Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon! Picture this: It’s 3:30PM, you’ve already worked your workday, and now it's time to go pick up the kids after school. Mine are usually waiting outside running around outside their classroom door like out of control/been cooped up all day kids! You (mom or dad) are hungry, you want to sit down and take a rest, but, it’s kid time now and they want your attention, they want to eat, and they want to ... Continue Reading
Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon!
Make the transition to middle school easier on your child by learning all about the stress points – lockers, fashion, the opposite sex, and academics.
Most children entering middle school are facing major changes as they get ready for back to school. Lockers, fashion, the opposite sex, academics ... all of these things can stress your child and make that transition to middle school harder. As a parent, we want to help our children make the transition as seamless as possible. Here are some ways to help. Lockers My friend tells me she still remembers nightmares of forgetting her locker combination in middle school. It’s a valid concern, ... Continue Reading
There are a lot of choices for going green – including how you send your child to school and making an effort to make your schools more green.
Last school year, nearly 49.4 million students attended public elementary and secondary schools. That is an overwhelming number of families that could make a real difference in creating healthy schools for our children. There are a lot of choices that individuals can make to go green in their daily lives, including how they send their children to school and what they send with them, but when like-minded individuals get involved in an effort to make their schools better there is change. One ... Continue Reading
Effective tips to ease a mom’s “back to school” stress
As mothers we look ahead to back to school with mixed emotions. On one hand, we’ll miss the lazy mornings and late nights, but on the other hand we like the return of a regular routine. Unfortunately, one thing our regular routine brings that we’d rather do without is that good ole familiar ... stress. Days of school shopping, mountains of back-to-school paperwork to fill out, schedules to juggle, carpools to organize, checks to write, and on and on. Did you know it is impossible and even ... Continue Reading
Making green choices the whole school year through can have an even greater impact on the health of your family and the health of the environment.
The long days of summer are waning and the season of learning is upon us - kids and parents alike. Getting ready for back to school is a great time to consider going green with all the new supplies, gear and clothing to purchase. But making consciously green choices the whole year through can have an even greater impact on the health of your family and the health of the environment. Green Transportation Twice daily, your child will be going to and from school, not counting any extracurricular ... Continue Reading
After a lazy summer vacation, it can be tricky getting kids back on schedule for back to school. Get organized in a healthy way!
Fall is always a busy time of year, getting the kids back to school, waking up earlier, and getting back to a more organized life. As a busy work-at-home mom, I'm always looking for quick and clever ways to get our family up and out the door on time and in a happy manner. After a lazy summer vacation, it can be tricky getting kids back on schedule for school. Here are a few tips that can get your family back in the swing of things. The Night Before. It never fails; if you wait to organize ... Continue Reading
Choosing high-quality, eco-friendly, green back to school supplies doesn’t have to be difficult.
As much as many kids, and parents, either lament or look forward to going back to school and the end of summer, it is always a time of high emotions. Kids have fears and excitement about the start of a new school year. Parents have anxiety, relief, or most often, mixed emotions. Adding concerns about the cost and environmental impact of back to school supplies and gear becomes overwhelming for many families, but choosing high-quality, eco-friendly school supplies doesn’t have to be ... Continue Reading
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Learn how to round out your wardrobe today.
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Even if you aren’t going back to school, there is always a feeling of renewal, and getting back to routines in September, so why not join in on the fun and do some Back to Fall shopping yourself? To help you keep from getting carried away, here are some tips to ensure you refresh your wardrobe style without going overboard: Take stock. Make good use of a rainy Saturday or Sunday (or a lull in your summer ... Continue Reading