August Editor's Letter



This is a back-to-school tale. I’m the oldest of six. A span of 13 years separates me from my youngest sibling. I can only imagine that when it was time to send the baby of the family to kindergarten, not much prep work was done. In fact, if I’d been the mother, just getting her to school on time, properly dressed, would have been a victory. Back in the day, we started school closer to Labor Day. My youngest sister attended her first day of kindergarten the Friday before the holiday weekend—the reasoning went that  the kids could get a taste of what school would be like and then rest up over the long weekend, ready to start the regular year after a three-day break.

So, Little Sis attended her first day on Friday. All went well, she enjoyed the holiday weekend and then my dad woke her for school on Tuesday. Sleepily, she asked why he was waking her up, and he replied so she could get ready for school. “School?” she said. “I already did that.”

Ah, if only one’s school career could be condensed into one day! But since it can’t and since we again find ourselves in August, readying our kids for another school year, we bring you our annual Back-to-School Guide. This year you’ll find everything from tips on saving money when shopping to how to get a smart start to the school year and ways moms can pamper themselves during this crazy season. Check it out.

But wait! Before sending the kids back to school, there’s plenty of fun left to be had! Our calendar of events has TONS of great activities to help soak up those last precious days of summer break.

Here’s to a fantastic school year, KC!

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