How Middle and High School Students Can Prepare for the Upcoming Semester

By: Heather O’Neill The end of the school semester brings lots of “stuff.”  Stuff scribbled on notepads or random pieces of paper.  Stuff in backpacks.  Stuff in the car (usually wrappings from snacks and empty water bottles) Stuff littered around the house. I can understand and appreciate the need for a break for students, teachers … More How Middle and High School Students Can Prepare for the Upcoming Semester

School Vacation: A Welcome Break from the Tedious Tasks

By: Cheryl Maguire   School vacations always cause me to panic.  How will my children deal with their newfound endless hours of freedom? Will they be bored? I have no idea, but I’m anxious just thinking about it. Making lunches, getting on the bus and doing homework are the three most tedious tasks I endure … More School Vacation: A Welcome Break from the Tedious Tasks

Back-to-School Tips

Summer is quickly winding down and families everywhere are preparing to go back to school. While the thought of carpool schedules, new school supplies, and upcoming homework battlers, this can seem like a stressful time for everyone. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips to ensure a smooth back-to-school transition for the whole … More Back-to-School Tips

Homework Blues

By: Jessica Aldred I don’t know about you, but after school pick-up, extracurricular activities, dinner prep and baths the last thing I want to do is homework. After being on the go for ten solid hours, my son has no interest either. However, the unavoidable task of homework presents itself at least four nights a … More Homework Blues


By: Heather Desmond O’Neill “Mama, we had a drill at school today!” “Wow! A fire drill?” “Nope …. A LOCKDOWN drill!” And my heart sank. Thankfully, I was on the phone with my son so he did not see the tears that immediately formed in the corners of my eyes. My mind immediately thought of … More Lockdown

College vs. My Life Now

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill It’s that time of year again …. College application time! Students are visiting campuses, filling out applications, requesting letters of recommendations and writing college entrance essays. When I have discussions with my students about college, I can’t help but think of the amazing time I had and the wonderful friends I made. … More College vs. My Life Now