Pre-K Learning Support: Getting Help for Very Young Children

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It can be hard to be a parent – especially of young children.  I remember worrying over my two girls – are they developing properly?  What can I do make sure I give them the best chances possible in life?  Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin are CEO and Director of Research and Analytics […]

4 Ways to Establish a Check-In Routine With Your Kids


You’ve checked all the local rules, talked to your kids and decided they’re old enough to stay home alone. But you’re still a little worried. What if something happens on the way home or they don’t know what to do in an emergency? Ease those fears by establishing a check-in routine  Check in With Neighbors Neighbors […]

Back to School Teacher Gifts with Wet Ones® Hand Wipes


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. The opinions and text are all mine. I received free samples of products from Wet Ones®. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias Inc. and its advertiser. #BTSWithWetOnes #CollectiveBias I can’t believe that it’s almost time for back to […]

Are Teen Vaccines on Your Back to School List?


This post was sponsored by Unity Consortium as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. By this time, most of the items on your teen’s back to school list is (hopefully!) checked off, if they aren’t already back to school.  But it’s possible that […]

Set an Example for Your Kids When it Comes to Career Goals

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  Parents are responsible for teaching their kids all kinds of lessons in life. Many of these life lessons are ones that will help them to succeed and realize their true potential. If you’re currently trying to emphasize the importance of having career goals and you’re looking for the best way to go about it, […]

5 Things College Students Should Take Back to Campus

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Only a couple of more years until my oldest heads off to college, but for now we are both enjoying her high school years, although there is always the pressure of preparing her the best I can for college.  Sometimes, it’s hard to know exactly what to do as a parent! In a new op-ed […]

Top 5 Back to School Stressors and How to Bust Them

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There is only a week or so until school starts here and I know that some of our readers’ kiddos have already started back! While it’s an exciting time, I know that at least for my kids, it can be a stressful time as well.  That’s why I’m super excited to have some tips today […]

Tips for Improving Family Stress

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The stresses and strains of daily life can often create a tense environment for the whole family. Of course, your biggest goal will be to create a happy home for both your partner and children. Find out how you can create a happy family. Balance Work and Home Life Finding the right balance between work […]

Summer Road Trip Tips

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We are in full summer swing here, and are eeking out every bit of fun that we can out of summer, because before you know it, it will be back to school time.  In fact, my older daughter already has some assignments and one of her online AP classes starts the second week of August. […]