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Packing School Lunch

This is the second year I've gotten to pack lunch for my little guy. He loves going to school and for me it brings back memories of my oldest son when he was this age. It reminds me to enjoy every moment because time flies during these years. I love packing lunch school lunch and trying to get creative to keep my son interested but there are also some favorites that will always be a part of our lunch routine! Packing school lunch doesn't have to … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Recycling with Homemade Earth Crayons

teaching kids about recycling

My kids are still fairly young at 5, 4 and 2. They are not, however, too young to learn about recycling and how important it is to our Earth. April is Earth Month and it's the perfect time teaching kids about recycling. My kids have been somewhat familiar with it for a while now since we have been recycling items in our home for years. We all know there's always more to learn and teaching them the hows and whys behind the action is something we … [Read more...]

Loving the Quality from Pediped’s Fall Collection

Pediped Kenadi

Over the years I've developed a fondness for fashionable footwear. I've mentioned my shoe obsession many times. Strappy sandals, glitzy flipflops, chunky wedges and ballet flats, I've got a pair of just about everything you can imagine and love them all equally. Unfortunately for me my feet have paid the price for my trendy choices; I now suffer from the occasional aches and pains associated with less than stellar support. Although I regret my … [Read more...]

Elementary School Lunch Must Haves

School lunch must haves

This post is written as part of my partnership with Stonyfield, however, all opinions are 100% my own. It's no secret that I love making fun snacks for the kids. I've mentioned Bento style lunches more than a few times. It's fun stuff to do for the kids that makes their lunch and/or snacks fun! LA starts school next week. I've also said this before, but where has the time gone!? Kindergarten already!? We've been practicing our lunch routines … [Read more...]

Back to School with Quality and Style from Carhartt Kids’ Clothing

Carhartt Boys Jeans

It's back to school time here in Michigan. The kids go back the day after Labor Day so we've just a few more weeks of summer break! This year we have a kindergartner starting school with Carhartt kids' clothing! It's been really fun getting his things ready for school but I don't know that I'll survive the first week without tears! Where does the time go!?  LA turned five last month and is so excited about starting school. When I started … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast and Snacks with Quaker #QuakerTime

Quaker Fun Mix #QuakerTime #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias Kindergarten...I can't believe my little guy will be starting school in just about a month! He's so excited. I am, too, but I'm also a bit sad. I'm sure you other mamas understand that. We've been working on getting some ideas for breakfast and snacks. Right now he's use to eating breakfast at daycare and eating … [Read more...]

Back to School Prep with Kellogg’s and Scholastic!

Reading for #Back2SchoolReady

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias Ahhh....back to school time! The time of year that gets our routines back on track and gets the kids on their way to learning all they can! My husband (elementary school teacher) has lost count of the times he has heard "I haven't read a book since school let out!" from his students upon returning to class … [Read more...]

Make Learning Fun with Hands-On-Prints Books #HandsOnPrints

Hands-on-Print Books

My husband, as you all know, is a teacher. He and I both have an incredible love for books. I recently participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review and since we love them I want to tell you all about them! With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Christinia Cheung was compelled to write her Hands-on-Prints books after establishing a Montessori … [Read more...]

Five Teacher Friendly Valentine’s Day Party Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

Being that my husband is an elementary school teacher, I get to hear all of the stories about his class. It's quite fun and even entertaining sometimes, but I also get to hear his frustrations. With classroom parties there can be great fun but also trouble. I hear from my husband often about the treats that are brought in and how many times they cause problems in the classroom or with certain students. There are many things that should be … [Read more...]