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April 2019

Spring has finally sprung. And, if showers bring flowers, there should be a plethora of blooms soon! Besides bringing daffodils and tulips, April is hopping with the Easter and Passover. And of course there is the kids’ favorite — Spring Break! We’re pleased to bring you everything you need to spring into action to make this an “egg-cellent” month! 

It’s time to think about our planet as we welcome Earth Day 2019 on April 22. Celebrate the day by making wildflower seed pods in the shape of Earth to make our world a prettier place. As you plant the pod, you’ll discover there are great reasons to garden with your kids. It makes them smarter, healthier and it’s just plain fun! While you’re outside, take the time to watch the birds build their nests. And, just like them, you can feather your own nest with nuggets of parenting wisdom. Naturally, the Cora J. Belden Library in Rocky Hill has some book recommendations to get your kids outside to appreciate the world around them.

This time of year is filled with lots of family gatherings and parties. Sometimes, though, less is more. Learn ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests when entertaining. And, if you’re surrounded by lots of leftover dyed eggs from the Easter Bunny, you might need some creative ideas to add some “egg-citement” to your meals. 

Now that spring has arrived, summer is not far off and it’s time to make your summer plans. For your child, it probably means summer camp. Here’s something you might not know — singing around the campfire can be a spiritual experience — it’s a scientific fact. If your planning some summer fun for your family when camp is over, discover some interesting adventures to make your vacation extra special.

Infertility is one of the most frustrating aspects of starting a family. It’s a struggle, both emotionally and financially. Couples often have to make some big sacrifices to have a child. We share a story of a family who discovered the most important thing is love. You might just want to add a four-legged member to your family. Learn about some tips to help your new pet adjust to its forever home.

The National Parenting Products Awards have reviewed the latest toys. They love them; and your kids will, too. But, if your children are hooked on electronics, you need to know how to help them navigate social media in a healthy and safe way.

April is no joke! The month is filled with anticipation for all of the amazing activities that are waiting for you. Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and let’s work together to make the Earth a better place for everyone.     

 

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