Eco Friendly School Ideas for Greener Classrooms and Smaller Footprints

Have you ever wished for more environmentally friendly schools in your area? Did you ever think that maybe YOU could help play a part in creating them? I am going to share a few eco friendly school ideas for you to research this summer and implement in the fall.Why do we need green schools? Most of the time, parents are expected to be the 'teachers' when it comes to their children. We teach them to walk, talk, use the potty, do their math homework (at least until 6th grade!) and drive a car. We hope (or pray!) that our lessons are well … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Healthier Kids

Are you looking for back to school shopping tips already? It seems like summer just started but according to that pesky calendar, my kids go back to school next week. That is going to be a seriously rude awakening for my teenagers. They have been rather sloth-ish this summer and have pretty much grown roots and become addicted to their mobile devices.As you begin your own back to school shopping trips, I would like you to take a few minutes to consider how your back to school shopping can improve your child's health. Not only during the … [Read more...]

Your Back to School List Should Include Identity Theft Protection #LifeLockUltimatePlus

This back to school discussion has been sponsored by LifeLock but all opinions expressed here are my own.Every year before my kids go back to school I have to register them with the county at the school they will be attending. I have no idea WHY I have to reregister them every single year but I do and it is a huge pain in the neck. I go online to the school's website and have to fill out a ridiculously long online form with all the required data. This year as I was filling out the back to school form I came across a question I don't think … [Read more...]

Back to School Fashion Trends for Less at JCP (#FirstDayLook)

This post about back to school fashion trends has been sponsored by JCP and Glam Media but all opinions expressed are my own.My kids started back to school a few weeks ago and I am slowly trying to get their clothes situated for fall. I spent an entire weekend sorting through their closets and bureaus trying to weed out the things that no longer fit. Since I am pretty sure somebody is sneaking Miracle Gro into my kids breakfast cereal, there are a LOT of things from last year that no longer fit. In fact, almost everything had to get tossed … [Read more...]

Elmer’s First Day App: Say Thankyou, Make a Donation and #BagItForward #Cbias

My children started school a few weeks ago and we are already up and running with a ton of school work. This is my last year having a child in the elementary school and it makes me a little bit sad! I have had a wonderful experience throughout the years at this particular school and will be sad not to be a part of the community there any more. We have loved all of my kids teachers but one in particular has really touched our hearts. Both my son and daughter had her for first grade and I firmly believe that she is the reason my kids both ended … [Read more...]