Winter on the Seacoast can be long, dreary, and really cold. Luckily, we have great options to keep us busy outside in the snow. But sometimes, it’s just too chilly to venture out. In those cases, what’s a parent...
Do you have a 4th grader in your family? A fifth grader? I do! I am here to share some of the benefits that they (and you) can can take advantage of during their 4th grade (and some 5th)...
Here we are again. Another school shooting. Another mass murder. Will it ever stop? I'm enraged and devastated. Yet I cannot dwell here. I must act. Will you join me in these action steps to combat gun violence today? ...
I don’t know about you, but when school is back in full swing, life gets extra crazy. I found myself wondering how to fit in activities that support my preschoolers' literacy learning at home. When free time seems nonexistent,...
Car rides with young children are...enjoyable. Not exactly! Car rides with little kids are... quiet. Nope, not if they are awake! However, car rides can be both of these with some quality podcasts for kids. Huge bonus is they...
My family recently attended a sleep-away camp through the YMCA. Our family of 4 slept in our own bunkhouse for 3 nights and enjoyed 4 beautiful days on Lake Ossipee. We participated in all of the traditional camp activities...
I'm an educator and literacy specialist of 38 years in public and private schools. Most recently, I'm at Berwick Academy in Southern Maine and previously the Carroll School in Massachusetts. I’ve dedicated a tremendous amount of time to students...
Do you have a young kiddo at home who’s got back to school anxiety? Personally, I have a first time preschooler who is pretty uncertain about starting his program and a first grader who’s feeling jittery about having a...
As the sun begins to set on summer vacation, the reality of back to school is beginning to set in. If your child’s sleep schedule has gone into “summer mode,” it’s important to start thinking about “school mode” before...
It is hard to believe school is here. It is important to start our children’s day off with a well-balanced breakfast but finding family-friendly breakfast ideas can be hard! A good breakfast should include 3 key components: protein, healthy fat,...

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