Spring is in the air – and you know what that means. It's time for spring cleaning and sprucing up your home! If the thought of spring cleaning your closets makes you groan or shudder – or immediately head for a pint of Ben and Jerry's – remember how good it feels to commit to a project and complete it.
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No matter where life leads you, you will always remember your high school years, especially your senior year. As your children approach their own graduation, encourage them to preserve their memories to look back on later. It's important to begin sometime before graduation, as the time directly before and after is usually pretty busy with other things.
High school is wonderful, right? Well, maybe. Or maybe not. Those four years can be quite difficult, emotionally as well as academically. So after your high school senior walks across the stage and gets their diploma, you'll want to celebrate because it's not just about this moment, but about all the years leading up to it. The past 12 years were spent going to class, studying, learning, and preparing for adulthood. This is big.
Before you know it, summer will be here. After the allure of playing in the backyard and discovering new apps have worn off, your kids will begin using the phrases all parents dread – "I'm bored." or "There's nothing to do."
Spring is in the air! Open your windows, freshen up the blankets and pillows, and clean the winter grime from your house. As the spring-cleaning bug takes hold of you and your family, make time to go through and organize toys in your home. Reduce clutter by getting rid of toys that are no longer being used and organizing the ones you keep. Here are a few tips to get you going.
At Sewickley Academy, we don't just teach information, we teach the values that will help you develop a meaningful lifestyle. These values provide our graduates the maximum opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute meaningfully to their communities and our world.
Many parents find themselves at a loss when it comes to Mother's Day. Not only do you have to honor your own mother, you also want to celebrate without putting a huge additional burden on the very mother you're trying to celebrate. These five creative Mother's Day celebrations, however, will help everyone have plenty of fun—without making a huge mess that Mom will have to take care of later.
Earth Day, which falls on Sunday, April 22, is an excellent reminder to take care of Mother Nature. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate conservation and remember all the important ways each individual can contribute to taking care of our planet. Here are a few ideas for you and your kids to celebrate Earth Day.
Planning that getaway vacation can be arduous, not to mention expensive. The thought of finding hotels, booking rental cars or flights, packing everything you can think of that everyone might need, planning activities, and then budgeting for it all can be overwhelming.