Kids are often anxious about the new school year. While they are excited to begin a new adventure, there are many unknown factors that scare them. PBS Parents offers tips to help you prepare your child for the new school year without the anxiety… for either of you!
If you have been following this site, you know I LOVE my slow cookers. I love them so much that I have THREE of them! I am always looking for new recipes to try in my slow cooker. Preparing dinner in my slow cookers allows me to make great meals early in the day & then focus on other tasks. too many times in the past, I have gotten wrapped up in what I was doing only to realize it was close to dinnertime & I hadn’t planned anything! Anyway, Betty Crocker offers me (& YOU!) some fabulous recipes to help you plan & prepare meals this Fall. Enjoy!
It makes me sad to hear a kid of any age say they don’t like to read. I believe the problem is either they have trouble reading (practice helps with this) and/or they haven’t yet found books they like. There are so many books available for kids today on a variety of subjects. I believe it is ALWAYS possible to find books any child will enjoy. To help you with your non-reader. Redbook has put together 10 tips to get the young reader in your life going!
Time to go old school this year. These fun games and activities for kids are perfect for 4th of July or any family gathering. Psst! They’re not just for kids! The grown-ups can play too. Aren’t we all kids in the summer? From BH&G
The school year begins soon but you can still have plenty of fun with your kids this summer! Especially with these ideas from Good Housekeeping.
Love these colorful red, white & blue craft ideas from Country Living. So easy to get the house ready for the 4th! Invite your firends over for a summer craft party & make enough decorations for everyone’s home!
MOM! I’m bored! How many times do you hear this over the summer? I would always tell our daughter that I wasn’t the entertainment director on the cruise & she should find something to do. Sometimes this worked however, there were times when I needed to come up with something for her to do.
Unfortunately, even the most creative mom runs out of ideas to keep the kids busy throughout the summer. That’s when the good people at BHG come to the rescue. This article offers tips to help you not only keep the kids busy but also stimulated mentally.
And remember, the days don’t need to be packed with Disney-like fun-filled activities. Sometimes, it’s fun to just turn on the hose & let the kids play. It’s always those simple things that make the best memories.
While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along”
BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in shouting matches or tears, either them or YOU?Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule”
It’s easy to overspend during BTS. Ever if you only buy the essentials, those items can run into a lot of money. You must sit down with your list & create a budget. Knowing ahead of time what BTS is going to cost prevents surprises.