Who Should be Responsible for Children on the School Grounds after School

Now listen before I start I want to make something clear, I am a very supportive friend and fellow mom. I am all for the “It takes a village” way of life when it comes to my community. It takes a village is a proverb that leverages the cultural context and belief that it takesContinue Reading …

Back to School does not need to Include Backaches

A big part of every parents back to school shopping is is a back pack. We just bought one for our youngest last week. It took a while to find one that was stylish and could carry everything she needed. I was more concerned about it having proper support and straps that could adjust toContinue Reading …

Kellogg’s wants you to be Back-to-School ready (Giveaway CAN)

Getting the kids back on routine is not going quite as planned. I had thought I could get a jump start and get them use to waking up early again. Well, they are still sleeping until 10 most days. I think next week is going to be a bit of an adjustment for them. ForContinue Reading …

Back to School with Crayola

For some families, back to school has already begun. For many others, it does not start for a few more weeks.  I always have mixed feelings about this time of year. We spend a lot of time together as a family and the summer goes by way to quick! However I miss the structure andContinue Reading …

The Awkward School drop off (BTS)

The first day of school is coming up for many kids.  For parents, it is a first as well. Many parents take their child to school and drop them off. They wait for the bell to ring and say their good byes. Yet they do not talk to anyone else at the school. Maybe the odd teacherContinue Reading …

How To Help Your Local School Raise Money

As parents, we all have a responsibility to help do our bit when it comes to fundraising in our communities. And, given the importance of schools – and the benefits they give our kids – they are one of the most important areas to focus on. There are several ways that you can get involved.Continue Reading …

How To Get Your Kids Set For College

It’s really hard saying goodbye to your kids when it’s time to head back to college. In the first year, you know they’ll be back every five minutes to get their laundry done, borrow some money, and eat a hearty home-cooked meal. But the second year is different. They’re all grown up with a wealthContinue Reading …

The Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies #Toonies4Tummies

Over the years I have figured out my own tricks to get my children to eat breakfast before they go to school. Some days they will have something they can grab and eat on the bus. Other days a bowl of cereal or if I have time, pancakes and bacon. Breakfast as we all knowContinue Reading …