March 2024

5 Creative Dollar Store Ideas for Kids

By |2024-02-29T10:40:23-06:00March 14th, 2024|Children & Youth|

Hey parents, here are five super fun and wallet-friendly activities you can set up for your kiddos using stuff from the dollar store: Get Crafty: Grab markers, stickers, and paper to make your own craft kits. Let your little ones go wild making cards or puppets—it's awesome for sparking their creativity! Storytime Adventures: Pick up [...]

3 Classic Ideas For Cute DIY Cookies

By |2024-02-29T10:40:15-06:00March 12th, 2024|Children & Youth|

Ready to add a dash of creativity to your baking routine? You don’t need to be an expert. Just grab some dough, a baking sheet, and let's dive into a world of DIY cookie cuteness!  Adorable Animals: Roll out your dough and cut it into shapes like elephants, pandas, and unicorns. Let your little ones [...]

February 2024

Sweet Dreams: 9 Cozy Sleep Hygiene Tips for Kids

By |2024-02-05T09:12:27-06:00February 22nd, 2024|Daily Living, Children & Youth|

Parents, we get it: sleep hygiene - or getting kids to bed - can be a tricky task. Even when they need sleep, they might say, "No! I want to stay up." And sometimes, after finally getting them into bed, they'll wake up, saying they can't sleep or that something scared them in the middle [...]

January 2024

5 Winter Dishes For Picky Eaters

By |2024-01-03T09:11:43-06:00January 24th, 2024|Children & Youth, Daily Living|

Ah, the winter season—the time for cozy blankets, crackling fires, and of course, hearty, soul-warming food. But what happens when your little one turns their nose up at all those delicious, comforting meals?  Remember, the key ingredients to winning over a picky eater are to keep it fun, flavorful, and sometimes a little sneaky. Experiment [...]

December 2023

Winter Events in Longview TX | 2023-2024

By |2023-12-21T00:20:47-06:00December 21st, 2023|Children & Youth, Holidays|

Looking for exciting winter events in Longview TX? Hey there, Longview enthusiasts! Winter is around the corner, and you know what that means— it's time to gear up for some exciting events and activities happening in our vibrant city.  From annual favorites to unique happenings, Longview is brimming with fun-filled events for everyone. So, let's [...]

November 2023

Hand Hygiene 101: Teaching Kids Proper Hand Washing for Better Health

By |2023-10-31T08:46:01-05:00November 14th, 2023|Children & Youth|

As our children continue their journey into a new school year, we want to ensure that they not only thrive academically but also remain in good health.  Children are still learning about cleanliness and may forget to wash their hands before eating or touching their faces after they touch various surfaces. So, it’s our responsibility [...]

Managing Fall Asthma: 6 Tips for Parents

By |2023-10-31T08:28:52-05:00November 7th, 2023|Children & Youth|

As the vibrant colors of summer foliage transition into the earthy tones of autumn, we welcome the cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the joys of seasonal activities.  But for kids with asthma, fall can also bring along a set of unique challenges; the change in weather combined with the rise of fall allergies can [...]

Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Supportive Strategies

By |2023-10-31T08:29:13-05:00November 2nd, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living|

If your child has difficulty focusing, feels hyperactive, or acts impulsively, they may have an undiagnosed medical condition. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common condition that affects both children and adults and can have a significant impact on their everyday lives if left undiagnosed or untreated.  With the right resources and a supportive environment, children [...]

October 2023

Fun and Easy Science Experiments for Curious Young Minds

By |2023-09-29T18:05:31-05:00October 19th, 2023|Children & Youth|

Curiosity is a powerful force that fuels the minds of young explorers. Science experiments provide an exciting, hands-on way for kids to satisfy their curiosity while learning about the world around them.  These experiments are not only entertaining but also encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and a love for science.  Note for parents and guardians: All [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Torn ACL Injuries 

By |2024-03-21T15:51:21-05:00October 17th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Children & Youth, Emergency Medicine|

As parents, we understand the health benefits of physical activities for children, but at the same time, we want our kids to stay safe at all times—a guarantee that does not exist in competitive sports. If your child plays a sport, some of the most common sports-related injuries to watch out for are rotator cuff [...]