Dear Kids, I know you love getting new school supplies each year.  It’s the highlight of late summer.  After we hit Target to pick up the folders (no brads, with pockets), the #2 pencils (package of 12, sharpened), and the...
Enter to win New Horizon Academy’s back-to-school giveaway here: https://woobox.com/t2bqwt After a fun-filled summer, getting back into a school routine can be a challenge for both parents and children alike. Help ease the transition of going back to school by...
Here are some tips from KinderCare experts that will help parents combine learning and fun, no matter where your family’s summer adventures take you: Heading to the beach or river? Read the tide chart together. Reading the tide chart gives...
As a parent of two children under the age of five, I find myself constantly thinking about my parenting decisions. Should I have stayed home to raise them during these early years? Should I have worked harder with my...
As parents, our child's education is something we place value on. We want them to receive a well-rounded educational experience that leaves them with a lifelong love of learning and exploring. We know that their educational experience goes beyond...
Like many moms, the morning routine has always been my gig. For the first three years of parenthood, I was solely a stay at home mom to one late riser. The mornings were (dare I say it)...easy. My oldest...
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The Badge of Busy

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A new school year is like a new calendar year. An opportunity for a return to routine after a summer of carefree fun. A time to reset. But the school year also means a season of busy. And busy...
A couple very obvious misconceptions that I've personally encountered as a mother of twins are: 1) They like the same things.  2) They're inseparable. To some extent, this may be true... just like it might be for your average siblings who were...
For days my Facebook feed was filled with pictures of my friends' kids on their first days of school. They were dressed in crisp outfits for the school year, posing with new backpacks and adorable signs which marked the...
Once again, it’s time to let go. It’s time to let you go out into the world that, for someone like you, can be a very uncertain and even scary place. I used to be afraid of this day...
Will your child not leave your side when in social situations? Does your child cry when you drop them off at school? Does your child complain of stomachaches or not feeling well a lot when they are at school?...
I don't like making decisions. I'm one of those people who hem and haws over big decisions, driving others slightly crazy with my incessant debate. Simply put: I'm scared of making the wrong decision. As a mom, this fear...

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We are going on year 6 of homeschooling and it is everything I've wanted it to be and a whole lot of what I never expected. For us, the biggest thing is freedom. Freedom in our time. Freedom in...
Now that back-to-school is around the corner, you’re probably prepping for the big first day. School supplies? Check. New tennis shoes? Check. Fall clothes? Check. As every mom knows, that preparation makes the chaos of those early days go...

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For many, myself included, work, life and home sometimes feel hard right now. It’s the demanding nature of each… the never-ending to-do list, the...

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