9 Simple Ways to Organize School Life
If you could get your child to remember where they put things, life would be easier. There would be less tears and frustration. So let’s begin our organizing quest with 9 Simple Ways to Organize School Life. Continue reading
Developing Creative and Critical Thinkers
Our children have come to look for easy answers and a quick-fix approach, not only to their school work, but life situations as well. Helping develop our kids as thinkers is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. If they can think and learn then they can succeed. They will be able to not only make their way in the world but make their mark on the world. Here are a few helpful tips to help us along in the process. Continue reading
SPOTLIGHT ON: Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts
The Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts is the largest private music and arts school in the city having taught over 8000 students since we opened in the fall of 2000. As Frisco’s original music school, more music students have taken lessons here than anywhere else!
College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors
My family has been on the go this entire summer, and this has left little time for my husband and I to spend anytime one-on-one time together. To make matters worse, our favorite (and only sitter) left for college a few weeks ago, and we didn’t have any back up for a much needed date night. Until….. Continue reading
Oreogasm Ice Cream Bomb
To earn a name like “Oreogasm” and achieve total chocolate euphoria, you need to go BIG. In the wise words of my coworker Lindsay, “an Oreogasm is anything that, after taking your first bite, elicits “Ooos” and “ahhhs” and “OH MY GOD” like nothing else.”
In the case of brownies, this means swirling the chocolate batter with vanilla frosting, adding a layer of Oreos and topping the warm, gooey skillet with scoops upon scoops of ice cream. For ice cream, you have two options. You could whip up a batch of no-churn with a lot of crushed Oreos, hot fudge and caramel sauce. Or you could triple the fun and make this jaw-dropping three-tier ice cream bomb.
Who needs a holiday to make this sinful treat?
Kids Desk Supply Box Craft
Kids can make this adorable desktop organizer to hold all their supplies! Cubbies on top hold glue, erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, and whatever your little students are using at the time.
Ways to Pack a Healthier Lunch
Give your child’s lunch an extreme — and deliciously nutritious — makeover. Add fun flavor and a new approach.
Stretch Notebook Craft
Now that school has started and the kids have a better idea of what they’ll need, maybe it’s time to make this super easy stretch notebook craft to get organized.
This notebook is great to keep paper in and school supplies on the binder. Holds writing utensils, and important items that are needed to make it through the day.
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Importance of Physical Activity on Learning
We all feel the pressure for our children to succeed academically, particularly in STEM fields given the technology oriented society in which we live. But how do we as parents assist our children meet their full potential? The answer might surprise you!
For quite some time, a growing body of research suggests that a child’s physical activity is just as important for a healthy mind as a healthy body (Hillman et al., 2008). Sports aren’t a substitute for studying, but in general, regardless of the type of activity, more physically active children achieve higher academic performance than less active children. Continue reading
Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes
If you’re not yet all partied out for Labor Day, then try making these delicious Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes. They’re a fun-to-eat treat kids will love. Having a dollop of ice cream instead of whip cream, makes them a sundae! And more attractive to some people. With the red from the strawberries they look patriotic for Labor Day.