Acing Curriculum Night this School Year

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In homes across the country, parents are contacting sitters to cover them so that they can attend back to school open houses, also called Curriculum Night or Meet the Teacher, at their child’s school. The evening, usually held a few weeks after school starts, is a chance for parents to meet their child’s teachers and […]

10 Ways to Tackle Reading Homework

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Most school-aged children are required to read as part of their daily homework. It’s typically not much, 15-40 minutes of reading, but busy families with limited after-school time can have a tough time squeezing it in. It’s difficult to find time in their busy schedules and convince tired kids, especially early readers, to hit the books each night. […]

Tips for a Stress-Free Homework Routine

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Many parents dread their kids’ school homework as much, if not more than their kids do. It’s not easy to squeeze homework into schedules packed tight with after-school activities, family and work responsibilities, dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. Plus, it’s never easy to convince tired, hungry kids to tackle homework after […]

Smoothies for Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

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Regardless of your best intentions, mornings with kids never seem to go quite as planned. Quickly getting yourself and your kids dressed, fed and ready to face the day is no easy task. While your family is adjusting to the morning routine of a new school year, take some of the pressure off by providing a […]

Thoughtful Gifts for New Moms

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Nothing says you care quite as much as bringing delicious food to someone in need. Whether it’s a new mom, a mom-to-be on bed rest, a sick friend or even a new neighbor, anyone going through a transitional or stressful time will appreciate not having to prepare a meal for her family. However, as much […]

After-School Babysitter: Your 101 Guide

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  The start of a new school year gives you a chance to get off on the right foot with a new sitter or refresh the relationship you have with existing sitters. Seize the opportunity to evaluate your after-school childcare expectations and have a candid discussion with your sitter to let her know what’s important […]