YES!! Summer is over. I love summer, I really do — including the heat and all the ice cream and beach days that go along with it — but nine weeks of ever-changing schedules is getting to me, and...
That was the question on a recent local Facebook group chat about school supplies. One mom wanted to see who buys exactly what is on the school-supplies list, including the quantities requested. At last check, nearly 80 people had...
I'm not going to start this post with something sappy like, "Oh, I wish summer would last forever!" Nope. I am READY for my kids to go back to school. I love them dearly and enjoy their company, however,...
It’s been a lovely summer full of spontaneity and disorganized lunch schedules. However, the break from school is quickly coming to an end, and I am a firm believer that packing lunches should never be a tedious task. As...
It’s almost here, 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...
Helping our children develop independence as the school year starts sounds beautiful. I can see the flawless Instagram-worthy image in my head. All the children packing their own lunches, double-checking homework, perfectly combing their own hair, matching their outfits...
Rejoice, parents! The countdown is on for the first day of school! Have you been inundated with advertisements for the best backpack, the best lunch box, and the must-have water bottle? (And why is finding the perfect water bottle that...
We live in the age of technology and social media — it's simply time to accept it. And while both streams of communication aid in connection to other humans, we all know the opposite can be true for these streams...
You know the feeling you get while strapped to a rollercoaster that is slowly ticking uphill? When you arrive at the top, just before the giant drop, there is a slight pause. In that moment, you are bursting with...
Alyssa is 16-year-old with a bright future. She’s a sophomore in high school and is taking several advanced placement classes in addition to a couple of honors courses. She’s also on the dance team and a member of several...
Hiring that special someone to help out with the little ones or even around the house? Mary Poppins sets the bar high in the nanny universe, but hopefully with some of these helpful tips, you, too, can find your...
Join us in Avondale at beautiful Boone Park on Thursday, June 14 from 9-11am for our first stop on our Park Hop series! Spanning seven blocks and covered in beautiful historic trees, Boone Park offers plenty of room to play, including one...

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