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 kindergarten. … [Read more...]

Noteworthy Teacher Gift and Free Printable

Are you ready for your kids to head back to school?  I have mixed emotions, on one hand I'm ready for our lives to return to a regularly scheduled routine, but on the other hand I have thoroughly enjoyed this summer with my kids.  We've enjoyed several vacations, outdoor movie nights, family game nights, splashing in the pool, sleepovers and made endless memories, but I think we could all benefit from a more normal routine. :)  I know that getting back into the groove of school is going to be a … [Read more...]

5 Teacher Gifts Teachers Really Want

Michaels is celebrating every occasion this summer with gifts for Moms, Dads and teachers, and parties to celebrate birthdays, graduation, and the 4th of July!  As a toast to the last Michaels Makers post of the season, we created gifts, baked treats and threw parties for each of the six holidays this summer.  Giggles Galore loves teachers so we've rounded up 5 Teacher Gifts Teachers Really Want and created free printables to help you make those special teacher appreciation and end of year … [Read more...]

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...]