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    Back to School
    5 Back-to-School Must Haves
    Starting the new school year can be very exciting at first. But it can also feel stressful for your child, and pretty soon they might start experiencing all the distractions and pressures that exists in the classroom. Before this happens, get ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    Preparing for Back to School
    7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    The new school year gets closer every day. Have you thought about your kids' lunch plan yet?  This year, say goodbye to that sandwich and chips, and pack your kids a healthy lunch they won't want to trade. Healthy lunch ideas don't have to be ...
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    Exercise and Sports
    The Best Fall Sports for All Ages
    As summer winds down, it's time to sign your little ones up for the sports they will play this fall. Sports are a great activity to get your kids involved in. They help your little ones make friends, develop teamwork and get exercise. However, no...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work For Your Family
    Choosing a Preschool
    Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work for Your Family
    So, you've decided to look into an alternative school for your children, but you're not sure about whether Waldorf or Montessori schools fit your family's style. You're not alone. Many parents choose one of these schools without fully understandi...
  • How to get your kids in the car for school
    Back to School
    How To Get Your Kids In The Car For School
    We all have big plans to make the school days start off right. Then the actual mornings come, and, well—we all know what happens. Luckily there are some shortcuts we can take to make up for the speed bumps that can’t be missed. Here’s what ...
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    Benefits of Homeschooling
    Is Homeschooling Right For You?
    Homeschooling has become a popular alternative option for students, and parents choose to homeschool their kids for a wide variety of reasons. Whether for religious reasons, a want for more in-depth learning opportunities, or to provide your chil...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Kindergarten
    Starting Kindergarten: How to Prepare Your Child
    Starting Kindergarten: How to Prepare Your Child by Maya CohenIt's hard to predict how a child will handle separation on the first day of kindergarten. Some kids will cling to their mom in terror, while others will skip happily off without even ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    ADHD
    5 Back-to-School Gadgets to Help Kids with ADHD and Autism
    It might seem hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to a close and, before you know it, your kids will start the new school year. If you have a child with autism or ADHD, going back-to-school usually means dealing with a lot of anxiety, d...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Activities and Crafts
    Crayon Color Wheel Craft
      Crayon Color Wheel Craft For this craft, you will need:   Materials: Bits of Crayons in an assortment of colors A clean, empty tuna can, or other shallow can Tongs   Directions: Remove the paper wrappers from the broken bits of Cray...
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    Food
    5 Easy Crockpot Recipes for Busy Moms
    When you're a mom on the go taking your kiddos to lessons, after-school classes, and sports, it can feel nearly impossible to prepare nourishing, homemade meals for your family on a regular basis. Well good news wondermom - utilizing that crockpo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Crayon color wheel
    Activities and Crafts
    Crayon Color Wheel Craft
      Crayon Color Wheel Craft For this craft, you will need:   Materials: Bits of Crayons in an assortment of colors A clean, empty tuna can, or other shallow can Tongs   Directions: Remove the paper wrappers from the broken bits of Cray...
  • The Top 10 Best Backpacks for Back to School
    Backpacks
    The 10 Best Backpacks for Back-to-School
    Editor's Note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. That means if you buy a product via the link on our site, we get a little bit of money. However, these recommendations are based on current trends and quality of brand. Most school...
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    Preparing for Preschool
    Back to School Tips to help Prep for Preschool
    I'm feeling pretty nostalgic that my baby is going to preschool come September. My son and I have spent that past 3 years together, so going to school will be a big change for him. I'm excited for him to socialize with other toddlers, and I'm equ...
    Courtney Key
  • Morning Routine Hacks
    Family Life
    Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time
    It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs t...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower