Sep. 14. 2023


The Back To School Issue

Ready Or Not!

Consider this your back-to-school pep talk.

Big Feels

A Nervous Parent's Guide To Surviving Junior High (Again)

My strongest memories of seventh grade are isolation, shame, anxiety, and a boy named Chad teasing me about my flat chest.

by Edan Lepucki

Nom Nom

15 School Lunch Ideas For When You Feel Like Giving Up

Colorful, creative lunches that just might inspire your kid to actually eat them.

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Back to School

13 Great TV Episodes To Get Kids Ready To Head Back To School

by Alexia McKay

School is in session!

Back To School

77 Sweet & Funny Photo Caption Ideas For The First Day Of School

by Ashley Jones

Whether you use a chalkboard or just take a picture of them running for the bus.

Kids' Entertainment

25 TV Shows About School To Ease First-Day Jitters

by Casey Suglia and JM Farkas

Whatever their age or mood, there’s a show that’ll help your kid feel better about heading back to school.


16 Lunchbox Notes To Put A Smile On Your Kid's Face

by Kinsey Gidick

Love you. Mean it.

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Critical Race Theory & How To Advocate For The Type Of Education Your Kids Need

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

We have our work cut out for us.

Raising Kids

29 After-School Activities For Every Kind Of Kid

by Kinsey Gidick

So many options.


From Poses To Backgrounds, These Are The Best Back-To-School Picture Ideas

by Jennifer Parris

Your pics will definitely get an A+ for effort.


32 Toddler Lunch Ideas They’ll Actually Be Excited To Eat

by Jessica Booth and Jilleen Barrett

Because why shouldn’t lunch be fun?

Back to School

35 Instagram Captions For The First Day Of Kindergarten

by Jessica Booth

Hold back the tears until after drop-off.

Back to School

36 First Day Of Pre-K Instagram Captions To Capture The Moment

by Jessica Booth

You’re definitely going to want to share this one.


19 Back-To-School Poems To Help Your Kids Get Excited For New School Year

by Kinsey Gidick and Abi Berwager Schreier

Perfect verses to read before their first day.

Getting To Know You

30 Questions To Ask Kids When They Get Home From School

by Anne Vorrasi

“How was school today?” just isn’t cutting it.


Your Guide To Choosing Extracurricular Activities For Your Kids

by Jessica Booth

Everything you needed to know about signing them up for their first one.

Back To School

What Is Restraint Collapse?

by Elizabeth Holmes

Why kids hold it together at school and then fall apart at home.

Personal Essay

The Morning Rush Is Parenting At Its Most Essential

by Angela Garbes

There is no hero’s journey in this particular labor of mothering — or maybe there is, but you are definitely not the protagonist.

Mental Health

6 Mindfulness Activities For Kids

by Jennifer Parris

They're easy (and beneficial) to do.