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A Teacher Gift with Laura Kelly for Expressionery

Sometimes the teacher that makes the biggest difference for a kiddo isn’t their classroom teacher but instead a specialty one.  In this case, the PE teacher has been a stand for our daughter’s all around health and well being for   Read More »

Wrap It Up with Expressionery

Wrapping a teacher gift with Expressionery

One of my good friends is headed off this week to a new home in a new state to start her new career as a teacher. I thought it would be fun to put together a little bag of goodies   Read More »

Easy, Peasy Teacher Appreciation Gift

Expressionery

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and while you may feel stressed about what to get or make for your kids’ teachers, think simple.  I recently got a custom, self-inking stamp from my friends at Expressionery.com and it is the   Read More »

How to Save Over $400 Per Year Packing School Lunches

money saving reusable lunch bento box

I have been packing my kids’ lunches for school for the past 14 years – that’s a whole lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Luckily my girls have always been good about requesting fun reusable lunchware which has saved   Read More »

Lunch Box Notes with Laura Kelly Pet Shop

Lunch Note

Back to school time creates a unique opportunity to connect with your kids through lunchbox note writing.  If your kids don’t pack, you can always stick little notes in their backpacks too! Here are some really cute ones created with   Read More »

8 Eco Friendly Lunch Storage Solutions

Eco Friendly Lunch Solutions for Kids

      As my kids prepare to go back to school, the big discussion in this house is not whether to pack or buy lunch – that is clearly a pack – but whether to use disposable or eco-friendly   Read More »

Tips for Managing Food Allergies and Going Back to School

common food allergies

As the kids get ready to head back to school soon, it is time for food allergies and sensitivities to become a major topic of discussion again. Whether it is your child with a food allergy or sensitivity or a   Read More »

8 Tips for a Successful School Year

When my daughter started second grade, her teacher had them do a scavenger hunt through the classroom as a way of getting all their supplies in the right place and getting them acquainted with their new environment. In the folder   Read More »

Make Going Back to School More Colorful with Astrobrights Paper

This post brought to you by Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you believe school is right around the corner again? As much as I am not ready for summer to end, I know that   Read More »

Back to School Shopping with Marshalls

Back to school shopping is something I dread each year – so much so, that I don’t officially do it! With three kids – one very tall, skinny teenage boy and two very picky girls, not only does it cost   Read More »