Helpful and Fun Back to School Ideas {LINKY}

Blank calendars

I have to apologize to those of you who don’t have school-aged children or Grandchildren! My blog has been over-run with Back to School content. At least my content has been sprinkled with some good recipes like: Both of these would make GREAT additions to your child’s lunch bag, for those of you who DO have school-aged children! Last week, we had a few bloggers link up some fantastic ideas surrounding Back to School that I would like to feature. These blank calendars can be printed out for your child to use to keep track of projects or for the … Continue reading

NEW Kindergarten Parents Support Group

Kindergarten Parent Support Group

Having your child start school for the first time can be a very overwhelming experience for you and your child. Both parents and children have so many questions, many of which will not be answered until the first week of school. Because of the unknown, children can understandably become VERY anxious about their first day of school and if only you, as the parent had all of the answers, wouldn’t you feel a whole lot better?! Here in Ontario, our first day of school is the day after labour day, but I am aware that many other schools will be … Continue reading

Back to School Snacks Prize Pack from @EnviroKidz {Giveaway} #EnviroTripz

EnviroKidz Back to School Snacks Giveaway - prize graphic

Yes, I’m talking about Back to School….AGAIN! This time, it is all about Back to School Snacks! Parents of school aged children are all thinking about it as it is that time of year. Routines will be changing and there are many new (and old) products that we must stock up on. Tasty and healthy snacks are something that I am never without! My son is almost always hungry so I always have a portable snack packed in my purse. Enviro Kidz by Nature’s Path has a variety of cereals and bars made with children in mind. EnviroKidz Crispy Rice … Continue reading

Moms Get Organized for Back to School {Giveaway} #countdownBTS

Back to School Hilroy

Not only do we have to get our children ready for back to school, but there are certain things that we as Moms need to do to get ready for the upcoming school year too! Back to School Supplies featured in the image above: Motherword Magnetic Calendar Five Star Boomerang Binder Perfect for your Purse Graphic Notebook Enviro Recycled Notebook Magazine Box Five Star Storage Pocket & Dry Erase (magnetic for locker) Five Star Tri-Pocket (magnetic for lockers) Small Supply Pouch ACCO Brands include Hilroy and many other popular school supply brands. Everything from calendars to binders to paper and … Continue reading

Back to School Bedtime Routine Ideas

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I don’t like to admit it, but Back to School shopping in stores seems to be in full swing. It drives me a little batty, as I work in a school and that means that eventually I will have to return back to school and leave my boys again until our next holiday. When school starts in September, that means one of two things for school aged kids: they are returning to school or they are just starting it for the first time. School can be very scary if you have no idea what to expect. Let’s look at it … Continue reading

Keeping Kids Busy Before They Head Back to School {LINKY}

Back to school printable

We are starting (keyword here is STARTING) to think about Back to School around here, so when I saw this Back to School Printable linked up last week, I was super excited to check it out and I am very glad that I did. Preschool Powol Packets shares some amazing ideas for preschool children. The owner of this blog, Carla is a former elementary school teacher, turned homeschooler and daycare provider. She is one creative lady who loves to share ideas and resources for parents and teachers of preschool aged children. For those of you who have children going back … Continue reading

School Supplies Essentials

Back to School Dollar Tree

Earlier this week, I shared the opportunity to download a free printable to help you get organized for back to school. Today, I’m going to talk about shopping for school supplies. I will admit that I am a Dollar Store junkie! I could spend hours in a dollar store browsing up and down each and every aisle. I think my children have developed the same dollar store addiction that I have because they are more than happy to join me whenever I announce that I have to visit “the dollar store”. I’m so excited that Dollar Tree recently came to … Continue reading

Get Organized for Back to School {25% off Back to School Labels} {FREE PRINTABLE}

Back to School Label Sale

Order NOW! Deal ends August 8, 2014 As you likely know by now, I am an affiliate with Oliver’s Labels. I am a HUGE fan of their labels and I’m especially excited about some of their newer designs. I know it’s hard to wrap your head around Back to School at the beginning of August, but now is the time to start getting organized! Start off by ordering your Back to School Labels now! Take advantage of this amazing deal with Oliver’s Labels, you likely won’t see a deal like this again for quite some time! Believe it or not, … Continue reading

Back To School With TOMS Kids Shoes

TOMS kids shoes

Yes, it’s Back to School time already, or at least time to start doing your back to school shopping! Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring a variety of back to school shopping ideas for you. Today, we are featuring TOMS Shoes. TOMS kids shoes are available in Tiny sizes (for children 0 to 5 years of age) and Youth sizes (for children 5+ years of age) at participating retailers across Canada. Did You know… TOMS is the One for One company, using business to improve lives – for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS provides a … Continue reading

DIY Microwavable Bean Bag ~ Back to School Teacher Gift

What seems like many moons ago, but in reality it was only 8 years ago, I was at the receiving end at school. I was a Kindergarten teacher, accepting (and prying) my students from their parents into my classroom. My heart still goes out to the Kindergarten teachers, the children AND the parents because I have been on all sides of the situation and none of them are easy. I also still remember the feeling of a completely exhausted body after the first day of school. You see, I spent a physically labour intensive week leading up to the first … Continue reading