back-to-school

Back-To-School Driving Safety
Even though the "Frog Days Of Summer" are still officially with us, it's back to school week. Most area kids will be going back to class this week, and that means that all of us have to drive extra carefully. As you may know, drivers must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street…
What Are Good Grades Worth?
It's just about time for the kids to go back to school. With the beginning of a new school year comes the pressure to get good grades. What are your kids incentives to do well in class? Money? Goods? Maybe the incentive should be that accomplishment is incentive enough. What do the experts say?
College Dorm Move-In Days Ahead
During these late  Frog Days of Summer,  you may be facing the big move into the dorm...helping your sons and daughters move in at the college of their choice. I've done it many, many times and I know that it can be emotionally and physically draining.
Back To School 2012 – Time To Join A Club Utica
As back to school approaches, many of our kids will be entering junior high or high school this year. I remember my junior high years at Conkling School in Utica, then off to UFA (Utica Free Academy). In both cases, it was intimidating. The first thing I did in high school was to  get involved as my…
Our Top 5 Favorite Recess Games – Back To School in Utica 2012
It seems that summer is going by faster than expected. If you blink your eyes now, you may miss the entire month of August. You’ve been getting ready to deal with the pain of back to school shopping in Utica, and now take a minute to relax. Do you remember the glory days of Recess? Maybe you were th…
Moms Stress At Back-To-School Time
Yes, although it's only mid-August, back-to-school time is creeping up quickly. We know that the kids may be stressing about getting back into the groove of school, but moms are stressing, too. According to a new survey, 32 percent of moms say back-to-school time is the most stressful time of t…
Back-to-School Supplies Rise In Cost
Although it's still summer, before you know it, it will be back-to-school time. And with back-to-school time comes back-to-school shopping. And, with parents tightening up their budgets, those school supplies can be pricy. Unfortunately, according to a survey by the Huntington Bank Backpack Ind…