Educational Places Families Can Visit During School Vacations

We love traveling with the kids! School vacations are popular times to travel, and while some people will choose to go to one of the famous amusement parks, others will decide that they want to venture somewhere that is both fun and educational. Here are 5 educational places that families can visit during school vacations:Continue Reading …

4 Ways Parents Can Give Back or Volunteer at their Child’s School

The beginning of the school year is always a hectic time for parents, yet they are asked right away to volunteer for everything from a field trip to leading story time to planning one of the numerous classroom parties.  The good news is that each parent can spend as little or as much time volunteeringContinue Reading …

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Pencil Vase

The school year has just started and your child most likely has a new teacher now. I know many like to give gifts at the end of the year, but now is a fun and unexpected time to thank the person who spends just as much time with your kids as you.  Why not showContinue Reading …

Style & Function for Back-to-School #BackToBackpacks

There are certain things my kids get new at the beginning of every school year. A new backpack is one of these things. They seem to be really rough on them throughout the year and often need replacing. But they also grow and their needs grow. What they carry around, their style and their wantsContinue Reading …

20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Go Wild Over #BTS

Where did the summer go? Two of my four kids will be going back to school in just a few weeks. I am not really ready. But I am not stressing either. They are all pretty independent and school brings routine. I welcome routine. I will be sad to have less time with them, butContinue Reading …

Parents with Kids in Sports, GET OVER YOURSELVES!

It is a ranty kind of week and I seem to have a lot bugging me this week. Last week while I was not feeling too hot, I ran into a teacher from my teen sons school. He talked about the weather, my kid and sports. My son plays basketball and at 6 ‘4 he isContinue Reading …

Who Should be Responsible for Children on the School Grounds after School

Now listen before I start I want to make something clear, I am a very supportive friend and fellow mom. I am all for the “It takes a village” way of life when it comes to my community. It takes a village is a proverb that leverages the cultural context and belief that it takesContinue Reading …

Back to School does not need to Include Backaches

A big part of every parents back to school shopping is is a back pack. We just bought one for our youngest last week. It took a while to find one that was stylish and could carry everything she needed. I was more concerned about it having proper support and straps that could adjust toContinue Reading …