The Best Local Tutors
Nov04

The Best Local Tutors

If your child would benefit from outside help and you’d like to support their learning at home, there are wonderful tutoring resources in our┬ácity.

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It’s Head Lice Season Again
Oct07

It’s Head Lice Season Again

It’s about to get ‘buggy’ very soon. If you have elementary-aged kids and haven’t got strep and flu notices yet, you probably will soon. But the “dear parent” letter that fills many of us with the most dread is…

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Finally, Middle School Resources
May13

Finally, Middle School Resources

With one of my daughters on the cusp of middle school, I was both pleased and intrigued to discover a new page of resources for this age group rolled out on the City of Newton website. This stage, when the are kids dubbed “tweens”, is a mystery to me (I suppose all the ages are until you’re in it, neck-deep!)…

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Review: Chrisso Studio
May13

Review: Chrisso Studio

My active, sporty 4th grader has been asking for a pixie cut for at least a year. Although I LOVED the idea of a short, no-brush hairstyle, I did not want to pay for an “adult-priced” cut…

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When Kids Need Better Haircuts
Mar11

When Kids Need Better Haircuts

I don’t want to spend what I pay my own hair stylist, but I also don’t want my kids coming home with bowl cuts or shaved heads. After much research, we’ve developed a list of parent-recommended places to take your children for good haircuts that are priced competitively.

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Review: Red Apple Lunch (+ Gift for our Readers!)
Feb11

Review: Red Apple Lunch (+ Gift for our Readers!)

Admit it. You hate packing kids’ lunches. I’m *almost* positive it’s something all parents have in common; the grueling night before (or morning of) school, trying desperately to pack a lunch your kid might like/eat (nevermind the different lunches for siblings). One week they want turkey sandwiches, the next they don’t understand what you were thinking when you packed them a turkey sandwich! Ah, the joy. Enter...

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