Feb. 7. 2023

The Back To School Issue

How Allyson Felix, America's Most Decorated Runner & Mom, Stays On Track

Written by Jordan Ligons

Photographed by Erik Carter

Styled by Tiffany Reid

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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From Poses To Backgrounds, These Are The Best Back-To-School Picture Ideas

by Jennifer Parris

Your pics will definitely get an A+ for effort.

Kids' Entertainment

25 Great TV Shows About School To Watch As A Family

by Casey Suglia and JM Farkas

The Magic School Bus is just one of many options to stream right now!


The 55 Best Chapter Books For Kids At Every Age

by Ashley Jones

From emerging readers to reluctant tweens, there is something for everyone on this list.

Game night

These 21 Educational Board Games Are Perfect For Homeschoolers

by Grace Gallagher

And kids learning in a classroom, too.


20 Back-To-School Decorations To Make Kids Feel Oh-So-Welcome

by Katie McPherson

They’re perfect for classrooms and open house events too.


13 Yummy Back-To-School Cookies You Can Bake Or Buy

by Grace Gallagher

Make their first day extra sweet.


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

by Jen McGuire

“I'm so not ready for this.”


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

by Jen McGuire

They’re educating us all with timeless style.


Your Guide To Choosing Extracurricular Activities For Your Kids

by Jessica Booth

Everything you needed to know about signing them up for their first one.


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

by Jessica Booth

Because why shouldn’t lunch be fun?


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.


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

by Jamie Kenney

From anxiety to elation and anywhere in between.


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

by Ashley Jones

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