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33 Things For Parents To Do Once The Kids Go Back To School

August 25, 2015 Living

Just about all of the districts in my area have headed back to school for the new year which means there are some parents who have a bit of extra time on their hands. Not a lot mind you, but a little at least. When my son was younger and was attending school it was […]

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Cool Back-to-School Ideas

August 20, 2015 Living

I am a HUGE fan of so many 3M products. Two of my favorites are Post-It and Command items. Both of these are awesome for back-to-school season to help with both parents and students. I’ve gathered up some of their fantastic ideas to share with you today. The Great Dorm Hookup Sweepstakes For any of […]

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Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style Can Make Homework Time Easier

August 17, 2015 Living

Even though my son is out of school I still get caught up in the back-to-school excitement this time of year. We did a combination of public school and homeschooling with T growing up, based on his needs at the time. One of the most important and helpful things I did was to learn and […]

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Back-to-School with SanDisk Memory from Best Buy

August 13, 2015 Tech

These days students do so much of their school work in digital formats that most parents, even in grade school, are finding memory devices on the required school supply list when the kids head back to school. While I love cloud storage for many things, it is not always an option for students as schools […]

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Technology In Education

August 28, 2014 Tech

Recently Microsoft and Parade Magazine asked me to participate on a panel about technology in education (disclosure – I was compensated for my time). Education has always been a high priority for me as a parent and technology has played a big part in my son’s education. I was honored to be a part of […]

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Favorite Things for Back to School Time

August 12, 2013 Living

It has been a long time since I was in traditional school and my son is done now too. Sigh. I love back to school time and this year it is so odd not having anyone going back to school in our home. Nonetheless, I am going to enjoy some of my favorite things for […]

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Bring Salad Bars to School Cafeterias [infographic]

April 6, 2013 Food

We all know the importance of eating lots of fresh veggies. Finally, we are starting to see more and more campaigns to help schools provide healthier foods to our kids. The Salad Bar Nation is one way this is happening. On Salad Bar Nation you can actually find a new salad recipe every week – […]

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Fat Letters from School

February 28, 2013 Living

Schools in North Andover, Massachusetts are now measuring students BMI (Body Mass Index) and sending letters home to the parents of students who are obese and those who are underweight. The focus in the news has been on the “fat letters” and the stories all just tag on about the underweight part at the end. […]

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Keep the Kids Learning at Home

July 16, 2012 Living

This back-to-school season, Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive have partnered with HealthyChildren.org and Dr. Alanna Levine to provide moms with helpful tips to set their kids up for success as they head back to school, and Clever Girls Collective is joining in on the fun! To find out more about this great program, subscribe to the Healthy […]

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St. Louis Bread Company (and Panera Bread) Top Teacher

April 23, 2012 Reviews & Giveaways

Here in St. Louis Panera Bread is called St. Louis Bread Company – but yes it is the same as Panera Bread that you have in other parts of the country. Right now they are having a contest is select markets – St. Louis, Washington DC, Detroit, Dallas, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Hampton Roads. The contest […]

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