Tag: back to school

4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

| August 2, 2017 | 3 Comments
4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

    4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right With each new school year comes new challenges. You never really know what to expect from your kids until the time comes. Starting the year off right will help make things run more smoothly for everyone and there are a few things you […]

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How to Save More on Back to School Shopping

| July 31, 2017 | 5 Comments
How to Save More on Back to School Shopping

    How to Save More on Back to School Shopping The beginning of a new school year means it’s time to go shopping for new clothes and supplies. It can get very expensive, especially if you have more than one child in school. However, you can find ways to save money on the items […]

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It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

| November 11, 2016 | 10 Comments
It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

  It’s almost that time of year again: the parent-teacher conference. This is a meeting between you and your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress in school so far. As a teacher, I cannot stress how crucial a strong partnership between the teacher and parents is in the education of children. The open communication […]

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Yummy and Fun Snacks for Back-To-School with Mott’s Fruitsations +Veggie #Review

| September 28, 2016 | 9 Comments
Yummy and Fun Snacks for Back-To-School with Mott’s Fruitsations +Veggie #Review

All of the kids in our family are (finally) attending school! One of the big things my other half and I worry about where back-to-school shopping is concerned is that they are eating well while at school. We want to make sure they are enjoying what they are snacking on so they are happy and […]

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3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 13, 2016 | 63 Comments
3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

Books have always been a means of escape for my family. We are able to travel to lands near and far by picking a title from our home library. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, DK Canada has made reading for our family a realm of discovery we are enchanted by whenever we flip through […]

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Finding Your Individual Style is Key to #LiveJustice! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 7, 2016 | 95 Comments
Finding Your Individual Style is Key to #LiveJustice! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

One of the toughest parts about getting ready for Back-to-School is taking my kids shopping for items that they have outgrown. We have to plan out our shopping trips so that we go to various different stores so they can find pieces that suit each of their different style preferences. This year, I thought I […]

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4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

| August 31, 2016 | 9 Comments
4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

My younger daughter is the picky eater in our family. She tries to negotiate what she would like to eat at meal times and how it should look in order for her to enjoy it. School lunches are the real challenges for her to want to eat. If she had her way, she would have […]

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4 Tips to Manage the Back-To-School Madness! #ReadySetNanö

| August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments
4 Tips to Manage the Back-To-School Madness! #ReadySetNanö

    The clock is winding down on the time kids have left to enjoy their summer vacation. While wanting to hang on to the last days of fancy-free fun, parents like me have to start thinking about the new school year and the madness it brings along with it. Now that my youngest is […]

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Homemade Granola Bars‏ Recipe #BackToSchool

| August 26, 2016 | 17 Comments
Homemade Granola Bars‏ Recipe #BackToSchool

    Homemade Granola Bars‏ Granola is a great breakfast that is filling and satisfying. It usually consists of rolled oats, nuts, honey and something to sweeten it up just a little, like brown sugar. This recipe is slightly different as it does not contain any oats. It is also a great snack for when […]

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

| August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

    5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework One of the questions that make parents feel like a broken record is “Did you do your homework?” Some kids’ grades suffer because they forget about or simply choose not to do their homework. Try these tips in your home to turn the […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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2016 Kids Gift Guide ~ Helping Brands Promote Their Products/Services

| May 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
2016 Kids Gift Guide ~ Helping Brands Promote Their Products/Services

  2016 Kids Gift Guide We are preparing a Kids Gift Guide! It will run from June 1st to August 31st, 2016. By taking part in the Guide, it will give the opportunity for our members and followers, which are mostly moms and women bloggers, to found out more about your company and amazing products that you sell just […]

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Start a New Self-Care Routine with Garnier – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/16

| October 15, 2015 | 102 Comments
Start a New Self-Care Routine with Garnier – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/16

My eldest daughter has just started high school and is getting use to all of the new changes she has to her routine: New school, new classes, and new friends. Being a teenager, she has started looking into changing her personal care regime in the mornings, much to the joy of the other members of […]

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Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

Brrriiiiiing! Yes, the first bell of the school year has rung! Parents have hunted down the school supplies their kids needed for class, but what about other items they can use at home to enhance their learning? DK Canada has a Back to School Boutique centered on school that has some great titles kids of […]

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Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

| September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

No matter what we do in our lives, we are all looking for more convenient ways of doing things. In our home, we LOVE listening to music. While working at our desks, cooking dinner or getting around town without a car, music is a huge part of passing the time whether we are together or […]

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20 Delicious Back to School Lunchbox Snacks

| August 28, 2015 | 11 Comments
20 Delicious Back to School Lunchbox Snacks

  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…… I still like that Staples commercial! Every start of a new school year, I wonder which snacks to bake for our lunches, what a dilemma.  Are you just like me?  This round-up has some of the most amazing back to school lunchbox snack ideas to prepare for your […]

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Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

| August 21, 2015 | 16 Comments
Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

Soon children will be back to school and we will start the daily routine of getting them up early, preparing lunches, and helping them with their homework. Not exactly as fun as the summer break, so why not put a smile on your kid’s faces by making these apple cookies for them to bring on their first […]

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Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

| August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

Only a few more weeks and it’s back to school already! It certainly can be nerve-racking for first time students, whether if be entering Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, or College and University. I still remember my first year entering College in Business Administration back in 1986. That summer, I decided to get my own apartment […]

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Stuck On You Write On Labels – A Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 18, 2015 | 47 Comments
Stuck On You Write On Labels – A Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

    School may be drawing to a close for another year, but summer camps will be starting up very soon, which means more labels will be needed for clothing, backpacks as well as lunch and snack containers. My daughter attends a few camps throughout the summer and last year came home with various pairs […]

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Bring Drawings to Life with Violet and Dandelion and Stabilo Art Supplies! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

| December 12, 2014 | 43 Comments
Bring Drawings to Life with Violet and Dandelion and Stabilo Art Supplies! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

With Christmas beginning to knock on our door, some of us are scrambling to figure out what to get people on our gift-giving list. Artists, like my eldest daughter, are easy to shop for, since she loves art supplies. Sure, there are so many art supplies that are stacked on the shelves of stores just […]

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Celebrating the “First” of Everything! – A Review and Staples Giveaway~ CAN 10/31

| October 2, 2014 | 90 Comments
Celebrating the “First” of Everything! – A Review and Staples Giveaway~ CAN 10/31

It’s been almost a month since school started up again. Wow! Where has the time gone? These days, the weather certainly feels like Fall and we’re back into the swing of lunches, after school programs and homework! Homework? This was new to us this year! When I say new to “us”, it’s true. Our oldest […]

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Transitions

| September 17, 2014 | 10 Comments
Transitions

September is definitely a month of transitions – transitioning from summer to fall, from vacation to school, from lazy days to routines. No matter how old your kids are, and whether you’ve done this school thing for years, each year brings a new challenge. My challenge this year, the year that my son starts senior […]

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Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

| September 12, 2014 | 10 Comments
Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

It’s back to school in Canada and at ‘home’ in Kenya for Nina Chung, where the founder of Elimu (Canada) supports kids’ education projects. While you may be scrambling for last minute school supplies – Nina has to oversee getting together school fees, uniforms, back packs and school supplies for 15+ children in her charge […]

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Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

| September 12, 2014 | 17 Comments
Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

    Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School It’s back to school time and lots of parents are asking the question, “What nut-free snacks can I pack for my child?”.  Having a nut-free policy is essential to ensuring the safety of those children with nut allergies.  However, removing nuts can make it challenging to provide snacks […]

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