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Family Hug

The Joy in a Family Hug

  It’s the cutest thing my four-year-old son is doing these days, calling together a “family hug.” I don’t know exactly where he learned this. We are unabashedly tablet and TV friendly in our home, so maybe I can thank children’s programming? All I know is that I did not start this, but I never […]

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Christmas Fun and Traditions - RGV Moms Blog

Christmas Fun and Traditions

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.  There’s nothing like gathering around with family and friends to celebrate the season with Christmas fun.  Here are some activities that you can do with your family to get into the Christmas spirit. Check our Christmas Pinterest boards for some great DIY projects this December. Use an […]

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Divide and Conquer: Planning Family Time During the Holiday Season

Divide and Conquer: Planning Family Time During the Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching! Store windows are filling with the lights and sounds of cheer that the season brings.  As I create lists and check off items, one thing comes to mind…how will we divide our time, our family time, during those precious holidays?  Before getting married, it was simple. I spent time with my mom […]

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A Rite of Passage: Hosting Thanksgiving

I am a true adult.  Marriage. Motherhood. Work. Bills. Responsibilities.  Yep, it’s all checked off the “things that make you a grown up” list.  But, somehow, I especially feel like I have reached adulthood status during the holidays.  The feeling starts creeping in around November 1. The most wonderful time of the year has a […]

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Time to Talk Language Development for the Busy Mom

Time to Talk: Language Development Activities for the Busy Mom

As a Speech Language Pathologist, parents are always asking me how they can help their toddler at home.  Parents often think that they should use flashcards to increase vocabulary skills.  While flashcards can be helpful, a lot of parents find that they don’t have time to use them or that their child does not like them.  […]

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Taking Control of Screen Time

Taking Control of Screen Time

It all started when my oldest child was three.  She discovered the Internet, and there was no going back.  We didn’t see it as a terrible thing at first since she was allowed to use the computer to access educational sites that helped her learn to read, but it wasn’t long before she discovered other things like videos and games. Before we […]

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Kids Eat Free or Really Cheap in the RGV

Kids Eat Free (or Really Cheap) in the RGV [beta]

An updated Kids Eat Free in the RGV guide has been long overdue. Restaurants change their specials. Some close, others open. Tastes change and so do menus and pricing. (The last guide (now outdated) was published in March of 2014!) Ultimately, parents still want to go out to eat from time to time WITH THE KIDS. […]

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