Posts Tagged: Children

December Beat the Boredom Box

How It Works! To see how I got the idea for the Beat the Boredom Box, click here. This Month! I decided this month to do a little something different from the past months.  Instead of a festive collage with suggestions, I made advent calendar tags full of awesome activities to make this holiday season

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November Beat the Boredom Box

How It Works! You’ve heard it before: “I’m bored.”  Despite all the opportunities children have these days to create their own adventures, they still seem to fall in a rut.  Help them get out of the rut with a Beat the Boredom Box.  Each month, I will bring to you lists of activities, books to

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I’m a Kid Magnet

On Friday my fiancé’s parents came over to help us set up the big white party tent for my son’s party the next day.  We were laying out the poles in piles according to number when I noticed a little boy, who couldn’t be older than three, walking into our back yard from the alley

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October Beat the Boredom Box

How It Works! You’ve heard it before: “I’m bored.”  Despite all the opportunities children have these days to create their own adventures, they still seem to fall in a rut.  Help them get out of the rut with a Beat the Boredom Box.  Each month, I will bring to you lists of activities, books to

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Bad Girl, Bad Girl, What You Gonna Do?

I had completely forgotten this story until just now when I was telling my son “no.” I was at a local grocery store called Giant Eagle picking up a prescription.  It hadn’t been filled yet, so I sat on the bench to wait and casually watched a mother try to tell her daughter to stop

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September Beat the Boredom Box

How It Works! You’ve heard it before: “I’m bored.”  Despite all the opportunities children have these days to create their own adventures, they still seem to fall in a rut.  Help them get out of the rut with a Beat the Boredom Box.  Each month, I will bring to you lists of activities, books to

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Beat the Boredom Boxes

A long time ago I started a list of fun activities to do for each season.  The idea to do this came from the let down at the end of each season when I realized I had completely forgotten about an activity that can only be done during that season (for example, I had forgotten

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Pediatrician Offices: Where Healthy Babies Go to Get Sick

Today was my son’s 9-month-old well visit at the pediatricians.  I had to take him by myself for the first time, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Halfway to the office, I realized I forgot socks for him so he can cruise around and show off his skills for the doctor.  I didn’t want

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Banning Smoking in Your Own Home

Apparently, the government wants to pass a law that would make it illegal to smoke in your home or car if children are present. I don’t know why people don’t just have common sense to not do it in the first place. Makes me angry every time I see someone smoking in a car with

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