CARVE-O-RAMA

Few things conjure Halloween faster than big orange pumpkins. Come October, just about every neighborhood store has a stack of them, reminding kids that trick-or-treating is just around the corner. But here’s something you might not know: The original jack-o’-lantern wasn’t a gourd at all,...

So long, summer—and ...

Making the transition from full-time fun to early-morning wakeups and homework can be tough for kids, even the ones who love learning. But if you ease them into their new routine and get them excited, they’ll be rushing you out the front door on the first day.     • Create a...

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            Sometimes it takes a little coaxing to get kids into the great outdoors, especially when they’re glued to the TV or their smartphone. But being active outside isn’t just good for their physical fitness. Studies show that spending time in nature boosts...

School Tools

For low-income families struggling to get by, basic school supplies aren’t always in the budget. That’s why Bartell Drugs has partnered once again with World Vision for the 11th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need” program, which provides supplies for 58,000 schoolchildren throughout the...

LUNCHTIME = FUN TIME

Forget about sad sack lunches with a stale bologna sandwich and mushy apple. Make sure your kids eat their midday meal—instead of trading or tossing it—with a few simple tweaks to the usual lunchtime suspects. Tight on time? No worries. Even busy parents can create lunches that are fun,...

School Tools

As easy as ABC Back to school is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time to stock up on cool supplies for your soon-to-be students! Why not make a fun afternoon of it and let your little ones pick out and decorate their own stuff. We’ve got everything you need at Bartells, from pencil cases and crayons to book covers and three-ring binders, plus stickers, glitter and glue galore. Sadly, some families don’t have the means to take their kids shopping for school supplies. In fact, without assistance, 58,000 local children would start the school year without the very basics. The good thing? It’s easy to help. Bartells is...