Category Archive: Back to School

The Last Days of Summer

Today it was official, we took down the pool so it has to be the last day of summer. Okay, maybe the last day of summer is officially on September 21st and the last day of summer vacation isn’t until Monday but you can definitely feel the days winding down into a new schedule. Already …

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Mind over Matters: The Right Mind-Set to Start School

The First Day Of School. A phrase that must be written like that, because it is such an important milestone for the child -and for the parents too. School is the place where a child may spend more of his waking time than he does in his home, not counting sleep. It is the place …

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Lunch Box Blues

When my first child started school, I became aware that on an almost daily basis his lunchbox was still full at the end of the day. There might be a bite out of the sandwich, maybe a few grapes missing or a few carrots nibbled on but other than that I was basically unloading the …

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Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas for Back to School

(BPT) – If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hormones and trans fats. Studies have shown that these ingredients …

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Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy

(BPT) – For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus. Pick out the wrong jeans for her and she’ll be shamed by society. While neither scenario will cause kids any real harm, …

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5 tips for beating back-to-school stress

Heading back to school can mean mixed emotions for children and parents alike. Many kids are ready to meet new friends and teachers, but at the same time they are reluctant to give up the freedom and frivolity of summer. Meanwhile, parents have also adjusted to the easygoing schedule that comes with school vacation so …

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