• What do kids really like about school?
    Back to School
    What do Kids REALLY Like About School?
    FamilyEducation asked a bunch of kids what they really like about school. Check out this hilarious video for some honest answers. ...
  • how to get involved in the PTA
    PTA and PTO
    How to Get Involved in the PTA
    If you've never been to a PTA meeting, it can be a little intimidating. A bunch of teachers and parents who all seem to know each other already, all working together to do… what exactly? Don't panic! The PTA is essential to your child's school'...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • 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
  • parents pick the coolest back to school supplies & fashions with advice at familyeducation
    Supplies and Shopping
    Parents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducation
    Instead of wasting hours and hours wandering around the mall looking for school supplies, visit FamilyEducation to find out the coolest back to school clothing trends or the latest gadgets to help your kids in class. Although you could easily spe...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    Getting Organized
    5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    The back to school whirlwind can cause chaos in even the most organized households. Between eating breakfast and packing book bags, making it out the door before the bus pulls away can be quite a challenge! This year, don't let yourself get stres...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • how to transition to back to school schedule - boy going to school
    Back to School
    How to Get Your Child Back on a Sleep Schedule for School
    After a long summer of going with the flow, later nights, and unstructured days, it can be tough getting back on a regular sleep schedule. Here’s how. More: 6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler (or Preschooler) Go to Bed and Stay There! Ready or not...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 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...
  • 5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Preparing for Back to School
    5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Back to school means the lazy, relaxing weekday mornings of the summer are quickly replaced with hectic ones. Between making sure your kids brush their teeth, packing book bags, and getting yourself dressed, you actually have to make (and eat!) a...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • back to school gadgets - apple with back to school sign
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Is homeschooling right for you/
    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...
  • easy crockpot recipes
    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
  • 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...
  • back to school preschool tips
    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 eq...
    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
  • 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