5 Ways to Squash Back-to-School Stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school year with a positive attitude and these tricks can help minimize stress and give your kids extra confidence when...

Tax-Free Weekend August 10th to 12th

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10th to 12th. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales...

Here We Go Back To School

By Rebecca Fox – Katy ISD School Board – Back to school!  What an exciting and promising time of year.  Boys and girls dressed in new clothes with a new backpack are nervously excited for new teachers, new friends and new subjects to learn.  They might even be going to a new school. Parents...

10 Healthy Back-to-School Food Tips

By Samantha O’Toole, Registered Dietician – 1.Breakfast. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every day. It has been proven that students concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have fewer behavioral problems when they are sent to school with a full stomach. Kids who eat breakfast...

Back To School Nutrition Breaks

By Stephenie Cox – Back to School is upon us and with that comes the stress of the demands to excel at everything from academics, sports, dance, music, social time, etc. In an effort to offset that a bit, I have stepped back from the rat race. I still expect my kids to offer their best in all they do,...

Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

By Tim Kaminski – Making sure that your child is Kindergarten ready is an important step in the overall success of his or her  long-term education. But making certain that your child is ready is more than just purchasing school supplies and new sneakers. Before you pack your little one off to...

Organizing Tips for Back to School Success

By Lisa Giesler, Certified Professional Organizer – Many families are in a frantic rush by now to get the kids ready for school and college by shopping for school supplies and clothes. The truth is many do not know what is in their cluttered cabinets and closets. The items that I find when organizing...

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