back to school

  1. Travel

    Last-minute back-to-school vacation ideas

    The kids start school in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for one last vacation! Check out our ideas...
  2. School & Education

    Teachers weigh in: What kindergarten kids should know

    Ever wonder how you could best prepare your little one for kindergarten? We asked teachers to share specifically what...
  3. School & Education

    Time-management tips for sending the kids back to school

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    Sending the kids back to school can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Here, we’re sharing tips on making the transition...
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    DIY paper bag schoolbook covers

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    Many schools require kids to use book covers to protect their textbooks during the school year. If your child hates the lame covers...
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    Cute DIY holders for pencils and pens

    Want to give your kid's teacher a back-to-school gift they'll actually use? Skip the apples and cookies, and instead, make them a...
  6. Family Fun

    4 Homemade book covers for kids

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    Covering your textbooks is practically a requirement for the first day of school. This year, protect those books with something more...
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    Vintage school supplies your kids will love

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    Shopping for school supplies can be a lot of fun for you and your kids! Add to the fun and look for the kinds of supplies you used...
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    4 School-inspired sips for moms

    Back to school isn't just stressful for the kids, it's stressful for the parents too! From buying supplies and reorganizing...
  9. School & Education

    Better or worse: Has education improved with time?

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    Ever wondered what effect technology is having on our kids? What about education in general — is it improving over time or are we...
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    Does your college student need renters insurance?

    Most parents think about the physical safety of (and how much they'll miss) their kids when they go off to college... but what about...
  11. School & Education

    DIY lunch boxes and bags for kids

    Want to get your kids excited about going back to school? Instead of bribery, engage them in a fun DIY craft! These back-to-school...
  12. School & Education

    Good study habits

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    As the school year revs up again, parents have the difficult task of helping kids transition from summer mode to school mode. Check...
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    Help kids become self-learners

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    How can we develop our children into inquisitive, self-reliant and confident learners? Dr. Rachelle Theise, licensed clinical...
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    12 Elementary school backpacks

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    Elementary school–age boys and girls have one favorite school-related activity: picking out their backpacks for the year! Whether...
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    The Ultimate Back-to-School Binder

    Is there anything more hectic than preparing for back-to-school with little ones at home? You work year round to keep your household...
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    Making a comeback: Retro back-to-school clothes

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    If the clothing racks for teens and tweens seem like a blast from the past, it's not just your imagination. The fashions you love...
  17. School & Education

    Top apps for school year scheduling

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    Use your smart phone to stay on top of hectic school schedules. We've got the best new apps for keeping you and your family...
  18. K-12

    Stay sane during back-to-school madness

    Whether you’re bitterly paying the last few installments on day camp tuition or enjoying lazy mornings and afternoon pool...
  19. School & Education

    How to create a back-to-school budget

    An in-depth look at building a budget for sending your kids back to school, including all the necessary supplies and clothes they'll...
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    Teachers weigh in: What high school kids should know

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    High school can be one of the toughest times in your child's life. Here, teachers are sharing what they should know in order to be...