Just for the record, I'm not one of those parents that wishes summer was longer (sorry kids, you know I love you). Yes, I admit I am in the other camp--where I am counting the days until back to school.
Summer, where have you gone? Yes, it's that time of the year again. Summer jobs and internships are coming to an end for college students and they're...
We definitely know what failing schools look like because many children of color are forced to attend them every day - but those days will soon change because parents, students and communities are moving from the sidelines into the game of education reform because it has become a matter of survival!
In the midst of the blog articles and social media statuses that are damning the purchase of many school supplies for their children, I choose to be grateful.
Perhaps it's the influence of cuisines from around the world or the proliferation of inspiration on Pinterest, but lunches seem more creative than ever before. And why not? Making a PB&J day-in, day-out can get as tedious as eating one. Along those lines, here you'll find 10 alternatives to the traditional lunch box sandwich.
I am having a hard time with the fact that my daughter is leaving very soon for college. She is my first and I feel like my heart is breaking. I can'...
Next week my oldest child turns six. The week after, she starts full-day school for the first time.
Sure, the summer's slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy. But for me, after eight weeks, I welcome the opportunity to outsource my six children for six hours a day.
My kids are back to school this morning! Hence the picture of me sliding through the kitchen with my coffee cup raised like a trophy. Getting through that last hurdle of summer always feels like a massive win. Then there's the whirlwind of shopping for school supplies and haircuts and who gets which backpack, and no you can't have two lunch boxes, and I will turn this car around and then nobody gets mechanical pencils!
Where did the summer go? Fall is just around the corner and "back to school" is on many parent's minds. The challenge is getting school back on the mind of your "live-in" student. If you want your child to hit the ground running academically this school year, then it's time to retrain their brain.
Hello there Kindergarten. So we meet again. I remember you quite well from a couple of years ago when you lured my older daughter into your lair of learning. Now, you're back with all your fancy sight words and cutesy books. But, this time, you're going for the jugular.
A glorious time of year is upon us. The return to school. I realize that some of you supermoms are looking at me sideways, but some of us (me) are going a little bit nuts and need the reprieve from the chaos of summer break.
It's hard to believe it's time for her to start "real school." Just me and a million other parents across the country, commiserating about our kids growing up and crying into their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that we're up late at night preparing for the next morning.
As I sit here looking over classroom supply lists and counting down the last days of summer vacation, I am thinking about you. My "baby" will be entering your classroom in a few short weeks. She will be moving on to the "big school" (as she calls it), and she is so excited. I, on the other hand, am a little sad and scared.
As thousands of young people across the country prepare to head off to college, here are a few findings from the Chegg study -- which surveyed 473 students from a mix of public and private colleges -- that I found most illuminating.
How can you help your child prepare for this new experience so they can think of it in a positive light with new opportunities for friendships and learning?