Back to School Backpack Buying Guide

In August, backpacks are on shelves everywhere--from grocery stores and department stores to warehouses and websites. So how do you know where to shop? We’ve created a back to school backpack buying guide to highlight some of the best deals out there. Toys R Us: Visit Toys R Us for not only their toys, but their great deals on backpacks for kids. You can get a free lunch kit when you buy Read more ...

5 Ways to Save School Memories

Often the first day of school is harder for parents than it is for kids. One of the ways to ease the pain of separation is to focus your energy into preserving school memories. Here are five ways you can document that first day and save school memories that will be made throughout the year. First Day Questionnaire Source: Wine And Glue Create a questionnaire for your child to complete Read more ...

A 4-Step Guide for the Perfect Back to School Beauty Look

While you may not miss the books or homework, a new school year is a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to change up your look! Today we're sharing how to create the perfect back to school beauty look that will help you look fabulous all day long. These 10 items are all affordable, easy to find at your local drugstore, and practically foolproof to apply. With only four easy steps, you can Read more ...

6 Survival Tips for Parents of New College Students

Eighteen years never seems so short until the day you move your child to college. When I moved my oldest daughter into her dorm five years ago, I was determined to stay upbeat and excited for her big transition and send her off on a positive note. But truth be told, I was a mess. Every time I turned around, I swear she looked three again. And yet, here was my beautiful 18-year-old, ready to Read more ...

College Survival Guide from a College Kid’s Perspective

As the summer starts to come to an end, many college kids are preparing for the somewhat hectic move back to school or to school for the first time. This college survival guide will help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Do the Scan and Pick Up Being a college student myself, I was happy to get my mom's help moving into my dorm last fall. We went to Bed, Bath and Beyond for Read more ...

Trending School Outfit Styles for Kids

Back to school sales are revving up. For many families, that means buying their kids a whole new wardrobe, or at least a new pair of jeans or two. These days, many young kids are just as much into fashion as the teens. So we’ve rounded up the top trending school outfit styles for kids and the best deals. Now kids K-12 can enter that classroom door in fun, affordable fashion. Plaid: In Read more ...

How to Prep for the Back to School Emotional Impact

Summer is still in full swing, but in the back of every mother’s mind is the dreaded day of sending your child back to school. For some, it's easy to send off your independent 5th grader who is ready to “rule the school,” but for others, it may be a difficult task to do each morning. We've put together a cheat sheet that will help get you in the back to school mindset. Share Preschool Read more ...

5 Freeze-It-Now, Love-It-Later Breakfasts

Some mornings it feels like you barely have time to feed your kids, much less prepare yourself for the day. It’s true being a parent is a hectic job, but does that really mean mornings have to be such a rush? Nope. Not at all. It's easy to beat the morning crunch and feel better about what you’re feeding your family by trying these five simple breakfasts that you can freeze now and enjoy later. Breakfast Read more ...