Oh my goodness. What a lovely little reminder to wake up to in the morning: Living Locurto has created these darling morning routine cards for her little one and generously posted them for download on her site for free!!! And, if that isn’t enough, she has an after school chart and days of the week cards as... 
One of the most difficult things about getting ready for back-to school is reestablishing both morning and evening routines. Two weeks before school begins, we start having earlier bedtimes and wake up calls. Move bedtime up about 15-30 minutes each week until you reach optimum bedtime. Set a routine where... 
I went to a party at Martha’s place…
Yes, as in THE MARTHA, Martha Stewart… To say that I was thrilled to get a copy of this invitation in my inbox is a bit of an understatement. Really. I nearly cried. And the event? EVERY BIT AS WONDERFUL AS I COULD HAVE IMAGINED!!! In fact, it was fabulous. Our evening started out with a little tour of the Martha... 
Back-to-school ritual: clearing the closet
Children’s closets can often resemble a disaster area. Dive in and clean out your kids’ closets before you go shopping for back-to-school wear. Only keep clothes that currently fit, or are a size larger to account for those crazy growth spurts, and make a list of the items you need. Need a little inspiration?... 
Back-to-school ritual: appointments
Students must enter school with an up-to-date immunization record and often, athletic departments require a physical. Now is the time to schedule all those back-to-school check up’s and appointments – the doctor, the dentist, the annual eye exam and the hairdresser. Sometimes it can take a few weeks,... 
Back-to-school traditions
It’s that time of year again. The days of summer and pool parties are almost over. Homework and fieldtrips loom on the future agenda. As children savor the last few moments of the season, we start to count down to the first day of the school year. There’s plenty to do before school starts, from last minute... 
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