Every family has gone through it – lots of passion and spice in your relationship and then the children come along. Somewhere along the way those alone times you used to spend with each other are replaced with babies, children crawling into bed with you in the middle of the night, overly busy schedules, etc.
It’s important that while you’re doing your best to raise your family you don’t lose sight of what brought you together as a couple. Here are some great ways to help keep the love alive even if you have small children in the home:
- Flirting isn’t just for dating. Send your significant other a love note, a sweet text message or just an email that says you can’t wait for the two of you to be alone. Compliment each other, let the small chores go to spend an extra few minutes together, make a lunch date once a month and KEEP it!
- Can’t go out on a date? Make a date at home. Cook dinner together, light some candles and spend the evening catching up. Make it a later dinner after your kiddos are in bed.
- Don’t forget the little things. Go to bed at the same time. This may sound silly and simple but you’d be surprised at how effective this is. It’s difficult to keep romance alive when one spouse comes to bed after the other is already asleep. Never miss a chance to hug or kiss your spouse “just because.”
Keep in mind that your children will eventually grow and leave you to lead lives of their own. It’s important that you keep “investing” in your personal relationship with each other so that when you are alone again you still enjoy each other as much as you did before the children came along.
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We just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU!
For those of you who don’t know we recently received GOLD for The Gazette’s Best of The Springs magazine!
Each year this magazine collects nominations and votes for companies and businesses who raise the level of expectation that much higher. Unknowingly Young Scholars Academy was nominated by a member of our community for “Best Day Care Center” and we won!
While we consider this such a great honor and love being recognized for all the hard work we do with our families and the Early Childhood Education field, we want to thank YOU!
Our families are the reason we were voted best; the partnerships created between our teachers and parents are something extraordinary and are a huge reason why our kids excel so much in their education!
Once more we would just like to say how much we appreciate the love and support you have given to our Young Scholars Academy family!
Healthy living and creating healthy habits is something we try to incorporate here at Young Scholars Academy but… let’s face it, it has to be fun!
We have been fortunate enough to be a part of a program called Mighty Moves. This program focuses its efforts on young preschoolers with hopes to encourage movement that is not only teacher-directed but get the children involved!
We have incorporated Mighty Moves into our daily schedule so that the children are able to relate to the characters and stories and even act them out on their own!
Our outdoor playgrounds are filled with not only equipment for every sport but with every area of learning (like the ones in our classrooms) for the children to expand their imaginations and really get moving!
By also incorporating each day and activity that that involves music and dance is a great way to make sure the kids get their wiggles out!
We also have 2 indoor gyms available for Toddlers and Preschoolers when Colorado is just being Colorado, and the weather is making it hard for the kids to go outside, the kids are able to go into these and have fun being a kid and just play!
We have multiple Providers here whose passion is in Music and Physical Education which we are so lucky to have because this means so much more when it comes to getting the kids active and getting them involved!
Something great that we like to do is bring in outside guests to come and do sessions with the kids to further movement beyond the classroom.
We are currently in partnership with Poser Kids Yoga who come each week to our school to stretch our bodies out and loosen up our muscles! Upon your enrollment to our school or not you are more than welcome to come and join us each week for all the fun exercising can bring.
Your child learns that:
- Having fun while getting healthy!
- Structured and sustained movement activities are enhanced by gross motor development.
- Being active in the classroom and at home provides them the opportunity to form lifelong physical activity habits.
- Kids with stronger motor skills tend to be more physically active.
Our children become active while dancing to music, learning spatial awareness, how to incorporate your 5 senses, stability, loco-motor skills, object manipulation, all while Learning from our Food Friends how to eat healthy!
One day you’re bringing your new little bundle of joy home from the hospital, the next day they’re off to kindergarten and the day after that they are off to college.
Ok, it’s not QUITE that fast but you get the idea – time flies when you’re having fun. Because it won’t be long until your baby is heading to college it’s important that you start saving for that time now.
In fact, if you haven’t started planning, preparing and saving by the time your child enters kindergarten, you’re just about five years behind the eight ball.
Even if you haven’t started until after your child is of school age, it’s never too late to get moving. However, be sure that you are being realistic in your planning. The average cost of tuition at a public university is almost $43,000 and a private school can cost almost $110,000 – increasing more than 40% over the past ten years and will without a doubt continue to rise.
Many schools offer prepaid tuition programs that freeze the current rates to allow you to pay off the tuition. There are also state-operated college savings plans called Section 529 plans. These allow not only parents but also grandparents, relatives and even friends to put money aside to help offset your child’s tuition expenses.
Another option you may have is to invest in an educational savings account. While these accounts are typically small – only $2000 per year – it’s still a help with books and supplies even if it doesn’t do much to offset the high cost of tuition.
Before you can truly prepare for your child’s education costs, you should first have your own solid, financial plan and make sure your goals are prioritized so you know the exact steps you’ll need to take to reach them.
Your babies will grow up fast no doubt, but enjoy this time with them! Thank you for reading!