting up and moving again after you have a baby. Exercise! Whether that means a walk around the block, a yoga class, whatever your thing, it provides us […]

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Honor your mom this Mother’s Day by giving another mom her best chance at life!

Honor your mom this Mother’s Day by giving another mom her best chance at life!

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

Reprinted with Permission, COHI, 2014 Imagine if your mother had been alone or without the necessary supplies to bring you safely into this world. Honor your mom this holiday with a donation that will help another mother and baby survive their delivery. Circle of Health International (COHI) is partnering with Maternova to create a unique […]

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Unplug During Screen-Free Week

Unplug During Screen-Free Week

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014 |

Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens – May 5-11, 2014 is Screen-Free Week.

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Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014 |

Fun-filled event will connect families and raise awareness of childhood vision health. The 3nd annual Great Glasses Play Day will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at Capron Park in Attleboro, MA from 1pm to 3pm. Celebrate children who wear glasses and early childhood vision health by joining parent-organized meet-ups taking place online and […]

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Digital journaling

Digital journaling

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

Our family are now big fans of Shuttercal — a new way to journal — utilizing today’s technology to document everyday life though photos and text.

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The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum Children in the U.S., for the most part, are not growing up in a “hands-on” society. Toys are bought, not made by hand, and are not designed to be fixed if they break. Classroom time is more focused on test preparation and less on project-based learning […]

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Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Smart advice and a useful reminder from my sons’ PTO this week: With warm weather arriving, here are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe. Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check […]

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