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Sending a child off to college is a stressful time for everyone involved. Why let packing add to your anxiety? Most college towns have a big box store (or even a Bed Bath & Beyond) nearby, so buy the trashcans, lamps and hotpots when … Read More
The new lunch boxes are ready to go—now all you have to do is figure out what to put in them. If the thought of packing school lunch five days a week for the next 10 months leaves you exhausted, relax. We’ve put together a week’s … Read More
The National Retail Federation says parents will spend an average of just over $600 this year on back-to-school shopping. (Last year’s spending averaged about $3 higher.) But there are lots of ways to save on back-to-school item, and … Read More
The Internet is full of checklists that can help you and your child find the essentials for dorm room living. But some items often get disregarded and others don’t get put on the packing list at all. Here are 11 items you should be … Read More
1. Create a budget (and stick to it).
The first step is to figure out how much money you have to spend each month, between your family contribution, savings, earnings from a part-time job, and loans or grants. Then figure out how much you… Read More
Going back to school can be a tough transition, but these phone applications will keep you organized and help reduce back-to-school stress. Not only are these apps available for iPhone and Android users, but they are also free!
Plus: … Read More
When it comes to your child’s lunchbox, buying a new one for the new school year may be the most exciting part. It is the cycle of packing the lunchbox that can get boring for both you and your child. Follow these 6 tips to make sure … Read More
You know your kids and you can tell if they are going through a rough time. But sometimes finding out the root of the problem can be very difficult. Talking with your child while doing something together, like playing outdoors, eating … Read More
Though no teacher expects a gift from his or her students, as a parent it’s thoughtful to thank your child’s teacher for the knowledge and care he or she has given your child this school year. This year, choose a thoughtful, simple gift … Read More
A recent study found that children who regularly ate school lunches were 29 percent more likely to be obese than their peers who brought lunch from home.
According to WhatsForLunchNYC.com, a New York City-based website dedicated to … Read More
Everyone knows about straight-A students. We see them frequently in TV sitcoms and in movies like Revenge of the Nerds. They get high grades, all right, but only by becoming dull grinds, their noses always stuck in a book. They’re klutzes … Read More