Baby &Kids · Back to School

Make Your Mornings Even Quicker with These 3 Tricks

With school starting next week, it’s time to start strategizing your mornings. Making sure that everyone is fed, washed, dressed, and prepared for a full day away from home requires planning. No matter if you have one kid or five kids, mornings are chaos. Here are a few things you can do to make your… Continue reading Make Your Mornings Even Quicker with These 3 Tricks

Baby &Kids · Food & Beverage · Home & Garden

Get Organized for Less with IKEA

Right now, you can find all kinds of items at IKEA to help get you organized for less. That’s right, enjoy the lower prices on shelving units, closet organizers and more. Hurry though, these low prices are not going to last forever. Most of the lower prices end September 4th.   Through September 4th you… Continue reading Get Organized for Less with IKEA

Baby &Kids · Back to School

Last Minute Back-To-School Sales on Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

Most of the time the early bird catches the worm, but sometimes it pays to procrastinate. If you’ve held off on purchasing school supplies now is a ripe time to buy them. Pottery Barn Kids is hosting a tremendous sale on backpacks and lunch bags that includes an extra 20% off orders. This even includes… Continue reading Last Minute Back-To-School Sales on Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Food & Beverage

Bento Box Tools For Adorable Back to School Lunches

The days of sending your kids to school with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap and tucked inside a brown paper sack are long gone. School lunchrooms all around the country are now filled with eco-friendly bento boxes packed with colorful, fun-shaped sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and cheese. You don’t have to… Continue reading Bento Box Tools For Adorable Back to School Lunches

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Seasonal & Holiday · Sports & Outdoors

End of Summer Activities! 7 Ways to Enjoy the End

Sure, the kiddos are going back to school and you’re currently shopping for fall boots, but wait! It’s not over. Why should we rush out to buy scarecrows, mums, and pumpkins spiced anything?! This week after school, or next weekend try these activities to keep your kids outside, in the sunshine. If you squeeze out… Continue reading End of Summer Activities! 7 Ways to Enjoy the End

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Food & Beverage

Back to School Lunch Box Helpers

Once the new school year starts, there’s one question that’s on every student’s mind at some point during the morning hours spent at school: What’s for lunch? Lunch breaks are more than just a break in the day for kids- it’s a time for them to replenish their energy and enjoy some delicious foods. The… Continue reading Back to School Lunch Box Helpers

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Books & Magazines

Picture Books That Instill Kindness in Young Children

In order to prevent bullying and exclusionary behaviors in schools it is important to teach kids to respect one another. We want our children to celebrate the differences that make us unique, not tease and taunt others because of them. Before the new school year begins talk to your child about his or her behavior… Continue reading Picture Books That Instill Kindness in Young Children

Baby &Kids · Back to School

Wake Up To Stress Free School Mornings

School mornings always feel so hectic and hurried. You need to wake your children and then get everyone dressed, fed and out the door before the bus arrives. While you repeat these activities every morning from September until June they never seem to get any easier. Fortunately, school mornings don’t have to feel so stressful.… Continue reading Wake Up To Stress Free School Mornings

Baby &Kids · Education

Help Your Family Get Back into the Swing of School

The first few weeks of school can be a whirlwind for many families, whose summer was filled with swimming, video games, late bedtimes, vacations, snacking all day, and many other habits that will be hard to shake. Your kids might be exhausted, especially if he or she is involved with sports. Here are a few… Continue reading Help Your Family Get Back into the Swing of School

Baby &Kids · Entertainment · Seasonal & Holiday · Sports & Outdoors

How to Make the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

Now that the kids are either back in school or getting ready to head back to school, we are in what’s called the “Dog Days of Summer.” The weather is hot – almost unbearably so – and the days seem to be long and lazy. (Anyone who owns a dog knows what long, lazy days… Continue reading How to Make the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Seasonal & Holiday

Don’t Miss These Back to School Deals at Hollar

Have you heard of Hollar? I would be lying if I said, shopping there is not an obsession of mine. Once you shop on Hollar, it is hard to stop. They have so many great deals on name brand items. I love shopping online on their website. Hollar is an online dollar store and so… Continue reading Don’t Miss These Back to School Deals at Hollar

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Education

How You Can Help Your Child’s Teacher

Browsing the back to school supplies with my own child, I overheard a mom say, “This stuff is so cheap; I don’t know what teacher’s complain about.” $100 for a school supplies is a lot of money and it will cost at least that to get the classroom ready. Between extra crayons/markers/erasers/pencils/sharpeners and classroom decor, many… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Child’s Teacher

Baby &Kids · Back to School

Five Non-Traditional Places to Buy School Supplies

When you think about back-to-school shopping you probably think about big box stores like Walmart, Kmart and Target. While these stores certainly carry a large selection of supplies they don’t necessarily sell the least expensive ones. If you want to save a little money this August check out the list of stores below. These stores… Continue reading Five Non-Traditional Places to Buy School Supplies

Baby &Kids · Back to School · Office Supplies

Buy Back to School Supplies for the Whole Family – in Bulk!

Big families get absolutely crazy this time of year. Coordinating multiple schedules for multiple grades and locations is hard enough, the last thing you need is to make multiple trips for school supplies. A trip to the grocery store is already like herding cats, let’s make back to school shopping easy! For basics like writing… Continue reading Buy Back to School Supplies for the Whole Family – in Bulk!

Baby &Kids · Back to School

Disney Backpacks for $25 or Less

If you’re looking for backpacks as your kids head back to school, we have a treat for you. Disney has its backpacks on sale for 28%-36% off—and that’s before any of these awesome promo codes! That means you can score your child a backpack—which they really need—with one of their favorite Disney characters on it—which… Continue reading Disney Backpacks for $25 or Less