School is officially back in sessions! Parents are teary-eyed with their little ones starting school and parents of teens are relieved. Here are some tips to getting your kids back into the swing of the school year after a hectic and hot summer.
1. Ease back into a healthy bedtime routine
2. Keep a family calendar
Good luck to you and your kiddos this school year from The Stratford NE!
On August 21st, we will get the chance to experience a solar eclipse! However AMAZING this may be, it is important to be safe while trying to partake in the moment. Below is a video from Space.com on how to keep your and your children’s eyes protected —
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFETY VIDEO
Where will the total solar eclipse be visible?
The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
You can use this interactive map from NASA to zoom in on the path and find out the exact locations from which it will be visible.
You can also check out our state-by-state guide to find out which major cities and prime locations will fall inside the path of totality. You may also want to attend one of the many eclipse parties and organized events taking place around the path of totality.
Call the police and file a report.
Are you thinking, “Should I turn to the police?” The answer is yes, and it is the first thing you should do. Calling the police and filing a report puts the incident on record, which is necessary for both insurance claims and if you ever want to potentially find the thief(s) and retrieve your belongings.
Also do not touch anything in your home before the police arrive, as you may destroy key evidence the police need for finding and potentially prosecuting the burglar(s).
When the police arrive, make a complete list of all items that have been taken, including a thorough description and the approximate value of each.
Call the insurance company.
Whether you have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, if you file a claim, there is a chance that you could recoup a decent amount for what was stolen. Call within 24 hours and make sure you have submitted all necessary information to the police, as the insurance company will need that information to process your claim.
View video footage of the break-in before cleaning up.
Moving into your dorm or apartment as a college student is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make moving in a little less painful —
1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.
2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.
3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, so you know what to unpack first.
Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.
Voted Top 10 “Must See Museums” by True West magazine in 2013.
The Archway’s outdoor Cultural Learning Trail pays tribute to the Native Americans and pioneers who called the Great Platte River Road their homeland.
Experience the “TrailBlaze Maze” attraction, the only maze located between Chicago and Denver along Interstate 80. This fort-like maze spans 4,800-square-feet!