This post is sponsored by Wicked Uncle but all views and opinions are honest and my own.
My goals for the summer were simple. I wanted my girls to have a lot of fun and I didn’t want to lose my mind in the process. Lol. This meant keeping them very busy (too busy for the constant bickering), and being flexible in ways I’m typically more strict about during the school year. One example was my decision to loosen the reigns a bit when it came to screen time.
We’ve always allowed time for television or tablets, but things were far less regimented over the last few months. As the school year begun I knew I needed to make some adjustments, and limiting their viewing during the week was initially a struggle.
They asked about their devices constantly and I was tempted to give in (again, to avoid that whole losing my mind thing), until they each received gifts from Wicked Uncle!
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.
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This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but all opinions are honest and my own.
My middle child has been needing some extra attention lately. It’s been quite the transition for her with big sissy back in school and a new baby constantly in my arms, so I’ve been intentional with giving her special jobs and making sure she feels included.
During a recent trip to Family Dollar she helped me make every decision as we stocked up on Halloween goodies. Because the prices are so affordable I even felt comfortable giving her the liberty to make some choices on her own, and I watched as her confidence shot through the roof!
She was happy knowing she assisted me, and with Smart Coupons (Family Dollar’s saving program), I was happy knowing that the savings were adding up too!
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
We moved to a new neighborhood over the summer which meant my daughter would be starting 1st grade at a new school. I always hear about how resilient children are, and while I believe that to be true in most cases I was nervous about the change for her.
Would the school be a good fit?
How would she like her teacher?
Would she make new friends?
Would she feel confident and comfortable?
These thoughts and more ran through my mind, but the worries and concerns quickly faded. In no time she was raving about her new school, her friends and how much fun she was having while learning.
In the midst of the changes it’s been great for her to express herself through her back to school style. We did lots of shopping at OshKosh B’goshthis year, and couldn’t be happier with what she selected!
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Sistema® ; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
What happened to summer vacation? We are just a few days away from the new school year, and whether you’re holding onto to these last moments of freedom and fun, or counting down until your kiddos get back to their regular studies, preparations must be made!
I’m feeling pretty good about the fact that I’ve already purchased the school supplies my daughter will need, but there’s a major part of the process I really want to better plan for.
My child will continue to bring food from home like she did last year, but thanks to Sistema® I’ll be able to stay organized while preparing quick, healthy meals.Read More