Tag Archive: Back to School

Getting the Good Teacher

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I don’t want to jinx anything but we’ve had a good run of amazing teachers the last few years.  We’ve been INCREDIBLY fortunate. It hasn’t always been this way. One of my lowest points as a parent was the day they put up the class assignments for my oldest daughter – entering third grade. It…

Back to School Looks Inspired By Your Fave TV Shows

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One of the best things about summer break is that you have the chance to come up with a whole new look for yourself. You can basically re-invent yourself and come back reincarnated as a whole different kid. Go from tomboy to girly girl or miss priss to punk rocker, no problem. If you tried…

The In Car Snack Bar

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Before long we’ll be back to school and our many school year activities. For my family this means a lot of time spent in the car. I am a road warrior, driving four kids to and from four schools daily. We’ll have preschool, elementary, middle and high schools on our route this year. It’s a…

{Review} Blue Sky Home Series Planners are saving my …

In the space of a week I’ve recieved about six amazing phones calls. My kids have been accepted to fantastic schools. Two at one private, and a third at a fantastic charter school. But they start two and a half weeks sooner than I’d planned. Meet and greets, orientations, Doc office visits. Piling up like…

{Review} LockerLookz personalizes back to school style

My girls are generally less than enthused about shopping for #2 pencils and wide ruled notebooks and 2 inch binders each year. Who cares about all that? Is it pink? What they really care about, at the end of each summer before school has started, is shopping for their new “look”. What will their personal…

Back to School. Again

Note: there’s a cute little section at the end of the above video, where Ricky tries to read  a story and encounters the words cough, rough, through and bough. The first grade teachers at my son’s school played this video tonight, as a reminder of how tricky English can be. It was cute and made…

New School Year: New You?

Did your parents take you shopping for a new outfit for the first day of school? In my house the first day of school outfit was practically a religious ritual. Head to toe newness.  No compromises. No wearing the shoes the week before to break them in. Perhaps this is why I still associate blisters…

Back to School Essentials for Busy Moms

I loved these back to school selections from Meredith Sinclair of Chicago Parent Magazine. Not for the kids. For us! The busy moms! Meredith has more back to school recommendations in the September Issue of Chicago Parent.