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Create a Homework Station

Homework: kids dread it, and if the parents are honest, they do as well. From a kid’s saying at bedtime “Oh yeah, I have homework due tomorrow” to the crying that comes with difficult assignments, it is no wonder homework can be considered a dirty word.

7 Ways to Constructively Use Carpool Time

It’s back-to-school time, and for some moms, that means sitting in the car rider line waiting for their child to come out. That time doesn’t have to be wasted.

Get a Smart Start

It’s easy and largely expected for teachers to lay out goals for their students at the beginning of a school year. But equally important is students’ setting goals for themselves.

5 Tips for a Fantastic First Day

Simple ways to make the most of the first day back to school!

Fun Once the Bell Rings

After school activities are an essential and fun way to round out your child’s overall educational experience. Integrate both structured and DIY activities that complement your child’s disposition, age and interests.

Your Stressless Back-To-School Planner

A few years ago I took my two young children back-to-school shopping just a week before the big day. We had a mile-long list of supplies and clothing to buy and three stores to hit.

Make the Most of 2,700 Seconds

With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to make the most of our 2,700 seconds (that’s 45 minutes to those of us who are math challenged) in the mornings!

Back to Savings

The National Retail Federation reports that 56.2 percent of back-to-school shoppers are looking for discounts, 41.7 percent are ditching brand-names in favor of generics and 40 percent are using more coupons.

Art Is All Around!

While not everyone becomes a Picasso, art is a fundamentally important aspect of childhood. Yes, various forms of art come more naturally to some than others, but let your children try to discover what they’re naturally good at and what they enjoy most.

Great Gifts for Terrific Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week always sneaks up on me, so I’ve gathered five budget friendly and easy DIY gifts that you can throw together in 20 minutes or less.
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