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What Is Your Child’s Love Language? Decode and Reciprocate
These five love languages: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service, can help parents better understand how to express love for each one of their children. 👨‍👩‍👧♥️ Do you know what's your child's love language? Decode and reciprocate.
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Back-to-School Checklist for Parents
This simple checklist for parents can make sure the whole family is off to a stress-free start when the new school year rolls around! 📋 ✅
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Fun Things to Do on the Last Day of Summer Vacation
Make the most of your last day of summer vacation by doing a few fun things with the kids before everyone gets busy. If you need ideas for what to do on the last day of summer, we've got you covered. 💡🌊 ☀️
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How to Explain LGBTQIA+ to a Child: A Parent's Guide
Talking about sexuality and gender with your child is a good way to help them understand more about the world and themselves. This guide will give you the information you need to teach your child about different communities and ways to support them.🌈🧒
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Father's Day Gifts for Older Dads
Finding father's day gifts for an elderly man can seem like a difficult task, but there are actually some amazing items you can give your father that will not only make his life easier, but they will also appeal to his interests!🎁
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Fun Father's Day Ideas And Activities Your Dad Will Love
Get the whole family involved with fun Father's Day activities that everyone will enjoy. Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between will love these special activities to do with dad. Try them out!👨‍👧‍👦
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How to Make Memorial Day Fun & Meaningful for Kids
Learn how to explain Memorial Day to kids in a simple manner with engaging facts; and discover festive activities and crafts you can do together to honor and remember the meaning of the holiday.
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Moving Past Homophobia
The most important thing is that you live your life freely and that you stay true to yourself. 🌈
Daily must-haves for a busy mom
A Busy Working Mom’s Daily Must-Haves
From skincare saviors to life-hacking housewares, these ideas are great to cope with a busy daily schedule.💪
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Things to Do on Mother's Day Beyond Breakfast in Bed
Looking for amazing and original things to do on Mother's Day? Here are some ideas to celebrate mom that are sure to make her day one to remember.
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How to Support Your Transgender Child
To be supportive of your loved one is a great start, but it's important to educate yourself and understand what being trans means to your child.
Family Bonding Activities That Will Bring Everyone Closer
Make time for creating more core memories ✨ How do you spend time with your family? Let us know in the comments • https://family.lovetoknow.com/family-activities/family-bonding-activities
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20+ Back To School Bash Ideas
Ring in the start of a new school year by throwing a back-to-school bash! Check out the article for creative ideas, themes and fun activities
Family Fun on a Budget
Doing fun activities as a family doesnt mean you have to spend a lot of $$$. Check out these budget friendly ideas for fun for the whole family.
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Sweet First Day Of School Quotes
Sweet First Day Of School Quotes
Sweet First Day Of School Quotes
Sweet First Day Of School Quotes
Sweet First Day Of School Quotes
Make your first day of school more memorable with these creative quotes
19 Cute & Funny First-Day-of-School Picture Ideas for All Ages | LoveToKnow
You don't need to be a professional photographer to get amazing photos of your kids on their first day of school
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The Benefits of Playing Music to Babies
The benefits of playing music to babies are endless. From helping them learn to self-soothe to boosting their brainpower, the science is clear: expose your baby to music early and often because it truly is good for them.
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37 Beach Activities for Kids to Have the Best Summer Yet
You take your family to the beach, ready to make memories and capture gorgeous pics, only they say the inevitable: I'm bored. Here's a list (a big one) of beach activities for kids so that they never say that frustrating b-word again.
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30 Inventions That Make New Parenthood Easier
Parenthood is the hardest job out there—trust us, we know. Here are some items that will make the job a little bit easier. (And that means you might get some sleep!)
The “New Mom” Gift Basket She’ll Love: Services Instead of Gifts
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20 Amusing Easter Games for Kids and Grownups
From egg races to Easter Bingo to a jelly bean sort, this list of family-friendly Easter games has something for everyone.
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DIY Baby Toys that Will Help Your Little One Learn
Babies and toddler needs stimulating, safe toys to help them develop, but they don't need to come from a store. Here are some DIY baby toy options that your little one will love.
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10 Luxury Baby Gifts That Are Worth the Splurge
Spoiling babies (and new parents) is always fun. Here's a quick list of some luxury baby gifts that are well worth the money.
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100 Best Kids Movies the Whole Family Will Love
Looking for family-friendly kids' movies that even the parents will enjoy? Here's your list.
You wanted to know, and we’ve got the answers! When looking for a babysitter, a couple of good ideas are to go by word of mouth and take a look at nearby universities. For a full guide on choosing the right babysitter for your child, visit the site. #lovetoknow #babysitter #babysitting #babysittingtips #babysittertips #findababysitter #findingababysitter #childcare #parents #parenting #parentingtips #parenttips #momlife #dadlife Parenting Hacks, Find A Babysitter, Mom Life, Babysitting
Finding the Right Babysitter
You wanted to know, and we’ve got the answers! When looking for a babysitter, a couple of good ideas are to go by word of mouth and take a look at nearby universities. For a full guide on choosing the right babysitter for your child, visit the site. #lovetoknow #babysitter #babysitting #babysittingtips #babysittertips #findababysitter #findingababysitter #childcare #parents #parenting #parentingtips #parenttips #momlife #dadlife
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How to Plan a Successful Family Reunion
Ready to reunite with your family after a year of social distancing? On the site, we have a family reunion planning checklist so you can prepare the perfect day. Head to the website to check it out. #famliyreunion #familyreuniontips #familyfun #partyplanning #eventplanning
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How to Have a Family Yes Day
Curious about how to have a family yes day? We’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks you need! #yesday #familyfun #yesdaytips
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How to Have a Yes Day
Are you ready to try out a yes day? We’ve got you covered with a guide on how to do it! Wondering what a yes day is? A yes day is where you do your best to say yes to each request from your kids. It’s a fun way to strengthen your family bond! Head to the website to get the tips and tricks on having a successful one. #yesday #familyfun #yesdaytips
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The Ultimate Family Picnic Guide
Packing up the family for a picnic this summer? We’ve got a guide that will make it easier (and much more fun) up on the site! Head to the website to check it out. #picnic #picnicideas #picnictips #outdooractivities #summeractivities
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How to Support Your Transgender Child
Today on the site, we’ve got an expert weighing in on how to support your transgender child. Head to the site to read the full article on being a true ally for your family. #transally #transgenderally #transgender
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Unique Family Fun Ideas (That Are Inexpensive)
Doing family day on a budget? We’ve got 25 fun ideas for you! Here’s a sneak peak: Bird watching, bake off, plant some herbs or flowers, or go camping! Check out the rest on the website. #familyfun #familyfunday #familyfunideas #familyideas
It doesn’t have to be Father’s Day to spend some quality time with dad. On the site, we’re sharing insightful questions you can ask your dad to learn more about his life and connect with each other. Check out the Qs on the website! #dadanddaughter #fatherandson #familyrelationships #parentchildrelationship #familyactivities Art, Topics To Talk About, Questions To Ask, Fun Questions To Ask, Relationship Questions, Deep Questions To Ask
Insightful Questions to Ask Your Dad
It doesn’t have to be Father’s Day to spend some quality time with dad. On the site, we’re sharing insightful questions you can ask your dad to learn more about his life and connect with each other. Check out the Qs on the website! #dadanddaughter #fatherandson #familyrelationships #parentchildrelationship #familyactivities
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Benefits of Eating Dinner with Your Family
Do you eat dinner with your family? 🍽 If you’re sharing a house with family members during this time, don’t miss out on sharing meals together. There are many hidden rewards, from an increase in emotional safety to a decrease in obesity rates, when eating together as a family. Learn all of the benefits on the website! #familytime #familydinner #family #familydinnertime #familymeals
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How To Apologize For Any Situation
Head to the LoveToKnow site to learn how to apologize for any situation and repair the relationship. #howtoapologize #apologies #creativeapologies #giftideas #relationshipadvice #friendshipadvice
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7 Creative Ways to Apologize
Made a mistake? That’s okay, we’re here to help you fix it. 🩹 No matter what you did (or didn’t do), we have 7 creative apologies that are sure to set things right. Head to the site to see what they are and get the full scoop on each. #howtoapologize #apologies #creativeapologies #giftideas #relationshipadvice #friendshipadvice
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Baby Formula Without Iron | LoveToKnow
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends drinking iron-fortified formulas as an alternative to breastmilk. Baby formula with low iron can cause significant digestive problems for your child. Understanding the role #baby #babycare #babyformula #babyhealth
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Baby | LoveToKnow
Tummy time is a phrase referring to the time an infant spends on his/her stomach. With so many hours of the day spent with naps and sleeping on their backs, it’s important to encourage your baby to flip over and enjoy some time on their tummy. Here we explain the importance of getting your child into this position and a few tricks to getting your little one tummy-side down #baby #babycare #tummytime #babyhealth
There are so many options for cute and unique baby clothes for your infant. Choosing the right store should not be a problem you have to face as a new parent. Check out these selections of the best baby stores to keep your child looking stylish all year long #baby #babyclothes #infant #babystores Baby Clothes Websites, Girl Clothing Websites, Quality Kids Clothes, Custom Baby Clothes, Storing Baby Clothes, Unique Baby Clothes, Fall Baby Clothes, Cool Baby Clothes
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There are so many options for cute and unique baby clothes for your infant. Choosing the right store should not be a problem you have to face as a new parent. Check out these selections of the best baby stores to keep your child looking stylish all year long #baby #babyclothes #infant #babystores
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Top Newborn Care Tips to Help You Through the First Few Weeks | LoveToKnow Health & Wellness
You want to make sure as a parent you are fully prepared to cope with all that comes along with bringing that newborn home from the hospital. These care tips will help you plan accordingly for the first few weeks with your little one #newborn #newparent #newmom #newborncare
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Baby | LoveToKnow
Planning a baby boy shower can be fun if you take on a creative theme or approach to the celebration. Pick one of these festive party aesthetics and run with it! Honoring the mother-to-be should be enjoyable and light-hearted and these tips and themes will help you do just that #baby #babyboy #babyshower #babyboyshower #babyshower
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Children Adopted Each Year: Key Adoption Statistics | LoveToKnow
Global adoption statistics can at times be challenging to decipher. These numbers represent data both globally and from the US and dive deeper into the demographics and patterns within the realm of adoption statistics and further solidify an answer to the question: How Many Children Are Adopted Each Year? #adopt #adoption #children #baby #adoptionstatistics
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Costs of Adopting a Baby | LoveToKnow
If you decide seeking adoption is the best path to growing your family, there are some costs you should initially consider. Here some things you want to know before making the decision to adopt and ways to economically prepare for this amazing journey #adoption #adopting #adopt #adoptioncost #baby #family
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Baby | LoveToKnow
You blink and all of the sudden your newborn sweetheart has turned into a hyper-unreasonable two-year-old headache. The truth is, toddlers have a way of getting to all of us. There may not be a single answer to taming these crazed youngsters but we’ve found a few tips to help keep you and your infant happy and maybe even diminish the number of weekly unpredictable temper-tantrums. #toddler #terribletwos #happytoddler #baby #mom #newmom
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We know all moms want what is best for their newborns, but that shouldn’t mean having to purchase every type of baby product on the market. Some items are just unnecessary or unhelpful and ultimately, they are just not worth your money. #baby #newparent #babyproducts
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Baby | LoveToKnow
Turns out babies aren't the only ones learning new things as they grow. Though parents are constantly teaching their child new, important things, like how to crawl and how to talk, there are times where the student can also be the teacher! Newborns are teaching their moms and dads new things as they mature including lessons that can be quite eye-opening to new parents - here are 10 things you can learn from your baby. #baby #newparent #newborn
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Last Day of School Ideas for Parents
Most last day of school ideas for parents involve celebrations for the end of a school year or the start of summer. Mark the end of your child's school year with fun activities and decorations that make the day feel special and celebratory. #parentingideas #endofschool #schoolsout
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Funeral Planning Checklist
Organizing and orchestrating a funeral requires a variety of time-sensitive tasks and extensive knowledge of the deceased. If you're in charge of planning by yourself or with a small group of people, a funeral checklist of duties helps keep matters in order and on track. #funeralplanning #endoflifeplanning #estateplanning #funerals #funeralchecklist
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Understanding the Cremation Process
Understanding the cremation process can help you make an informed decision about end-of-life choices for yourself or a loved one. Although the process can seem daunting or confusing, there are a few basic steps and procedures that can help you grasp this process. #cremation
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Tips for Choosing Your Child's Godparents
Choosing your child's godparents might be easy or seem impossible. If you're considering asking one or more people to be godparents for your child, check out some advice and tips on making this important decision. At the end of the day, it's about what you as the parents value for your child that makes the decision. #parenting #godparents #baptism #christening #family
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Back to School Tips for Parents and Students
Starting back to school is an exciting and often stressful time of the year for parents and children. Dr. William Sears, a renowned pediatrician and a nationally known author, has some tips and advice on ways to help your child adjust to the start of a new school year and adapt to the structure of a school day after enjoying the freedom of summer. #backtoschool #schoolyear
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Ways to Celebrate Labor Day
Taking place the first Monday of September in the U.S., Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer season. Help this summer go out with a bang by celebrating the occasion with friends and loved ones. Whether you want to spend an intimate day with your immediate family or throw a huge party, there are many ways to celebrate Labor Day. #LaborDay #holiday #endofsummer #dayoff
Coping with loss can be very difficult, but it's important not to bottle up your feelings. Reading a thoughtful poem about losing a sibling, losing a parent, losing another loved one, or perhaps even writing one of your own, can help you express your grief and begin working through it. #grief #mourning #poems #poetry #loss Relationships, Horoscopes, Aries, Losing A Parent, Want You Back, Relationship, Aries Man In Love, Breakup, Aries Man Personality
11 Soulful Poems Related to Grief
Coping with loss can be very difficult, but it's important not to bottle up your feelings. Reading a thoughtful poem about losing a sibling, losing a parent, losing another loved one, or perhaps even writing one of your own, can help you express your grief and begin working through it. #grief #mourning #poems #poetry #loss
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Funeral Picture Display Ideas
If you're planning a truly special memorial service, get inspired with these unique funeral picture display ideas. From collages to creative table decorations, these photo displays will help everyone remember that important person. #funeral #memorial #grief #mourning
Texting is not the ideal way to reach out to someone who is grieving, but sometimes it's the most appropriate based on the circumstances. When you can't be there in person and your communication is typically done via text, reaching out by text is far better than not reaching out at all. Your text should be one of condolences and you should not be offended if you don't receive a response. #grief #mourning Texts, Losing A Loved One, How To Comfort Someone, No Response, Grief
What to Text Someone Who Is Grieving
Texting is not the ideal way to reach out to someone who is grieving, but sometimes it's the most appropriate based on the circumstances. When you can't be there in person and your communication is typically done via text, reaching out by text is far better than not reaching out at all. Your text should be one of condolences and you should not be offended if you don't receive a response. #grief #mourning
It can feel a little overwhelming to make friends as a senior. There are a few ways you can put yourself out there so you can build strong relationships with others. #friendship #seniorliving #seniors #retirementlifestyle Meeting New People, Meeting People, Retirement Lifestyle
How to Make Friends as a Senior
It can feel a little overwhelming to make friends as a senior. There are a few ways you can put yourself out there so you can build strong relationships with others. #friendship #seniorliving #seniors #retirementlifestyle
It can feel a little overwhelming to make friends as a senior. There are a few ways you can put yourself out there so you can build strong relationships with others. #friendship #seniorliving #seniors #retirementlifestyle
How to Make Friends as a Senior
It can feel a little overwhelming to make friends as a senior. There are a few ways you can put yourself out there so you can build strong relationships with others. #friendship #seniorliving #seniors #retirementlifestyle
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Guardian Angel History and Stories
The history of guardian angels is ancient with endless stories of their mission and acts of love. These angelic human protectors are responsible for the safety of individuals and often entire cultures or countries. #guardianangel #angels
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Fun Activities for Parents and Teens to Do Together
Engaging in quality time with your teen can help promote trust and strengthen your relationship. There are tons of fun activities you can do with each other if you want to to spend some time together. #family #teens #parents
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Fun Classes for Senior Citizens to Take
There are a ton of fun classes available for seniors to take. Whether you're interested in an exercise class, or something more creative, there are definitely some great options for you. #seniors #continuingeducation #classes #funclasses
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Disadvantages of Retirement Communities
Retirement communities can range from independent living in a gated community exclusive to residents of a certain age to full-care facilities with a medical staff in-house. While the entire spectrum of retirement communities can bring with it many advantages, there are also possible downsides to consider. #seniors #retirementcommunities #retirementliving #retirement #goldenyears