As the school year gears up to start again, many parents are looking at a very different set-up. Since March, parents have been dealing with some form of at-home learning. Some schools already had some online classes, while others scrambled in the first few weeks to set things up – my son’s school fell into the latter group. Now that a new school year is approaching, many parents have had to make the decision on whether to send their kids to school or keep them home to attend online classes. For those who are choosing at-home learning, there are some steps you can take nowRead More →

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read books. Many hours were spent in the library picking out which books I wanted to read next. As a child, I read books as fast as I could get my hands on them. Though my love of reading has not diminished, I no longer can read as quickly as before. This is likely because the books I read now are a bit longer and not as easy to read. This has led me to have a huge TBR, but I’m working on that. Sometimes, I think about the books that I loved whenRead More →

As summer winds down, families need to prepare for back to school. It can be difficult for parents and children to transition from days spent sleeping in and having fun, to early morning and learning-filled days. Throughout the summer, you may have been busy tackling summertime boredom but now it’s time to start looking ahead to the coming school year. Getting ready ahead of time helps everyone make this switch easier. Setting up a back to school routine in the weeks before summer vacation ends will truly help. Make sure you set aside some time to set up this routine for your family. This postRead More →

As crazy as it sounds, summer vacation can lead to summertime boredom. Kids are always so excited to get out of school, whether that happens in May or June. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the summer. These will be a mix of fun and educational activities that your child can participate in.Read More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →