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8 Tips for Camping with Children – and Actually Enjoying it!

I am not a stellar camper – I’ve probably camped just five times in my life. But I have this urge to take my children camping this year. I have visions of a family-focused adventure; hot dogs and s’mores by the fire; fishing and swimming in a lake; and leisurely hikes through a beautiful, wooded park. I just know that my kids (ages 2, 4, 7) will love it ─ following a brief complaining phase about a lack of video games! In preparation, I interviewed a group of mothers who have years of “camping with kids” experience. Here are the top 8 tips: Do a trial run. It’s important to test... 

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Easter Happenings

Orlando’s Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Green Meadows Farm, Kissimmee April 2–5 Enjoy the awesome thrill of watching your children running and searching the grounds of the farm for small treasures at this annual event. Be sure to bring an Easter basket… and your bunny smiles! (407) 846-0770 / Winter Garden Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt Newton Park April 4  This 1 pm event is free for children ages 0 to 12. For those  planning to attend with special requirements, please contact the Recreation Office at (407) 656-4155 or at least one week... 

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Choosing a Daycare that Works for You & Child

One of the toughest decisions I had to make as a new parent-to-be was finding the right daycare for baby. I knew that I had to go back to work just six weeks after giving birth, so I began my daycare search long before my son was born. And I was thankful I did. Many daycares were already full or had waiting lists! Some were simply outside of my budget, and others did not cater to young infants. Here are some tips: Hunt Early Begin your quest for a daycare as soon as you realize that you will need it. Many daycares require a deposit to hold a spot for your little one. If your child has special needs,... 

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