Tag: back to school

End the Homework Battle!

Raise your hand if you dread back-to-school time and the homework it brings more than your kids! Ugh. Me too, sister, me too.  As if we don’t have enough to pack into our precious after-school hours, worksheets and journalling have to find their way in there too.  And when it takes my kid 50 minutes to

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What Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Teacher

Once again, it’s that time of year when parents everywhere walk with a little extra pep in their step. That’s right… school is back in session! My first-born will attend her first day of preschool next week. It’s definitely bittersweet, though. On one hand, I am so excited for her to have the opportunity to meet new

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Back to School: No tears for this mama!

This past week, my Facebook newsfeed has been full of amazing, wonderful back to school photos. Many of my good friends have kids within a few years of my kids, and I’ve really loved seeing the first rides on the school bus, little guys walking into preschool for the first time, babies graduating to the

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Teaching My Children the Strength of Practicing Kindness

I was going to write about my three-year-old’s experience this week starting pre-k in a brand new school, but this story prompted me to write about something else instead.  Sadly, although back-to-school season is a time that kids of all ages look forward to with great excitement, some kids dread this time of year, because it’s a

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Are school uniforms a good idea?

Okay, parents, there’s no more denying it: Back to school time is here, or will be here shortly, for our kiddos. Chances are high that you’ve started or even completed any back-to-school shopping you planned to do. On our list this year for my older son was a new backpack, shoes, some fall pants and

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Making use of the Back-to-School sales

I am pretty much the dad in this Staples commercial: I love, love, love back to school time. I always have. I was the kid grabbing the store ads when they started coming in my parents’ Sunday papers in August and circling which binder I wanted, where I’d go for sneakers, and squealing over the

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A Different Spin on the First Day of School

This week Epilepsy stole a memory from me. I know that happens to people with Epilepsy all the time, but as someone who does not have Epilepsy, this was the first time I’ve had to deal with it. It stole my memory of the first day of school for Max. Maybe not stole, but definitely

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