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Back to School Brain Boosters

By Kymythy R. Schultze

When your child’s verbal loop switches from “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” to “I don’t wanna go to school!” you know the time has come to do your parental duty and properly prepare them for another academic year. You’ll buy them notebooks, backpacks, pencils and books. But, are
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Back to School Checklist: Everything You Need for School

By JustMommies staff

It's tough to start thinking about school right now, but in just a few weeks it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you've been through the drill before, or this is your first time sending a little one off to school, this checklist should help you remember everything you need to be
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Back to School Checklist: Everything You Need for School

By JustMommies staff

It's tough to start thinking about school right now, but in just a few weeks it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you've been through the drill before, or this is your first time sending a little one off to school, this checklist should help you remember everything you need to be
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Back to School: Green Supplies, Delicious Lunch Recipes & Zero Waste Lunch Gear

By Inhabitots

Most kids are headed back to school before month's end, and we're preparing for the new chapter with green supplies and savvy gear for making school lunches healthy and waste free. If you have a little one who is heading to his or her very first day of school, read our handy guide: 7 ways to prepare
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Cool School Lunches

By Cheryl Tallman

As you know by now, all parents have a different idea of what is healthy food and what is not. For years, you have had the opportunity to hand select and monitor what your child eats for lunch. Now it is time to test their ability. It is only natural for your child's eyes to wander and notice, and be
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Help Reset Your Child's Internal Clock before School Starts

By Patti Teel

I have fond memories of my children excitedly preparing for each new school year. With a brand new pair of tennis shoes and backpack, they looked forward to the new school year with both eager anticipation and trepidation. While buying our children new school supplies may help tip the scale towards eager
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Is Summer Brain Drain a Real Concern?

By JustMommies staff

When school got out for the summer, did you worry that your child might forget part of what was learned during the academic year? Once school is back in session after a free summer, what is the verdict--has your child lost some of the learning milestones he or she had reached the previous year? Summer
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JM's Best Back-to-School Scrapbooking Ideas

We asked JM moms to send us their best back-to-school scrapbooking ideas. See how they captured their
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School Lunch Ideas

By JustMommies staff

Sometimes it feels like you’re life is on repeat: packing the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich and juice box in your child’s lunch everyday. When the school weeks drag on and your taste buds get bored, try these sandwich alternatives: Sandwich Alternatives For hot meals like macaroni and cheese
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Six Ways School Kids Manipulate Parents -- and What You Can Do About It

By David Swanson

Your kid wants to stay up late, avoid homework, hang out with friends, and watch TV and play video games. In short, your school-aged child wants to do everything but go to bed early and do schoolwork. What's more, he has lots of clever ways to wear you down and get his way. Here are six ways school kids
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