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Being a parent on the road means missing out a little on your child’s day-to-day routine. But there are great ways to make the absence work for you—rather than against. Your children will accept that it is a part of life, and you’ll both learn creative ways to stay connected—even when you’re not together.
I honestly feel lucky. I have an amazing job here at Citibabes. I get to teach art to the wonderful community of children at Citibabes. My background includes two degrees in Art History and a Certification in Visual Art Education. I joined the Citibabes staff in the summer of 2012 and began teaching art classes this past fall. So much has happened in just one year and this summer will be my first year heading up the art department for our CitiCamp program. I look forward to another creative and fun filled summer with the children of CitiCamp and those taking summer art classes.
Kristin Bartlett, CitiSchool 4s head teacher, is one of our favorites. She's been teaching for seven years at the kindergarten and preschool grade levels, where she inspires and teaches our little ones. We know she loves to encourage her students' curiosity and wonderment about the world around them, and strives to encourage and empower our students to grow to their fullest potential through education. Kristin helped develop the curriculum and instruction for our Citischool 4s program and has been the head teacher since it began in 2010. What you may not know about her is that she loves her yellow Labrador Retreiver, is an opera fan, makes beautiful jewelry in her spare time, and…she’s about to get married!
As a resource for families and a leader in education, we always strive at Citibabes to present you with the best of everything. So when Juice Press and Citibabes met, we were instantly ecstatic to share the exciting things happening at Juice Press with the Citibabes community.
You’ve seen him around Citibabes – he’s the guy in the workout outfit, black tank, tracksuit pants, alert eyes and encouraging smile. Greg Mitchell Mayer, Citibabes' head trainer has been with us for seven years as a personal trainer and class instructor. Anyone who has taken his kickboxing class, or personal training session knows just how dynamic he is (want to lose weight? increase fitness? focus on pre or post natal fitness training? Greg is the guy!!!) but here are some things you may not know about him.
With that weather comes talk of summer camps, the end of the school year, eco-friendly nontoxic sunscreens, and family vacations. That's right--everyone's favorite oxymoron: the family vacation.
When I was pregnant with my daughter and looking for a baby nurse, I found the process daunting. I wasn’t sure where to begin, what questions to ask, and what to even expect once I hired one. After going through the process, meeting many other moms who went through their own searches, and talking with many baby nurses and doulas—I feel much more informed. And now I’d like to pass these tips onto you so you have an easier time getting started.
Becoming a big brother or sister is a huge deal for little ones who often find it hard to understand what all the fuss is about. Being an aunt to 27 wonderful nieces and nephews (that’s not a typo) has given me a heart for the plight of new siblings. Suddenly the NEW baby is grabbing all the attention even though all it does is sleep and cry! That’s why it’s so important to help big sisters and brothers adjust to their new role, here are five fun ways my large extended family uses to help reinforce to new big bro/sis just how unique and special they are: