Ages 6 to 9


Creative Writing for Kids: How Do I Encourage My Kids to Write? 1

Your kid now reads short books, but his writing at school stops at a phrase or a sentence. How do you encourage him to start writing stories? My kid has taught me tremendously about harnessing his creativity into stories. The biggest challenge for most people, including kids, is getting started. Once you have an idea […]


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Math is Everywhere: How to Instill Love of Math in Your Children 1

I’m the oddball who’s always loved math. My favorite part of math is the every day, how math explains the world around us. So it is important to me was instilling that same love in my kids. I resisted buying workbooks for my kids until elementary school was around the corner, but I do bring […]


How Do I Find an Elementary School? My Kid Is Heading to Kindergarten 1

For those of us in districts with school choice, or those house hunting with consideration for school assignment, the fall brings a flurry of school tours. Many will ask, “Where do I start?” I was in your shoes last year and put serious consideration into my son’s school. Here are some basic steps you can […]


14 Money Saving Back to School Strategies

It’s amazing how fast the summer flies, and before you know it’s time to get ready for another school year, whether for preschool, kindergarten or elementary. Which can mean everything from backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, clothing, shoes and so much more. Here are my money saving tips based on my Mom experience including being […]


Celebrating July 4th Fun When Your Child Can’t Tolerate Fireworks 3

I always looked forward to July 4th festivities starting with picnics, family time, and sunshine, capped off with where to find the most spectacular fireworks. Before we had children I imagined how we’d share the magic of July 4th fun with them to make long lasting family memories. But like so many pre-parenthood imaginings, reality […]


July 4th Family Fun Activities, Crafts and Recipes 1

Celebrating July 4th offers so many fun summer time fun opportunities from delicious food to spending time with friends and family to creative activities that can teach kids about our nation’s history. Here are ideas from our Mom experience and nifty resources we found online.   Seeing the Fireworks or Seeking Alternative Day Time Events […]