Summer opens up so many new possibilities. Not least of all, it brings a fresh array of babysitting talent to the fore. All those high school and college students at loose ends, looking for jobs, clamoring for the chance to hang out with your kids by the pool all summer and.... read more
If you're looking for a summer reading list, you don't have to look far. Libraries have them, teachers have them, Oprah's got hers, the Times Book Review has theirs, and type it into your search engine and you'll find dozens more in a flash. This time of year, every parent.... read more
Schools everywhere are letting kids out of class and sending them off on summer vacation. Hardworking teachers will get a well-deserved break, and administrators can start planning in earnest for next year. But what about the preschoolers? Are they counting down the days to s.... read more
Just because school's out, doesn't mean our kids have stopped learning. Those ever-evolving brains of theirs are still churning and picking up new knowledge and habits as fast as they can.Ideally, summertime gives young children the chance to engage in extended periods of se.... read more
There are summer plans that involve logistics, calendars, and childcare arrangements. And then there are the summer plans that we've been waiting for all year long, the special summer fun we want to make sure our preschoolers don't miss.Here's our list of ten things we can't w.... read more
Ready or not, summer is almost here! It's hard to believe, isn't it? The smell of spring still lingers in the air, and yet the warmer temperatures foreshadow what lies ahead. For some of us, the anticipation of summer's arrival is a bittersweet mix of emotion. On the one hand,.... read more
Editor's note: This post was inspired by the delightful "60 Days of Summer" list at Sassy Sites. She has a great craft to go along with her list, too. Be sure to take a look!We look forward to summer with the kids so much all year long. There are all kinds of things we want .... read more
Hi, it's me, that mom, the one who sent you and the rest of the parents from class an invitation to a summer planning Google calendar.I know what you're thinking of me: I'm some uber-organized Wonder Woman mom who always has the perfectly structured summer. HA! Polar opposite,.... read more
When does school start for your kids? Next week? The week after? Or do you have until after Labor Day this year? The answer for all of us is, in any case, SOON, if not already. It's true: the long days of summer are steadily coming to a close.So, what can we do to get ourse.... read more
With summer around the corner, many families are planning their vacations. While the beach, National Parks, or big city excursions can all be memorable trips, how about considering a different kind of get-away that can make a world of difference? A family volunteer vacatio.... read more
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