Getting back into a routine after a relaxing summer can be tough and getting your kids to check in with the family calendar and checklists in the kitchen can be even tougher. Also, kids going to university makes keeping in touch - with parents and friends - difficult and costly. This year, you can help your family stay in touch better using free, yet powerful tools that both students and parents can use without complication.
Who knew kids could grow out of all of their clothing, and lose all of their school supplies in the few weeks since school let out in June? "Of course they didn't," says Sarah Deveau. "But many parents automatically shop as though they had."
When my son turned one, I purchased a small book used for journaling. Just a simple book, nothing much to it, but it has become one of the most valuable items in our home. It was my Grandma who unknowingly passed the idea down to me. One day we came across a tiny book of hers that had detailed descriptions of her first born (my father) when he was a toddler, what he got for Christmas and from whom, his reaction to his new baby brother and what he was saying at the time.
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