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FYI: 11 College Freebies

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Today’s post may not be enough to get you to go back to college, but it does bring a smile to college freshmen. I looked through this list and wasn’t a huge fan of one of the freebies…care to guess which one? In any event, click the image below to check out these freebies for […]

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6 Reasons for Toy Minimalism for Your Kids

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When I read the headline for the post we found for today, several ideas converged. I was reluctant to consider it further, but my parenting approach immediately understood and agreed with the phrase “toy minimalism.” My wife has a different feeling about toys, but I think that’s due to the fact that she didn’t grow […]

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Creative Kudos Tool for the Family

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As a parent who is constantly looking to be better, I’m a huge fan of tools like the one featured in today’s post. There is a clear distinction between throwing unearned praise at a child and recognizing and rewarding positive behavior that we want to reinforce for autonomy’s sake. Today’s post is a great example […]

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Straight As & Working 60+ Hours a Week!

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Whoa. That’s all I can say about today’s post by Michelle Adams. She was able to maintain all As while juggling so much. I’m exhausted just hearing about her simultaneous commitments. Check out her 5 tips on what she did daily to maintain straight As and please share it with the students you know in […]

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College Back-to-School Gift DIY

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Several of our friends have older children heading back to school within the next few days, so here’s a great idea to send off with them. For a real surprise, it would be awesome to have a roommate or friend of theirs place this on their bed, on their door, or somewhere where they could […]

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VIDEO: 31 Food Facts

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Have 5 minutes? Learn 31 facts about food such as: #25 – Today’s average American eats more sugar in 5 days than an average American ate in 1 year 200 years ago! #19 – Chicken contains 266% more fat today than it did 40 years ago! #14 – Breast milk is the only food that […]

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Helping Children Focus on Their Studies

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Today’s post has special meaning for us. We have a close relative whose child struggles with learning new things in school. This child is bright in areas such spatial concepts, building and de-constructing gadgets, but the struggle with academic learning has been real. The tips provided by FertileBrains.com are excellent for every type of learner. […]

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Tips to Getting Straight As In School, From an A Student

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Who can I sue for not having this article published back from 1993-’97? Seriously, though. These tips are SO simple and they’re accurate. I didn’t start earning As until college. It’s amazing what a little maturity will do…along with when you’re paying the bill for your studies! Click on the graphic below to read these […]

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Donating School Supplies

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For those of us who have a child or more attending public schools, it’s a huge help to the teacher when parents provide additional classroom supplies. Even the smallest donations add up and help produce creative and engaging lessons. Many stores even provide tax-free purchase events, but the dates are usually limited to certain days […]

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Total Eclipse 2017

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As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults“) the Sun. This can happen only at new moonwhen the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun […]

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