Top 7 Tips for Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher Conference

As a parent, an upcoming parent/teacher conference can be very nerve-wracking. While you realize that these events are a great way to learn more about how your child is performing at school, it can be awkward to walk into that school building and sit down for a talk with someone who probably spends as much time each day with your child as you do. While you may not be able to relieve the stress completely, you can make the process a little easier—check out these tips and be prepared for your next conference! Continue reading

Need-To-Know Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Traveling With Baby
Ask 10 parents who have traveled with an infant what to expect and you will likely get 10 different answers. Some babies will sleep the whole time and wake up when they arrive; others cry the entire trip and drive the entire family batty. No matter how well behaved a baby is or isn’t, the trip will be more enjoyable for everyone if you make careful plans and follow these “need-to-know” tips for traveling with baby. Continue reading

Seven Instances When You’ll Need a Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate

As the old Joni Mitchell song goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” This is never more true than when it comes to your birth certificate. Sometimes it seems like it stays in your safe deposit box or the old shoebox in the closet without use for years. Then, all of a sudden, you need it for everything! Even if you do not find yourself using it very often, it can make sense to go ahead and make sure to keep a couple of certified copies on file, just in case! After all, you may find yourself facing one of these seven instances where you may need a birth certificate. Continue reading

Seven Ways For You and Your Kids To Prepare For The New School Year

Back To SChoolNothing is more exciting, or more daunting, than a new year of school. While it can be tempting to enjoy summer now and worry about school when the time comes, that is a sure way to wind up starting the year behind the curve. Instead of doing that, why not take care of a few tasks today and begin preparing for the year ahead? Continue reading

7 Tips For Parent Involvement In Sports

Parents CoachingBaseball, basketball, soccer, football and cheerleading—these are just a few of the sports which are most popular among youth. However, as any parent will attest, the involvement doesn’t stop with just the participating child—youth sports are a family affair. If you are looking for ways to be more involved, consider one of these seven ways you can make a difference! Continue reading

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids on Airplanes

Kids on a Plane | 10 tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling is one of life’s biggest joys, as is spending time with the family and kids. However, combining these two special things together can sometimes cause a bit of stress—even for the best-prepared traveler. After you have booked your airline tickets but before you take flight, keep in mind the following 10 tips for air travel with kids and you may find the journey is not quite as stressful as you first thought! Continue reading

7 Things You Need To Do Before Leaving for Vacation

House | Thing You Need To Do Before LEaving For Vacation

You have bought your tickets, packed your bags and all you can think about is the fun you will have with your family on the beach, in the mountains or at the amusement park. However, you have a few last things you should accomplish before you leave. Don’t hop in the car, on the plane or aboard the boat before you take care of these seven important tasks—then you’ll be ready to relax and have a great trip! Continue reading