Tips for one stop back to school shopping

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This year back to school season came quickly. But it always feels that way, right? Each year I make big plans to be well ahead of schedule and have back to school shopping done early. And every year I find myself frantically trying to get everything purchased the week before school starts. This year our seven year old daughter is starting second grade at a new school. That means she is much more aware of the items on her back to school shopping list and has a very specific idea of what she Read More... {Read More...}

Smart Snack Choices for Kids

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Getting my seven year old daughter to choose to eat fruits with meals has been a challenge since she was eating solid foods as a toddler. While she has always loved vegetables, she never showed an interest in fruits. Until we started making snacking fun and getting her involved in the prep, she wouldn't choose a fruit if there were other options available. Determined to give her balanced meals, we've spent the last few years involving her in the kitchen preparing snacks and meals. She thinks she Read More... {Read More...}

Make a difference with Breakfast in the Classroom

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Teaching our children to make healthy food choices is challenging in a fast paced world full of affordable and quick options promoting fast food drive-thrus. With the inability to guide your child's decisions once they start venturing out on their own with independence and time spent away from you at school, it's important we are teaching good habits and the ability to make smart decisions. Sadly not all children have the opportunity to make a choice when it comes to food. Sometimes parents only Read More... {Read More...}

The BFG summer road trip activities

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The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Free printable Finding Dory writing prompt

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With a deep love for the ocean and marine animals, my seven year old daughter was very excited to see Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and friends are favorite characters and regularly revisited for family movie nights in our home. Finding Nemo taught us about family and not giving up but Finding Dory brings another important message: celebrating differences. We saw Finding Dory before it's release date in theaters and were deeply touched by the beautiful sentiment. We are all unique and Read More... {Read More...}

Extra Gum Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Printable Card

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Each year during teacher appreciation week we send daily gifts to my daughter's teachers as a token of our gratitude. Gifting Extra® Gum to teachers is surely not a new idea yet it seems to always find it's way into our gifts each teacher appreciation week. This year is no different. Today my daughter brought reams of paper, Extra@ Gum Spearmint and a sweet note to her favorite teachers. If you're looking for a quick and thoughtful gift, print the Extra® gum teacher appreciation Read More... {Read More...}