How to be an Awesome Room Parent

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You’ve signed on as room parent for your child’s class. Huge props to you! Your willingness to take on added responsibility is admirable and your mad organizational skills appreciated. As a classroom parent, you’re charged with serving as the main source of communication between your child’s teacher and all of the parents in the class. […]

6 Activities for Super Creative Kids

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Looking for after school enrichment for your kids? Creative activities benefit a kid’s communication, social, and cognitive skills–in addition to being just plain fun! If you’re looking for something beyond the typical art class, try some of the following activities to get their creative juices flowing! 1. Jewelry making Was your child into the Rainbow Loom […]

Acing Curriculum Night this School Year

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In homes across the country, parents are contacting sitters to cover them so that they can attend back to school open houses, also called Curriculum Night or Meet the Teacher, at their child’s school. The evening, usually held a few weeks after school starts, is a chance for parents to meet their child’s teachers and […]

10 Ways to Tackle Reading Homework

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Most school-aged children are required to read as part of their daily homework. It’s typically not much, 15-40 minutes of reading, but busy families with limited after-school time can have a tough time squeezing it in. It’s difficult to find time in their busy schedules and convince tired kids, especially early readers, to hit the books each night. […]

Tips for a Stress-Free Homework Routine

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Many parents dread their kids’ school homework as much, if not more than their kids do. It’s not easy to squeeze homework into schedules packed tight with after-school activities, family and work responsibilities, dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. Plus, it’s never easy to convince tired, hungry kids to tackle homework after […]

Smoothies for Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

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Regardless of your best intentions, mornings with kids never seem to go quite as planned. Quickly getting yourself and your kids dressed, fed and ready to face the day is no easy task. While your family is adjusting to the morning routine of a new school year, take some of the pressure off by providing a […]