Behind the Scenes with #BacktoSchool Shopping and @FrugaloCity

This Guest Post was written and submitted by Amrita Singh (aka: Frugalista) Wanna know the truth? I’m not a Mom. So when Brighter Life (a website focused on sharing ideas about money, health and family) asked me to theme my Frugalista video around back-to-school shopping, I was nervous. How can someone with no kids begin to understand the pressure and anxiety that parents go through when September rolls around? Thankfully, I have a lot of Mom-friends and I’m also an Aunt to two beautiful nieces and one studly nephew. After reaching out to people in my circle it became clearer … Continue reading

Have You Labelled Your Child’s Belongings?! #BackToSchool

Please feel free to LIKE Oliver’s Labels By Mommy on Facebook! IT’S DEAL TIME!To receive 10% off of your order, feel free to use Coupon Code: Mommy! Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Current Giveaways Multi-Testing Mommy is an Oliver’s Labels Affiliate. Opinions expressed belong to Multi-Testing Mommy and are NOT influenced in any way. See MTM’s Disclosure for more details.

BacktoSchool with Lavish and Lime

It’s Back to School time folks and what does that mean?! New backpacks, lunchbags, water bottles and school supplies amongst other things for the kids. We recently received some wonderful Back to School lunch products from Lavish and Lime, a Canadian online retailer that sells products that are: eco-friendly and natural/non-toxic. Many of Lavish and Lime products are Made in Canada too! At Lavish and Lime there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but something tells me you won’t ever be disappointed with a product that comes from them! We received a Swell Lunchbox Stainless-Steel, Double Walled Bottle, a Kids PVC-Free … Continue reading

Back to School ~ “Mommy, I Don’t Want to Go”

Recently, a question was posed: What do you say when your child says, “I am scared. I don’t want to go to school”? My short suggestion is: Empathize and Encourage The long suggestion is this: We have been dealing with this every year for the past four years now and let me tell you, it hasn’t gotten any easier! Here are some tips: Stay positive Make school sound exciting or remind them of the fun parts. (e.g. recess, lunch, snacks, art, phys ed–whatever your child’s interests are, friends etc.) Awknowledge that starting new things is scary for everyone and that … Continue reading

@KidsHelpPhone and Back to School

This post is a Guest Post shared by Kids Help Phone. I encourage all parents to post the Kids Help Phone number (1-800-668-6868) on their fridge for their children to see! As much as we hope that our children will share everything with us, in some cases, they do not feel comfortable and Kids Help Phone could be the only place they feel that they can turn to. This fall, over 6 million young people will be heading back to public schools, colleges and universities and many of them will need help adjusting to the back to school season.Whether your … Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Buy #BacktoSchool Labels!

This past weekend started my Back to School organization! The first thing that I realized was that I was running low on labels for my kids! Labels are so important when sending your children off to school because school can be a very busy, sometimes hectic and fast paced place where items often go missing or get left behind.What I love the most about Oliver’s Labels is that there is always a FREE option to include a Found-It code on your labels so that if your child does leave something behind, the person who finds it can contact Oliver’s Labels … Continue reading

Summer Sanity ~ Preparing for Kindergarten Part 2

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Well folks, this post isn’t so much about summer, but because it is something that we must think about, I’ve still labelled it as “Summer Sanity”. Part of the end of summer is all about preparing for school. This year, my daughter heads off to grade two and my son starts Junior Kindergarten. A lot of people have asked me how they can prepare their little one to start school for the first time. I have spoken with other parents and am also pulling out ideas that I used to give parents when I taught Kindergarten. Here are a few … Continue reading

Back to School Lunches with @Funbites {REV!EW}

Back in June, we shared the square FunBites with you! We loved these fun tools so much that we are now sharing the heart Funbites with you too! It is perfect timing, of course, with Back to School just around the corner for the kiddies! Why not give their lunches a little pizzaz with little effort on your part at all. The heart shaped Funbites cutting tool makes a heart out of 8 smaller geometric shapes. What we found super fun about the heart shaped tool is that it can be a fun puzzle to complete before eating OR it … Continue reading

Summer Sanity ~ Preparing for Kindergarten Part 1

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This post is a part of Summer Sanity, a series of posts for parents to gain ideas and inspiration for how to keep their children happy, active, educated and having fun during the long summer months. I found the idea to do photo writing from a fun site called Imagination Soup. With my son starting school for the very first time, I was trying to come up with an idea to help him identify with his new school. I decided to change up the photo writing idea slightly and take him through a walk through of his experience of going … Continue reading

Go Back to School Shopping with @WellDotCA

I love the online CANADIAN! Not only do they have great selection, but they also have amazing deals AND they offer FREE SHIPPING to all Canadian orders! It is a fast, easy and super convenient way to shop. IT’S DEAL TIME!FREE SHIPPING on ALL CANADIAN ORDERS! Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Current Giveaways Multi-Testing Mommy was provided with promotional materials free of charge, by the manufacturer or a representing PR agency, in the hopes that it would be mentioned on this blog. Opinions expressed belong to Multi-Testing Mommy and are NOT influenced in any way. See MTM’s Disclosure … Continue reading