3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

First Day of School

First Day of School Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy. But for me, after eight weeks, I welcome the opportunity to outsource six children for six hours a day. However, […]

Helping your Teen Transition to High School

First Day of High School

The first day of high school can be a flurry of emotions for your kids. New school. New experiences. And new freedom to gain. It’s both exciting and frightening. If you have a teen with first-day jitters at home, here are a few ways you can help them prepare for a smooth start to school. […]

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 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 […]

How to motivate an unmotivated kid.

Big brother helping little sister with homework.

I’ve always been fascinated by what makes some people super motivated, and others, not so much. I found this particularly interesting when I saw differences in motivation between my children. Why do I have two kids who are equally clever, yet one is disappointed with a certain mark or grade in school, while the other […]

Back to School Clothes Shopping Made Easy

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Zappos.com I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. When it comes to shopping online, you want an experience that is easy going. Any mom will tell you the best shopping experience is one where you can get the best value for your money, […]

Make Back To School Nights Easier With Freschetta


I received this item for the purposes of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own . School started back up for my daughter and it has been hard to get back into the old routine. When it’s time to cook dinner I need a quick meal for those days that I just can’t […]

Back To School Lunch Essentials Giveaway


I received this product for the purposes of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Have you seen what they actually put into school lunches these days? It’s not pretty or tasty for that matter. I know they are trying to add more healthy foods but that doesn’t necessarily mean the kids are […]