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July 2018

Kaboom! July bursts onto the scene in all its spectacular glory! There’s no better start to the month than celebrating our independence with magnificent fireworks displays. It’s summertime, so it’s a great time to enjoy sun, sand and less structure and stress. We are here to help you get the most out of the holiday.  

It’s time to celebrate, so get ready for fireworks and fire up the grill. Whether you’re planning a holiday BBQ or just want something new to impress your family, try some new, great recipes that could become favorite go-to meals. When dinner is done, it’s time to light up the sky. Fireworks displays are staggered all month long. We‘ve included a guide to when each town is shooting off their fireworks, so you can keep your family pretty busy taking in as many as you’d like!

With children out of school and home, they have plenty of time for swimming, hiking and biking, and there’s still plenty of time to keep their academic skills sharp. You can hone those skills without them even knowing it while they’re having fun! Sometimes kids can bicker when they’re bored. Instead of getting steamed at one another, get them STEAM-ed up with some cool science experiments. And, it’s not too soon to plan ahead to fall enrichment programs. Learning to play an instrument, for example, offers more than simply playing a tune. It boosts confidence and increases memory, while music lessons provide stress relief and more. 

An integrative dietician discusses some simple steps that could be game changers when it comes to your family’s nutrition. Do your kids have attention issues? Are they having trouble falling and/or staying asleep? Do they need to lose a little weight? All those concerns might be connected to food choices. If you have greater health concerns, this might be something to discuss with your child’s pediatrician. If you have just moved to the area and are in need of a pediatrician, learn what to look for in a practice that will make you happy and keep your kids healthy.

This is the season for family get-togethers and reunions. With a wide range of ages and interests, how are you going to keep everyone entertained? One mom makes it easy with lots of ideas that all the generations can enjoy together. Keep your gang active and when you catch a rainy day, grab some popcorn and snuggle in with a great family flick. We have mom-picks of movies perfect for little ones up to tweens and teens. There is something for everyone so the whole family can binge-watch together! And to keep things moving, make use of the July Family Fun Calendar to keep you in-the-know. Happy 4th of July! Let’s get the party started!


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