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 […]

Boredom Busters to the Rescue!

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The blogosphere is abuzz with ideas for “boredom boxes” which are cleverly assembled collections of ideas and tools for kids to create and for parents to have at the ready for the inevitable cries of “Mom, I’m bored!” Boredom boxes, sometimes called boredom busters, include ideas for fun activities to entertain, occupy and sometimes educate kids – […]

6 No Fuss Activities to Share with Your Sitter

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There’s no need to resort to leaving the babysitter new toys or typically forbidden treats to feed your kids to ensure they are happy while you’re away. Instead, why not give your sitter a few no fuss, low mess activities she can do together with your kids. These fun activities are entertaining and take very […]

Join Us to Ban Bossy

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On March 10, we’re joining LeanIn.Org, Girl Scouts of the USA, and thought leaders from Michelle Obama to Beyoncé to launch Ban Bossy – a pledge that challenges us all to think twice before calling a little girl “bossy,” a word that discourages leadership in girls. When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a […]

Sharpen School Skills with Fun, Educational Games & Activities

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Experts estimate that kids spend the first 2.3 months of the school year learning what they’ve forgotten over the summer. Yikes! Help your kids brush up on their skills, before the first school bell rings, with these effective learning tools that can easily pass as fun games and entertainment. Smart Games to Prepare for the […]

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

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How about arming your babysitter with Valentine’s Day craft ideas and supplies for your kids to create special treats for family and friends? You’ll have happily occupied kids, a grateful babysitter and a few special gifts, too. Here are five sweet ideas for your little ones to get crafty: 1) Fun Craft for Bigger Kids […]