Back to School

Back to school also means back to juggling extracurricular activities for your kids. After-school and weekend programs like hockey, swimming, dance and music classes, can make the school year an even more expensive and busy time for families. With two weeks left until the first day of school, our girls are already planning their extracurricular [...]

A s a first time parent to a child starting preschool this year, there are some items you will want to have on hand and some things you need to know about in the week leading up to your child's first day at preschool. Backpack: Kids are small at this age and won't need to [...]

This is it! The big countdown is on. As I've written before, I have a lot of mixed emotions. But those emotions aside, I don't actually feel stressed about the start of the school year so much as about the fact that I won't be enjoying long summer days with my girls. Some schools have [...]

Core strength and fine motor skills are both critical for a child's development and learning. One specific fine motor skill that deserves special attention is scissors skills. Using scissors is not the be-all-end-all of a child’s success in school! However, it is important that children master the ability to use scissors not only so they [...]