Top 6 Back-to-School Products for 2015


There’s nothing like those fresh notebooks and sharp pencils that mark the beginning of another year. But getting ready to head back to school takes a lot more than nostalgia. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different things to help with getting organized, packing lunches and staying on top of things. These products […]

5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Middle School to High School

We are a few weeks into the Fall Semester here, and for our new high schooler things are going pretty good. She is really enjoying some of her new found social freedoms, and her first foray into team sports is proving to be a great success for her personally even if that win isn’t always […]

3 Strategies You Should Consider Now That the Kids Are Back in School


  School is back in session and you’re probably still adjusting to the schedule. If you are, it’s certainly nothing to worry about as all parents struggle to get back into the swing of things. The best way to make sure that everyone stays on track for this school year would be to consider implementing […]

Back-To-School On A Budget

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Back-To-School season is an expensive time for families. With six little ones heading off this September, I put all my own tips and tricks in high gear. It’s Inventory Time! Go Through Those Closets: purge the stuff you no longer need, but keep an eye out for those little gems that are hand-me-down worthy. They […]

MARVEL-ous First Day of School Teacher Gift!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year again!  Today was my daughter’s first day back to school after a long, wonderful summer!  She’s starting fourth grade, and she’s both excited and nervous to meet her new teacher!  As […]

Taking the Anxiety out of the First Day of School


Fall is almost here after one very hot summer. With the approaching first bells of the new school year it is not uncommon for little ones (in addition to parents) to feel both excited and scared. While we all know that they are going to be fine and make friends (and undoubtedly make awesome artwork), […]

5 Easy Back-To-School Goals For Parents.

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That time of year has hit again and while we’re busy getting kids organized for back to school, I’m reminding myself of some goals that will help all of us survive the season (and the year!) in a happy and successful way.   Family Calendar Get it organized early. Make sure all information for every […]

Sara Lee® Bread Bakes Up Back-To-School Love


Our youngest is starting 4th grade this fall, and while she is definitely excited for the new year, she is also nervous about having a new teacher, new classmates, and probably most of all – who is she going to sit with at lunch?! Thank you to Sara Lee® Bread for sponsoring this post and understanding […]

The One Thing I am Going to Try to Stop Telling Our Kids Today


Schedules are crazy, life is messy, and sometimes we run late – like, a lot of the time (even right now – I was going to write this last week). In spite of our best efforts, and all of the super-cute calendars, it seems that I heard myself telling our littlest one to ‘hurry up’ […]