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Toddler Tantrums & Tricks: Learning to Laugh At It All

by Jasmine Hewitt, guest blogger

Learning is Living…

And you learn a lot once you have a child. You learn things you never would have known, or even thought about. For instance, today I learned how impossible it is to keep a toddler away from a cardboard box. It’s as if they are part-cat. If I fits, I sits. And climbs. And I stick all my toys inside.

Toddlers put things in all kinds of weird places. Ever rummage through your purse looking for your chapstick, only to find a small Tonka Truck? Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family from The Little Gym


The following post was provided by guest blogger and owner of The Little Gym of Pearland, Kevin Berry.

Giving up sweets? Nixing that bad habit? Check out these 5 New Year’s resolutions that will make an impact on the entire family:

  1. Get moving as a family. Make exercise a family affair by having an indoor dance party, an outdoor soccer or basketball game, or by going for a nightly walk, run or bike ride around the neighborhood.
  2. Make reading together a daily habit. Studies have found that reading together helps to strengthen bonds between parent and child and helps children develop important listening and communication skills. Pro tip: plan a visit to your local public library every other week to pick up new books; this will help keep the habit new and exciting.
  3. Give back more often. Contributing to a good cause improves overall happiness, well-being and self esteem. Give back as a family by donating unused toys or clothes to a local charity or volunteer your time at a local food pantry or animal shelter. Click here for more tips on giving back as a family.
  4. Unplug every once and a while. Screen time is unavoidable; we spend hours on end with electronics for either work or play. Vow to spend at least one day per month without screens. Opt for a day in nature; go for a hike or long family bike ride, end your day with books, board games, and a family dance party.
  5. Mandate family time. With busy family schedules it’s hard to find the time to actually sit down and enjoy each other’s company. Mandate 5-10 hours per week where you can all sit down and work on a puzzle, family activity, or outdoor game.
    For more information about The Little Gym of Pearland:
    Kevin Berry | Owner & Sheriff of Serious Fun

    The Little Gym of Pearland | p: 713.340.0042
    9607 Broadway St, Ste. 105 | Pearland, TX 77584

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Peer Pressure or Pull Ups?

by Bridget Riepl, guest blogger

I woke up this morning with pee all over me.

I don’t mean that metaphorically, like when people say “you have egg on your face” in an embarrassing situation.  I mean it VERY literally. Patrick climbed into my bed around 2 AM and peed all over me at some point between that bleary eyed moment and 6 AM, when my alarm started chirping. Continue reading