School Days: Tips, Tricks and Strategies
Start Your School Morning Right
That first school morning of the year can be tough. But if you don't get an efficient school morning routine in place as you go back to school, it may not get better later in the school year. These tips will help you streamline your school morning routine, and get everyone back to school with less stress.
How to Handle School Fundraisers
Many kid-oriented organizations--schools, dance studios, scout troops, sports teams, etc.--ask parents to sell products as fundraisers. Few parents are thrilled about kids' fundraisers, but work-at-home parents have an even harder time. Without a network of office mates that so many parents sell to (and buy from), work-at-home moms have fewer...
Packing Kids' Lunches
Sure moms put love into their kids' lunches, but what else does it take to make sure kids' lunch that mom packs don't come back returned to sender?
Do You Need After-School Care?
When back-to-school time rolls around so too does deciding whether you need after-school care. Here are 6 reason to enroll your children in after-school care.
Working Parents Should Make a Snow Day Child Care Plan
Though snow days are often the source of fond childhood memories for kids, for parents they are a lot of extra work. When school is cancelled, parents who work from home or in an office, must make quick, alternate child care plans.
Parents struggling to pack school lunches kids will eat find that when they...
Parents struggling to pack school lunches kids will eat find that when they have a say about what goes into school lunches, kids are more likely to eat them--rather than trading or, worse, throwing them away. And when kids can become proficient at packing their own lunch, this is one less job for mom and dad.
Tired of kids' school lunches coming home uneaten. Learn what not to pack for...
No parents wants to see their kids' school lunches come home uneaten, right? So, learn what NOT to pack for lunch and your kids will be happy.
Taming the Family Schedule
Learn how to keep your family's schedule from becoming unmanageable.
Attending Daytime School Events
All parents -- work-at-home or not -- are invited to daytime school events like field trips and class parties throughout the year, and deciding when to attend and when to decline can be tough.
Being a Class Parent at School
Do you have the time and energy to be a class parent (in the old days, called room mother) at your child’s school? Find out what it takes before you say yes.
What Does a Room Parent Do?
Find out what a class parent does befor you agree to be one . These days being a room parent means more than just class parties and field trips.
Choosing Activities for Your Kids Schedule
Figure out which activities are right for your kids and which really don't add to much value to kids' busy schedules.
How to Help Kids With Homework
How much homework help is appropriate for kids? And how much time should parents spend helping? See theses guidelines for when to help kids with homework.
School Fundraisers - Worst School Fundraisers
School fundraisers (and those for other kids' activities) can overwhelm parents. If your kids go to different schools or are in many activities, you may be hawking a variety of products and attending many events.