Back to School Must-Haves Review & Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway

We went back to school a few weeks ago, but we’re still getting settled in to the new school year routine. How about you?  If your kids are still out for the summer, or if they’re back in school, but you’re still trying to “get with it” then perhaps a few goodies could help you.  Today I’m highlighting a few products for moms to kids of all ages, and I’ve also got a prize pack for you! [Read more…]

5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Organized + Stomp Out Bullying with FriXion

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Tips to Keep Your Teen Organized

For the past few weeks I’ve been sharing ideas for to get mom organized and prepared for the new school year, from meal planning to scheduling activities, time management, and more!  But what about the kids?  Do you have a teen, tween, or preteen who needs a little help in the organizing department?  Do they need a little nudge when it comes to remembering tests, assignments, or other important items for school?

Today I have a few organizational tips that I’ve found helpful as a student and that I’m trying to pass on to our teen son. [Read more…]

Creating an Organized Work Station for Mom

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Planning & Organizing with Post-It

With school back in session, it’s time get your kids organized and ready to start out the year on a good foot, and this means Mom has to stay organized too!  In our household I’m the keeper of the calendar and the books!  If there’s paperwork to keep up with, events and due dates to remember, and bills to be paid, that falls under my jurisdiction!  I actually love taking on these roles though!  And I’ve always been really good at organizing, so it’s the perfect job for me! (Plus, I love school, so keeping up with Noah’s stuff allows me to live vicariously through him! haha!) [Read more…]

Back to School Breakfast with Jimmy Dean

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Back to School Breakfast with Jimmy Dean

For the past few weeks we’ve been getting ready for back to school.  Band camp is behind us, school fees have been paid, the class schedule is in hand, and on Wednesday of this week, Noah will be going for his first official day as a high school sophomore.  Incidentally, a lot of people don’t know it, but sophomore literally means “wise fool.”  (Just a little fun fact for you!)

When it comes to breakfast time, I try to be anything but foolish, and I want to send our child off to school with a full stomach, so he can stay focused and WISE!  During the week, I’m happy to turn to my good friend from the freezer Jimmy Dean for delicious and easy breakfast options! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dip + Back to School Snack with Mott’s®

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Back to School Snacks with Motts

Are you ready to send your kids back to school?  I was shopping the other day and was overwhelmed by all the awesome school supply selections. (I love school supplies!)  And I was just as overwhelmed by all the back to school snacking options.  At our house, I need to have a few options that can be used for after school snacks but could also double as lunch items in the event that Noah takes his lunch, and it doesn’t hurt if they could also serve as an on-the-go breakfast item. Beyond this, it also helps if the products are affordable.  Mott’s® Applesauce and Apple Juice are two things I can count on for this. [Read more…]

Back to School Gifts with Sadie Robertson Live Original + A Positive Note from Me

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Sadie Robertson Live Original

Every day I’m troubled by a lot of the things I see and hear on movies, television, music, and other media.  The decline in faith and family values, and the lack of positive messages and role models often leads me wondering and worried about where we’re headed.

We try to do our part to lead positive lives and encourage the young people in our family to do the same.  One thing I  especially wish for the young ladies in our family is that they maintain self respect and a positive image.  I want for them to be proud of who they are and not define themselves based on what others think, or feel they have to change to fit someone else’s ideal.

I, for one, wish I could have figured that out a long time ago! I am in my 30s and I still occasionally struggle with self esteem issues.  I’ve always had severe anxiety, and because of that, I really missed out on a lot of opportunities.  As a student, my grades were nearly perfect, and yet I never really felt completely confident in a classroom.  My anxieties also left me very distrusting of a lot of people, and as a result I found it very hard to open up and get to know most people.

Whether you’re a student in high school or college, you’re out in the work force, or if you’re a stay-at-home mom, maintaining a positive attitude is essential.  You can be smart, talented, and attractive, but if you don’t have self-confidence and aren’t able to be comfortable just being yourself, then you are lost! None of that other stuff matters. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 180 – Featuring Fun DIY Projects

friday favorites

Hey everyone! Welcome to week 180 of Friday Favorites!  For this week’s features I decided to inspire you with some great craft and DIY projects!  Hope you enjoy them!

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway from Holey Donuts while you’re here, if you have already entered.

Also, I’d like to invite you over to my etsy shop where I’m currently offering 15% off with coupon code: BACK2SCHOOL. Offer runs through Sept 30. [Read more…]

Back 2 School Blast Giveaway

I love the Back to School season!  As a kid I loved shopping for new clothes and for school supplies.  And yes, I have to admit, when I walk in the store as an adult and see all the brightly colored backpacks, character notebooks, and newly discounted crayons and binders, I still get a little giddy!

This month I will be devoting certain portions of my blogging to the Back to School season!  To start out, I’m participating in an AMAZING group giveaway!  This one features $1000 in prizes, including a computer and gift cards to  some very popular stores! Check it out!

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