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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

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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.
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    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
    www.tlgpearlandtx.com


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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