Coupon-Clipping Your Daily Tasks: How to Save Time with Organization

Few things can frazzle a parent like the craziness of their day-to-day schedules. From work responsibilities to PTO meetings, ballet lessons to baseball practice, parents can feel like pulling their hair out with all of the running they have to do every day. It’s very easy to feel like you have spent your entire day on the go with little to show for it except utter exhaustion as you crash into bed to do it all over again the next day. They say the heftiest price tag in life lies in the time we spend on the things we do, so perhaps it’s time to start discount shopping our overall task time. Think of it as coupon clipping for five minutes off your morning routine or ten minutes saved during meal time. Sound like something you could get behind? Us too. So, we’ve scoured the net for some seriously ingenious hacks to help coupon-clip your daily time-spent “expense” down to a more affordable time budget for you. Who knows – you might even be able to get things down enough to have that w

Technology and Educational Apps: Giving Students and Educators an Impressive Advantage

Regardless to what your opinions may be on screen time for your kids, one thing is undeniable: technology is an immense part of our daily lives today. It also isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Integrating technology into our children’s lives is so widespread, in fact, that it’s practically unavoidable. Let’s face it, technology and electronic devices are the future, so ask yourself this question: do you want your child to be prepared for the future? We’re guessing that answer is a no-brainer, so it goes without saying that to embrace technology is to embrace the future. If you’re like most parents, you’re probably still worried about the amount of screen time your child is subjected to and the effects of digital learning on the mind versus traditional learning. Rest assured, you don’t have to choose one extreme or the other. Research has shown there are fantastic benefits to meeting in the middle by combining the world of technology with traditional learning. No, we aren’t telli

Top 5 Tips for Improving the Parent/Teacher Relationship to Optimize Learning Potential

You’ve likely heard the old adage “it takes a village” in terms of raising children. Between work, school, camps, sports, clubs, extracurriculars and whatever montage of things that take over our everyday schedules, it’s not exactly rocket science to say we can’t go it alone. Moms and dads often rely on family members, friends, nannies, daycares, teachers, and even younger siblings to help them along their parenting paths. In fact, the National Educational Association (NEA) states that this diverse network of help with raising children is highly beneficial to the development of our little ones. “When schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs,” the NEA explains. If parents, caretakers and educators working together is the key to a higher educational success rate, then why is there such an issue with staying connect