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Children’s Literature, A Snack for All Year and Fun in the Lunch Box

This post was sponsored by DOLE® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. In a couple weeks, my kids and I will attend our first summer camp fair of the season. Sometime shortly after that, they’ll put together their camp wish lists and I …

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Empowering Your Kids to Help Pack Good Lunches

There’s a familiar buzz in my house these days. My kids and I are in the final stages of getting back to school-ready. The backpacks, clothes and school supplies are ready. The homework nook is set up. And we’ve talked about new expectations and responsibilities. With my kids getting older, I am working on transferring more …

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School Break Idea: Visit Gulf County, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It it too soon to begin planning for spring break (or that break next week, Thanksgiving, winter break, whatever)? I don’t think so. The school year, arriving as we speak for students and their …

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Easy Honeyed Blueberry Nut Sauce for Waffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoBTSTarget #CollectiveBias Turn up the flavor on your children’s school breakfast with this Easy Honeyed Blueberry Nut Sauce. It’s perfect for enjoying on waffles. Where did summer go? That question has been on my mind recently. It seems …

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Easy Pesto Spaghetti with Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes

When the pot arrived in the mail, I didn’t expect anyone to be excited about it other than me. It was to make my life easier, giving me the space I needed to cook pasta comfortably — even for a crowd. It came with a pasta insert and a steamer insert, both of which I …

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5 Tips for Establishing a Morning Routine for Back to School

Kids headed back to school soon? Establishing a morning routine will help ease that transition from summer fun to classroom learning. The school supply displays are getting to that picked over stage here, where people have come to terms with the end of summer and are beginning to prepare for the next school year. Are …

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21 Recipes for Bars, Bites and Breakfast Cookies Perfect for Lunch Boxes

Back to school is nearing! These 21 recipes for bars, bites and breakfast cookies are perfect for filling lunch boxes this fall. Teachers here are starting to set up their classrooms. The school offices are open again, after a month-long summer hiatus. Principals are reporting for duty too, and the bus schedule has even been …

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Making Room in Our Home for Back to School

Back to school is coming. Are you ready? Preparation isn’t just about school supplies — it’s about making room in the home for education. When the desk arrived in our house, a hand-me-down from my parents, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. After more than two years living in the same petite townhouse, we’re …

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