Back to School Picnic Party with Cricut

Our summer is winding down and before you know the kids will be back in school. We spent the day shopping for school supplies and new outfits for the first day of school.  But, before we dive back into school routines and busy schedule we are celebrating with one last big hurrah, a Back to School Picnic Party! I've teamed up with Cricut to show you how we are celebrating the start of a new school year with this fun and simple back to school picnic party.  Whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Bingo

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. A new school year will be starting soon, and everyone in our house is looking forward to heading back to school.  It may sound crazy, but my kids actually love the start of a new school year.  They look forward to finding out who their new teachers will be, seeing what friends they will have in class, and of course all of our fun back to school … [Read more...]

Free Owl Lunchbox Notes and School Snack Ideas

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Does anyone else get excited about the start of a new school year?  I honestly love this time of year, and not just because the kids go back to school and I don't have to entertain them all day long!  I love the fresh start of a new school year, and the way it forces us back into a routine after the laid back summer months.  I look … [Read more...]

FREE Hand Lettered Teacher Appreciation Print

Hello friends! Do you have any idea what is coming up at the beginning of May? I will give you a hint . . . IF you have school age children this post is for you. Alright, alright I will tell ya . . . it's Teacher Appreciation time! This is it - a whole week set aside just to honor our beloved teachers and to help you out I'm sharing a free hand lettered Teacher Appreciation print! FUN FACT: I don't know about you, but when I was in elementary school, I dreamed of one day being an art teacher … [Read more...]

Unicorn Teacher Appreciation Gift

You may have noticed that I've already started to share a few teacher appreciation ideas.  I know what you might be thinking, "It's too soon!"  But, the end of the school year will be here before we know it and teacher appreciation week is only 3 weeks away.  I have lots of ideas to help you say a heartfelt "thank you" to those amazing teachers, including this magical idea I'm sharing over on Tauni + Co.  If you are looking for a teacher appreciation gift that is whimsical … [Read more...]

Back to School Bunny Snack Mix + Free Printable

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Are your kids excited about heading back to school?  My kids actually love the start of a new school year and look forward to all of our fun back to school traditions.  From a special back to school breakfast to first day interviews, we have lots of fun ways to make the start of a new year exciting and fun!  On the first day I like to make my kids’ lunches extra special by … [Read more...]

First Day of School Printable Signs

First day of school printable signs are the perfect way to welcome a new school year! Its time for those super cute first day photos that we all love so much! These printable signs are perfect for capturing those special new school year memories. With 4 kids of my own, I have a fun collection of first day photos that I love to look back on! Do you have a kiddo just starting Pre-School this year? Maybe you have a new high school student? Whatever your case may be, I've created printable signs … [Read more...]

School Morning Routine Checklist With Free Printable

When it comes to getting kids out the door on school days, it can seem like a total struggle, even for The Organized Mama!  My kiddos are not morning people, so to keep us on track I pulled some of my favorite tricks from my teacher days. I try to prep the night before when it comes to outfits. I have fruit and veggies cut up to use when we pack our lunches in the morning. And we try to pack our backpacks with everything before we go to bed. I have also used a school morning routine checklist … [Read more...]

Home Alone After School: Is Your Child Ready?

August is here and you know what that means - it's time to start thinking about the kids heading back to school!  It's been a fun summer, and my kids and I have made lots of great memories.  We enjoyed lazy afternoons by the pool, popsicles and summer vacations, but as the August heat starts to soar and vacations come to a halt, it's clear that we are all ready to get back into the swing of our regular routine. Once the school supplies have been purchased, new school clothes are picked out … [Read more...]

Back to School Morning Routine Checklist

I'm not a morning person.  My kids are not morning people.  Mornings are usually rough for us, especially during the school year because nobody is eager to get up and moving.  Last year I learned that having a routine was vital to making sure our mornings run smoothly, but this year I decided to get serious about keeping the kids accountable with a Back to School Morning Routine Checklist. Last year I create an After School Routine printable that really helped my kids ease into … [Read more...]