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 · 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

Back to School · Education · Electronics

5 Smart Tech Picks for Kids

Many schools use Web portals that keep parents, kids and teachers connected. With our busy lives, this can be such a blessing. I know our school posts the school supply lists for each grade on their website and every teacher has their own space to post assignments and other important information. This is especially helpful if… Continue reading 5 Smart Tech Picks for Kids

Back to School · Home & Garden

Organize Your Home In Preparation for Back to School

Back to school preparations are currently under way. If you haven’t already done so you will soon purchase new school supplies, lunch bags and backpacks for your kids. Then you’ll tweak your children’s routines and set a new bedtime. We know you want to be ready, so what else can you do to prepare? We… Continue reading Organize Your Home In Preparation for Back to School

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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

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Back to School Sales Aren’t Just for Students

For parents and kids back to school shopping typically includes walking the aisles of big box stores in search of brightly colored folders, backpacks and pens, but did you know that adults, (with or without children), can find incredible bargains too? Take advantage of end-of-summer deals on select categories including electronics, office supplies, furniture, storage… Continue reading Back to School Sales Aren’t Just for Students

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

Back to School · Education

Save On Classroom Supplies for the New School Year

As students get ready to head back to class, teachers are busy preparing their classrooms. If you’re a teacher, you’re already familiar with having to purchase many of your own supplies for your classroom. Saving as much as you can as you try to make your room an enjoyable and effective learning environment for your… Continue reading Save On Classroom Supplies for the New School Year

Back to School · Food & Beverage · Home & Garden

5 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Where I live,  we still have several weeks before school starts. I do know that in many other states, your kids are already back in school. Getting adjusted to the school year routine after a long summer, can be hard. That is why I wanted to share some of my favorite slow cooker recipes with you.… Continue reading 5 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Back to School · Clothing & Accessories

Sneakers are the Coolest Back to School Accessory

Every year when Back to School time rolls around, kids start thinking about their shoes. New shoes – specifically new sneakers – are a back to school mainstay. Even back when I was young, sneakers and shoes were the coolest thing a kid could have. Now that the Back to School sales have started, there… Continue reading Sneakers are the Coolest Back to School Accessory

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Where to Buy Back-to-School Backpacks and Lunchboxes

Summertime is coming to an end and soon the kids will be heading back to school. This is great news for the parents, but a bit somber for the kids. Thankfully, there are some aspects of going back to school that are quite exciting for them, like back-to-school shopping. Likewise, back-to-school shopping can be a… Continue reading Where to Buy Back-to-School Backpacks and Lunchboxes

Back to School · Food & Beverage · Home & Garden

Save Green When You Go Green with These Lunch Kits

Are you tired of the waste that goes into packing your child’s lunch? Do you want to cut down on the amount of paper lunch bags, zippered plastic pouches and plastic utensils you buy?  When you go green and use reusable lunch bags and containers, you will help the Earth and save green too! Let… Continue reading Save Green When You Go Green with These Lunch Kits

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