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Looking for the Best, Affordable, Kid-Friendly Vegas Attractions?

June 05, 2018

Traveling with kids and looking for something fun and affordable to do? Then Springs Preserve is the place to go! Springs Preserve, the birthplace of Las Vegas is a 180-acre cultural and historic park built on what once was a natural spring containing abundant water. Springs Preserve offers state-of-the-art exhibits, galleries, hiking trails, live animal shows, botanical gardens, behind the scenes of a water pumping facility, as well as teaching visitors on how to live a more sustainable life. 

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Water Safety: What to Know About Dry Drowning

July 05, 2017

Dry drowning and secondary drowning have recently been in the news with the death of a Texas toddler suffering from this condition.  It is frightening for parents to read stories like this because they want to keep their children safe. We want to empower, educate, and bring awareness to this issue so you and your family can stay safe this summer. Here are some tips and reading material so you are prepared and aware! 

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Off-Strip Vegas Family Vacation Ideas

March 01, 2017

Spring Break is just around the corner, now's the time to start planning a fun, family vacation. Spring break often consists of trips to Disney Land, a beach vacation or visiting family. Unfortunately, Las Vegas is seldom included on the list of family friendly vacation spots what with it's predominately adult attractions. Over the years I have found that there are a lot of great options for a family get away off the strip. Check out these kid friendly ideas and start packing!

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How Time-outs are Important Parenting Tools

November 18, 2016

As I’m returning home from another family vacation, it strikes me how the concept of a “Time-out” has changed for my wife and I over our 18 years of parenthood.  When our kids were young, I was fairly prolific with the use of time-outs for discipline.  Some of my time-outs may even go down in annals of parenting lore…the infamous “tuna fish sandwich time-out” will forever live in my family’s holiday stories.  We found time-outs to be very effective at helping our girls understand there were consequences to making poor choices.  They helped give our kids an opportunity to cool off, reflect on the situation and think through other alternative choices they could have made instead.  I particularly liked that time-outs were firm and sent a strong message in our house.

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