A Parent’s Guide to Moving Schools

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Moving + Kids = New Schools. I’m no math teacher, but that equation seems pretty darn accurate to me.

When you’re moving with kids, chances are your kids are going to have to MOVE SCHOOLS. This transition will look very different for each individual child; some may take the move pretty hard and others may be excited to start fresh at a new school. Regardless of how your student will take the transition, it’s important for you to do your homework. Yes, you have homework!! (more…)

Where Can I Move To Save Money On Rent? (Hint: Famous Song About Peaches)

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At some point, everyone considers giving it all up, leaving the traffic, pollution, and stress of the city life and moving to the country.

Perhaps, you’ve had visions of walking barefoot through a grassy meadow with the sun shining down on you and no cares in the world – or even just being able to afford more house for less money. Then, the alarm rings and you’re waking up to reality. But it could be your reality.

Wait. What? That’s right, with rental prices dropping in some smaller towns, the ability to work from just about anywhere with a broadband connection, and everyone else and their mother (literally) sticking with big cities, you could move near that meadow any day now. It’s up to you, young Jedi.

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Moving With Kids? 4 DIY Ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy On Moving Day!

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Moving into a new house or apartment can be a huge undertaking. Moving with kids when you can’t afford the help of a sitter can feel like an impossible challenge.

Think about moving day from a child’s perspective:  hours spent watching parents wrap, pack, and label their household’s belongings; only to watch them unpack, unwrap, and store the same old things, in a new home. Boring!

Add a pint-sized dose of anxiety, brought on by having to start a brand new adventure in an unfamiliar space, and you have the potential for an unruly meltdown that can turn the normal stresses of moving into a parent’s nightmare.

Fortunately, with a little imagination and planning, parents can make moving day a family-friendly event. The following low-cost activities can keep your kids busy while you focus on your move. We even include some bonus ideas at the end of the post that we collected via social media – straight from you, the real parents.

Entertain them with tissue paper.

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What child can resist a good art and craft project? Help your little ones make wall art for their new bedroom, using a poster board, tissue paper, white glue, and black yarn. Here’s how: (more…)

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