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Back to School

The School-Year Vacation

A senior man spends time with his grandchildren at the beach

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family took an epic 11-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. We swam, snorkeled, hiked and—most importantly—bonded. The best part? Our kids, twin boys in fifth grade and a daughter in second grade at the time, only missed …

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‘Stuff the Bus’ to Help Kids in Need Receive School Supplies

  While many kids are still perfecting their cannonballs in area pools and lakes, the 2022-2023 school year is just around the corner. But buying the needed school supplies can be difficult for some families, leaving their children without the tools they need to enter the classroom. In an effort to help low-income families receive the supplies they need for …

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Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Entering preschool is an important developmental milestone for children and their parents. When you think about it, preschool is a child’s first introduction to a school setting. Naturally, parents want to find the right school for their children. If you’re looking for a preschool that meets the needs of your child and family, some preparation on your part can help …

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A Full School Day of Family Favorites

Each school day calls for a multitude of meals and snacks to make sure little learners are energized for time spent in the classroom, playing with friends and completing their homework. From breakfast to dinner and sweet rewards after a long day of educational activities, it’s important to keep the family on schedule with favorite recipes. These options for a …

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Kids’ Lunchbox Essentials

As students prepare to head back to school this fall, it’s time to start thinking about your child’s lunches. Discover a lunchbox essential that kids and parents will appreciate. MyWish4U Notes from Me! Put some love in your child’s lunchbox with lunch notes from MyWish4U. Your school-aged children can be reminded that you’re thinking of them when they’re at school. …

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