Category Archives: Back to School

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

A new school year is on the horizon, and the transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents, as families face new organization challenges. Papers and hand-outs pile up, the days are shorter, and there’s an increasing amount of sports, school activities and events.

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Fall in Love with the Northeast

Autumn is less than month away, and while not everyone is counting down the final days of summer, fall is by far my favorite season. Having lived in the Northeast my entire life (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and now Connecticut), I haven’t been able to help but fall in love with fall. So, for those of you dreading the end of summer, or for those of you who have never experienced a true Northeastern autumn, here are some of my favorite things about the season.

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August 29, 2013

5 Ways to Up Your Dorm Room Style

Every dorm room is similar in a few ways: they’re short on space, need to be multifunctional and have restrictions when it comes to decorating. That doesn’t mean your dorm room has to be drab! You’ll be spending a lot of time in your dorm, so it’s important to make it somewhere you love. Check out our five tips for making the most of your home-away-from-home.

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August 19, 2013

5 Things About… Back to School Shopping!

August typically kicks-off the start of back to school shopping. According to research, 70% of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school season. Whether you have a child starting kindergarten or going in to high school, there are some tips and tricks that will help you get through the process with ease and (hopefully) a bit more cash in your wallet.

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July 29, 2013

Out With a Bang! End of Summer Guide to a Beach Blowout at Your Home

Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon made beach parties cool in movies like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Back To The Beach,” and now with the unofficial end of summer here this weekend, you too can party ’til the sun comes up and hang out with the Big Kahuna, even in your own back yard. Continue reading

August 31, 2012

How to Make A Dorm Room a 'Home-Away-from-Home'

Summer is coming to an end and that signifies one surefire thing….the school year is upon us.  If your family is getting ready to send a son or daughter to college, this can be an even busier and emotional time. However, by ensuring your children can experience the familiarity of home in a dorm room, this transition can be made a little more smoothly.  Wendy Martinenas, an associate in our Fairfield, Connecticut office, provides some wonderful green tips to help students enjoy a healthy and productive next four years in their dorms!  For more of Wendy’s savvy home-living tips, please visit her blog. Continue reading

August 21, 2012