Category Archives: Crib Notes

  • Stock Your Nursery Without Going Broke for Baby

    Posted on November 13, 2018 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

    A new baby means a lot of major life changes. One of the most dramatic is the financial impact that your new family member will have on your budget. Most expectant parents start shopping during the pregnancy for the supplies the baby will need as it grows through its first year. Even with generous friends and family […]

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  • Tips for Taking Your Kids to Their First Concert

    Posted on October 22, 2018 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

    You may be a regular concert-goer or prefer to enjoy live music every now and again. Whatever the occasion, if you’ve got kids it’s likely you’ll be leaving them with a babysitter to start with. However, there will eventually come a time when they’re old enough to tag along, or they may make a special […]

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  • Keep your home child-friendly

    Posted on March 20, 2017 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

    For a child, home is a sanctuary where they can play, relax and spend time with their parents and siblings. It’s a place where their growth and learning is kindled and fostered and where they receive love, comfort, and care. Home is where they gain the ability to explore, understand and experience the world around them which proves vital for the […]

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  • A really cool club for kids

    Twin Cities Kids Club: The Club That’s Not A Club At All

    Posted on November 14, 2016 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

    Parents, please forgive me for what I’m about to say, and just know I say it with love and a little bit of trembling. Sit down for this.  Put down the coffee because we all know that stuff is gold and that there is serious crying over spilled coffee. Remember you love your children.  Think […]

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  • Process vs. Product Art – Do You Really Know the Difference?

    Posted on January 18, 2016 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

      Art. When you hear that word…what do you think of? Does a picture of the Mona Lisa come to mind? What about the sculpture of David by Michelangelo? Because of the nature of art, each of us has our own idea of what it means to us on a personal level. For children, however, […]

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  • 3 Exciting Day Trips That Will Get Your Kids Interested in STEM

    Posted on November 24, 2015 by Cribsters in Crib Notes, Health.

      There’s no getting around it, STEM education is a really big deal. Science, technology, engineering, and math careers are an integral part of today’s job market — and they’re only expected to grow. Therefore, it’s imperative our children learn these skills in order to find lucrative and rewarding careers when they come of age. […]

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  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Allergic Child

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by Cribsters in Child Safety, Crib Notes, Health.

      The world can be a scary place when your child suffers from life-threatening allergies. No matter how in control you are of allergies at home, you can’t be with your little one at all times. This can make it hard to find the balance between letting your child enjoy life and managing the stress […]

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  • STEM - Science

    20 Fun STEM Activities for Preschoolers

    Posted on September 16, 2015 by Cribsters in Crib Notes, Health.

      Even as the parents of preschool aged children, you’ve most likely heard the phrase STEM education tossed around as if it were going out of style. STEM is an acronym — it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math — and it’s crucial our children are learning these skills both in school and at […]

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  • Making The Most of Nap Time

    Posted on March 22, 2015 by John in Crib Notes.

    Naps are a great thing. Maybe even the best of things. In a stressful and unpredictable day of parenting young children, nap time represents an eye in the storm – a brief time where you can relax and bolster your defenses for the post-nap portion of your day. On a recent family trip I’m proud […]

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  • Whose Well-Behaved Kids Are Those?

    Posted on March 8, 2015 by Darcy in Busy Parents, Crib Notes.

    This past month over school holidays, I experienced one of the most unbelievable revelations in my short career as a parent. While vacationing at a family hotel at a ski resort, I met a woman with two daughters around the same age my children. She came over to me during breakfast one morning and said […]

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