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5 Best Places To Get Mother’s Day Gifts

Some may say that Mother’s Day is everyday but according to the calendar, it truly only comes around once a year. So you only get one shot to show that special mom in your life just how much she means to you. Here are some great ideas to help you start the planning.

05/08/2015

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Top Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Connecticut

When choosing the right gym that suits your needs, comfort is usually the biggest factor in sealing the deal on your membership. Ensuring that the facility offers the right classes, at the right times suited for your schedule are huge deciding factors. For parents and guardians, child care also plays a huge role for choosing the right gym. Here is a list of the top local gyms that provide child care in Connecticut.

04/24/2015

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Top Spots To Go On A Picnic In Connecticut

Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to grab a blanket, a pack a lunch, and gather your closest friends, family or someone special to head out for a wonderful picnic. Connecticut offers several historical and scenic parks and areas that cater to all of your picnic needs.

04/17/2015

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Top Playgrounds For A Playdate In Connecticut

Planning a playdate is a great way to help your children socialize and exercise. It also gives caregivers a chance to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. Playgrounds are often a go to location for outdoor playdates, especially when the weather cooperates. Across Connecticut children will fall in love with the variety of playscapes, splash pads, nature centers, barnyards, feeding of ducks and picnic areas. There are also wheelchair accessible playgrounds with special accommodations so that everyone can have fun outdoors.

04/03/2015

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Top Dog Runs In Connecticut

Exercise does the body good, including for your furry friends. Dog parks and beaches that permit on or off leashed dogs are a great way for your best buddy to play outdoors in a safe environment. If you are looking for locations for your dog to socialize, exercise outdoors or for those that don’t have access to a yard or fenced in yard,, the listings below are great options. Each location below permits dogs to be off the leash while supervised by their owners.

03/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Connecticut

For some fun “staycation” activities in Connecticut that kids are sure to love, we asked Stamford teacher Deborah Okun.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

Chef Kashia Cave of My City Kitchen has made it her mission to use her culinary talents for good – and especially when it comes to helping kids learn to eat healthy. Here is how she goes about it.

03/06/2015

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

An expected snow day can be stressful for parents because they have to think of things other than television or computer screens to keep kids occupied at home. For some better suggestions, we turned to Stamford schoolteacher Danielle Madalon.

02/20/2015

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Top Ski Slopes For Kids Near Connecticut

Connecticut is fortunate enough to experience the four seasons. Although some might dislike the snow, there are those who live for a day on the slopes. These ski resorts are family friendly and often offer children’s ski programs.

02/13/2015

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

What to do with the kids after the last bell rings is both a challenge and a problem for many parents. It is also something of great concern to a lot of students, especially those of high school age, who need more than just a play date or someone to watch them. Here are just five ideas for after-school activities from an expert in the field.

01/30/2015

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