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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In DC

Sports and recreational activities are aspects of childhood that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Whether it be sportsman-like conduct, discipline, teamwork or handling a loss with stride, the best fall sports leagues for kids in D.C. promise to help kids grow.

08/31/2012

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Best Places For Back-To-School Shopping In DC

These stores help make a stress free school shopping trip possible.

08/21/2012

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Back-To-School Guide In D.C.

It’s back to school time, which means shopping, shopping and, oh yeah, spending. This year, take it away from the chains and check out these awesome, local businesses guaranteed to give you everything you need without the hustle and bustle of big box stores. These represent D.C.: vibrant, different and definitely not run of the mill.

08/03/2012

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Talking To Your Kids About Bullying

Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.

08/01/2012

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5 Best Educational Apps To Download

Education and technology are becoming increasingly integrated, and keeping up on all of the new educational applications for kids is important. One of the biggest struggles is not finding an app; it is finding the appropriate app.

08/01/2012

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College Student Prep: Must-Have Items For Every Dorm Room

The bags are packed and the move-in date is coming up fast. Now all that’s left before moving into the dorms and starting a new life at college is dorm-room shopping. Here are some essential items to put on that shopping list.

08/01/2012

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.

08/01/2012

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1st Day of School 2013

Images from the 1st day of school in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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Must-Have School Supplies

By Mark Twain Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens) has often been celebrated as the Great American Author. Written in 1876, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy growing up in the south along the Mississippi River. The novel was also followed by a sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The two novels are commonly named among the greatest American novels of all time and both are a must for any literature fan, as their historical significance and cultural impacts are immeasurable.

10 Books You Must Read In High School

Whether you are in high school or beyond, these 10 books are a must read for any literature fan. Take the time to get to know these authors and see why their novels have gone down in history as some of the best literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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