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  • 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
  • Family routine eating breakfast in kitchen
    Time Management
    Best School Year Yet! 9 Organizational Tips and Tools for School Year Survival
    Between waking the kids up, fighting over outfits, making lunches, finding shoes, getting everyone to school and then to their after-school activities, supervising homework, and making dinner, a regular school day can leave parents feeling overwh...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • the best fall sports - soccer
    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
  • School Safety
    7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
    As a parent, sending your child to school, off into a world without you, can be an anxious time. Give yourself some peace of mind by following these safety tips to make sure she stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Back-To-School Anxiety
    12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Starting the school year is a universally exciting and nerve-wracking time for kids (and their parents!). Whether your child is off to preschool, kindergarten, middle school, or any grade in between, find some classic and new back-to-school stori...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Back-to-School Checklist
    Don't forget a thing! Print off and follow this list to make sure your family is ready for back-to-school, and check each off as you go along. ...
  • Math Printables
    Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    This printable guide of fun and educational activities will prepare during the summer for the third-grade school year. The packet includes a list of suggestions for summer reading, worksheets for building math skills, geography and history less...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    12 School Year Resolutions: Printable List
    These back-to-school resolutions can help streamline your family's busy life for the best school year yet. Hang this list on your fridge to keep you and your children focused and stress-free from September to June. ...
  • school resolution, kids on the first day
    Preparing for Back to School
    12 New School Year Resolutions
    Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 12 re...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Back to School
    Packing Healthy Lunches
    */ You bought the new book bag, got all new clothes and found the perfect lunch bag for back to school. So now, what are you going to put in the lunch bag? Lunches are an opportunity to teach your kids about nutrition. It is the first meal wher...
  • First Grade Back to School Activity Guide
    Math Printables
    First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    Print off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare over the summer for the first-grade school year. Included you'll find book suggestions for improving reading skills, grammar worksheets, lessons for community in...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Back to School
    Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
    */ If you are a parent, you know how difficult it is to get your child to eat one serving of fruits or vegetables, let alone fill half of their plates with them, such as the nutrition education tool MyPlate recommends. A study conducted by Ohio...
  • Green School Lunches Pinterest Graphic
    Back to School
    10 Tips for "Green" School Lunches
    The average school generates 20 tons of waste each year. Learn some easy, eco-friendly tips for packing waste-free or "greener" bag lunches for kids. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Earth Day Printables
    EPA Waste-Free School Lunch Poster
    Print out the EPA's "Waste-Free Lunch" poster. On Waste-Free Lunch Days, students, parents, and school staff try to eliminate packaged lunch items, use reusable containers, and recycle as much as they can. Go green and try it at your school!...
  • 6th Grade Activity Guide
    Math Printables
    Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    Prepare for the sixth-grade school year with this guide of fun and educational activities for summer learning. Included in this packet is a list of suggestions for books to read over the summer, geography skill-builders, genetics worksheets, me...
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches
    Kids get bored with the same old sandwiches from September through June. Using cookie cutters to make sandwiches in cute shapes can only take you so far. Find some new lunch ideas that will make your child ravenous and his classmates envious! ...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Back-to-School Shopping Guide
    Print off this back-to-school shopping guide to make sure your kids get the hottest styles and gear at the coolest price for their return to school! ...