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PostHeaderIcon Help Your School Excel with Excedrin #Giveaway

It’s that time again, back to school! I know some of you have children that haven’t started back yet but, most of us have.  According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, 69% of parents, who have at least one child in school this school year, say they are excited for their child’s first day of school. We all know it is so we can get back to a routine and have some quiet time! That doesn’t change the fact that 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season.

Between school supplies, new clothes and for me, learning about a new school, it can be very overwhelming.  According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, more than one-third of parents see getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season.   In addition, more than one-third (35%) of parents say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache.  With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.

Every year I am amazed buy the school supply list. I remember when all you needed was a backpack. The schools supplied everything else. Even though I bought everything on both the boys lists, they are still coming home with notes for additional supplies. Now that Royal is in Junior High this year, it’s just crazy. multiple teachers, multiple rules and more supplies than usual. Shopping was definitely at the top of my headache list this year. I think the $60 one strap backpack that Royal wanted this year was the biggest headache but, he’s happy so I’m happy.
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PostHeaderIcon May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Mabel’s Labels has launched their newly re-designed Allergy Alert Labels. These labels are a must-have to help make sure that your family is eating safely. Allergy Alerts are durable, waterproof labels that specify allergies on items such as lunch boxes, water bottles, travel gear and much more!  These personalized kids allergy labels help make sure that your family is eating safely. Be sure to promote these newly re-designed labels on your site today!

I have always been a HUGE fan of these labels. I was first introduced to them when Royal was 6 (he is almost 11 now!) and I have never been disappointed. Every time I talk about Mabel’s Labels, I feel the need to mention that my sons baseball glove from first grade, now used by his brother, STILL has his name label on it. After years of use, abuse and sweat. You will LOVE this product.

PostHeaderIcon Twas The Night Before The First Day of School

Tomorrow is Royal’s first day as a 5th grader. I am feeling kind of old. Right, because 34 is so old? My Mom would slap me if she was here for even suggesting it. He is very excited to be “The Big Kid On Campus” this year. I hope he enjoys is because next year he switches schools and will be the low man on the totem pole. Where did the past 10 years go?

Spencer, my baby, not so baby anymore. He is a Kindergartener come Monday morning. I am so excited for him. I will not cry, I will not cry. Oh hell, who am I kidding. Sure I will! But, I will wait until after I drop him off to ball like a baby….. or try. What makes me happy and sad at the same time is, no more diapers, no more bottles, no more 2 a.m. feedings. My baby days are over! Yes, I love babies but, I wouldn’t want to start all over again. I have 2 and John has 2 so, I think potentially having 4 kids is quite enough for me :)

We had open house today and their teachers both seem really great. Royal had the most amazing teacher for 4th grade so they have some pretty big shoes to fill. People keep asking me, “What will you do with all that free time?” Yea right, like I have free time? Oh wait, I forgot, I just sit at home and play on the computer all day…. Don’t we all?? That reminds me, I am out of BonBons. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Make this year brighter with AstroBrights

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Have you heard of AstroBrights paper? We love this stuff for all the fancy paper airplanes we make. I didn’t even know it existed until I went to buy just regular copy paper and saw this bright awesome pack of paper for just a few dollars more. The boys have come up with very technical ways to make them so they are way beyond boring white paper.

AstroBrights Paper has a line of 23 amazing colors. If you have projects coming up that require you to make things like flyers or invitations, give this brand a shot. While working on reports and presentations for 4th grade last year, we found the Astrobrights paper made it more. It makes them more appealing to the eye and adds just a little something extra to whatever you are using it for. read the rest of this entry »

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