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February Photos

Hello Parents,

Well, shame on us; it’s been a little while since we wrote, so to make up for it, this post has photo goodies to get  you smiling and thinking of all the great things going on at our Cherry Blossom Midtown campus.

On Friday, February 15 we celebrated Miss Priscilla’s birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS PRISCILLA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS PRISCILLA!

In keeping with all standards that ensure the safest environment for the children, all the teachers got an update course on CPR Thursday, February 21.

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And now finally the photos you’ve been waiting to see, the kids having fun, learning, and being themselves.

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Remember you’ll also be able to view these and more photos on our Snapfish albums. Let us know if you’re not getting the invites so we can be sure to add you to the distribution list.

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Happy Family

Hello Parents,

We hope everyone had a pleasant long weekend and are already getting back into the swing of things. Before you know it the weekend will be here again, and we came across an article on HuffingtonPost that intrigued us, so we had to share: 5 Secrets to a Happy Family. Curious? See the five points below and head on over to HuffingtonPost to get the details.

1. Let your kids pick their punishments.
2. Don’t worry about family dinner.
3. Tell your family history.
4. Ditch the sex talk.
5. Change where you sit.

Some of these had us scratching our heads, but when we read on the rationales were pretty obvious. For the background on these five pointers, click here.

Now we leave you with a photo slide show that we are sure will bring smiles to your face, whether or not you decide to follow the five secrets suggested by the HP.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello Parents,

The kids had a wonderful time today in their valentine’s day celebration, we’ll be sure to notify you as soon as we post pictures so you can look for your little cuties. We also wanted to take this time to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Every day you trust us with your most precious, and we are grateful for that. We aim to give them all the love during their time here with us. Thank you for being a part of our loving family.

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If you’re still working on making this day extra special for your kids, we have found a great post on ideas you can make with items  you likely already have at home: ice cream!!!

Back in June of last year, Newly Domesticated Goddess rounded up some Clever Ways to Serve Ice Cream, and linked up to other sites with fun ice cream ideas. Below is a photo of one idea she links up to from Decorada which is perfect for today. Click here to check out her post.

Ice Cream Cookie cutters

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Housekeeping: Bazaar, News, and Valentines

Hello Parents,

You may have noticed the display of goodies in our lobby this afternoon, just in time for Valentine’s Day. There are many things for you to sort through and select. The Bazaar will be there through the week, we hope you find the perfect gift for someone else, or yourself!

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Additionally, we have some great news! The parents of one of our students opened a new Argentinean restaurant, and it is getting great reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. We urge you all to visit Fiorito and come back to share your thoughts. Here’s a little preview of their delicious empanadas, bet you can’t have just one!

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Lastly, Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, our teachers have a sign by the door with a list of what your child can bring to class for the party. Be sure to sign up if you haven’t done so already.

Expect more photos soon.

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Challenge to Stressed Parents

Hello Parents,

Who’s up for a challenge? HuffingtonPost Parents is launching a stress-free parenting “club”. Taking into consideration all the trials and tribulations of parenting, and the staffers’ combined years of expertise, they’ll be putting together weekly challenges that will help parents de-stress.

Parenting is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard either. Sure we all have days when our head spins on its own, but the beauty of it comes in saying “we all”, which means you’re not alone.

Check out this post from HuffingtonPost Parents, inviting you to join them in the weekly challenges. If for nothing else, because everyone needs a little break in routine and this seems like a pretty simple and good way to start.

Introducing The Stress-Less Parenting Club

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Picky Eaters

Hell0 Parents,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, enjoyed the Super Bowl, and is now ready for a wonderful week ahead. As we get the week started, we came across an interesting article on Babble about picky eaters written last Thursday. Many of you probably have some great eaters at home, who will devour anything you put in front of them; many of you  however, encounter the total opposite day in and day out. You know children, while some are willing to experiment with all kinds of foods, others stick with the trusted chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Melissa d’Arabian, Cooking Channel hostess and winner of The Next Food Network Star, shares seven tips for addressing picky eaters on Babble’s interest page, Working Moms Lifestyle. See the seven tips below, and head over to the article for full details on each, here.

7 Tricks to Transform Your Picky Eaters

1. Let your kids pick the produce

2. Go to the farmer’s market, for entertainment

3. Serve at least two vegetables at dinner

4. Have the kids “present” dinner

5. Invite Your Kids to Plan the Menu

6. Make one meal for the whole family, and have the “no thank you” bite

7. Give them “taste-tester” notebooks

We thought these were great tips, and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Please share us your story with us when you try these with your kids.

Do you have any tried and tested tricks for getting your kids to try new foods? Tell us in the comments section below.

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