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That Parenting Sweet Spot

February 17, 2018

I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think I’m on the downhill side of the toddler stage. The beginning of the sweet spot. Don’t get me wrong, there are still tantrums and a lot of whining, but my kids are FINALLY entertaining themselves.

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SafeSplash Stories: Snow Days

February 10, 2018

If you are anything like our family, you look forward to snow days with a certain amount of dread and a small tinge of happy remembrance thinking about the snow days of your youth. But by 10 am or so, the happy feelings begin to wane.

The dread comes about because we don’t normally plan an entire day of activities for our kids. On a regular day, they go to school, have “practice,” eat, and then sleep. But when they wake up at 6:30 am like our kids do, find out they are free from any educational restrictions, they seem to ratchet up their energy level like they downed a couple of Red Bulls while cramming a plateful of chocolate chip pancakes covered in syrup and whipped cream into their sticky mouths.

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Parenting Tips: Running out of Gift Ideas? Try "Experience Gifts"!

December 09, 2017

Every year as my children get older (mine are 10 and almost 6) I struggle with what to get them for the holidays (not to mention both of their birthdays fall in December and January). They seem to have everything under the moon and our playroom is busting at the seams. I don’t always want to buy them more stuff! One thing I have found more interesting is the idea of “experience gifts.” Here are some ideas:

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We’re Enrolled! Time for our First Swim Lesson: Now What…?

April 26, 2017

Dear Moms/Dads:

Congratulations to you and your little swimmer! We at SafeSplash are SO excited to meet you. If you’ve never done this before you may be a little bit hesitant in regards to what you should expect on that first day at swim lessons and beyond. We understand this! In addition to your many duties as a parent you have chosen us and taken this extra step and now….what should you do to prepare? Well luckily, we’ve experienced many a first timer here at SafeSplash and we’re here to help. 😊

What follows is a handy guide for what to expect before, during, and after your first class with us! But as always, if you have any additional questions after looking through this page we have a lovely staff at our Customer Service Center that is ALWAYS more than happy to help you out in any way possible. Just give us a call anytime at 866-KID-SWIM, and ask away!

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How to prepare your baby for their first Mommy and Me Class

February 02, 2017

I have been a competitive swimmer since I was about 4 years old.  Basically, swimming is in my blood and the life-skill of swimming is something that I deeply value.  I am first time parent to an adorable baby boy who is almost 6 months old.  Now that he is almost 6 months old I am ready to sign him up for a Parent-N-Me class.  My excitement for him to get into the pool is off the charts!  I mean…I cannot wait to see that little guy in the water!  However, I have to admit that I am a little nervous.  What if he doesn’t like it?  What if he cries the whole class?  What if the class time I picked is going to be when he is too sleepy and has a royal meltdown? 

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