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Perfectionism In Parenting

Do We Care Too Much? A mom friend and I walked around the park on a crisp, sunny Fall morning with her toddler in tow. Taking this rare Monday opportunity to decompress from the weekend pace of nonstop parenting, we settled on a core question: Do we care TOO much? Screen time. Nutrition. Combed hair. Being on time. Are we undermining ourselves and our parenting values by caring too much?A couple of years ago, our family adjusted to a new routine of me picking up the kids from school two days a week. During this new afternoon-at-home routine, I aimed for a healthy snack, and fun and relaxation without screens before some homework. What actually happened? The kids were ransacking...

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IronKids Fitness Playground Metal Swing Set Only $238 Shipped on Walmart.com (Regularly $329)

Walmart has exactly what you need to keep your kids active and outside! Hop on over to Walmart.com where you can score this IronKids Inspiration 250 Fitness Playground Metal Swing Set for just $238 (regularly $329)! This compact swing set is perfect for even small backyards to provide hours of fun and physical activity for young children between 2 – 8 years old. This IronKids Swing Set features two swings, a fitness slide with an attached ladder, a monkey bar, and a detached trampoline. Plus, it comes with a sunshade to protect kids from the sun while keeping the metal from getting too hot. This set has over 250 5-star reviews! This was very easy to set up, although it...

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Saturday Freebies – Free Nature’s Legend CBD Oil Sample

Free Nature’s Legend CBD Oil Sample – Complete the form to get a free 30 day sample of Nature’s Legend CBD Oil. Free Coke with Coffee at Stop & Shop – Load an offer for a free Coke with Coffee to your Stop & Shop account. Good through Sept. 20. Free Cane + Austin Miracle Peel Pads Sample Pack – Complete the form to receive two trial packs of five Miracle Pad + 30% glycolic acid peel pads from Cane + Austin. Free Whisps Cheese Crisps Sample – Complete the form to get a free sample of Whisps Cheese Crisps. Free Amazon Music Unlimited 3 month trial — Currently, Amazon is offering a three month trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. Click here to sign...

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It’s never too early to introduce your child to diversity through playtime

It’s never too early to introduce your child to diversity. And the launch of a new toy suitable from birth onwards this Christmas can show you how. In a world sadly still all too familiar with prejudice based around colour, gender and disability it’s encouraging to know that 98% of those parents asked in a recent survey are fully primed to introduce activities into their children’s lives to promote and encourage equality, diversity and inclusion. But the survey also revealed that only 26% of the sample knew at what age their child will start to recognise different skin tones.  Leading experts in childhood learning show the age to be as young as six months*, whereas most parents in the survey opted...

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What to Do With Kids on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

We thank Fourth Street for sponsoring {510} Families and helping us produce this guide. Between University Avenue and Virginia Street on Fourth Street in Berkeley is a collection of shops, restaurants, and treasured experiences for families. Here’s how to get the most out of this little slice of Berkeley. Wondering what to do with kids on Fourth Street? No matter what age a child is, Fourth Street in Berkeley offers enough fun that a stroll through this rapidly expanding shopping district can please the whole family with lots of places to eat, drink, and play and the best seasonal events to boot. The best things in life (and on Fourth Street) are free The patio outside of Peet’s Coffee hosts...

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