7 TIPS FOR WHEN ALL THE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL…...

It’s the first day of school! Your social media feeds are bursting with pictures of cute preschoolers, and sweet elementary students (and perhaps some...

Care-Package Must Haves for The College Girl

  Do you have a daughter or granddaughter that just flew the nest away to college? If you don't have kids that age yet, perhaps...

How to Reach a Reluctant Reader

Arguably, one of the best milestones of childhood is learning to read. It's quite remarkable (and a bit emotional!) to watch your child blossom...

Junior Explorers: Teaching Kids Conservation One Classroom at a Time

In this day and age of environmental awareness and conservation, you often hear adults talking about leaving a better planet for the children who...

Exploring the Options for Your Graduating Teen Who is Just Not...

For some of us we still recall the fear and anticipation of the first day of our last year of high school. Our senior...

How To Make School mornings easy

  Getting back into the swing of school mornings can be rough. The mornings are rushed, the tempers are short, and the coffee may not...

5 Ways to Make Your Child a Testing Rockstar

  Spring time means many school districts are participating in a variety of state-mandated tests, which can be pretty stressful on kids. These tests play...

The Benefits of Keeping Recess in School

Duck, Duck Goose, Mother May I, Hopscotch, Dodgeball, Red Light, Green Light; do any of these games sound familiar? Of course they do. Many...

Finding the Right Curriculum for Your Family

Choosing the curriculum you will be using for an entire school year can be one of the most daunting tasks for homeschooling parents. Let...

National School Breakfast Week: The Case for Feeding Our Kids

For most of us moms around the country, we wake up before the sun, sleep long after the moon has risen, and spend a...

Cute Ways to Commemorate the Start of the School Year

Sure, most everyone knows that it's a great idea to start off the new school year with an adorable photo of your child standing...

6 Reasons Parents Want Uniforms

  Now that the school year has begun in most of the United States, parents are back to the daily battle of what not to...

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MAGNET SCHOOLS

When you have kids, you don’t realize exactly how many decisions you have to make just by the time they’re 5 or 6 years...

3 Key Tips for Helping Your Daughter Get Ready for Prom

For your teenage daughter, probably one of the most exciting high school experiences for her, and something she’s counting down to already, is prom....

Back to School: Preschool & Kindergarten Essentials 2016

The early school years are such a precious time. Your young child is just getting the hang of what school is like and his...

5 Time Saving Tips for Your Morning Routine

Back to school! Whether that phrase inspires cheers or tears in your home, it’s about that time; it’s nearly here. With a new school...

10 Books for your Middle Schooler to Encourage a Love of...

Middle school is a tough time for all children. It is an awkward period of pre-teen adolescence that, let’s face it, has even been...

Encourage Education: Developing a Growth-Mindset in your child this Summer

Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, but that does not mean education stops. Our children are always learning no matter the time,...

Fostering Skills That Will Last a Lifetime with Homework

  The benefits of homework are debatable. The National Parent Teacher Association recommends 10 minutes per night for first graders, then adding 10 minutes per...

Creating an Educationally Stimulating Classroom

After you’ve had a child, you become bombarded by all the necessities. From diapers and cribs to baby proofing and bottles, there is a...

How to encourage developing fine motor skills

Maybe you’ve heard the term “fine motor skills.” Knee deep in breastfeeding and diapers, you probably didn’t have too much time to think about...

Transitioning from Farm Life to School Days

My little family was established, for the most part, in a suburbia outskirt of Denver, Colorado. About a year and a half ago, our...

5 Effective Reading Strategies for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are like little sponges, ready to soak up the world around them. They are busy transitioning from "babies" into "big kids" and are...

Back to School: Fashion and Beauty Guide 2016

The new school year is right around the corner (in some areas, it has already begun!). Back to school clothes shopping can be stressful...

10 Books Every High School Student Should Read Before Graduation

High school is the time when our kids truly begin to test their wings and gain some freedom while still in the safe confines...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Dictionary

In this era of technological advancement, our children are being raised in a time and place where books are being shelved for good, printing...

8 Tips for Avoiding the Summer Learning Slump

Ahh, summertime! Goodbye routines and hello carefree days! While every mom wants her kids to have a fun and relaxing summer break, no one...

Healthy and Simple After School Snacks

If you're like most moms, as soon as your child comes through the door after school, you are waiting with baited breath to hear...

Back to School: Unique Gear 2016

You picked up all the classic back to school items. The first day of school outfit is hanging in the closet, lunchbox is ready...

Back to School: Lunchbox Gear 2016

Part of starting school is packing a lunch. Packing a homemade lunch is often healthier than buying lunch at school. Having a cool new...

BECOMING INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING

When it comes to back to school, parents are probably the most excited: let’s be honest, we’re in dire need of some time to...

Why your child needs music education

It’s not just about a recital, an adorable, proud bow to the audience, or roses thrown at his or her feet during an encore....

Back to Busy with a Mom of All Boys

No matter how much I keep hoping these boys will stop growing so fast, each year seems to come and go, flying by faster...

5 Effective Reading Strategies for Kindergartners

  Kindergarten is an incredible time in a child's life! Not only is it a growing time for your child socially (sometimes it's even the...

Homework Motivation

Ah, homework. It’s the bridge between home and school. Homework is a tool teachers use to reinforce what students learned during the day and...

Finding The Best Learning Environment For Your Child

  You could be the most organized mom on the planet, but when it comes to your kids, you're always going to feel like a...

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