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Staples for Students and Lady Gaga Teaming Up for Back to School Success

Tweet   There are many factors that are necessary for kids to succeed in school. From proper supplies and learning materials, to a positive, supportive learning environment, each child deserves the very best to help them achieve their potential. While we’ve all been busy shopping for new clothes and filling school supply lists for Back-to-School […]

8 Tips to Make Homework Time Easier

Tweet   With one kiddo in his last year of elementary and one starting his first year of middle school, there is one thing that is certain to come in piles this school year – HOMEWORK. Last night, we had the first homework assignments that didn’t involve me filling out the exact same paperwork I’ve […]

Talking with Kids About Tragedy, Devastation, and Violence in the News

Tweet   This week, like much of the country, we have been transfixed on watching news footage out of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with the immense flooding and devastation and the resulting heroic rescues. In a world where there is so much ugliness in the media, it’s nice to show my kids […]

Fun Back to School Trends with Staples

Tweet Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Staples. All opinions are our own. First day pictures are popping up all over and parents are scrambling to get all of their students’ last minute back-to-school needs fulfilled! Kids want the hottest trends to express their personal style and personality, while parents want […]

20 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Just Because Day

Tweet How often do we take the time to do something “just because”? Most days, we are so focused on what our commitments and responsibilities that we don’t have much leftover for doing things for no particular reason. August 27th is Just Because Day and it’s the perfect excuse to spread a little kindness and […]

#StaplesBTS Twitter Party

Tweet   With back-to-school season in full swing, parents everywhere are working hard to get their kids ready for a successful school year. There is so much to think about, including helping kids feel excited and confident about heading back to school, filling their backpacks with the necessities for success, and starting the transition back […]

Helping Kids Find Activities They Love

Tweet Extra curricular activities and sports are so important for kids, in my opinion. Looking back on my childhood, I made some of the best friends of my life and learned valuable lessons through activities like dance, swim, and cheerleading. I have been watching my middle schooler enjoying the amazing benefits of participating on a […]

Easy Home Meals #BackToSchoolFuel Twitter Party

Tweet Back-to-school time can be hectic – adjusting to new schedules full of early mornings and after-school activities. It’s easy to simplify the transition with some innovative ideas that start in the frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery. A stocked fridge and freezer full of nutritious breakfast options, easy after-school snacks, and quick […]