School mornings always feel so hectic and hurried. You need to wake your children and then get everyone dressed, fed and out the door before the bus arrives. While you repeat these activities every morning from September until June they never seem to get any easier. Fortunately, school mornings don’t have to feel so stressful.… Continue reading Wake Up To Stress Free School Mornings
The first few weeks of school can be a whirlwind for many families, whose summer was filled with swimming, video games, late bedtimes, vacations, snacking all day, and many other habits that will be hard to shake. Your kids might be exhausted, especially if he or she is involved with sports. Here are a few… Continue reading Help Your Family Get Back into the Swing of School
If your child is a bit absent minded, or even has ADD or ADHD, organizing school work and keeping on task can be a major hurdle to success in school. Usually, punishment won’t help–it will just create more anxiety around school. If you have a child who tends to be forgetful about school work, or… Continue reading 5 Tips to Stay School Organized
Now that the kids are either back in school or getting ready to head back to school, we are in what’s called the “Dog Days of Summer.” The weather is hot – almost unbearably so – and the days seem to be long and lazy. (Anyone who owns a dog knows what long, lazy days… Continue reading How to Make the Most of the Dog Days of Summer
Have you heard of Hollar? I would be lying if I said, shopping there is not an obsession of mine. Once you shop on Hollar, it is hard to stop. They have so many great deals on name brand items. I love shopping online on their website. Hollar is an online dollar store and so… Continue reading Don’t Miss These Back to School Deals at Hollar
Browsing the back to school supplies with my own child, I overheard a mom say, “This stuff is so cheap; I don’t know what teacher’s complain about.” $100 for a school supplies is a lot of money and it will cost at least that to get the classroom ready. Between extra crayons/markers/erasers/pencils/sharpeners and classroom decor, many… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Child’s Teacher
When you think about back-to-school shopping you probably think about big box stores like Walmart, Kmart and Target. While these stores certainly carry a large selection of supplies they don’t necessarily sell the least expensive ones. If you want to save a little money this August check out the list of stores below. These stores… Continue reading Five Non-Traditional Places to Buy School Supplies
Big families get absolutely crazy this time of year. Coordinating multiple schedules for multiple grades and locations is hard enough, the last thing you need is to make multiple trips for school supplies. A trip to the grocery store is already like herding cats, let’s make back to school shopping easy! For basics like writing… Continue reading Buy Back to School Supplies for the Whole Family – in Bulk!
If you’re looking for backpacks as your kids head back to school, we have a treat for you. Disney has its backpacks on sale for 28%-36% off—and that’s before any of these awesome promo codes! That means you can score your child a backpack—which they really need—with one of their favorite Disney characters on it—which… Continue reading Disney Backpacks for $25 or Less
It’s that time of the year! Time to start shopping those back to school sales. If you’ve got lots of kids like I do, you need to know where the best places are to buy back to school clothes for all of your kids. Image Source I need clothes that will last the entire school… Continue reading Best Places to Buy Back to School Clothes
This year as our back-to-school shopping gears up, we’re making a conscious effort to dress our daughters in clothing that empowers. In a world where princess tees are the norm, we want to acknowledge our girls’ potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. There’s nothing wrong with being a princess, but you… Continue reading Back-to-School STEM Shirts for Girls
Your parents may have one or two photo albums from your childhood, but over the course of your own child’s life you’ll probably take enough photos to produce hundreds or possibly even thousands of photo books. Smartphones enable us to shoot and print photos in mere seconds and advanced technologies in digital cameras allow even the… Continue reading Snap a Pic With These Adorable First Day Of School Signs
Many families have enjoyed being able to spend their summers together while older children have been out of school. As kids head back to school, younger siblings will head back to preschool, or maybe even enroll for the first time. It’s wonderful to get little ones into a school routine at an early age if… Continue reading Adorable Back to Preschool Picks for Your Little Ones
It’s just about time for the kids to head back to school, which means that parents everywhere are making plans for back to school shopping. It’s easy to quickly become overwhelmed by all of the school supplies that are readily available for students. Depending on their age, however, they might not need some of the… Continue reading Back to School Savings to Start the Year Off Right
It’s summer! Put your kids to work by getting them to chores around the house and give them an allowance to begin a conversation about money. Experts say that children should be “earning” money, not just getting an allowance. The three piggy bank method This is an amazing way to teach your child to save–it… Continue reading Summer Savings for Your Kids!
Are your kids heading to camp this summer? Camp can be a wonderful experience for boys and girls of all ages. Today, there are thousands of different types of summer camps available all over the world. Day camps are a great way to get your kids involved in a specialized camp that it tailored to… Continue reading Summer Camp Must-Haves for Kids
Getting outside a lot this summer? Good. That’s a huge part of what makes summer so much fun. But you do have to be careful. With all that time at the pool, in the backyard, or outside camping with the family, are you kids getting proper sun coverage? UV rays are harmful no matter your… Continue reading Prepare Your Family for a Day Outdoors
Panicking because summer’s halfway through, but you still don’t have a family vacation on the books? Take a deep breath. We know one big reason you may not have booked anything to date is that vacation can be expensive—especially when you factor in airfare. While there are ways to save on plane tickets for your… Continue reading 4 Drivable Getaways from the Northeast
It’s tough to go outside when the temperatures peak this time of year. Sometimes it’s just too hot to take the kids to the playground or even send them out into the backyard. At the same time it can be tough to stay inside all day. Even with your own air conditioning cranked up kids… Continue reading Escape the Summer Heat with These Fun, Indoor Excursions
Beach hair looks great in the magazines–it untame and totally natural looking. Except it’s not. For most people, beach hair = salty, and frizzy. If the pool is your thing, then you’re stripping your hair of your natural oils and leaving it high and dry. And what happens to your skin is no different. The… Continue reading How to Minimize Chlorine Damage!