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Back to School Tech for the Home

When you think of ‘Back to School,’ what comes to mind? For most, it’s a big to-do list, followed by an even bigger shopping list, usually filled with supplies their children need for the classroom or for college. But what about back to school needs for moms and dads? As a parent of a school-aged child,… Continue reading Back to School Tech for the Home

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5 Smart Tech Picks for Kids

Many schools use Web portals that keep parents, kids and teachers connected. With our busy lives, this can be such a blessing. I know our school posts the school supply lists for each grade on their website and every teacher has their own space to post assignments and other important information. This is especially helpful if… Continue reading 5 Smart Tech Picks for Kids

Baby &Kids · Education

Help Your Family Get Back into the Swing of School

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

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Save On Classroom Supplies for the New School Year

As students get ready to head back to class, teachers are busy preparing their classrooms. If you’re a teacher, you’re already familiar with having to purchase many of your own supplies for your classroom. Saving as much as you can as you try to make your room an enjoyable and effective learning environment for your… Continue reading Save On Classroom Supplies for the New School Year

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How You Can 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, many… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Child’s Teacher

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How to Successfully Send Your Child Off to College

I don’t often like to admit that I have a daughter who is in college. I simply cannot be old enough to have a child that old! 😉 But, I do, and since this is her second year in college, I thought maybe these tips to successfully send your kid off to college might be… Continue reading How to Successfully Send Your Child Off to College

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How to Help Your Kids Avoid the Summer Slide

Summer is in full swing, and before you know it, it’ll be time to start packing lunches again and send the kids off to school for a brand new year. One of the challenges that today’s parents are faced with is keeping their children engaged during their summer break from school. Gone are the days… Continue reading How to Help Your Kids Avoid the Summer Slide

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How to Spark the Creativity In Your Kids this Summer

Summer vacation is the perfect time for kids’ brains to shut down and go into vacation mode. They want to do as little as possible, and so they do just that. Then, when it’s time to head back to school, they have to reteach themselves everything they learned the last school year. Image Source So,… Continue reading How to Spark the Creativity In Your Kids this Summer

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Summer Break Strategy: Foreign Language Learning

Summer is coming, and after the first couple weeks, you’re bound to start hearing, “Mom, I’m so bored!” Instead of letting boredom take over, you’ll probably start scrambling to find the kids something to do. It will keep them occupied, and keep you sane. It’s always a bonus if one of those things is educational.… Continue reading Summer Break Strategy: Foreign Language Learning

Books & Magazines · Education

Books to Teach Your Kids About American History

If you’ve been watching the news recently, you’ve realized that sometimes even American leaders don’t understand American history. As we’re raising the next generation of American leaders, it’s important to make sure that we do better. Memorial Day is a wonderful time to do that. It’s a day reserved to remember those who have made… Continue reading Books to Teach Your Kids About American History

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Affordable Ways to Learn a New Language This Spring

Spring is a time to enjoy new hobbies and activities. The weather is warmer and a little sunshine tends to give people the motivation they need to try something different. For some people, it’s a new gym routine, a new diet, or maybe an art class or volunteer program. For others, it’s something they can… Continue reading Affordable Ways to Learn a New Language This Spring

Education · Finance & Insurance

The Educator Expense Deduction

If you work in schools, you’ve likely spent money out of your own pocket for the benefit of the children you work with. It’s not a requirement for your position, but we know that you care and that, overall, schools are underfunded—so it’s probably happened. The Educator Expense Deduction We have a little bit of… Continue reading The Educator Expense Deduction

Baby &Kids · Education · Games & Toys · Seasonal & Holiday

Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

A baby’s first Christmas is a very exciting time. Depending on how old the baby is when Christmas comes, you can really have a lot of fun with them for their first big holiday experience. It can be easy to overboard with wanting to make lots of memories and buy lots of presents. It’s important… Continue reading Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

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Getting Back into Your Fall Routine

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 Getting Back into Your Fall Routine

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Get Organized With Back to School Pencil Cases

Some kids take to organization like a bird to flight. They thrive off of arranging their school supplies and stacking all of their papers together perfectly. I was a messy child. Organization wasn’t something I was interested in participating in. As a result, I was constantly losing my homework and projects, and drowning in random… Continue reading Get Organized With Back to School Pencil Cases

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Create a Fun and Functional Homework Space For Your Child

No parent wants to fight the homework battle with their kids. Creating a space that will allow them to work as efficiently as possible is important. Homework is not something most kids look forward to but creating a fun and functional space with your child might make it more enjoyable for both of you. Let’s look… Continue reading Create a Fun and Functional Homework Space For Your Child

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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