Tag: back to school

Homeschool: That’s a Wrap!

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This past school year has been like none other I could have ever imagined. With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing, our family made...

The Head Lice Prevention Tips That Every Parent Should Know

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This is my 7-year-old’s hair. It’s been like that since she was 4; super thick, super long with a slight natural wave, and the...

The Night We Knew Online Learning Would be Okay

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Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine tackling online learning with a first grader. When things started closing down due to COVID-19, I...

Middle School Organization Tips From a Veteran Teacher

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As your child ventures back to school, are you getting dizzy from all the deadlines? Organization is the key for your sanity (and your...

Back to School Coronavirus Books

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Reading a back to school book on the night before the first day of school is a tradition many families share. It's a great...

Happy School Year 2019

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Happy New School Year! By now, most of us have survived that first week of school and are realizing all the things we've forgotten!...

Back to School … College to be Exact

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In our family we have three weeks of back to school. Three. First, my third grader goes back. Then, my 11th grader. Then, my...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who...

Bye Bye Baby: Sending Your Youngest Off To Elementary School

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Earlier this month I hung up the world's smallest uniform skort and stared at it trying not to cry. It’s a size 3 that...

The Untold Perils of Kindergarten Day 3: You Gave Me Back...

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It seems there are precious few things as highly anticipated as sending one's child off to Kindergarten. What a mixed bag of sentiments -...

Mama Has the Kindergarten Blues

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My first born headed to Kindergarten last week and I am not OK. I know that I will learn to deal with it and...

FOMO is Real while I send my oldest to preschool

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At the beginning of summer my “neighborhood mom group” was out to lunch together and someone asked me the plans for my oldest come...

Back to School Conversations: Starter Questions

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Can you believe that summer is over and the kids are back in school already? You may have had this "conversation" a dozen times...

Your First Day of Kindergarten

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As we approach the beginning of Kindergarten, I want to tell you how proud we are of you!  You have grown so much and...

Back to School Books to Ease Jitters

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Summer flew by and it’s that time of year where the kids are gearing up to head back to school. Being in a new...

Back to School Guide

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Back to School season is here! Some have been looking forward to this since their kids got out of school eight weeks ago, and...

Will your child be new in school? Here’s how to help.

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It's never easy to be the new kid. Unfamiliar faces, an unexplored campus, and seemingly strange dynamics all await your child on day one,...

An Open Letter: To the Mom of the Good Kid, from...

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Hi there! As we get settled into the start of a new school year, our kiddos meet new classmates and find new friends. Let’s...

Mom’s School Supply List

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You’ve been to Target and Walmart, then went back home and filled your Amazon cart with school supplies. Backpacks bought. Pencils and pens procured....

Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 2}: Interview with a Dietitian

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Previously, in Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 1}: Ideas & Time Saving Tips, we talked about what to pack in a school lunch as...

Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 1}: Ideas & Time Saving Tips

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Editor's Note: Please join us in welcoming Kelli to our contributor team! She has a 2 year old daughter and is ready to share...

Best of Back to School ~ 2016

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Best of back to school 2016 edition is here! We have rounded up some awesome local businesses to find great deals and after school activities.

Why Preschool Enrollment Stressed Me Out

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My three year old son has officially completed his first semester of preschool (do they have semesters in preschool?). I'm not going to claim that surviving the last...

Bus Stop Etiquette for Your Dog

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The time for early mornings and bus stops are upon us. Snuggling in bed is exchanged for huddling at the bus stop with the neighborhood...

Supporting Education in Arizona

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Living in Arizona brings lots of unique opportunities: year-round shorts weather, the ability to get away with a tiny coat closet, and the opportunity...

Time to Keep Calm and Get Pampered

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  You survived the summer, hooray! The kids are back in school and hopefully that means at least a few more moments to yourself. Take...

Back 2 School {Crane Humidifiers}

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Back to School also means back to germs. Kids get sick and there is not much we can do to prevent it. But there...

Save Money With These Back-to-School Second-Hand Steals

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As the third child and second girl in a family of four children, I was well accustomed to second-hand clothing. I never minded (or...

Best of Back 2 School {U Konserve}

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For many families back to school means back to packing lunches. That can also mean a lot of waste from packaging and lots of...

Back to School: Find Bargains and Help Kids

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Half price, BOGO, Spend $5 and get these for a PENNY, Red Line, Flash Sale, Clearance, Sidewalk Sale...BARGAINS. This is my lingo. This makes my heart...