With the start of fall in just a few weeks, your entryway may soon be confronted with muddy boots, dripping coats and a slew of backpacks. Be prepared for this chillier, busier time of year by turning your foyer, laundry room or back entrance into an organized mudroom. Traditionally a second entrance separate from the front door, mudrooms are meant to be hardworking, practical spaces. But whether or not you have a true mudroom in the back of the house, with a few essentials you can enjoy the benefits of a functional and efficient entry. Read on for our top mudroom ideas to incorporate in your home.
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The end of summer inevitably means its time for kids to head back to school — and find the perfect outfit to make a first impression. But perhaps even more important than the outfit on the first day of school is what to wear on picture day. After all, the
School supplies are purchased, the first day of school (also known as the “first day of freedom” for many parents) has come and gone, and now it’s time for the papers to start rolling in. From homework sheets to artwork, your kids are going to come home with plenty of
Back-to-school time is officially in full swing, which means your social media feeds are probably being inundated with adorable and sometimes-hilarious back-to-school photos. This time of year means that kids are back in the classroom, but they’re not the only ones. Lots of parents are headed back to school as
In need of a new lunch bag for yourself or your child as they head back to school? Head over to Sam’sClub.com and you’ll find the Fit & Fresh Bento Lunch Set for just $10.98. You can still get the deal if you’re not a Sam’s Club member, but you’ll have to
The teenage girl screamed and fought with the school security officer when he tried to check her bag. “The police later told me she had dirty clothes in her bag because she was homeless and didn’t want anyone to know,” Akbar Cook, the principal of West Side High School in
I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year — when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can click the “Wow” emoji.
Most families take a more relaxed approach to screen time during the summer. But once the school year starts, homework, extracurriculars, and other activities require a tighter schedule. Develop a game plan — with your kids’ input — before school starts, and begin implementing it when you still have some flexibility in your schedule. Different strategies work for different families, but here are some ideas to try:
Calling all burrito-loving students! To celebrate back-to-school season, Chipotle is offering buy one, get one free deal on Saturday, Aug. 18. Students of all ages can receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad, order of tacos or a kids’ meal with the purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value. The