2020 Editor’s Note: We recognize that not everything on this list will pertain to the 2020-2021 school year. However, some of the information is still helpful. We support you in this upcoming school year, no matter how it might look.
The time is here. We are sending our kiddos big and small back to the classroom. Even though the warm summer days will always be carefree and refreshing there is something so sweet about shopping for school supplies, packing up the backpacks and lunch boxes, and lacing up those new tennis shoes. We’ve compiled all of the need to know information and must read resources to help you and your family start this school year off on the right foot! Here’s to another year of growth, adventure and hard work!
We are fortunate in Rochester to have so many wonderful options for our children. From Charter schools to Choice schools. Private school to Public school. Use this guide to make informed educational decisions that best suit your kiddos.
The Pre-K years are so special! We hope this guide is useful in conveying the options that are available to your family’s needs.
Read one Rochester mom’s favorite things about 45/15 school year schedule (year round school) for a glimpse at just one of the great school options we have here in Rochester.
Check out one mom’s experience with the Rochester Montessori School. She shares how the school has greatly impacted her son.
First things first…get the school supplies! Most of us have completed this task by now but there is often that one forgotten item. Double check your lists!
When you send your big kids off to school errands can be tough on the little ones. Their entertainment is gone, their buddies are busy. Check out this hand dandy survival guide for all the expert tips!
Whether you need to stock up on oils before cold and flu season, or you’re in need of some new eye cream to take care of your under eye circles, or you just want a new shade of lip stick to celebrate the
kids going back to school fall season we’ve got you covered with our list of local consultants.
We all know Rachael Ray can whip up a meal in 30 minutes or less…so why not follow her lead and make our weekday evenings run smooth.
Having a few meals stashed away for a busy week can be such a life saver! Especially during the busy school year. However, the amount of work that goes into stocking the freezer can be daunting. Enter the swap. It’s fun. It’s helpful. And it’s simple.
If leftovers are often featured in your home it might be fun to get creative! You’re already an expert at planning, prepping and multitasking so why not make your leftover nights fun too!
It seems every year they just keep growing…and so do their appetites! Note to self: always get milk, and bananas, and eggs, and bread.
Meal planning can really save a day! Check out these tips to get going and don’t panic when your kids ask what’s for dinner!
Once the school routine begins evening can get a bit hairy and preparing meals for our families can get a bit dull. If you find yourself hating cooking try some of these ideas to get you through.
Cooking made easy, simple and quick! ‘Nuff said.
This tasty salad is packed with nutrition and flavor, but the best part…it’s as flavorful and fresh on day three as it did on day one! Perfect for a busy family!
If you are a mom who packs lunches for your kids every. single. day. you will enjoy these tips on creating healthy lunches…that are easy to stick with!
Sign us up! As we all know school mornings can get craz! Having a healthy breakfast prepared ahead of time can make all the difference!
Ultimately our kids have to choose what they will eat, but we can offer them a healthy variety to help fuel their bodies and minds. Keeping it simple is key!
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Use the printable in this post to cut out and place all of the schoolday questions in a jar. Have your children pick questions out each day for a fun activity!
Are you facing an empty house during the school days? It’s amazing all the things we’ll get done when our kiddos are in school…but we’ll miss them too!
The homeschool journey allows parents to take control of modling and shaping their children’s education. Here one mom shares how choosing homeschool for her family has also shaped her!
Don’t we all just love a sweet back to school photo?! Use these tips as your guide for getting a picture that will be treasured for years to come.
Grab some tissues mamas. School is starting and we are celebrating growth, development and change.
Phew! Motherhood is a 24/7 job and can cause us to end up with a bit of a crazy schedule. Try these specific questions to evaluate what things are important and necessary to you.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed with the back to school schedule? Try some of these helpful ideas to get back into the groove.
kids adults out into the big world is a tough thing for parents. How do we prepare them? How do we not worry 24/7?
We’ve said it before. We’ll say it again. Some mornings are just hard. Even so there are a few little things that you can do to get up and get going on the right foot!
“My job as a school librarian means that I read aloud every day, so I have some tips from my experience on how to have a great guest reader visit.”
We’ll just leave this helpful resource right here for you, because who doesn’t need a good dose of caffeine the first week of school!
Ice cream is just the perfect way to celebrate everyone surviving the first week back to school.
Having a kid who struggles with behavior while at school can be a tough thing…for everyone. Read one mom’s thoughts on how to navigate teacher relationships and difficult behavior all while enjoying her child.
What are the most important factors in our child’s education? Grades? Social activities? Extracurricular activities? While these things are important and valuable they aren’t necessarily what define our kids and who they will become. Check out these tips from a local high school counselor (and mom).
With all of the special days, celebrations and occasions that happen during the school year we’re all bound to forget something…let’s just hope it doesn’t end with a new pet!
Sending our babies out into the world can be a scary thing for them…and us. Even so there are special, important things we can send them with. And really watching them grow into their own unique self is one of the best gifts of parenting.