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Back-to-School Survival Guide

What you need to know for a successful year, from how to save on supplies to how to throw the best bake sale.

The ABC’s of Bake Sales

Bake Sale Basics
With the following strategies, raising money for a good cause is a piece of (cup)cake.

Bake-Sale Pointers
What goodies to bake and how to advertise them so your event is a sweet success.

Bake Sale Time Line and Recipes
Everything you need to plan the next bake sale for your child’s school or organization.

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11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

These classroom tricks will keep kids on track.
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13 Illnessess Your Kids Could Catch at School

Your children may be bringing home more than assignments: how to spot, prevent, and treat 13 illnesses.
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Managing Your Child’s Stress

Equip your kids to weather life’s pressures with a few simple calming techniques from experts.
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Bake Sale Goodies

Cotton candy cupcake

10 Ideas for Cupcakes
Dress up these sweet treats with easy and adorable decorations and garnishes.

Chocolate-Topped Crispy Bars

Nut-Free Bake Sale Ideas
No nuts allowed? These kid-friendly baked treats pass the test.

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19 Tips for a Successful Bake Sale

Everything you need to plan the next bake sale for your child’s school or organization.

  • If you don’t already have one in mind, select a charity to donate your earnings to.

    Related: Bake Sale Basics

  • Solicit volunteers by posting sign-up sheets, sending e-mails, or making phone calls.
  • Contact local bakeries to ask for donations.

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