You might be immersed in the world of summer camp and family vacations—but in fact, July is the best month to line up after school care. And when you plan in advance, even the busiest family can make back to school a breeze. So don’t fret, parents. We’re here to make this easy for you, and we’ve got lots of tricks up our sleeves.
Check out this post to hear our 7 secrets for after school care.
Are you ready to plan for back to school?
Is summer vacation a time for kids to run and play, or an opportunity to continue learning? Sarah (AKA “momzilla”) makes sure her daughters study for at least half an hour, 5 days a week, all summer long. Then there’s Leisa, who cultivates “bored time” to help her kids develop creative and time-management skills. Who’s right?
Check out this post to hear them weigh in on the pros and cons of summertime homework.
Do you think kids should study over the summer? Tell us!
Remember summer vacation before kids, when your toughest decision was where to place your beach chair?
Now, it’s all about sandcastles, sidewalk chalk and trying to get sunblock onto a squirming kid. If you’ve ever come home from vacation needing another vacation, we get you.
Check out our list of funny, but true, signs that your summer vacation has kids!
What family vacation moments would you add to the list? Let us know!
Katie B. wanted her very young kids to have a great summer, but she wasn’t ready to send them to camp. Plus, she had the BEST nanny. Her creative solution? Let’s just say it involved 90 awesome ideas.
Check out this post to learn how you can create a camp at home!
Can your kids have the best summer without going to camp? Let us know your creative solutions!
Amy McCready has written several successful books about parenting, so we turned to her for advice: when it comes to rules and discipline, how can you get on the same page with your caregiver? With just a bit of work up front, you can avoid disagreements (and leave the stress behind) in 4 steps.
Check out this post to hear her 4 steps.
How do you set family rules with your caregivers? Tell us!
As the cost of college skyrockets, parents are making tough decisions about how much to save. Mike thinks debt helps develop financial responsibility. On the other hand, Danielle might not have gone to college if her parents hadn’t paid for it. So, what’s the right choice?
Check out this post to hear their differing opinions.
Do you think parents should feel obligated to pay for their children to go to college? Tell us!
Mike’s first baby could be born any minute now. And suddenly his new job—raising a daughter!—feels very real. And to hold himself accountable to the father he wants to be, he wrote a letter to his daughter just before she enters the world. Whether you’re a parent or not, his letter will bring tears to your eyes.
Check out this post to read his letter.
Are you the parent you dreamed you would be? Tell us!