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7 Questions to Ask Your Child's Camp Counselor

June 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer camp activities, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, parenting tips, parenting resources, parent, parenting, Kids, Day Camp, featured

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If it's your child's first time at sleep away camp, you might feel a little uneasy about leaving your child with someone you've never met. Sometimes getting to know the person a little better will help to put your mind at ease. In this post, you will find seven questions that will help guide the conversation so it seems more natural and less like a crime investigation. 

Here are the 7 Questions to Ask Your Child's Camp Counselor:

  1. Are you from around here?
  2. What did you learn at staff training?
  3. What's your background working with kids?
  4. How do you handle it if someone gets hurt or sick?
  5. How do you help a child who is homesick?
  6. What awesome plans do you have in mind for this week?
  7. What is one thing you hope to teach the kids this week?
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Everything I Learned About Parenting I Learned from SomeeCards

May 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, parents, parenting tips, parenting resources, parenting, parent, moms, laugh, Kids, Kwaddle, funny stories, family-friendly, family, families, encouragement, children, camp, baby

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In an effort to be the best parent I could be, I did some online research about parenting and thought I would share my findings with you. While all of this advice is as good as gold in my opinion, you should at no point take this post as proven or serious. We all need a little laughter in our lives and this is our effort to bring some joy to into yours. 

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Day Camp VS. Sleep Away Camp: What's the difference?

March 12, 2018 at 8:30 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in Adolescents, camp, Camping, Day Camp, General, parent, parenting, parents, sleep away camp, Summer Camp, summer camps, teens, Tweens

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You are looking into camp options for your child and you are wondering which option is the best. At Kwaddle, we work with oodles of providers that offer one or both of these options and we are pleased to pass that information onto you. Both day camps and sleep away camps have their own pros and cons and we thought it might be helpful if we broke things down a bit.

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Tax Deduction Related to Child Care and Camp: Where to Begin

March 5, 2018 at 10:32 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in child care, day care, General, income tax, News, parent, parenting, parents, Summer Camp, summer camps, tax, tax credit

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With Tax Day upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight the Child and Dependent Care Credit that many parents are eligible for. While we encourage you to visit the IRS website or direct your questions to your accountant, here are a handful of things you may want to know before you file. Who couldn't use another tax deduction, right?

 What is the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

Very simply put, it's a tax break for parents and custodial guardians who have paid for someone to care for their child while they are at work. Child care centers, summer camps, day camps, nanny care, and at home providers are all types of child care that qualify for the tax deduction. Parents can get up to $3000 credit for one child or $6000 for two or more.

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The Funny Files

January 17, 2018 at 12:56 PM / by Gabby F. posted in children, encourage, Entertainment, failure, Funny, funny stories, General, Kids, laugh, parent, parenting, parents, success

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Being a parent is hard work.

If it's not one thing, it's another. Just when you think you have a little extra cash at the end of the month, someone needs new shoes. It's schedules and laundry and homework and behaviors and the list could go on. While parenting can be scary and frustrating and unbelievably difficult at times, I think it is really important to look back and see everything we have survived. Many things have happened over the years relating to my children and, at the time, I was furious. However, when I look back and think about those memories, I almost always end up with a smile on my face.

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