Baby &Kids · Back to School

Money-Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping

It is exciting to have our kids at home during the summer. You can’t wait to spend time with them, make those long-lasting memories and simply bond. That’s what family time and summer is about. When it is time to go back to school shopping, it is usually a bit chaotic, especially when you have… Continue reading Money-Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping

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What Can You Buy to Help Your Child’s Teacher

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,… Continue reading What Can You Buy to Help Your Child’s Teacher

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How to Create a Homework Station for Back to School Success

Heading back to school takes a lot of preparation.  Not only do you need to gather supplies for the backpack, but you also have to get ready at home, too.  Making lunches, laying out the perfect outfit, and keeping up with homework are just some of the added chores when school is back in session. Convincing the… Continue reading How to Create a Homework Station for Back to School Success

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How to Help Your Child Ease Into the New School Year

If your child has not yet gone back to school, they’ll be starting in just a few week’s time. While some kids are excited to be moving up to the next grade, others just wish that they could be on summer vacation forever. Though many parents have been there themselves at some point, having to… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Ease Into the New School Year

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Education

Five Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

1. Teach your child to self-advocate. This will look different at different stages of your child’s education. By the time she or he gets to high school, the child is expected to ask for help when he needs it, go over his grades when he has a question, and check on his own progress. Communicating… Continue reading Five Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

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Recess Gear All Kids Need this School Year

If you ask a child what their favorite part of school is, odds are good the answer will be “Recess!” All kids love recess! I would also guess that many teachers love recess as well, because it’s the chance to relax for a few minutes, get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and watch the kids… Continue reading Recess Gear All Kids Need this School Year

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Their School Schedule

There is a lot to do before your children start their new school year. Getting kids back into their normal school routine is a bit tricky. These four tips will help you get your kids ready for their first day back to school. Start Bedtime Routines Earlier Your children have likely been on their own… Continue reading 4 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Their School Schedule

Back to School · Finance & Insurance

How to Keep Your Teen’s Back-to-School Budget in Check

Feel like your teenager is making all the major decisions around your back-to-school budget? You’re not alone. Perhaps contributing to this new trend is the old fact that peer pressure and branding have palpable effects on the everyday life of children in this age range combined with the new fact that fast-moving technology is increasingly… Continue reading How to Keep Your Teen’s Back-to-School Budget in Check

Back to School · Office Supplies

Become an Organizational Genius with Moleskine Planners

Imagine if you went back to school this fall with all the wisdom and genius of famous writers like Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Vincent Van Gogh… Wouldn’t that make life a little easier? Well, I can guarantee you the knowledge, but what I can give you is the key to locking in those brilliant thoughts the… Continue reading Become an Organizational Genius with Moleskine Planners

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Clothing & Accessories

Head Back to School with Personalized Lunch Boxes

Do you remember your first back to school lunch box? Did you pick it out yourself or did your parents choose it for you? Was it decorated in your favorite colors or did it contain one of your favorite television or cartoon characters? As a kindergartener in the early 1980s I chose a metal lunchbox… Continue reading Head Back to School with Personalized Lunch Boxes

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5 of the Best Stores for Back to School Shopping

Cross off those back to school items from your required shopping lists and throw them into your cart. Being prepared for the new school year is a guaranteed way to lower a student’s rate of stress. Here are this year’s best stores for back to school shopping to get you ready for the new school… Continue reading 5 of the Best Stores for Back to School Shopping

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Food & Beverage

The 5 Best Lunch Boxes for Healthy Back to School Meals

Your kid’s healthly school lunch ideas can make or break your entire day. Think about it: it all starts in the morning. Rousing kids and getting them ready for school is a task way larger than people think. On top of that, if you’re a working parent, you’re also getting yourself ready, and making sure that… Continue reading The 5 Best Lunch Boxes for Healthy Back to School Meals

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Clothing & Accessories

What’s in a Bag? Back to School Bags for Every Age

Once classes are in session, one of the most essential back to school supplies must have is a good back to school bag. You may need a bag to tote books in, organize papers, or hold personal belongings. We start carrying bags to school as young as preschool-aged children. Finding a bag that’s comfortable and… Continue reading What’s in a Bag? Back to School Bags for Every Age

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Clothing & Accessories

Helpful Tips to Prepare Little Ones Starting School For the First Time

Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this year? I know how hard that is, it is a huge transition for them and you. Here are some ways you can make that transition easier on both of you. Visit the school with your child, many schools have you do this… Continue reading Helpful Tips to Prepare Little Ones Starting School For the First Time

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Go Green For Lunch With These Eco-Friendly Containers

Saving the Earth, going green and reducing our carbon footprint is something we can do that will show our kids we care about their future. Statistics say that the typical American child generates 67 pounds of lunch packing waste every school year! With back-to-school approaching, packing an eco-friendly lunch gives us the opportunity to reduce… Continue reading Go Green For Lunch With These Eco-Friendly Containers

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Easy Back to School Lunches

Packing back to school lunches every evening before bed or every morning before your kids head out the door can seem like a daunting task. Different kids have different tastes, and many schools have peanut-free zones, so gone are the days of sending a quick PB & J sandwich. Lunchbox trends have changed over the… Continue reading Easy Back to School Lunches

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Getting Organized for Back to School

Aside from junk mail, there’s nothing that can threaten your kitchen counter with greater force than school paperwork. Field trips, weekly newsletters, homework assignments, volunteer requests and pamphlets about how to make sure you child grows up healthy and happy can easily clutter your space and the events they advertise can clutter your schedule. As… Continue reading Getting Organized for Back to School

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5 Backpack Essentials for Back to School

With school right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting those backpacks ready for the first day of school! It’s better to worry about it now than the night before – trust me. The contents of a school backpack may seem obvious, but it’s the little things that really make the difference between… Continue reading 5 Backpack Essentials for Back to School