June 17. 2024


The Back To School Issue

Written by Jordan Ligons

Photographed by Erik Carter

Styled by Tiffany Reid

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“Good” Schools

Can We Fix The One Big Problem With The PTA?

What if all schools in a district had to share the money equally?

by Sarah Jaffe
All The Feels

How To Manage Big Back-To-School Feelings — For You & Your Kids

Transitions are hard, but the experts from Big Little Feelings are here to help.

by Sarah Wheeler
Personal Essay

The Morning Rush Is Parenting At Its Most Essential

There is no hero’s journey in this particular labor of mothering — or maybe there is, but you are definitely not the protagonist.

by Angela Garbes

How To Save Big On Back-To-School Supplies

Hacks for teachers and parents.

by Grace Gallagher
Substitute Teacher

10 Teachers’ Go-To Movies To Show In School

Because some expert-selected entertainment can bring classroom lessons to life.

by JM Farkas

4 Expert Tips To Combat Back-To-School Scaries

One mom’s favorite ways to set her students up for success.

by Kate Brierley

What Type Of Back-To-School Mom Are You?

Back-to-school season is upon us and it is, as the kids say, a vibe. (Are the kids still saying that?) What exactly the vibe is depends on what kind of mom you are. Like snowflakes or the way your name is spelled on a Starbucks cup, no two of us are exactly alike, but there are certainly types. Which one are you?

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Khloé Kardashian Is Really Not Ready For True’s First Day Of School

by Jen McGuire

“I'm so not ready for this.”


Study Schedule Templates Are Hot On Pinterest RN — Here Are 10 Good Ones

by Kinsey Gidick

Keep kids calm and on track.


The Toddler Clothes Battle Might End Me

by Dina Gachman

Back to school, back to the power struggle

Screen Time

We're Thinking About After-School Screen Time All Wrong

by Cat Bowen

The rules aren’t exactly black and white.

Back To School

12 Families Share Their Funny, Sweet, & Silly Back-To-School Traditions

by Angelique Serrano

These special touches and family rituals make the first day of school so much more memorable.


32 Toddler Lunch Ideas They’ll Actually Be Excited To Eat

by Jessica Booth and Jilleen Barrett

Because why shouldn’t lunch be fun?


10 Hilarious Back-To-School Tweets That Just *Get* Us

by Jamie Kenney

From anxiety to elation and anywhere in between.


25 Photos Of Royals Being Fashion Icons On Their First Day Of School

by Jen McGuire

They’re educating us all with timeless style.


OK, Seriously, What Counts As *Sick* Sick?

by Ashley Jones

Because toddlers have a permanent snot-nose. You can send them to school, right?


Try These Yummy Lunch Ideas On The Pickiest Eaters

by Kinsey Gidick

You might want to make extra for yourself.