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A Teacher’s Advice for Parents Navigating Back to School

“Using my years of experience as both a mom and a primary educator, here are some simple tips to help balance a new routine and tackle the new year feeling confident and empowered to make this the best year yet for your little learners.”

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10 Signs You Are a Working Mom Virtually Schooling Kids during a Global Pandemic

We are all in the same boat, or at the very least, can relate to numbers 7 & 10.

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Google’s Newest Tool Makes Managing Family Tech So Much Easier

Google’s new site for families has everything parents need to navigate the digital playground!

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These Amazing Moms Are Sharing Just How Tough Moms Are

We’ve always known parents were tough, but the last year has shown everyone just how resilient they truly are! To celebrate the remarkable power of moms, we’ve teamed up with Once Upon a Farm, an organic children’s nutrition company co-founded…

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This Book Is an Antidote to Anti-Asian Racism & It’s Available Now

Accurate and truthful information is one way to combat ignorance and help dispel fears. This book does exactly that.

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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You Need This Teacher-Created Subscription Box for Your Preschooler

This awesome resource was developed in response to the pandemic.

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These Teen Brothers Launched a Free Tutoring Service for Elementary Kids Struggling During the Pandemic

Alex and Ben Joel were concerned about the anticipated education gap caused by the Pandemic, so they decided to do something about it.

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12 Calming Things to Tell Yourself (Before You Totally Lose It!)

Enough with the mom guilt. This is what you need to be telling yourself every day.

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Can You Survive Working From Home With Kids? These 4 Tips Can Help

“It was mid-July where I hit my working-from-home mom rock bottom so I made some changes. Here are my top sanity-saving tips for working from home with kids.”

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Distance Learning Works for My 3 Kids & I Can’t Imagine Going Back

Distance learning has its ups and downs, that’s for sure!

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Your #1 Goal This School Year? Practicing Compassion

“Being compassionate toward yourself and your family members is all-important right now. It doesn’t mean that you are lowering your standards; it means that you need new standards for these new times.”

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FlexJobs Survey Finds Working Parents Had to Quit or Reduce Their Hours Since the Pandemic

The survey highlights the critical need for flexible work accommodations.

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Vrbo Data Shows Pets Are Becoming a Part of the Family Vacation

Vrbo offers some tips for families looking to travel with their pets.

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The Mental & Social Challenges of a Unique School Year

“According to the experts, one of the best things parents can do is to help children articulate and define what they’re feeling.”

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These STEM Lesson Plans Will Inspire Healthy Eating

Del Monte Foods and GrowingGreat have teamed up to create a STEM learning program about the science of fruits and vegetables.

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Everything LA Parents Need to Know About Pandemic Learning Pods

There’s a lot of buzz about learning pods and whether they increase inequities in education. We dug into them, and here’s what we found.

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Adobe Provides Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps & Resources for Distance Learning

Adobe announced expanded support and resources for students and educators.

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A Delicious Way to Grow Your Child’s Love of Science

Del Monte Foods and GrowingGreat have teamed up for at-home STEM learning! Grow a love of nutrition and learning in your little one.

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Study Shows Streaming Services Help Improve Mental Health

Those surveyed said these services help with looking after their mental wellbeing. 

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5 Ways to Help Your Young Child Become Comfortable Wearing a Mask

Worried your child won’t wear a mask when they need to? These 5 tips can help get them more comfortable.

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Is an Educational Pod a Practical Alternative to In-Person Learning?

“This endeavor is not impossible, but it will require tremendous focus and motivation by entire families who choose to participate.”

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FlexJobs Highlights Top 30 Companies Hiring for Flexible Schedule Jobs

A flexible schedule job allows workers to be in control of the hours they work.

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Pandemic Parenting: Things Are Not Okay and It’s about to Get Worse

“Hey, male colleagues—do me a favor, don’t just outsource these tasks to your wife. Get involved, and also make sure you help advocate for your female colleagues.”

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Kindergarten Teacher Makes Video to Explain Racism to Children

She explained racism in a way young children could understand.

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Kristen Bell Guest Stars on Story Pirates Podcast

The episode is part of the Story Pirates live program series.

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Austin Kids: These Virtual Events Are for You

Museum activities, story times, honey bees and more!

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HISTORY Launches Free “History at Home” Lessons

Lesson plans to match the themes of the videos will be provided after each video.

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Sesame Street Parent PSA

New PSA from “Sesame Street” Reminds Parents to Take Time for Themselves

Elmo’s dad has a message for parents everywhere. Sesame Street knows how much hard work is going into working from home and helping with distance learning. They made a new PSA to remind parents to take a moment for themselves. …

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“TIME for Kids” Launches New Interactive Video Series

The series provides free art instruction and inspires creativity.

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