Ways to Give back to Your Child’s School

Join the PTA Join the PTA If your child’s school isn’t affiliated with the PTA (National Parent Teacher Association), it probably has a “home and school” or a booster club (independently operated clubs that function the same as the PTA, just without the national recognition). Joining your local group will help you network with other …

Explore Rosh Hashana Foods with Your Family

Apples and Honey Apples and Honey Yum! These are the most important Rosh Hashana foods. “It’s all about the sweetness; our hope that our year ahead [will] be sweet,” says Sari Laufer, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. Another reason to love honey? “There’s a Jewish tradition that when a kid first starts …

Teens and Vaping: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

Vaping, e-cigs, e-cigars, hookah, vape pens, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are replacing cigarettes as the new fad for kids, teens and young adults. Since their U.S. introduction in 2007, “E-cigarette usage has doubled among middle and high school students,” according to a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Centers for Disease Control …

Top 10 Tips for Paying for College

Start at a Community College Start at a Community College Credits from community college courses are usually easily transferable, and can cost less than half of what they would cost at a four-year university. Consider having your child start classes at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university after two years. …

8 Awesome Activities to Fight Cabin Fever

Not another snow day! When cabin fever sets in, it helps to have an arsenal of age-appropriate activities to keep your kids occupied (and your sanity intact!). Indoor activities When the weather is fine and you actually have some free time, stock up on dollar store items like markers, stencils, and clay. Things your kids …