Getting Yourself and Your Baby Ready for Daycare

It doesn’t matter if this is your first time taking a little one to daycare or if you’re a seasoned veteran who’s been down this road before, it’s a stressful time filled with lots of emotions. One thing we’ve learned through our experience and from our wonderful customers is that being prepared can help. We’ve collected some tips to help you get ready for daycare so that first day goes more smoothly and the emotions aren’t too overwhelming.


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Finding a Moms Group Near You (What to Know Before You Go)

When it comes to parenting, you need a lot of support. Not just extra people there to help you do it all, but you need a few confidants, someone to ask questions, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to vent to. You need a Mom Group!


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Mentally Preparing Kids for Back-to-School in 2021

Back-to-school for 2021 will be interesting in many households. Maybe not as challenging as 2020 was, but there will still be some unique hurdles to get over. Homeschooling and remote learning aren’t long gone; they’re pretty fresh in your kids’ minds, so they might not be as keen on in-person school as they would have been usually.


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Back to School Checklist: Middle School and Beyond

Are you ready to send them back for a full year of school? They're getting so much bigger and so independent. Which means you have a fine line to walk. You want them to know you trust them, to let them make some of their own decisions and learn responsibility. Yet you don't want them to make costly mistakes, lose things that are important to them, or have too much responsibility too soon. We have a solution that will help you get them ready for school and will solve some of those problems.


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Back to School Checklist: Pre-K Through Elementary

It finally feels like things are getting back to normal! The little ones will be going to school regularly, which means you need to prepare. It’s time to spend a small fortune on school supplies, new clothes, shoes, sports gear, and all the other accessories they’ll need. While few back-to-school checklists will include labels, you’ll see that we think they’re top-of-the-list important. 


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Preschool Preparation Tips with Checklist

It feels like time has zipped by, and suddenly, you’re already thinking about preschool and how to get your little one ready for this big transition. And, in total honesty, you’re probably also up for a few good tips to get you through it, too.


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Tips for Working Parents Expecting Children for the First Time

Brace yourself - this is probably the most exciting time in your life. You’re expecting your first child, and you are filled with joy, expectations, dreams, plans, and, if we’re being honest, probably a few worries, too. All of that is completely normal, and everyone feels that way when they’re expecting their first bundle of joy. So hold onto those feelings because they’re almost as precious as that little baby itself


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Keeping Your Children Engaged in Learning During the Summer

Summer break is such a magical time for children. Remember how you loved going to the beach, playing with your friends, sleeping in and not having to race through breakfast, and then long summer nights playing until the sunset. Your children will love all of those same things, and one day they’ll feel nostalgic thinking about their childhood.


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Summer Day Camp Ideas - Great Out of the House Options

Remember when you were a kid. Summer break was the best time ever! You looked forward to it from the minute you stepped back into the schoolroom in September. Your days were filled with fun and freedom and lots of time outside with friends. At least, that’s how it looks in your memories.


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Tips for Parents Working from Home During Summer Break

Whether your office is still in quarantine or you discovered that working from home is better for you, you’re about to face another summer break. That means the kids are home from school, and they certainly make some interesting “co-workers.” But, even for people who love their new WFH life, you have to admit having to wipe tushies, make snacks, and watch your little one do a somersault forty times when you’re trying to get work done is difficult.


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Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child (and You)

Picking the right preschool for you and your child is a big decision. It’s not just about what’s closest. And the preschool you pick will probably not determine the trajectory of the rest of your child’s life. This is no doubt a time of anxiety for you and your child, but it should also be a time of joy and celebration.


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Summer Day Camp Packing List and Tips

Last year was a difficult one for all kids' camps as they struggled to navigate the best COVID procedures and keep everyone as safe as possible. This year more camp centers should be opening back up, and day camp will be a welcome treat for everyone in the family.


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The Importance of Safely Sharing with Friends

Sharing is one of the skills you begin teaching your little one as soon as they start grabbing for things. It's an important lesson for their development socially, intellectually, and emotionally. As parents, we often teach this skill without even thinking about its value to those little developing minds.


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Checklist for Sending Your Kids to Sleepaway Camp

Summer is approaching, and that means it’s time for summer camp! It looks like there will be more options this year with summer camp activities as vaccinations continue to roll out, and we’ve all become better at managing life during the pandemic. This is excellent news for everyone. Your little ones are going to love making new friends and having different experiences. And you’ll love having a little time to yourself after an incredibly trying year.


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How to Pick the Right Summer Camp

The dog days of summer are quickly coming. Whether this summer will be like 2020 or if it will return to a season of carefree fun has yet to be determined. However, we know that those kids are getting restless, and summer camp will be a must this year. If you're a summer camp seasoned pro, then you've got an idea of what types of camps work best for you and your kids. But the following tips might help you navigate the new waters of a (hopefully) post-COVID camp season.


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Tips for When Kids Start Playing Sports - During the Pandemic and After

The world is slowly opening back up, and there are things we’ve all missed. Getting “back to normal” isn’t going to happen overnight; but it’s reassuring looking to the horizon and seeing more and more things slowly returning to pre-2020 standards.


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Top Tips for Choosing the Right Daycare for You and Your Toddler

Choosing a daycare can be one of the less exciting but most important decisions we make as parents. You may be filled with anxiety about leaving your child in the care of someone new or stressed about returning to your work-life after such a significant change at home, or even just adjusting to a new routine. It's natural for this transitional time to be overwhelming for a family. No matter what point you are in your journey to choosing a daycare provider, here is a simple list to help guide you towards making the best choice for you and your child.


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The 2021 Top 10 Must Haves for New Babies

The 2021 Top 10 Must Haves for New Babies In 2021, it seems like we're all looking for a reason to celebrate, and a newborn is just about the best reason there is. This is the perfect time to put a little extra thought or effort into a baby shower gift or a push present. Sure, you can load them up on diapers and onesie.


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8 Helpful Tips to Help with Remote Learning

For most of us, our school year is officially underway. This school year is certainly unique compared to years past, and more than likely, your school-year has been adjusted in some way to fit the current climate. Remote learning, for one, has become an essential part of the new normal. However, it can be challenging to find a groove in online learning when it is still growing as a new concept.


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6 Things Parents Should do Before Sending Their Children to Daycare for the First Time

The time has come for you, as a first-time parent, to send your little one off to daycare. For your child, daycare is the first step of a long journey of education. For you, as the parent, it's the first time you will be allowing your little one to leave the nest while trusting another adult to take care of your child.


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A Beach in Your Backyard

Whether you've had your vacation plans canceled or you want one last shot at the beach before the weather cools down - we've got you covered. In this edition of The Weekly Bubble, we're going to show you how you can enjoy a beach day from the comfort of your backyard.


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Why Iron-On Clothing Labels are a Must-Add for All 2020 Back-to-School Shopping Lists

Back-to-School shopping has started for many parents, and this year's landscape appears to be a little different from usual. It will not be easy for you as parents, but we know that if we all come together, we will come out of this stronger than before.


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Special and Safe Outdoor Summer Fun

Summer is well upon us, and it's thrilling to have some sunshine and warm weather after the last few months. We hope this time of long days and beautiful weather is filled with everything you might need. For our team at Name Bubbles, it's all about family time and relaxation.


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Back to School, Name Bubbles Style

We can't believe it is already here. It feels like Summer just began! However, after our years of experience, it seems to be that the earlier you start your back to school shopping, the less headache you'll have later on. Now, that's not to say you won't have a headache at all, but we hope we can make it a little less intense.


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Tips For Parents Sending Their Children To Summer Camp For The First Time

For many children, summer camp is their first taste of independence. The first time they'll be away from home without their family and experiencing life outside of their hometown and comfort zone.


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Getting Ready for Daycare

Getting Ready for Daycare – Tips from Experienced Moms Who Have Done It Before Your family is about to make a big adjustment. Sending a little one to daycare is always a time of change and transition. It’s okay, though - you got this! The following are a few tips from moms who have gone through the same process and...


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