The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know you’re busy getting new backpacks and lunchboxes as well as enjoying those last few days of summer, we’ve created some First Day of School Printables...
Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
In the 20 years that I have been a mom, I can honestly say that I have never been as frightened to send my kids back to school as I am now. I have spent a lot of time...
The summer has passed by more quickly than you thought, and now you may be panicking because you are sending a child to kindergarten. Are they ready? Are you ready? Kindergarten is one of the largest milestones in a...
It’s already that bittersweet time of year again. You are getting ready to ship your precious little one off to the land of crayons, recess, and homework. But first, you get to meet the lovely person with whom your...
Recently, one of my friends sent me a link to the cutest Luchbox Truths Cards by Tiny Theologians to put in my boys’ lunchboxes this year. The cards feature super cute designs and inspirational scriptures to brighten their days. There’s...
We’re gearing up for another school year and know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we've rounded up some of the back to school posts we’ve written throughout...
Many parents mark their calendars for tax free weekend because it's the one time of year businesses - small and large alike - offer great sales ALONG with NO sales tax here in SC. And with school right around...
When working with college students, there is one rule I want to implement - everyone takes out the trash. It may sound silly or weird, but I am convinced that this could just change the world.  I am not too...
Dear Mom of a Rising Third-Grader, Congratulations! Your child has survived and hopefully thrived through their first few years of elementary school. I’m sure there were bumps and hiccups along the way, but you and your child came through it....
Please stop. No really. Stop. A new phenomenon is happening at college campuses today, and it really needs to end. It is crippling your students and preventing them from becoming independent, self-sufficient adults. If your college-aged student is having an issue at school, it...
One of the benefits to working in education is that not only do you get January 1 to start a “new year” but you also get the start of a new academic year. My goal going into this academic...
Can you believe it is already August? You know what that means, don't you? It's back-to-school time! And if you're a mom like me, you're probably doing a little happy dance right now just thinking about it.  I remember when...
I’ll never forget receiving the phone call years ago from my disappointed kindergartener who had forgotten his change of clothes for a trek with Hammond’s naturalist-in-residence, Tom Mancke. To a five year-old, missing a morning excursion with Mr. Mancke...
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