De-Stress Your School Morning Routine

De-Stress Mornings with Kids

Do things tend to get crazy at your house in the mornings before school? You are not alone. Weekday mornings can become the most stressful time of the day for families. Everyone is in a rush to get ready and out the door on time. The good news is you can de-stress your school morning routine with a few simple changes to your family's daily habits. These tips will help you tame the morning madness. Start Getting Ready For School the Night … [Read more...]

Why I Send Wet Ones Wipes To School in My Child’s Lunch Box (And You Should, Too!)

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It is Back-To-School time, which means I'll be back to packing school lunches really soon. I have already started shopping for lunch supplies. A few of our must-haves items are reusable lunch boxes, food containers and Wet Ones® wet wipes. Lunch boxes and food containers are pretty self-explanatory, but why are wet wipes at the top of my list? To put it simply: Because I want to make sure my son cleans his hands at lunch time. Germs and … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Prepare Your Child For Preschool

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Starting preschool is an exciting milestone for your child. They will make new friends and experience lots of new things at school. Most preschoolers will need some time to adjust to their new surroundings and schedule. Parents can help make the transition to preschool easier by doing these three simple things to prepare their child. [Tweet "3 Ways to Prepare Your Child For Preschool "] 1. Arrange playdates with other … [Read more...]

How to Make a Snack Station For Kids

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. It's time to start planning for after school snack time! My kids are starving the second they get home from school. They head straight to the kitchen and raid the shelves for snacks. To make it easier for them to help themselves, we keep snacks organized in one place: The Snack Station. Snack Stations make it easy for my kids to … [Read more...]

Help Schools Earn Cash with Box Tops for Education

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. One of the easiest ways to earn cash for your school is with Box Tops for Education. It really is as easy as clipping the Box Tops off of participating products and sending them to your school. Schools send the Box Tops in for cash. Each Box Top is worth ten cents. Believe it or not, that adds up fast! Box Tops For Education … [Read more...]

Super Fun Summer Learning Activities For Kids

Super Fun Summer Learning Activities For

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #SmarterSummer Summer vacation is one of the best times of the year at our house. I am just as ready for a break from school as my kids. That said, I don't want them to totally unplug their brains and forget the things they … [Read more...]

Pack the Perfect Swim Bag for Kids (It’s a Cool Gift Idea, Too!)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine. My kids love to swim at the community pool in the summer. It's got a lazy river that goes all the way around it. They probably swim at least a hundred miles in that lazy river over the course of the summer. Swimming is a great way for them to get exercise and have fun while they are at it. Any mom who has taken kids to the pool … [Read more...]

Get Active and Have Fun with Your Family! Printable Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Printable

My family loves the outdoors, especially in the summer. There are so many things to do and places to explore. It’s easy for my kids to get sucked into spending hours playing video games or watching TV. That’s why I like to plan at least one activity per day that gets us all moving together. I love it when my kids end up begging to stay outside playing - even after the sun goes down. It is important to encourage our children's healthy habits like … [Read more...]

You Know You’re a Mom When… (Parenting Humor)

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This post is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. I lived more than two decades of my life without children. There are tons of pictures of me going places and doing things - with no sight of kids around. But thanks to Momnesia, that life seems like it belongs to someone else. Momnesia is not a bad thing. It is sort of like amnesia - it makes you forget that once upon a time, you only had one … [Read more...]