More Back-To-School Supplies from HP and Snapfish (plus giveaway)

More Back-To-School Supplies from HP and Snapfish (plus giveaway)

The kids are all back in school at this point, but that does not necessarily mean that the back-to-school shopping is finished. Teachers may have given you a list of supplies, but life hands us another list that make school easier for us and our kids. HP offers a great selection of printers, inks, papers, and other tech gadgets and accessories. We use our printer so much during a school … Continue Reading →
Gutzy Gear Giveaway for Back to School

Gutzy Gear Giveaway for Back to School

We love for kids to express their own style, but there style can change quickly. Backpacks are a cool way to do this but they can get expensive. Instead, how about getting one quality backpack and let the kids change them up with Gutzy Gear? This is a very clever idea. They are little patches that kids can stick on – and easily remove and reuse – their backpacks, luggage, messenger … Continue Reading →
T.J. Maxx Back to School Shopping Trip & Giveaway

T.J. Maxx Back to School Shopping Trip & Giveaway

My son is a teenager which means he has totally his own style and preference on clothes and it is impossible for me to actually shop for him anymore. He apparently is tired of most of the stores I take him to for shopping also because he was happy to try T.J. Maxx to look for a few new things. I haven’t been to a T.J. Maxx in many years … Continue Reading →
Super easy back to school supply shopping

Super easy back to school supply shopping

Do you get the list from the teacher that has 117 things on it and you can’t find some of the items at your local store? Ugh, I used to find that SO annoying! A local mom here in St. Louis has started AmericanStudentSupply.com where you can get your school/grade specific Mypack school supply kit and at the same time give back to underprivileged children. You just go to the … Continue Reading →
Teens and Money During the School Year

Teens and Money During the School Year

Over the past eight weeks I talked a lot about teens and money. One of the things that came up in the comments often was about teens and money during the school year. Some of you give your teens not only their spending money, but also all of their school expense money (lunch, books, lab fees, clothing, etc.). I think this is a great idea to try out when your … Continue Reading →
Command Products Help Organize for Back To School (giveaway)

Command Products Help Organize for Back To School (giveaway)

This is a double review from both Connie of BrainFoggles.com and me, Robyn of Robyn’s Online World. When the kids are younger they seem to have lots of things that need to be contained in bins, baskets, etc., but as they get older, at least with Taylor, he wants to hang things up a lot and make things look cool and be organized at the same time. We have been … Continue Reading →
Wordlock – Use Words Not Numbers or Keys

Wordlock – Use Words Not Numbers or Keys

This is a double review from both Connie of BrainFoggles.com and me, Robyn of Robyn’s Online World.   The locker situation in junior and senior high schools around the country are all different. Some have built in locks, but many still require kids to bring their own. If not for their main locker, for the gym locker at school it usually is required since those lockers are not assigned to … Continue Reading →
Sending Notes in School – Back To School (review & giveaway)

Sending Notes in School – Back To School (review & giveaway)

A guest post by Connie Roberts of BrainFoggles.com for our Back To School Connection with Teens & Tweens Event. Sending notes in school used be against the rules, but with Mini Locker Notes, your tween can send them in style and without getting detention! Small notecards and envelopes held in a tri-fold case with snap, your tween girl can ask a question of a friend or set up an after … Continue Reading →
Volunteering – Back To School

Volunteering – Back To School

A guest post by Connie Roberts of BrainFoggles.com for our Back To School Connection with Teens & Tweens Event. Back to school time opens up new opportunities for students not only in the academic and athletic areas, but in volunteering as well. In Florida, high school students need to have 75 volunteer hours in order to qualify for a state funded scholarship program named Bright Futures (among other criteria). Middle … Continue Reading →
Packing Bag Lunches Safely

Packing Bag Lunches Safely

Back to school time means time to pack lunches for the kids to take to school for many of us. That isn’t something I have to worry about for Taylor right now, and honestly it probably won’t be ever again since he is in high school and for boys apparently it is not cool to bring your lunch. When I did pack his lunch though I was always concerned about … Continue Reading →