That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

Love This Little Desk from Land of Nod for the Kiddos – ON SALE

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What a great little spot and desk for the kid to do their homework after school.  Loving this Modern Schoolhouse Desk from Land of Nod that popped up on my Facebook feed today.  It's normally $399.99 but today through August 25th it's on sale for $339.15.  Also, most "school" related items are 15% off through August 15th on Land of Nod so check it … [Read more...]

Back to School Fashion with OshKosh B’Gosh, Plus Special 25% Coupon Code For You #OshKoshFirstDay #FashionFriday

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OshKosh B'Gosh is just one of those iconic kids clothing companies that has been in my head for years as a high quality children's clothing company. I remember wearing Oshkosh B'Gosh myself as a child. They've been around a long time (established in 1895) and while the style has changed a lot over the years, the quality has not. You know you are … [Read more...]

25% Off Backpacks & Lunchpacks at LandsEnd.com #backtoschool

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It's back to school time, people!  I know it's hard to think about in July but before we all know it, summer will be over and the kiddos will be boarding the school bus. If you're super organized, you'll want to take advantage of this great sale going on with LandsEnd.com on backpacks and lunch boxes.  At checkout‚ manually enter the Promotion … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Organize Your Kid’s Important School Year Artwork & Papers #Pinspiration

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For this week's Pinspiration, I'm bringing back an oldie but goodie.  I was perusing Pinterest last year and came across a cool way to organize all of your child's school papers.  It may not seem like much that first year or two of preschool, but add several years into the mix and all the memorabilia and art work you are saving will pile up.  I was … [Read more...]

Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Options for the Classroom

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No joke, I still have a massive bag of Halloween candy in our house.  It's been sitting on the top of our fridge for months and my kids probably only had a total of 5 candy pieces from each of their loot bags since they collected their candy. It's such a waste and I know most houses are the same way! I went on a search to find some non-candy … [Read more...]

Turkey In Disguise School Project Ideas

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This year, my first grader came home with something I hadn't heard of before.  We were given a family project - the Turkey in Disguise project.  We had a paper cut out turkey and were instructed we had to dress him up somehow so he doesn't look like a turkey and will presumably, with our creative success, escape his fate on Thanksgiving day. Of … [Read more...]

My Kids Loved Testing this Science-Based Subscription Box from @AppleseedLane {$5 Off Coupon Code}

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While I've tested out a lot of monthly subscription boxes and love the concept, I think this one from AppleseedLane.com may be one of my favorites for the kids.  We received a sample box a couple of weeks ago from this education/science themed monthly subscription box company and my kids just loved the experiments. Since it was October, we got a … [Read more...]

Need a New Lunchbox or Backpack for your Kids? 30% off at LandsEnd.com Ends today

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So I just ordered two new lunchboxes for my kids. They both carry LandsEnd.com backpacks - Cole's backpack will be going on it's 3rd year and Nate got a new one last year so we're set there but every year I get them a new lunchbox. The lunchboxes always seem to take a beating no matter what the quality. Spilled yogurts, mashed up fruit, etc. I got … [Read more...]