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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

Baby &Kids · Education

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

Education · Services

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

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Education

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

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Education

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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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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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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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

Back to School · Education

How To Help Your Child With Homework

The simple answer is to try to help as little as possible. One of the most frequent complaints from teachers is that children are much to reliant on parents. As parents, we feel conflicted about this. It’s heartbreaking to see your child struggle–so how much help is too much? Here are some ways to help… Continue reading How To Help Your Child With Homework

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Best Places to Shop for all Your Back to School Needs

Back to school shopping can get expensive. Crazy expensive. But, you can find ways to save money. Below, I’m going to list my favorite places to shop for all of our back to school needs. I hope they help you out as much as they’ve helped me. Walmart – This is our first stop, simply… Continue reading Best Places to Shop for all Your Back to School Needs

Education · Travel

How’s It Made? Fun Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Kids

If school’s not out for you already, it surely will be soon! Wondering how to keep your kids entertained this summer? We’ve put together a list of fun and educational tours children are sure to be interested in. The best part? They’re all convenient to those in the Northeast, meaning you could make these a… Continue reading How’s It Made? Fun Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Kids

Education · Entertainment

Student Discounts You Should Totally Be Taking Advantage Of

When you’re in school, whether you’re going at the ripe age of 18, or later in life as a non-traditional student, your budget is tight. The bulk of your hours have to be devoted to classes and studying, leaving little time for income-producing work. Hopefully you have grants and scholarships that help make ends meet… Continue reading Student Discounts You Should Totally Be Taking Advantage Of