Back to School = Back to Making Lunches

Back to School = Back to Making Lunches

There are a lot of things I love about back-to-school time: the return to routines, earlier bedtimes, and the promise of Fall around the corner, to name a few. One thing I must admit that I dread is – drumroll please – making lunches! I recently figured...
Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

If you’re a parent of a school-age child chances are you’ve heard of the “summer slide”. It’s what happens when kids forget what they learned all year long while they’re enjoying their summer vacation. Experiencing a summer slide can be discouraging and frustrating...
Back-to-School: Supply Shopping 101

Back-to-School: Supply Shopping 101

When I was a kid, I loved getting all my school supplies for the new year. I’d get my pencils sharpened, organize my pencil case, and fill my binders with paper. I’d put everything in my new backpack and be ready to go weeks before school started. I can’t say my own...