Tag Archives | back to school



As another school year kicks off I find myself reflecting on the teachers from my school days as well as the teachers my boys have experienced. They are so deserving of the credit, praise, teacher appreciation weeks, holiday gifts, and so much more.  Last week there was an article in our local newspaper updating our […]

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Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON and whether I’m ready for 4 kids in 3 schools doesn’t matter because-it’s happening.  Pro-Tip #1: This one takes taking a step back in time-or locking away for end of next school year-REUSE those half used notebooks, never sharpened pencils and still usable dry […]

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This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted. Back to School Interviews are a fun way to document your child’s changing preferences and personality throughout their school years! The concept is easy: have your little one fill out the below interview at the beginning of each school year. By the time he or […]

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the importance of showing up

School has officially started and many of us have gotten back into the routine that fall brings. Earlier wake ups, quick breakfasts, last-minute homework, and bus stops may now be part of your morning. You know that sending your kids to school prepared is important. Full bellies and backpacks. But in September, it’s a good time […]

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homework tips | ask the expert

If you are anything like us, you have burning questions that you want answered. That’s why we’re starting this new series – it’s a chance to get questions answered by local experts. Today, we’re turning to our friends at Rivermont Collegiate to answer one of our questions about something some parents dread … homework. And […]

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all by myself

Routine, schedule, comfortable, familiar and predictable. These are words I like more than any others. Starting a new school year brings all of that, and after a summer of not keeping track of time or schedules, I usually crave the start of school. This year was so much different though and if I could have […]

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back to school safety

It’s time to send those kiddos back to school!  It can be a wild time of year…with cramming the last bits of summer in, making sure everyone has new shoes and a new backpack full of supplies, and getting to school on time.  Being aware of safety concerns for your kids and others, though, is […]

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packing an awesome school lunch

School’s back in session! The supplies are bought; bedtime routines are back in place and back to packing those daily lunches! I admit that I get stuck in a rut and pack the same old thing, maybe mixing up the veggies and fruits, sandwiches and it doesn’t take long until  I start to hear complaints […]

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Backpacks, Pencil boxes, and Smiles

It’s that time of year again….. Back to School.  I’ve got the school supplies bought, the backpacks hung ready for that first day, and school lunch supplies organized but I am not ready for them to go yet.  Feeling nostalgic I started looking back at all the back to school photos we have taken over […]

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the first day

I know this is weird, but I can truly still remember my first day of school.  Literally.  I remember my mom trying (without success) not to cry, I remember exactly what my classroom looked like, and I remember who sat next to me (I actually just saw her last weekend at our ten year class […]

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