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Best Holiday Gift: The Gift of Kind Words

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kate, Rookie Mom

A few days ago I was having a really bad day. One of those days I’ve heard virtually every mom describe having at one point or another. The kind of day where it seems like absolutely nothing is going right and according to plan and that leaves you feeling like you’re failing. That same day […]

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Lists recalled products which may still be in consumer's homes. A must-visit web site if you frequent children's resale shops!
  • Go City Kids Lists events and activities for kids in the DC metro area.
  • Growing at Bright Horizons An online destination designed to help you and your child grow together. This family resource for growing children is full of challenging activities, family-friendly educational information, and valuable parenting tips.
  • Good Food Catering Company Website The Good Food Company delivers fresh, nutritious meals and snacks to BIDKIDS every day. Learn more about the company from their website.
  • Sign up for e-family news Informative weekly article e-mailed to families regarding current topics that range from healthy snacks and family dynamics, to news reports and safety tips.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.