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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework
Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.
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Back To School Basics – Jen’s Must Have Gear
Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders and a combination lock are likely on the school supply list, but there are some things that may not be on the list that you probably don't want to forget. Here are five things your child may need for the upcoming school year.
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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids
Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we
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10 Great Songs About School
We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?
10 Amazing Lunch Boxes
If you don’t want your kids braving the mystery meat this school year, the first thing you need is a super-cool lunchbox. Here are some of our faves:
The Top 7 Most Inspiring TV Teachers
As kids around the world continue to put off their summer reading lists and inevitable Trapper Keeper shopping trips, teachers are already prepping to head back to school. And it's very likely that one of those hardworking people could be the biggest inspiration your kid's life. While we
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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning
A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to
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Back to School – How to Plan the Perfect Carpool Ride
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With a good carpool in place, you can save time and money. It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you. Here are five tips to help your carpool get off without a hitch.
Roommate Citations Tell Off Lousy Roomies
If your roommate is exhibiting less-than-livable habits, don’t just complain — write them a citation.
Although they’re geared toward college roomies, these Roommate Citations from Neatorama work in any shared-space scenario. They cover lighthearted infractions, such as lousy taste in music and leavin…
Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop
School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.
Here are five tip…