Back-To-School Supply List For First Graders (Is It Really That Time Again???)

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My boy started kindergarten last year and boy was that hard for us both! I missed him so much and that first day, heck that first month, was horrible!!! I cried almost everyday I brought him, because when I came home, he was not here and his little toys were :( I just plain missed my boy.. Photo credit: mconnors from morguefile.com So, me and my little girl got into a routine together and my thoughts slowly shifted away from my little boy being gone all day to me and my daughter playing and having fun AND looking forward to picking brother up from school! The time could not come quick enough for us all, as my daughter ADORES her older brother!!!! They are best friends :) Now, preparing my son for kindergarten was super hard. Heck, I had no clue what I was doing and did not know exactly what he needed. Thank God the school provided me a list of all the kindergarten essentials that my son needed for his school year. So, we went and purchased everything, top-notch stuff of … [Read more...]

Post-it Back-To-School Products

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Back-to-school, those terrible, dreaded words that I so did not like, when I was school aged. Summer was officially over and hitting the books was the only freedom I would see for a while. Man am I glad I am no longer going to school, LOL. Not that school is/was bad, just did not prefer it! But, it did always interest me to go back-to-school looking GREAT. Having the best clothes, shoes and of course school supplies, made going back to school a bit easier.. Show off your back-to-school smarts and style with post-it tabs, pockets, label pads and MORE. I had the opportunity to receive a wonderful, large assortment of Post-it brands most sought after back-to-school stuff! Man it was a doozy! I was so excited to open up this package, even if it was just school supply stuff ;) What Did I Receive?? Well, lots of stuff, but some of my all time favorites were the Apple-Shaped Post-it Pop-Up Note Dispenser (which my son will be giving to his teacher on his first day of  … [Read more...]

Upromise: Earn Money For Your Child’s College Education, It’s Free To Join!

  A bloggy friend of mine just told me about a great program! Upromise is a FREE service that rewards with college savings just for doing what you normally do, shopping, eating out, filling the gas tank, taking trips, buying groceries and more! So far Upromise has helped over 8 million save for college! How? By partnering with contributing retailers, grocery chains and restaurants who share your desire to help make your children's (or your) college affordable! How it Works: Earning is easier then you think. Things that you do EVERYDAY can all lead to college savings. This is sooooo important, especially with the way the economy is. Every little cent will make a difference. You can shop online, eat out or buy groceries and it will result in college savings! See the Upromise site for more details. Join! It is absolutely FREE to join, won't cost you anything. Once you do join, you can register your credit cards, IF you choose to do so, so that every time you … [Read more...]

The OrganWise Guys Back-To-School Kit Review and Giveaway!

CONTEST IS OVER! CONGRATS TO Jennifer Short #4!!!   The OrganWise Guys want you to Sharpen Up and Get ready, It's Back to School! Well, back-to-school is here, has been for a few weeks, and so I thought I would tell you about a really cute kit for the kids! It is called the OrganWise Guys back-to-school kit. My kids received this a few days ago, and have been exploring this kit ever since. The kit is really fun. It includes the following: -   Monthly Healthy Behavior Tracking Calendar: With the start of a new school year, take on a new healthy behavior each month! -   Sir Rebrum Plush Toy: The brainy but cute professor is also the leading caricature in the Breakfast Skippin Blues Video -   School Days Here We Come! Book: It?s the first day of school and time to meet all The OrganWise Guys classmates and see where they live! -   Breakfast Skippin Blues Video: Sir Rebrum is having a hard time remembering his lines in a school play. Can you guess what he forgot to do that … [Read more...]

Rock ‘N Learn: Phonics Volume 1 and 2 DVDs Review & Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY IS OVER! CONGRATS TO Cassie M #127!!! "Cool Music And Videos For Fun Learning" Rock ’N Learn programs help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. So, it is no wonder parents everywhere are scrambling to get these learning DVD's. I was sent the Rock N' Learn Phonics Volume 1 and 2 DVD's for my son to watch. I really really like these DVD's. Anything that is good for my children and helps them learn is such a wonderful thing! I love how these DVD's show a man's mouth saying all of the words that are on the screen. That way your child knows how the mouth should move in order to say that certain word. It also incorporates music into learning these words and their sounds. All in all these are very educational DVD's and they are being watched by my children at least three times a week. I don't feel guilty when my children are watching the Rock N' Learn DVD's, only because I know they are … [Read more...]

Cyber-bulling Has Taken Off, See How You Can Help Prevent It

With school season almost here, for some, it is already here, bullying and even cyber-bullying could be around your child's corner. How do we as parents prevent this from happening? You hear horrible stories of kids being bullied to the point of suicide, what can we do to prevent this? The Department of Education is hosting a bullying conference in Washington DC this week.  Cyber-bulling has taken off in schools and many parents feel helpless. There is now a new technology that will help parents protect their children. If you can't attend the conference, don't worry, I can't attend it either, but you can still learn! MouseMail.com creates a safe environment for children by placing moms and dads in control; provides peace of mind. MouseMail.com is a safe digital environment for children, protecting them from vulgar, sexual or bullying emails or text messages.  If any incoming or outgoing emails or text messages have questionable content, they are automatically forwarded to the parent … [Read more...]