Excessive and/or Idiotic Actual School Supply Lists for Back to School

Excessive and/or Idiotic Actual School Supply Lists for Back to School

It is back-to-school season and I am constantly dumbfounded and amazed at some of the required school supply lists that schools give. The elementary school lists seem to be the most problematic for me. My own son graduated from school a while back and my granddaughters are not old enough for school just yet but I still keep on these things. When I was a little kid I remember we need basics on our back-t0-school lists: pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, scissors, glue, school box. That list alone, even for today, can be bought easily for less than $10 at most. … Continue Reading →
Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Fall is on the way and that means the new school year begins. Schools are getting better about using technology not only in the classroom, but also to share information and stay in touch with parents during the school year. This means that parents need to know more about using tech also. Here is a list of tech things parents of students need to know as school starts again. If you are unsure how to do these things make sure you learn. Ask friends and family, school, or leave a question below and I will try to help. Access Grades … Continue Reading →
Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken is a favorite food for most kids and the great thing is that it can be eaten cold which means it is perfect for kids lunches. I’m working with Sanderson Farms right now (disclosure – I am being compensated) and they asked me to come up with some bento box type lunches for the back-to-school season. Sanderson Farms was started in 1947 and is the 3rd largest poultry provider in the nation. The work hard to provide the consumer demand for affordable, lean protein products and are committed to keep their hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation.   Bento … Continue Reading →
T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

While most have bought the kids new clothes for school this fall, one thing people often forget are the new underwear and t-shirts. The brand I buy for Hubby and T is Fruit of the Loom. They recently sent some free samples of boxers and t-shirts for T and that made him very happy! It made me happy too because you know us moms always say to wear clean underwear in case your in an accident! Right now you can find special packs of Fruit of the Loom items at really good prices. Stock up while you can save a … Continue Reading →
33 Things For Parents To Do Once The Kids Go Back To School

33 Things For Parents To Do Once The Kids Go Back To School

Just about all of the districts in my area have headed back to school for the new year which means there are some parents who have a bit of extra time on their hands. Not a lot mind you, but a little at least. When my son was younger and was attending school it was always a bit lonely, especially the first few weeks, when he started back for the new school year. So today I am sharing a list of things moms (and dads) could do with some of that free time. Take a nap We all know stay-at-home … Continue Reading →
Cool Back-to-School Ideas

Cool Back-to-School Ideas

I am a HUGE fan of so many 3M products. Two of my favorites are Post-It and Command items. Both of these are awesome for back-to-school season to help with both parents and students. I’ve gathered up some of their fantastic ideas to share with you today. The Great Dorm Hookup Sweepstakes For any of your kids who are in college, make sure to let them know how the Command Great Dorm Hookup Sweepstakes which runs thru September 30, 2015. The grand prize (1) is a $2500 Visa Gift Card and $100 in Command Products, first prize (3) $500 Visa … Continue Reading →
Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style Can Make Homework Time Easier

Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style Can Make Homework Time Easier

Even though my son is out of school I still get caught up in the back-to-school excitement this time of year. We did a combination of public school and homeschooling with T growing up, based on his needs at the time. One of the most important and helpful things I did was to learn and understand what his learning style was and use methods that focused on that style to help him with learning and remembering. Most kids will have a combination of these methods but you will be able to notice a strong tilt towards one of them. Auditory … Continue Reading →
Back-to-School with SanDisk Memory from Best Buy

Back-to-School with SanDisk Memory from Best Buy

These days students do so much of their school work in digital formats that most parents, even in grade school, are finding memory devices on the required school supply list when the kids head back to school. While I love cloud storage for many things, it is not always an option for students as schools block access to some things. If they require a removable memory device than I highly recommend SanDisk branded products. I have personally used many SanDisk items for years and years now and they are consistently the best performing and longest lasting. There are some cheap … Continue Reading →
Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Here is Missouri our schools tend to start back for the new school year in mid-August. Early I know compared to many other states, but that’s the way it is. To help families save a bit of money on back-to-school shopping, Missouri has a sales tax holiday each year. This year the tax holiday runs August 7-9, 2015. Even if you don’t have a student you can still take advantage of these savings on certain items during this weekend. Since this is not part of school districts, homeschoolers can also take advantage of all of these savings! Missouri Sales Tax … Continue Reading →
National School Backpack Awareness Day and a Tablet That Can Replace a Laptop

National School Backpack Awareness Day and a Tablet That Can Replace a Laptop

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day created by the American Occupational Therapy Association. This is actually an important topic as, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 22,000 people treated for backpack related injuries in the US last year. That figure included 8,500 children between the ages of 5 and 18 who ended up in doctors’ offices and ERs. Image source: American Occupational Therapy Association AOTA Tips for Preventing Backpack Injuries: Your packed backpack should weigh no more than 10% of your body weight Select a backpack that is the right size for you … Continue Reading →