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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect for making life easier as you get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard to believe that it's almost time ...
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7 Things to do Before the First Day of School

Tips to help you get you ready for the school year & first day of school ideas! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for so many of us and I'll be honest with you, I'm not...
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17 Things to Do before Summer Ends & FREE Activity Coupons for Kids

Enjoy these fun summer activities near you, grab the FREE Summer activity coupons for kids and enjoy the last few weeks of the season together! Most of us do not like to see Summer end!  Kids don't want to head back to school yet and...
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24 Great Back-to-School Books for Preschool thru Middle School

24 Great Back-to-School Books for Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for kids in preschool, elementary or middle school! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year and some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a par...
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The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class!There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?!Shopping f...
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Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Many thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post and helping to create communities where all children have the chance to grow up as healthy, productive & caring persons.  All book choices and thoughts are mine alone. Today's b...
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Quick & Easy Fundraising Activity for Schools

If you have kids in school, I'm sure you know school fundraisers are a big deal! The goal, of course, is to find a quick & easy fundraising activity that doesn't take a lot of time for families to do and in my opinion, should allow the...
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A Perfect Back-to-School Volunteer Project for Kids

It's very important to me that our kids are introduced to volunteer opportunities. Whether it’s a random act of kindness (such as helping someone take back their grocery cart) or a long-term commitment with a local charity, volunteer work...
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7 Great End-of-Summer Outings for Families

It's hard to believe but our kids will go back to school in less than a month! I know!  The month of July always seems to fly by for us. Soon we'll be dealing with schedules, homework and early bedtimes.  But we're not going do...
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Recycle End of Year School Supplies for Back to School

Have your kids started their countdown for the last day of school yet? The clock is quickly ticking away at our house! And I adore that last day of school -- all the excitement about summer, the hugs for the teachers, our special end of ...
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Getting Kids Involved with School Fundraisers with Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.   I know, we all dread them -- the annual requests for fundraisers. Just this past week, I've received notices about th...
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10 Ideas for Spending Time with the Kids During the School Year

  Time with the kids is precious.  You really begin to understand this as the kids grow up and especially as those long, relaxing days of summer turn into the more busy back-to-school hours that are beginning this month. When t...
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A Very Vintage Back to School

There's something nostalgic about back to school time. I think it's because we all remember getting ready for a new school year -- .... saving those new shoes for the very first day so they'd be all shiny (at least until recess) .... gettin...
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Let's Explore Schools from Around the World

Today is our monthly book & activity for the Poppins Book Nook.  Each month, we choose a book or books based on the theme and share a fun interactive idea to do with the story. This month's book theme is School Days and since ...
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DIY Kids Chalkboard Backpack

  Don't you just love when you can reuse or upcycle something for the kids!  We needed a back-up backpack for the year {you know, for the days that the regular one gets left at school or to use as a bag for afterschool activitie...
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