Back to School Guide

Canadian Family Back to School Guide 2014

Back-to-School Freebies and Deals

Faking It? What to Do If Your Preteen Claims She’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...
How to Buy Glasses for Your Child - Now that school is back in session, you might want to get your kids’ eyes checked (remember: most provinces cover...
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 Sweet and Simple Packable Desserts - Do your littles need something sweet to finish off their lunch with some days? Rather than giving them mini chocolate...
Your Guide to Stress Free Mornings - We all know that weekday mornings are probably the most stressful time of the whole week meal—especially once school starts up again....
22 Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings - Whether your family’s tastes run sweet or savoury at breakfast time, we’ve got a speedy recipe that’s filling, nutritious and...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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