Students throughout the community head back to school today, and educators say there is an important role for parents to play in a successful school year. The U.S. Department of Education offers the following tips.
— Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily family outine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores, bedtime and family activities.
A new school year is upon us and I must admit this is my favorite time of year. Not because of going back to school, but because it’s school and office supply sale time and to an office supply junkie like me, it feels like Christmas.
And if I’m honest I can say I’m surprised it hadn’t happened already.
I fell holding one of my children.
I’ve mentioned a time or two how klutzy I am, and it’s true. As I’m typing this I’m covered in a plethora of bruises, bumps, scratches and cuts from bike rides, stumblings or just everyday walking around my house.
At one point a couple of weeks ago I looked like someone who’d been in a bad car accident.
Summer foods are here. And that doesn’t include hot dogs, which become a regular summer lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes. Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready-to-eat healthy options.
With about 20 to 30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.
There’s one thing you can know for sure about Elaine Geer. She loves Rineyville.
She was born and raised in Rineyville and is a 1975 graduate of North Hardin High School. Her roots in the town run deep. Her late father, Tom Wiseman, famous for his burgoo, lived there most of his life and her grandmother taught piano at the elementary school.
“I just wish everyone could experience Rineyville in the 1960s,” Geer said. “It was a great place to raise children and it still is today.”
In the wake of fire, flood or any disaster, many people can find themselves financially lost.
“Unfortunately, the consequences of not having your information stored in a safe place prior to a disaster could cost you time and money,” said Leanna Milby, a financial counselor with Apprisen Financial Advocates and Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Elizabethtown.
There’s too much to think about during a time of crisis, and the following steps can help.