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Get Organized for Back-to-School with the Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer

Get Organized for Back-to-School with the Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer

*I was provided with an Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” For those of you who are already Type A and super-duper organized, I don’t need to proselytize on the beauty that is the label. You already know that labels are good for school items, food in the fridge, closet and pantry organization, the list goes on and on. But then there are the rest of us. … Read entire article »

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Keep your Lunches Cute – AND Safe!

Ditch that passe brown bag! Its not just boring – lunches with perishable food items can be unsafe to eat by lunchtime if packed in an old-fashioned brown paper bag.  If the lunch you’re packing contains perishable food items like cold cut meats, eggs and yogurt, make sure to pack it with freezer packs or keep it otherwise chilled.  Harmful bacteria multiply rapidly in the “Danger Zone” — the temperatures between 40 and 140 °F … Read entire article »

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P&G Back to School Checklist and $50 Giveaway to the P&G E-Store!

P&G Back to School Checklist and $50 Giveaway to the P&G E-Store!

I recently attended a Philadelphia mom blogger bash at the Nail Bar in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (if you haven’t been, you need to go!) hosted by the lovely Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and sponsored by P&G (the makers of Olay, Pampers, Bounty and Duracell, you know, just to name a few!). It was so great to catch up with some of my dearest friends Sarah Peppel from DIY Frugal and Joey Fortman of Real Mom … Read entire article »

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Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

School lunches just got easier with brand new products from Udi’s Gluten Free foods. Below I created a week’s worth of easy-to-pack gluten-free combinations that will allow your child to enjoy tasty treats without feeling different as a Celiac- or gluten-sensitive child. Peer pressure is hard enough in school, but with Udi’s specialty treats, your child can eat similar meals to their friends without sacrificing taste. Udi’s recently added the following gluten-free products to their growing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Cooking, Food, School Aged Children

HP Mini 210 Review: Perfect for Dads and Grads

HP Mini 210 Review: Perfect for Dads and Grads

If you’re going places, you’ll want the HP Mini 210 along with you.  Weighing in at just over 3 pounds but fully loaded for social media on the move, the HP Mini 210 is a perfect gift this June for dads who travel on business or graduates starting on new adventures. What amazes me is that HP fit into such a portable size–proving good things come in small packages.  My favorite features are the nearly full-sized … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Electronics, Father's Day, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day

Sew Sweet Sammies

Sew Sweet Sammies

Back-to-School does not have to mean back to old habits. If you’ve made a pledge to be more eco-friendly, check out the Sammie and Snackie Sacks from Sew Sweet. These are reusable bags for you and/or your little one to bring snacks and sandwiches to and from work and school. The velcro won’t let any snacks escape and is easy for little hands to open and close… there’s no “zipper” you need … Read entire article »

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Want to Win a New Computer AND Help Classrooms Across the Nation???

Mamanistas are givers.  We want to give all the best to our families and we want children throughout the world to have those same opportunities for health, education, and fulfillment. Right here in the United States, there are classrooms that lack basic school supplies–and teachers going into debt trying to fill those needs for their students.  Adopt-A-Classroom helps properly fund classroom activities throughout the country. Elmer’s wants to donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom but we need … Read entire article »

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Back-to-School Shopping at Marshalls

Back-to-School Shopping at Marshalls

I bought most of my clothing for BlogHer at Marshalls and it is always one of my first stop for Holiday gifts for the adults on my list. When Marshalls asked me if I would check out their back-to-school selection for my daughter, I drove right over to see what deals we could find. I knew we would find tons of cute clothes for her first day outfits. And there were plenty of finds for clothing, shoes, … Read entire article »

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Bag It Forward with Elmer’s and Help End Teacher-Funded Classrooms

Bag It Forward with Elmer’s and Help End Teacher-Funded Classrooms

If you are gearing-up for back-to-school soon, hopefully your child’s biggest worry is choosing the most stylish first day outfit. Too many of our nation’s children, however, do not have the pencils, backpacks, notebooks, and other basic essentials that help them succeed academically.  Embarrassed to be seen as unprepared or forgetful, some of these kids may simply not show up. As a former classroom teacher, I know that there are a lot of dedicated, professional educators who … Read entire article »

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Stuck on You

Stuck on You

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a label fanatic. Labels combine my childhood love of stickers and my grown-up obsession with organization. I own a label-maker, which gets a lot of use in my house. If you’re looking for an inexpensive label, I would definitely use a label-maker. But when you need a label that can stand up to daily use, I.D. Me Labels is a good choice. They sent me some All Purpose Icon … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Design Your Own, Featured, Germ Protection, Organizers, Personalized, School Aged Children, Toddlers