Back to School Guide

Finished Tag Back to School DIY: Backpack Tags - Help your littles make tags for their backpacks now, before school starts! They can design 
a personalized backpack tag by...
The Best Books for Back-to-School Season - As the summer comes to an end, it’s time for all things back-to-school. While a new school year brings lots...
Know How to Deal with Lice: Before An Infestation Happens - Back to school unfortunately rhymes with lice.  Kids are happy to see their friends and hug each other increasing chances...
Faking It? What to Do If Your Preteen Claims He’s Too Sick for School - When Sara’s 11-year-old daughter says she’s not feeling well, she feels her girl’s forehead to check if it is warm. “She is...
Your Guide to Making Great Bento Lunches - Have you jumped on the bento lunch bandwagon yet? While bento has been a part of Japanese culture for centuries,...
What To Do When Your Preteen Is Caught Cheating At School - Maria Gray* was understandably upset when she got a call from her son’s teacher telling her that he had been...
4 Ways to Make a Sandwich So…Much…Better! - Honestly? We adore a good sandwich; delectable bread, delicious deli meats and amazing toppings make us drool. Thats why when Cynthia Beretta...
19 Simple Hot Lunches - Think outside the sandwich. Hot lunches are hip and your littles might even be more likely to eat some hearty chili, noddle-filled soup or...
Back to School Gear…for Parents! - Back to school isn’t all about the kiddies…at least it shouldn’t be. We parents need a little BTS fun to...
11 Cool Ways to Display Your Child’s Artwork - Heading back to school means the kidlets will be bringing home artwork, school work, photos and other paper paraphernalia with...
9 Simple School Lunch Tips for Picky Eaters - Between trips to the mall for new clothes (that they all of a sudden are in need of) and various...
9 Simple Recess Snacks that Pack a Punch - It’s important to send our kids off to school with the tools they need to succeed—weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, a...
5 Tips for Bullying Prevention at School - Back to school is a busy time of year for both students and parents, where the lazy days of summer...
16 Ways to Make Homework a Breeze - Now that we’ve made it through the first week of school, we can breathe a sigh of relief. But that...
15 Awesome S.T.E.A.M. Toys to Help Kids Learn - So your littles are interested in computers…or experiments…or maybe even coding. Good start! Future engineers and scientists are often also rule breakers and out-of-the-box...
How to Get Kids to Pack Their Own Lunches - At 10 P.M. you finally sit down to relax, when it hits you: You forgot to make your kids’ lunches....
A Weekly School Lunch Menu Kids Will Love - From ‘Muffaletta Monday’ all the way to ‘Flatbread Fun Friday’, the kids will be happy to see these lunches all week....
What Not to Say to Your Child on the First Day of School - In a conversation about her son’s impending start to school, Erin’s son, Owen, 4, looked up at her and said,...
DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case - MATERIALS white, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia duct tape 2 round neodyne magnets key chain...
7 Tips for Photographing the First Day of School - You’ve managed to capture your child’s first steps on film. You have photos of her leaving her first tooth for...
Duct Tape Cell Phone Case DIY Duct Tape Cell Phone Case - MATERIALS: fuchsia and multi-colored chevron duct tape bubble wrap cell phone TOOLS: self-healing cutting mat ruler scissors ball point pen...
Duct Tape Notebook Duct Tape Notebook Decoration - MATERIALS: duct tape notebook TOOLS: parchment paper pencil scissors bubble letter stencil (the one used in photo is a free...
17 Creative Back-to-School Photo Ideas - The first day of school is a classic photo opportunity you won’t want to miss. Not only do back-to-school photos...
Your Guide to Packing Nut Free Lunches - Whether your wee one has a nut allergy and you’re a seasoned no-nuts-allowed meal planner and this is the first time...
Are Boys or Girls Better at School? - Boys and girls are very different from one another — their activity levels, their interests, their way of seeing the...
15 Quick School Night Suppers - The littles have only been back at it for a week and you’re already beat. Dinner tonight will be whatever-is-in-the-fridge...
17 Fabulous Back-to-School Freebies and Deals - Back to school doesn’t have to break the bank. Yes, some things will set you back, but other than those...
Pack Snacks that Kids Will Eat - Amp up the power of your kid’s lunch-box treats with these power packed additions: Whole-wheat tortilla spread with cream cheese, sprinkled with shredded...
The Best Tech & Apps for Back-to-School - Back-to-school means giving your students all of the tools they need to succeed! Check out these tech must-haves for every...
Help Your Kids to Look forward to School (It Is Possible!) - Back to School is almost here. And while some kids (erm, parents?) are chomping at the bit to get back...
Helping Children with Chronic Illnesses Thrive in the Classroom: A Personal Story - When my son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of six I was overwhelmed with a mix of...
13 School Supplies You Should Buy At The Dollar Store - Back to school is a spendy occasion. Between replacing their outgrown clothes and worn-out shoes with new fall threads (at...
Back to School with Kid-Friendly Litterless Lunch Gear - Other than proper hygiene and zippers, if you haven’t been practising opening, closing and re-packing lunch gear with your kids,...
Ease Them Back to School With Colour! - Kids love to colour (and so do adults!) and since school is looming on the horizon, getting your littles colouring...
Labels, Labels and More Labels (for Back to School, ‘Natch) - Are you a labeller? Do the canisters in your kitchen and the bottles in your bathroom have wee, adorable tags...
13 Over-the-top School Lunches You Have To See To Believe - First things first: We not actually suggesting that you should kill yourself trying to duplicate these incredible boxed lunches. If...
15 Best Backpacks for Back-to-School - The backpack is an essential part of back-to-school attire, and there are a number of factors to consider when choosing...
11 Ways to Teach Kids to Be More Responsible - Even though it’s only the middle of August and summer still seems like it might just last forever, September is...
School Supply Necessities (By Age) - Kindergarten Insert a single tear here; your child is off to kindergarten. Whether you’ve got a spirited kidlet excited for...
11 Tips to Help You Get Organized for Back-to-School - After a carefree summer of late nights and late mornings, it can be hard to get your kids back into...
50+ Crafts to Get Kids Excited About School - Back to school is looming in the not-so-distant future and you know your littles are bummed. How do you get...
Prep Your Family for a Successful School Year - The end of summer—and the first few weeks of September—is a stressful time for parents and children. How do you prepare...
7 Ways to Assess & Help Develop Your Child’s Reading Readiness - Because education is so important, and reading is a primary facet of education, a readiness for reading is important. Want...
A DIY Wall of Fame to Show Off Your Child’s Artwork - It’s tough to find the space to show off all of your little scholar’s crowning achievements (there are just so...
Upcycled Sweater Tote Bag - Felt an old (or already shrunken) wool sweater. Turn inside out, cut out the neck and remove the sleeves so...
7 Ways to Make Going Back to School Easier - With winter break over, parents and students are busy getting back into a routine. Although it’s an exciting time (at least...
Your Guide to Frozen Hairstyles - We all know that during the first week of school your wee princess flounced out of the door perfectly dressed with a...
19 Unique Baby Names Inspired By Genius - With school back in full swing, we find ourselves pondering the genius of our wee ones. What if they’d been...
Shopping for Eye Glasses for Your Little - Now that school is back in session, you might want to get your kids’ eyes checked (remember: most provinces cover...
13 Hot Hoodies for Fall - We love hoodies. They’re the perfect layer to add to your kidlet’s bag, to tie around their waist in the...
Managing First Day of School Tears - One year ago this week, I was sending my daughter off to her first day of school and her first...
Your Ultimate Guide to Packing a Litterless Lunch - According to data from the Recycling Council of Ontario, the average student’s lunch can generate 30 kg of waste over...
At What Age Do You Think Kids Should Walk to School? - Not long ago, parents in Maryland were accused of child neglect and their two children were taken into Child Protective...
31 of the Best Back-to-School Life Hacks - As parents we know the back-to-school flurry is a stressful one; chock-full of laundry, litterless lunches and lists of lists...
10 Easy Chores for Kids - Getting kids to help out with chores around the house can be beneficial in teaching them about responsibility and hard...
Back-to-School Tips for Your Anxious Child - We flip the calendar to August and before you know it back to school is upon us. There’s meant to...
9 Simple Tips for School Success - Whether your tween is returning to class or you’re sending your little one to school for the first time, you’re...
How to Spruce Up a Sandwich for Lunch - Sometimes a sandwich is the only thing we have the time or energy for on school mornings. But bread and...
Chalk-a-Lot Cookies (with Edible Chalk!) - Kids will not only love that they can chalk-scribble all over these chocolate sugar cookies disguised as little chalkboards, but...
Edible Chalk (to Go with Chalk-Board Cookies) - Use this colorful candy chalk with these Chalk Board cookies. Or, of course, you can always just snack on them, as...
Give Kids a Step Up at School with Awesome Kicks - It’s not unusual for most elementary school-age children to need both indoor and outdoor shoes to head back into the...
Dear Teacher Dear Teacher: 7 School-Related Resolutions for Parents (and Kids!) - Disorganization works for some students and their families. Every school day, children rush around looking for permission slips to sign...
What’s Your School Year’s Resolution? - Counting down to the new school year is a lot like preparing for New Year’s Eve. You spend time choosing...
101 Simple School Lunch Ideas - Lunches will no longer be the bane of your existence as a parent…not with these 101 lunch ideas in the...
5 Fun Ways to Count Down to School - Want to start counting down to school starting? Check out these five creative ideas on how to get kids counting...
23 Genius Ways to Get Organized Before School Starts - Feel the back to school itch? Want to get ready early this year and get organized before the big first...
37 Tasty Muffins for School Lunches - When it comes to school lunches, we urge you to think outside the sandwich! We have some great recipes for...
7 No-Bake Granola Bars - Granola bars are great for snacks, lunches, soccer games (any sports games really), parties, coffee breaks…actually there’s really not a...
13 Back to School Themed T-Shirts from Etsy - Yes, we are aware that it’s still the beginning of August…but September is right there, looming in the not-so-distant future. Since...

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