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What Teachers Want You to Know About Back-to-School

Teachers have a difficult job, and one that doesn’t go without personal sacrifice along the way. Back-to-school is right around the corner and is just as stressful for teachers as it is for families.  While you’re back-to-school shopping with your children this year, keep these points in the back of your mind–you may just make […]

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Tips and Tricks: A Summer Fun Guide

Check out these tips for traveling and staying on budget this summer, all while staying on track with summer reading! 

Books, Movies, and TV Shows to Binge: Parent Recommendations

  Are you a book worm, or do you prefer watching the story unfold? No matter which side you fall on, we have your back. We’ve rounded up the top books, television shows, and movies of 2023 for you to binge (and add to your calendar). The best part is, these recommendations are for an […]

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Teaching Your Child to Save Money

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s never too early to start teaching your children the value of a dollar! Getting them to understand how to save money now can set them up for success later. Here are 6 ways to get the conversation started.   The old-fashioned ways  Money jars and allowances are tried-and-true ways […]

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How To: Making Time for Self-Care

Life gets busy for families. Between work, chores, bills, and of course, childcare, parents and guardians are often tied up in their long to-do lists to really take time for themselves. Here are ways to be more intentional with the time you have, and how to make that time yours.    Dinner time  There are […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday among children for the sheer mischief of the occasion—but who said a little mischief can’t also be educational? We’ve rounded up 8 fun educational activities to mark the holiday you can do at home as a family!    Fizzing Pots of Gold Who said leprechauns are a myth? […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Keeping Your Family on Track

We’re two weeks into the new year—how are your resolutions doing? If you fell off the wagon, don’t worry. The reason most resolutions don’t last is because people dive in headfirst instead of gradually working their new habits into their daily routine. This is not sustainable long-term and is more likely to cause burnout. Keep […]

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8 Ways to Reorganize Your Home for 2023

We know, the post-holiday, post-New Year clutter is real. Let’s face it: you spent the past month or so enjoying good food, buying and receiving presents, and decorating for the festivities. It’s like the ultimate sugar crash when it’s all over. Luckily, we rounded up 8 easy, totally doable ideas to declutter and reorganize your […]

Festive Printouts for At-Home Learning

Need some educational activities to do at home during the winter break? Look no further! Separated by holiday, we’ve gathered activities like word scrambles, acrostic poems, and word searches that will keep your child’s mind sharp while getting in on the festive fun!     Christmas reindeer crossword puzzle  Write your own Christmas song Christmas […]

Holiday Movies, Sorted by Age

Movies are one of the best parts of the Holiday season. They range from cheesy and laughable to moving and inspirational, yet the feelings we get from them are the same: pure, unadulterated holiday spirit. Below we’ve broken down some of the best Christmas movies for your family to watch, based on the age of […]

Holiday Cleanup: Making Room for More Toys

It’s that time­ again­­­– the holiday season! While you’re breaking out the holiday decorations, winter coats, and holiday cookbooks, you’re probably noticing you have a lot more stuff than you thought­­– especially your kids’ toys lying around the house. With an influx of gifts coming in the next few weeks, it’s wise to do a […]

7 New Year's Eve Activities for the Whole Family

7 New Year’s Eve Traditions to Start This Year

Can you believe 2023 is almost here? Welcome the New Year with some fun activities that are sure to turn into full-blown traditions by the end of the night! We’ve rounded up 7 unforgettable ideas that will make New Year’s Eve a household favorite holiday!   Make New Year’s resolutions and hold each other to […]

6 Crafts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a busy time for any family. Just because school is out for a few extra days doesn’t mean it’s not crazy! Thankfully, there are a bunch of fun seasonal activities for them to enjoy while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner napkin rings to egg carton turkeys, we’ve rounded up 6 activities to get your […]

10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Memorable

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Time seems to fly nowadays! If you’re wrapped up in all the planning of the holidays while balancing your child’s schedule with your own, here are 10 easy ways to make Thanksgiving memorable for you and the whole family!   Let your kids get in on the cooking! […]

6 Podcasts for Busy Parents

Parents are busy­– you of all people should know! While parenting books are helpful, it can be difficult to find time to sit down and actually read them. After all, between everything you do for work and your family, you’re booked up. The solution? Podcasts! You can listen while you’re driving, cooking, any activity that […]

Easy, Creative, DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again! With a slight chill in the air and a few trees already starting to turn, there’s no denying the Halloween spirit is lurking in the spooky shadows. Your kids have likely started brainstorming their ideas, but have you? We rounded up 10 DIY Halloween costumes for your kids that […]

6 Apps to Organize Your Family’s Schedules

With back-to-school season in full swing, there’s a lot going on– after school activities, sports, dentist appointments, play dates, you name it. With your already busy schedule getting even crazier, you may need some help keeping track of who’s doing what. Thankfully, in the age of mobile phones and location sharing, there are a ton […]

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Back-to-School Routine

Back-to-school season is in full swing! Whether your kids are already in school or returning in the coming weeks, there’s an undeniable adjustment to be made in terms of daily structure–going from a carefree summer to a more rigid school year. Kids can have a hard time with this adjustment since they don’t want to […]

8 Books for Overcoming Back-to-School Anxiety

Many kids feel a whirlwind of emotions before the new school year, and it’s normal for nerves to be one of them. However, many kids feel so nervous before school begins that they can’t sleep, eat, or even play without thinking about the unknowns of the upcoming year.               […]

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What is the Metaverse—and should you be concerned?

What do you call an all-encompassing online world your children can travel to virtually? The metaverse.

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10 Free Activities for your Summer Bucket List

Rising prices don’t need to stop you from fulfilling a summer bucket list with your kids. Check out these free activities you can add to your list!

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20 Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

Check out this list of YouTube channels your child will have so much fun watching, they won’t realize they are learning—win!

10 Ways to Honor Memorial Day with your Children

Check out these tips to honor Memorial Day, shared from a WWII Veteran and POW himself!

Outdoor Fun with No Equipment

Take a trip down memory lane with these 10 outdoor activities!

Six Summer Safety Tips for Parents

Follow these safety tips to keep kids happy and healthy all summer.

Virtual Summer Trips

Activities for Preventing the Summer Slide

Take a trip all over the world—even to space—this summer with these virtual field trips!

Mother’s Day “Mom-Me” Time Activities from Real Moms

Me time activities from real moms, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Teacher Appreciation Week: The Do’s and Don’ts

Check out these tips for how to, and how not to, thank your child’s teacher.

Standardized Tests: Tips and Tricks to Prepare your Children

Ease test anxiety with these tips and tricks!

5 Tips to Promote Social-Emotional Development at Home

Social-emotional development is fundamental for success. Check out these tips to foster it at home!