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Have your kids started school yet? My kids are in their second week of school and really enjoying it. This is their first year of school because they have always been homeschooled. I have never had to pack lunches -they just ate when they were hungry. So getting up early and packing lunches is how I start my day! Read more…


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Having a baby is such an exciting time. You have so many emotions flowing through you. You have so many thoughts and dreams about the future. You have probably read a few books and you have a good sense of what life will be like when you get home from the hospital.

The first few months we had our firstborn we stayed with my mom. It was really nice because me and my husband would alternate feedings at night, so we would get at least a 6 hour block of sleep. During the day my mom would help when we asked and we could even take a nap. It was also nice to have her available to answer questions. I remember the first few nights I would jump up and check on him anytime he made a sound. Read more…


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Great Offer On Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog or Cat Food At PetSmart

How old is your dog or cat? Did you know that Purina Pro Plan has a type of food just for them if they are over 7 years old?

From less interaction with you to lower engagement in daily activities, there are many signs that your dog is experiencing the effects of aging. Around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision-making.

Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult 7+ formulas contain enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs seven and older with visible results within 30 days. Owners who feed their senior dogs Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult 7+ as a daily diet may notice differences in owner-dog interaction, interest in play, and the ability to adapt and cope with change.

Now if you Spend $10 on any Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog or Cat Food* at PetSmart between 8/31 and 10/4, you can save $10 on your next Purina Pro Plan Dry Food purchase, 14-lb. or more, on or before 11/1.

Don’t miss out on this deal or the chance to nourish your best friend’s mind with Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind!

*Subject to availability. Transaction total is after discounts and before taxes.

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This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are my own. #BNschoolsavings

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Are your kids back in school yet? I have 3 kids in elementary school and a husband working on his Doctorate degree. So I have a monthly budget for books. Because we made a huge move we sold 90% of our homeschool books and we had a pretty amazing collection of kid’s books. 

We spent a lot of time reading great books and I was sad to let them go – but I could not ship so many books. My kids have set times in school when they have to read books and they also need to spend 20 minutes per day at home reading. It’s time to start to add books to our library again. Read more…


Hurry – Extra 10% Off Meat From Zaycon Foods

by Janell on August 29, 2015

Hurry - Extra 10% Off Meat From Zaycon Foods


I am so excited they brought back this deal! I almost bought chicken last night but I got distracted and didn’t get it. So I I very excited to get an email that said they are offering an additional 10% off!!

You know I love Zaycon meats! They have incredibly low prices and it is quality meat. Just last month I ordered 40 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast for just $1.69 per pound. You will not find it that cheap in a grocery store! Read more…

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Pixar in a Box – Free Online Curriculum {Making Movie Magic}

I have the coolest news to share with you. I know my son is going to be so excited about this….Khan Academy launches Pixar in a Box, a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process. It’s a FREE online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic 

Today, Pixar in a Box – a new online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process – goes live on Through a series of video lessons, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities, students will discover how the academic concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to create new worlds, animate unique characters and tell stories through animation. Although designed especially for students in middle and high school, these resources are available to learners of all ages, completely free of charge. Read more…

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The Force Awakens Around the World: STAR WARS Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube! #ForceFriday #StarWars #TheForceAwakens


I am so excited to share this with my  Star Wars Fans!! Make sure you mark your calendars – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th!

The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

Toy unboxing phenomenon goes live globally for the first time ahead of ‘Force Friday

Online event featuring talent from the Maker Studios network gives fans first look at film-inspired toys ahead of midnight madness at retail.

Glendale, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2015) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network.   Read more…


Frozen PB&J

We have reached the last day of our 12 days of back to school lunch ideas. I hope you have found some inspiration to add some fun meals to your child’s lunch box.

As I was grabbing a few snacks at the store for my kids last week they were in the frozen section and my son was begging for Uncrustables. This would be so easy to pop in his lunch box but I knew I could make them at home for a lot cheaper.

This idea is very easy and very customizable. Make  enough in advance so you have enough for the school week.

Freezer Friendly No Crust Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Step 1 – Grab your favorite bread, peanut butter, and jelly. Using the palm of your hand, flatten the bread.

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Step 2 – Spread your peanut butter and jelly into the center of the bread. Do not put the PB&J all over the sandwich because it will leak out when you press the sides.

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Step 3 – Cut off the crust and press the sides together with a fork to seal in the peanut butter and jelly.

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Step 4 – Put them in a plastic bag and freeze. When your child eats lunch the sandwich should be defrosted and ready to eat.

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You can make these and store them up to 30 days. I love that I can make them with whatever flavor of jelly and peanut butter each child likes. We can even change up the type of bread we use.  I hope this makes it easier for you to make lunch each day!

Make sure you comeback next month because we will have #12DaysOf Slow Cooker Meals! I love these types of meals – and they will be perfect for Fall.

Did you miss a recipe? Make sure you check out the linky below with all 12 Back to School Lunch Ideas!



This sandwich sounds amazing! I could just imagine how wonderful all of these flavors taste together!

Today’s post is a simple creation that has BIG rewards — a Fruity Fluffernutter Sandwich!  The recipe was a collaborative creation by the owner of Mom Does Reviews, her senior staff writer, Victoria, and Victoria’s daughter.

Most of Victoria’s kids are not major sandwich eaters, so when Pam requested a great school lunch sandwich post, she scrambled to come up with something kids would like. Victoria asked her daughter what sandwich to make and Jasmine said “Fluffernutter!  That’s what kids like!”

The conversation continued. Pamela suggested adding kiwi, Victoria said you can’t have Kiwi without strawberries, and the rest is… another blog post!  Grab this recipe form Mom Does Reviews HERE.


Do you need more school lunch ideas?

Take a look at what our #12Daysof blogger team has created below!