Whether you’re working on your resume, sending an e-mail to a potential client or finishing up an essay, there’s one thing we have to double check before considering it done. Check GRAMMAR! I know it’s not everyone’s favorite, but it’s absolutely necessary. It could make the difference between getting hired or locking in that “A” for school. Grammarly has saved me time and time again, even though I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English. It feels like I have my very own private grammar editor. [Read more…]This post may contain affiliate links, please review my disclosure policy .
Tips for an Easier Transition Back to School
Getting ready to send the kids back to school has conflicting emotions. Happy thoughts flood my mind with all the things I can get done without the circus in my living room. Then panic sets in… Did I get each kid all the supplies they need for school? Does everyone have new shoes and clothes? Am I really as prepared for school to start as I think? Here are a few tips that will make the transition back to school easier.
Encourage a healthy transition for your kids
The day before school is not the best time to get everyone used to going to bed and waking up earlier. Doing that will surely be met with groans and the calling out of “Mooommmmmm, I’m still tired!” About 2 weeks before school starts make an effort to get them into bed at an earlier time to ensure they get at least 9 hours of good sleep. Wake the late sleepers up a little bit earlier as well so they don’t have a rude awakening on the first day of school. [Read more…]This post may contain affiliate links, please review my disclosure policy .
Take Charge of Preschool Power Struggles with a Before and After School Routine
by: Rachel Groff
By now preschool has either started or will start soon. Either way, that means it’s time to prepare for the struggle of getting the kids out the door and to school on time. Not to mention the struggle to get said children to focus on their homework. Preschool power struggles can go from zero to sixty in a second flat. Kids don’t quite understand why they can’t stay home with mom all day, or why they need to write the letter “A” 20 times instead of watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The best way to take charge of the struggle is by starting a before and after school routine from the start (or as close to the start as possible). Here are some tips to keep in mind while establishing a routine.
Consider Your Child’s Individual Needs
Routines work differently with each child. Your daughter might be a morning person who is ready to get dressed and eat breakfast as soon as they wake up. However, your son might be the opposite of your daughter and wakes up slowly. When establishing a routine take your child’s individual needs into consideration. You might need to wake your son up 20 minutes before your daughter so that he can snuggle while he wakes up. [Read more…]This post may contain affiliate links, please review my disclosure policy .