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  • 20 Things You Can Do To Make Your Kid Want To Go Back To School

    By Melissa Hartman

    back-to-schoolGone are the days of Trapper Keepers, Spacemaker pencil boxes and pee-chee folders. In this day and age, grade school students and their parents are more likely to look at laptops and tablets. Every kid dreads going back to school, but this handy guide should make sure your boy or girl has everything they need to enrich their education. Rolling the kids out of bed in the morning, however, is still up to you.

    1. Bite the bullet and buy the technology that will help your student move from middle school, to high school and eventually college. Tablets have been shown to improve learning and confidence, and they’re often cheaper than laptops.

    2. Personalize your kid’s school supplies on a budget. As an example, let them try to tie-dye the white backpack … READ MORE

  • The kids are finally going back to school. You have enough time to get some rest and have some fun, but not enough to hop on a plane or take a road trip. What do you do? What do you do?! Easy. You read this list and remember all the exciting destinations right around the corner. Staycations are a great way to explore local neighborhoods and make memories on a budget. Enjoy the end of summer!

    Feeling adventurous close to home? Skydive Hollister is an awesome place to go to go for a quick adrenaline rush on a day off. Equipment, accessories and training is provided all on the same day to make the experience a memorable one.

    For something a little more laid back, check out Casa De Fruta. This family-owned destination has a mini amusement park but is best known for its fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, … READ MORE