Bookworm Back to School Breakfast

Leeson Kids First Day of School 2014

Today was a big day.  One that I'll be honest 6 years ago I would have never thought we would have successfully made it to.  Today, my twins started Kindergarten and my oldest is heading into 2nd grade.  I am so excited for them and know that they are going to do awesome and amazing things this year, but a tiny part of my little mama heart is sad to see them growing up so fast. When I found out I was having twins 6 years ago I panicked.  How on earth was I going to manage, I was barely doing … [Read more...]

Snack Time Tic Tac Toe

Snack Time Tic Tac Toe California Raisins

Learning makes you hungry...at least that is what happens when my kids have been in school all day.  Before we've even walked in the door and unpacked backpacks they are asking for a snack.  And I'm always looking for healthy snacks that will keep them satisfied but won't ruin their appetite before dinner.  This year with a little help from our sponsor California Raisins and our free Snack Time Tic Tac Toe printable, you can make snack time healthy and fun! Raisins were always one of my moms … [Read more...]

Cork Board Vase Teacher Gift

A+ Teacher Gift Cork Board Vase

My kids are counting down the days until school starts.  They can't wait to meet their new teacher, see their friends again and tell everyone about their summer trips!  Our Michaels Makers challenge this month is all about getting ready to go back to school!  And I'm excited to share my Cork Board Vase which is perfect as a back to school teacher gift. Not only will your new teacher love it, this project is so simple you can throw it together in less than 10 minutes!  That's right in less … [Read more...]

Meet the Teacher Gift Idea

Meet the Teacher Dinner Is Our Treat Gift Card Printable

My sister is a kindergarten teacher so I know first hand how much work and effort go into getting the classroom ready for the start of a new school year.  I admire teachers and think they have one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Which is why I like to give my kids teachers tokens of appreciation all throughout the year.  I know first day of school gifts are seen by some as overkill or "sucking up" but I believe it's a great way to say "thank you" and start the year.  I put together this very … [Read more...]

Creating an After School Routine + Free Printable

My After School Routine Chart by Giggles Galore

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My twins are starting kindergarten this year and while I'm a mess of emotions (excited, nervous, sad, elated) I can't wait to celebrate this big milestone with them.  I'll admit I'm probably more excited than anything, but I am going to miss them all day!  What I'm more nervous about is juggling … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can be a bit stressful too.  Let's face it driving around town to find all of the necessary school supplies, finding the perfect back to school clothes for picky kids, all while trying to make it fun and memorable can be a challenge.  But the beginning of each school year is important because it sets the tone for your child's progress and enjoyment throughout the year.  Let these 5 tips for a stress free back to school season and our … [Read more...]

10 Free Back to School Printables + Giveaway

10 Back to School Free Printables_Giggles Galore

I've rounded up 10 Free Back to School Printables to help you celebrate the start of a new year, record special memories and make sure you make it on to the teachers "favorite" list. And if 10 awesome, freebies weren't enough I've teamed up with a group of bloggers for a Back to School Giveaway where you can win a pile of fun school supplies and a $200 VISA gift card to shop for all your back to school needs! Back to School Party Printables by The Celebration Shoppe School Money … [Read more...]

Back to School Time Capsule

Back to School Time Capsule By Giggles Galore

My twins start kindergarten this year and with the start of school looming I'm starting to feel a little nostalgic about my babies starting this new chapter in their life.  I'm excited for them and me to be honest (hello to a full day of getting work done without interruptions!) but I'm also a little bit sad that those two tiny little people actually aren't that little anymore!  Last year when my oldest daughter started school we started a new family tradition with a Back to School Time Capsule, … [Read more...]

Sonic End of Year Teacher Gifts

Sonic Blast Teacher Gift

Whew, we've made it...it's the last week of school!  The end of the year always seems like a big blur between school programs, teacher appreciation, award ceremonies, end of the year parties and sports events it's just plain crazy around here!  But with the final days of school approaching we could close the doors on school without fun End of Year Teacher Gifts for our sweet teachers. This year I used up all of my "go-to" teacher gifts (Thanks for Helping Me Grow Flower Pot, Berry Sweet … [Read more...]

End of School Interview Printable

End of School Interview Printable by Giggles Galore

I can't decide if I'm excited or sad, but whether I'm ready or not school is almost over!  At the beginning of the school year I created a Back to School Interview to help us document the start of a new school year. Our kids seem to be growing up way too fast and I want to remember these precious days and their excitement as they enter each new grade and milestone. As the year comes to a close I thought it would be fun to compare just how much they have changed and created this End of School … [Read more...]