Healthy snacks fuel school kids to keep them energized and focused at school. Many prepackaged convenience foods for kids lack nutritional value or add extra fat and calories. Many nutritious, homemade school snacks are easy to prepare the night before, saving you time in the morning. Check on the snack policies in the classroom as many schools restrict things like peanuts that … [Read more...] about Healthy School Snack Suggestions
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Kids toys are an inevitable part of the home front clutter, but you can take some steps to wrangle it in! First, make sure the toys have a home. If it’s a chest in the family room, a basket in the den, a shelf in your child’s closet; it can’t be put away if it doesn’t have a home. And perhaps you should consider toy storage in each of … [Read more...] about What suggestions do you have for organizing my kids (age 3 and 5) toys?
Even before your child was born, you vowed to make education a priority. Now that your child is in school, parent-teacher conferences are a critical ingredient in making her educational experience the best it can be. Careful preparation before the conference will get you ready to ask all the questions you have and to follow up with the necessary actions.BeforeGet out a notebook … [Read more...] about Suggestions for Parent-Teacher Conferences
We have a couple of ideas that we hope will help you keep on track of ALL your resolutions. First is to break down what you mean to ‘stay in shape.’ Is it a regular exercise routine, visit to the gym, walking/running with a friend, eating better, dieting, supplements, swimming twice a week, etc.? Decide what you want to do, to stay in … [Read more...] about 1. Any suggestions on how to organize myself so I can keep my resolution to get and stay in shape?
Montessori. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably misspelled it. You’ve drooled over the beautiful materials, the sweet, child-sized everything. Maybe you’ve considered implementing it with your family. But then, you started reading about it and yikes-- it sounds like you’d have to overhaul your entire life to make it work. Not only that, but it seems expensive. Like, expensive. … [Read more...] about Montessori for the Modern Mom