Tag Archives: getting out of the house

Preschool Pointers – 35: Just Bring Them

ve some adult things to do, like bring a paper to your college campus before 6 p.m., pick up some food for dinner, or run errands. You have no one to watch the kids. Solution: Just do it. Just bring … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 18: Wait, Just Wait

Problem: You want to take your kids out but they’re playing so incredibly nicely. You know if you hazard into their ‘pretend’ territory, you will ruin this idyll, you will turn it to tears and tantrums…just by being you. Alternately: … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Five Great Outdoor Activities

Today I am lucky enough to have a guest post detailing how to make your own outdoor experiences educational and unique from Allison Moody. ____ One of the problems parents today have to deal with is how to motivate their … Continue reading

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Get Out of the House (for Free!)

There’s a whole other half of summer to get through, and here in Florida…it is HOT. Parks are basically out, but there are lots of things you can do with your kids for free (or cheap)…that usually cost money! Here … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 100: Use the Library

Problem: It’s summer time and it’s hot and you don’t have $35 to blow on the movies, or rollerskating, or bowling, or whatever fun-filled, spend-all-your-wages-here, activities advertised by businesses. You’re all pooled out, and the park is like a desert. … Continue reading

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Restaurant Hunt

In Florida, we have months that stretch on end where we can’t really do much outside if it doesn’t involve water. So, we’re stuck with inside activities, and the library and mall can get old fast. If you’ve got enough … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 94: Pack a Lunch

Problem: You have a lot of things to do. Too many things to do. How can you go to the splash pad, and the pool, and stop at a park, while getting all your housekeeping done and keeping everyone sane? … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 85: Make the Old New

Problem: With toddlers, there are only so many options you have for an easy, fun day. Sure you could go on many adventures right outside your door, or, for the more adventurous, you could even do day trips to parks, … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 81: Get Out of the House

Problem: You have so much to do. So much. And at every turn, your toddlers stand in your way. You pick up the crayons, they splay the videos out on the floor. You wash the counters, they finger paint the … Continue reading

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Turn It Around

Unless you’re a perfect parent, with perfect children, or a much better disciplinarian than I am, you’re well accustomed to the dreaded adult-stare your toddlers can garner when out in public. Maybe they’re playing a bit too loud. Maybe they knock … Continue reading

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