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Beat Back to School Anxiety in 5 Easy Steps

We all suffer from some degree of Back to School anxiety. Here's how to help your kids manage it.

Is It Too Late to Finish Summer Reading?

The answer is, it depends. This is just about the time when I realize, each summer, that despite me telling the kids to read every day, they haven’t gotten very far. Despite my many suggestions to curl up and enjoy a book, some of the reading logs are still embarrassingly sparse. Could you imagine if […]

Should Kids Have Homework? One Superintendent Says “No.”

Read a Tips’ teen contributor’s view on being overworked: “Even God Rested on Sunday.” Starting this September, Long Beach elementary school students can say “good-bye” to “traditional” homework. I can hear the cheering from here. Instead, the district is asking children to “WRaP” every night: WONDER, READ, and PLAY. It’s a bold move because as parents, we have come to believe that homework is good practice for the […]

Don’t Miss: Ridgewood ARTBeat 2018

The 2nd Annual Ridgewood ArtBeat  •  Tuesday, June 12  •   8:30 – 9:45pm Kasschau Memorial Bandshell on Vet’s Field Also read: New Openings Around Ridgewood Co-Chairs and RHS students Sophia Swanson and Jack Shigeta are at it again bringing music to our community! For the second year, the Ridgewood ARTBeat committee has partnered with the Kasschau Memorial Bandshell Committee […]

Skinny Coconut Margarita with Lime

This tropical spin on the classic margarita from With Salt and Wit is delicious –plus it’s uses lite coconut milk and coconut water to lower calories! Find Out if Tequila…is a Stimulant. Ingredients 3 ounces lite coconut milk (from the can) 3 ounces tequila blanco 1 1/2 ounces triple sec 8 ounces coconut water Fresh lime […]

20+ Women Your Kids Should Know About

Being a woman today is easier — not easy, but easier — because of the women below. I feel such gratitude for the many women before me who struggled and persevered, so the road for me and my daughters is a little less bumpy. Here are a few that immediately come to mind. Feel free to […]

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

I remember a quiz like this circulating a few years ago and now that I have a fifth grader, I thought I’d give it a shot again. The Daily Dish compiled some actual questions from Fox game show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? I’m happy to say I got 17 out of 20. Whew! Give […]

A Movie Every Family Should Watch: On the Way to School

I recently watched the most touching movie with my kids: On the Walk to School. It is the inspiring story of 4 children living in different countries and the difficult journeys they make to attend school. The movie reminds us that something we so easily take for granted is considered so precious to people in other parts […]

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