September 2017
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Tweens: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) was founded in 1944 by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, two gifted musicians who believed that music, and the skills to perform it, should be available to everyone. Since then the school has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its leadership in education, performance and outreach. Read more…
Tweens: I’ll admit that I was a little apprehensive about taking my 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son to the National Museum of Mathematics. I knew it would be a slam dunk with my math whiz son but my daughter has proclaimed many times that she hates math. Luckily, this hands-on museum offers something for everyone whether your kid is a mathematician-in-training or number phobic. Read more…

All About Ear Infections

All About Ear Infections

Tweens: Ear infections are the number one cause for pediatric visits in the United States. With an estimated 15 to 20 million trips made annually to doctors nationwide, it’s important for parents to know the symptoms, treatments and tips for prevention. Read more…

Generations of Gymnasts

Tweens: Katie Shopkorn Finkelstein walks into the bright, kid-friendly, clean space that is Jodi’s Gym – a gymnastics and movement education center that provides safe, fun, developmentally appropriate gymnastics – and she instantly feels at home. Read more…
Hot Topics: Worrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at 3 a.m., with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already did. Some worries are valid, but many are not worth the time and effort. What if we could learn to let them go? Read more…

Whole Grain Apple Waffles

Whole Grain Apple Waffles

Feeding Your Family: These nutritious waffles are dense and packed with flavor from vanilla and apples. The recipe can easily be doubled and any leftovers reheated in a toaster oven and served with yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit or unsweetened apple butter. Read more…

A is for Apple

Nutrition: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard. Read more…
Contests: Two lucky families can win a Family Four-Pack of tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Ridge Hill. It is the ultimate LEGO playground. Enter Now! Read more…
Contests: The Taco Truck Fun Kit from Kidstir will turn your klitchen into a lunch truck- and your child can invite friends and family to step right up and place their orders. Three Mexican recipes included. Enter now! Read more…

How to Beat Back-to-School Clutter

Hot Topics: In the back-to-school rush, parents’ best intentions may be buried under kids’ backpacks, homework assignments and missives from administrators. The best offense against back-to-school overwhelm is a strong zone defense at home. With this three-zone approach to organization, your family can keep everything under control this year. Read more…
Nutrition: September is here, which means plenty of packed lunches. Give your child a lunch to look forward to this year by making it a little bit different than the basic sandwich, chips and sugary dessert. Read more…

Start Smart

Start Smart

Tweens: School bells are ringing. Whether that comes as music to your ears or a bittersweet reminder that the free-spirited summer days are over, check out these tips from the pros to help you and your child enjoy a smart, happy start to school. Read more…

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