5 Things You Should Keep in Your Locker or Backpack

Rushing out the door for another busy day of hitting the books can mean important things get left behind. Keeping a ready supply of everyday essentials in a backpack or locker can help ease the stress of a forgotten item. Rather than the stresses of remembering everything they need, it’s important to keep a few items on-hand. Be prepared for whatever a busy school day may bring by stocking up on these five necessities:

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Hot Wheels Gets Hacked By Microsoft To Teach Students STEM

Hot Wheels will be featured as part of the Microsoft Education Workshop’s STEM Saturdays. These drop-in workshops hosted at Microsoft Stores nationwide aim to remove economic barriers to STEM education. This month, participants hack a Hot Wheels car to learn about forces in motion.

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40 Acts of Service Ideas

Whether it’s reminding your loved ones just how loved they are or doing that chore they’re not a fan of, you’d be surprised by the impact you can make on someone’s day. The best part is, it doesn’t cost you much at all aside from a little time. Plus, seeing someone you love smile will be well worth it. Check out this collection of acts of service ideas and share them with your loved ones.

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5 Tips for Protecting You and Your Child from UV Rays

Sand and sun, the summer has begun! It’s time to break out your swimsuits, but watch out because the warm sunny weather can also be dangerous to your skin. Recent research suggests that children who experience sunburn at an early age are more than twice as likely to develop melanoma later in life. Here are some tips to protect you and your little ones while splashing in the pool or wading in the ocean.

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Seat

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an infant car seat. The process of purchasing and correctly installing one can often feel like an overwhelming task. To help give parents that extra layer of confidence they need before baby’s first car ride home from the hospital, the safety experts at Car Seats for the Littles offer these tips for proper car seat installation and car seat use.

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7 Tasty & Healthy Road Trip Snacks For Kids

Doesn’t it seem like every time you hop into the car for a long drive or road trip, the kids are suddenly hungry? It doesn’t matter that they just had lunch, they’re going to want a snack. Instead of falling into the trap of going through the drive-thru at the nearest fast food joint, do a little planning ahead. By doing so, you’ll ensure healthy and delicious snacks are on hand – and you can make sure they won’t ruin the upholstery!

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Still Waiting… (Part 3 of 3 in the “A Day in the Life of an IVF Patient’ series)

The wait for our miracles morphed into three years and hundreds of needles, monitoring appointments, a surgery, procedures, negative pregnancy tests, and finally one positive test. We spent what seems like years in waiting and exam rooms, staring at the posters of perfectly posed newborns decorating the walls, trying our best to make jokes and enjoy the time together.

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Sibling Competition, Quarreling and Clashing: What Gives?

My twins’ peculiar brand of competition gives way to nastiness, shoving and yes, even growling. This begs the question: What has created this insatiable desire among my sweet children to win at everything from the mundane (finishing a meal) to the ridiculous (who can produce the biggest spit bubbles)?

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