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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...]

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...]

10 Dorm Room Essentials with Kleenex and Walmart #KleenexStyle

Dorm Room Essentials for college students #KleenexStyle

Thanks to Kleenex + Walmart for sponsoring today's discussion and for keeping dorm rooms stylish! Remembering my days in a college dorm is always fun! It makes me that more excited for those family members and friends we know who are off to college, as freshman, this fall. It'll be here before we know it and preparations by all are already in progress. Since we do have so many going to college this fall in our family, including our own son, I … [Read more...]

College Care Packages Made Easy with Bigelow Tea and Target #TrendTea

Bigelow Tea found at Target #TrendTea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we have so many people we know sending their children off to college! With our son being a freshman in college this fall along with all of his friends, a nephew of ours, and two of our nieces returning to college we have a lot of people to think about. That's a lot of college students! As a mama, I love providing care packages to … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Cheap Wireless Plans for Back to School #Phones4School

Texting with friends

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I mentioned last week how many things we've been doing to prepare for this fall and the "going back to school season". We crossed one more thing off of our list - getting our soon-to-be college student to look into cheap wireless plans so that he would have a phone to take to school, work, etc. and at the same time learn … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for After School Hunger #FoodMadeSimple

Stouffer's and Hot Pockets #shop #FoodMadeSimple

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This fall we'll be experiencing a whole new household. There are lots of changes to adapt to. We'll now have a college student and a preschooler (yes, our boys are that far apart in age!). One thing I remember from my younger years is the after school hunger that I experienced. It seemed I was always ready to eat as soon as I made it home … [Read more...]

Bing Offers Ad Free Search in the Classroom

Thanks to Bing for sponsoring today's discussion. We have a wide range of experience with school aged children. Our oldest is a senior in high school this year - can you believe that!? Our second is about to go into preschool and my husband is an elementary school teacher. Education is a priority in our house, as it is in many homes. I come from a family that doesn't value education as much as I would have liked them to. I was determined to … [Read more...]