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5 Tips to Manage After-School Activities

5 Tips to Manage After-School Activities

Long gone are the days when kids got off the school bus and played outside until Mom called, Dinner! Whether you work from home, outside the home or are your household’s CEO—moms are very busy these days—and so are our kids. Today’s children have numerous after-school activities, and parents must coordinate these in what I call [...]

Help Your Kids Become Better Readers & Writers

Help Your Kids Become Better Readers & Writers

Faced with the rigor of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the pressure our kids are subjected to, we have to step-up our game as parents and help our kids do well in school. We must start early-on to ensure they learn their letters, letter sounds, and basic writing skills. From home, we [...]

The 10 Best Gifts for Young Readers

The 10 Best Gifts for Young Readers

The best gifts for young readers are not necessarily books! At our house, Fridays are also known as “Game Days” because after a week’s worth of hard work at school, my kids and I deserve a break…and a reward. But since I didn’t totally want to sacrifice the learning time, I decided to invest in [...]

Is Virtual School Right for Your Child?

Is Virtual School Right for Your Child?

My 13-year old son attends virtual school. He takes all of his classes online, through the use of our home PC. It is not the type of school that my wife and I originally intended for him (we’re traditionalists in that regard). But he had an extended illness at the beginning of his 7th grade [...]

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Every year, an estimated 5 million to 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school, and often their parents don’t realize how quickly the absences add up. This isn’t just a matter of high school students skipping school—many of these chronically absent kids are in kindergarten, and many of their absences are excused. [...]

iPad Management: Three Tips to Help Teachers

iPad Management: Three Tips to Help Teachers

The potential of iPads as educational tools is beyond exciting. But without proper management, these devices can quickly devolve into distractions in the classroom. Imagine a classroom of kids surreptitiously playing with downloaded free apps and surfing the Internet instead of paying attention to your lesson! The good news is, iPads allow their administrators to [...]

10 Reasons Moms Are Glad It’s Back to School Season

10 Reasons Moms Are Glad It’s Back to School Season

Summer vacation is over! While this may bring tears to our kids’ eyes, we moms are weeping out of sheer joy! After wearing our “summer activity planner” hat for three months, we’re kind of glad it’s back to school season. Here’s why: 1. If you’re a stay at home mom, you can take naps while [...]

10 Money-Saving Back to School Tips

10 Money-Saving Back to School Tips

Back to school season can get really expensive, especially if you’ve got more than one kid to outfit for the coming year. Online shopping site PriceGrabber®, in addition to offering a back-to-school shopping guide, suggests 10 money-saving tips to help parents save on back to school supplies and keep more cash in their wallets…for Christmas, [...]

10 Great Back To School Tips

10 Great Back To School Tips

And just like that, even before the temperatures go down or the leaves fall from the trees, summer vacation is over! In Florida, kids are back in the classroom August 19, while most of the rest of the country returns to school after Labor Day. Either way, one thing’s certain: It’s back to school season! [...]

The Real Cost of Your Child’s College Education

The Real Cost of Your Child’s College Education

If you have children and you hope they will one day go to college, then you are probably already worrying about how you will pay for it. College is expensive—very expensive. According to a new Urban Institute report, adults in their 30s have 21 percent less net worth than 30-somethings did 30 years ago, and [...]