8 Super-Easy Boredom-Busting Activities for Your Child this Winter

For families with young children, January and February are often the toughest months of the year. Short days with dwindling sunlight along with frigid temperatures, keep you and your family huddled indoors more than you would like. This winter when the day feels long and your nerves are fried, by all means, throw on a family-friendly movie and call it…

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Keep Calm and Encourage On: 3 Steps to Help Your Struggling Learner (That You’re Probably Already Doing)

It started as a fleeting thought earlier this fall — a comment on an assignment or a lighthearted remark at a class party. But now, you see more clearly. Your child is struggling — at school. Maybe it’s the fast-paced learning style of a new grade or the challenges that come with a classroom of new friends. Or maybe, while…

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Family Chores: Why They’re More Important than You Think and How to Get Started

Every day it’s the same thing. You pick up toys, empty the dishwasher, wipe down counters, walk the dog — and move through a host of other chores to keep your house humming along. Night falls, morning comes, and it starts all over again. Taking care of your home is a full-time job — with the bulk of the workload…

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3 Tips To Help Parents And Kids Get A Good Night’s Sleep

by Julia Merrill When you drop your child off at school in the morning, the both of you should have had a restful night’s sleep that leaves you energized for the day. However, as both parents and students know, this isn’t always the case. Good sleep is essential for effective learning in children and for productive work in adults, but…

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That’s a Wrap: 3 Positive Ways to Wind Down the School Semester Before Winter Break

It seems like just yesterday you were heading off to meet-the-teacher night and snapping those first-day-of-school pics. As the fall months unfolded, you and your child weathered the ups and downs of a new teacher, classmates, and routine. And now, winter break is almost here. Before merely coasting into the break, finish the semester strong with these three tips. Not…

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No Regrets Come January: Simple Ways to Connect as a Family During the Holiday Hustle

As November edges along, you look forward to laid-back days filled with hot chocolate, holiday movies, and time at home. Then the actual holidays arrive. Your lazy-day dreams crumble under the weight of overtired kids as you rush out the door to another holiday gathering. Sadly, in the shuffling from one place to the next, you lose the blessing of…

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8 Clever Ways to Save Time on Family Cooking (Without Compromising on Health)

When school starts, life can get a little bit hectic. Finding a way to get everything done sometimes goes out the window! One of the important things for any busy family to remember is organization, planning ahead and working together are all keys to getting everything done. Here are 8 Clever Ways to Save Time on Family Cooking (Without Compromising…

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Back to School Shopping: top tips from the savviest money-saving parents

Back to school shopping is in full swing!  As your kids are starting to transition from lazy summer days into the back to school routine, why don’t you get them involved and take a family back to school shopping trip. Your kids will be excited about their new school gear and you will be thrilled at all the savings you’ll find. Here are…

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Helping Your Child with First Day of School Anxiety

As a new school year approaches and a new group of children head off to Kindergarten, it’s not uncommon for parents to wonder if their child might be afraid to go to school? Changes in behavior, avoidance of the excitement of back to school shopping and more can leave parents with many questions. Helping your child with first day of…

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Cyber Creep Alert! This App Restores Your Peace of Mind & Keeps Your Kids Safe Online

Kids love technology! Try banning their favorite device and watch a storm unfold… Taking their cellphone away when they do something wrong doesn’t work! Instead, give your child the freedom to learn and develop a mature approach to when and how they use their phone, within boundaries that you set, monitor and adjust as required. Sounds like a lot of work?…

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