Is Juice Bad for Kids?

May 29, 2017

Whenever I'm around other parents and their kids, I can't help but notice all the juice boxes. It's like their going out of style. Have you ever taken the time to read the nutrition facts on one of those little boxes? Yes, I'm even talking about the all-nature, responsibly-sourced, organic, free-range, grass-fed juice! 

I don't feed my child juice—except as a rare treat. We just drink water and a very occasional glass of milk. Best of all, she likes it! Whenever I tell another parent, "We don't do juice," I either get looks of skepticism or disbelief. 

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How to Prevent Your Own Parent Tantrums

May 18, 2017

Parenting little ones finds a way of exposing our edges. We find we can love more than we thought possible; our selfishness, however, also extends further than we could see.

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Is My Preschooler Eating Enough?

May 15, 2017

I once had my child's doctor tell me, "I've never had a parent ask me if his child is eating too much, but almost every parent asks if his child is eating enough."

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Five-minute Activities to Increase Your Child’s Creativity

May 11, 2017

No school can take the place of an involved parent. Don't get me wrong; every school does its best to develop the children under its care. It's just that there's no replacing a good parent.

I've never met a parent who thinks they've done enough for their child, so this isn't a reprimand. And I think every parent I know feels stuck between wanting to do more and having no time.

Are their ways you can help your child develop that don't cost an hour of your time? Can parents really expect to develop their child's creativity when life is so busy?

Yes, we think so! We've pulled together several five-minute activities that you can use to increase your child's creativity.

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Five Best Free Recreational Spots for Preschoolers in Charlotte

May 8, 2017

As we head into the summer, we're all wanting to get outside more. Sometimes getting outside, however, comes with a high price tag.

We did a little research and found dozens of free activities to do together with your kids in Charlotte. We've picked what we think are the top five!

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Low-cost vacation ideas for families with preschoolers

May 4, 2017

As spring turns into summer, we're all thinking about vacation. Taking a week or two off can be a great way to relax together as a family.

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