#TGIBTS Fruit of the Loom Back to School #BackToSchool #BTS

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How many of you have kids that have just started back to school or are about to start back? I’ll confess and say that this was totally me when back to school was approaching….. I love my family; don’t get me wrong. Hubby is a teacher and the kids are both of school age, so [...]

Guess what? #TrapperKeeperIsBack just in time for #BackToSchool {#Giveaway ends 8/21}

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I can remember, so clearly, when I was getting ready for back to school when I was a kid in the 80’s and 90’s. There was one thing that I HAD to have.. Trapper Keeper! Who can remember their Trapper Keeper’s from elementary, junior high and high school? I had two. One had a kitten [...]

Back to school lists & savings with my @Samsung #VZWBuzz #GalaxyNote3? Yup, and then some!

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School starts when? Not like I’m counting down or anything….. I am SO ready! With this said, I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for those party celebrations preparations. How can a phone help you with shopping for school supplies? As they say, ‘there’s an app for that’. Here are just a few that [...]

World’s First Apple USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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There are so many times that I’ve picked up my iPhone, used an online storage app and searched for a document, information, PDF, music for a flight or simply an image. With my iPhone, I don’t like to keep a lot of things ON it, so I can keep space freed up for other things. [...]

Save money with haircuts with Wahl Lithium Ion Clippers

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In today’s economy, we are all trying to cut funds and budget as much as we possibly can. Hubby has been cutting his own hair for years, however he hasn’t had the right type of clipper. When Tucker was starting to get older and need hair cuts more often, we looked in to several types [...]

Internet everywhere with @Sprint’s NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot #SprintMom #Sponsored

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review.   I am always on the go. Like…. always. While it’s convenient to have my cell phone with me, that tiny screen gets a wee bit annoying to stare at when I’m trying to use [...]

#MealPlanning for #Bento #SchoolLunches & snacks : Chicken Sliders

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My youngest is a picky VERY picky eater, so not to waste money or food, I make her lunches for school. I’ve been making her lunches a bit fun with Bento style, and she seems to love it and she’s even been experimenting with new foods. While she loves Peanut Butter sandwiches and the traditional [...]

Peaceful Sleep with @Cloud_b Tranquil Turtle #Giveaway {Ends 9/11}

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Do your kids like to sleep with a night light on or do they like to have some music or a soft sound going in the background? My kids aren’t babies anymore; they are 8 and almost 6, but as babies and at their ages now they still love a night light and something going [...]

#BackToSchool with fun @Zooligans kids shoes! #Giveaway {Ends 9/09}

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Here we are… Back To School. With back to school, comes new things like backpacks, lunch bags, clothes and of course shoes. My kids have a unique and fun taste when it comes to what they wear. They’ve never been keen on the local styles with kid like cartoon characters on them. They like to [...]

Back to School with Fruit of the Loom! #Giveaway #BackToSchool #FruitOfTheLoom {Ends 9/02}

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When do (or did) your kids go back to school? We started back today. We all are very excited – me: to get back in routines once again, kids: to see their friends again. While we all are back to school shopping for school supplies and that first day of school outfit, do you think [...]

Posy Lane Ballet Shoes Backpack

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School is already back in full swing. I remember when we were shopping for back to school needs, the one thing that I like (as a parent) are to look for things that aren’t your typical school items. For the kids’, we like to look for unique items like clothes, shoes and even backpacks. I [...]

Back to School with Wet Ones

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My 7 year olds first day of school was today and my 4 year olds first day of preschool is tomorrow. As a parent, I am excited for no more daily sibling fights, however this means that my babies are growing up. There are so many things that a parent does to prepare for the [...]

Back to School with Kohl’s

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School starts for my son in 5 days and my daughter in 6 days. Yes, I am counting down. It’s been a fun summer, but let’s face it, some of us are ready to get back to routines and the kids are itching to get back to see their friends that they haven’t seen during [...]

Sporty Spring kids shoes from umi shoes

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We are huge fans of umi shoes. When I go to buy my active 6 1/2 year old clothes or shoes, I don’t mind paying a bit more for better quality items. Shoes are one thing that he seems to destroy or outgrow the most. We have had suck good luck with wear and tear [...]

We went back to school with New Balance 688 shoes

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With two active kids, we go through shoes like they are going out of style. We can’t seem to get the wear on their shoes stretched out longer than just a few short months. We had the chance to check out the New Balance 688 for Tucker. After a couple of months of wearing then [...]

V8 new flavor: VFusion Concord Grape Raspberry! ~$25 giftcard prizepack Giveaway!~ {Closed}

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As an adult, I have to say that I am very picky with my vegetables. Between my mega texture issue & fear of most vegetables in general, I just don’t take in enough vegetables for my daily intake of nutrients. Someone told me to try V8. Well, I have a phobia of that too. Weird, [...]

Back to school with umi Shoes

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UMI Back to School Shoes Tucker has been back to school for a few weeks now. With Fall about to begin on Thursday, the cooler weather has begun to creep up on us. With cooler weather comes bringing out the Fall and warmer clothes. umi Shoes has so many adorable shoes for girls and boys. [...]

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet

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My son is in kindergarten. His little brain picks things up so fast! He is such a smart kid! While he was on summer break, we did things around the house that involved stuff that he learned at school just months before so that his mind would stay fresh and remember things that he had [...]

Back-to-School or Back-to-Work with iHome

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No matter where we go, we always have our iPod touches. While it makes an amazing travel tool for us all, there is a whole new way to use your iPod and your iPhone while at home. When I first saw the iHome iA91, I was giddy beyond excitement! iHome iA91 App-enhanced Dual Alarm Stereo [...]

Back to school with Walmart Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Tucker started Kindergarten last week. It seems like just yesterday that he was born, and now, he’s in kindergarten?? With back to school comes all the things that he needs to get ready to go back to school like a new backpack, school supplies, clothes, shoes… the list goes on and on. On top of [...]

umi Back to School Sale

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We love umi shoes so I wanted to pass along a great umi Back to School sale! By entering code BTSIS10 at check out, you can get a nice discount on one, or two, pairs of shoes. Go to www.umishoes.com to start shopping. Tweet

Back-to-School Essentials with eos

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Ever since I went to my first BlogHer in Chicago in 2009, I have been madly in love with a product called eos. Back then, I had received an eos lip balm in menthol. This is a tiny egg shaped lip balm. Sounds weird, huh? Actually, it’s a very genius concept. With as big as [...]

Back to School with Walmart and Nickelodeon’s Victorious Products

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My son starts back to school in just a few days. With so many kids getting ready for back to school, pretty much everyone is making sure they find the right deal. I know that we are! We love to shop at Walmart, and if you have a Tween that is going back to school, [...]

Power back to school savings with Rayovac

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Hard to believe that school is about to start… In 17 days to be exact. Not like I’m counting down or anything. We have been in school mode for a few weeks and with back to school in the mind, so is the thought on what school supplies to get. With the rise of costs, [...]

SpongeBob Alarm Clock

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Tucker was in Junior Kindergarten last year and while he was learning a lot numbers and telling time, this year he will be in Kindergarten and he has done a great job at learning more than ‘when to wake up’. It’s been a constant learning spree of numbers, what time the sun comes up, what [...]

Litter Free Lunchopolis Lunchbox

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While summer is just about over with, parents are starting to think about back-to-school shopping. We are always looking for the better deals out there, as well as products that are safe for our little ones that are going back to school. When Tucker goes back to school, I am happy to know that I [...]

PowerSkin: Shock-Absorbing, Battery-Boosting Smartphone Cases *Review* Love it!

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I use my iPhone so much that find myself recharging it several times during the day. When I am on a media event, I am doing that even more than I do when I am home or running local errands. I had the chance to check out a product that has not only helped keep [...]

Lunchables New Lunch Combinations {Closed}

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I cannot tell you how much my family loves Lunchables. Not only do the kids love them for snacks, but my son loves to take one as his school lunch from time to time and I love to have one as a treat for myself and when we travel on long road trips, I pack [...]

Miriam flat from Naturalizer

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Most women go shoe crazy over heels or boots, but I go ga-ga over flats. I have always loved flats because I am tall and didn’t want to tower over people, but I really got in to wearing flats about 5 years ago. Those cute and unique styles really catch my eye. I was given [...]

Crocs Chameleons

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On May 13th, Crocs released a fun new style of kids shoes that have my kids so excited! Crocs Chameleons are the first in the Crocs™ Chameleons line and change color in sunlight and they come in two styles – the Crocs Chameleons Translucent Clog and the Shirley Girls. Oyster/Pink Lemonade Lime/Yellow Celery/Sea Blue When [...]

Get a FREE Xbox 360 when you buy a Windows 7 PC!

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Being a gaming and technology family, I saw this and thought I would let you all know this amazing deal that Microsoft has going on right now! While we may be getting out of school next Friday, people are already starting to plan for the next school year – which will be here before we [...]

Back to School Features!

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Back to school? Already? Are we insane? Nope! While the current school year is about to end for us in a couple of weeks, we are already working to get things lined up for the 2011-2012 school year! If you have a product you would like to have featured for Back to School, please contact [...]

Back to School. Lunch in affordable style. Citizenpip Soup to Nuts Kit (Closed)

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Tucker starts Junior Kindergarten on Tuesday. He is so excited! I am sad to see my baby go off to school, but excited to see him start this path in his life. Some have asked me what Junior Kindergarten is; so I wanted to explain what it is with this post. Tucker had been in [...]

Donating items again from BlogHer. Again!

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How do  you recycle? Some of you may remember me from BlogHer 2009 in Chicago, IL. Last year, I drove from my home to Chicago, Illinois in my minivan. Why? Well, it was cost justifiable for the location, as well as I love Chicago, so I decided to take it upon myself to work with [...]

Interactive Kidget Widget at Family Dollar

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With back to school already in full force in our home, I wanted to share with you some Family DollarKidgets clothing and accessory information. Recently, Family Dollar launched an interactive Kidget Widget at www.kidgetwidget.com– a fun, virtual way to experience the clothing line by dressing up your very own Kidget! Are you on Facebook? Be [...]

Back to School with Toys R Us!

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Time for pencils. Time for books. Time to choose backpacks to complete back-to-school looks. With summer in full swing, many parents are done planning vacations and beginning to select items they need to send their kids back-to-school. To help parents prepare their kids for the classroom, Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com will offer incredible deals [...]

Back to School with Apple – Buy a Mac & get a free iPod touch!

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With hubby and Tucker about to be going back to school, we are already in that ‘Back to School’ mode. Most people may think about Back to School with things like backpacks, crayons, khaki pants, lunch box and those busy school schedules. Well, school items go much deeper than just papers and zippered backpacks for [...]

Adorable Kids Clothes from Bit’z Kids NYC!

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When it comes to kids clothing, I like to buy things that not everyone out there has. I don’t want to send my child to school in the same outfit that every other child has. Recently, I saw a company online that their clothing and their entire style really sparked my interest: Bit’z Kids NYC. [...]

Personalized Back to School Supplies from Frecklebox

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This fall, Tucker will be starting Junior Kindergarten. He is so excited, and I have to admit that I am too. He is starting Junior Kindergarten based on his birth date, and then next year, he will go to Kindergarten. We have already started with all the school doctor check up’s, exams and even back [...]

Back to School with Label Daddy (Closed)

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This Fall, Tucker is going to Junior Kindergarten. He is so excited! I am so excited for him! He loves school and I love the interaction that he gets from his friends, classmates and teachers. This Summer, we will be going back to school shopping for those needed school supplies such as clothes, shoes, backpack, [...]

Spring Styles from Stride rite & Robeez

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We are huge Stride rite and Robeez fans. When both of the kids were babies and just starting to walk, the only shoes that I trusted their feet in were Robeez. Kambry still wears Robeez and Tucker loves his Stride rite shoes. Why? They are cool! (As he says). Yes, Stride rite are ‘cool’, but [...]

UMI Shoes: Perfect for this fall & Holiday attire

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UMI Shoes had our family at Hello with their adorable styles and wide variety of shoes, sandals and kids’ boots. Tucker started back to school a couple of weeks ago and he was very excited to sport his Grissom shoes in chocolate and amber. I love these because they are easy to dress up with [...]

We love Wet Ones Antibacterial Hands & Face Wipes! *Review & Giveaway (closed)*

I cannot tell you how many wipes we go through in our house, and on the go. We are always traveling with a wipe or some type of antibacterial. When we go to the grocery store, I wipe down the cart. When we go anywhere, we wipe down things. I have a very weak immune [...]

Back to School fashions from Fisher-Price & Kmart

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Back to school is in full session and fall is right around the corner. Where does the time go? This fall, Fisher-Price is a great option to dress your kids up in. I love the quality that their clothes are, the styles are trendy and the prices are very affordable. This school season, Kmart is [...]

Shoes for new walkers with Stride Rite *Review*

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Our kids grow way too fast. No doubt about that! When you buy kids shoes, what do you normally got for first? A lot of people may buy based strictly on price. I used to be this person, until I noticed some issues with the kids feet and how they were walking and running. Well, [...]

Collectible Fun with Happi Go Luckies Pens

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I have always been a huge fan of pens. Yes, I am 33, but I still love fun pens! I have found what I think is the cutest and the most fun pens for anyone of any age: Happi-Go Lucky-Pens from Jakks Pacific. Happi Go Luckies™ Pens Happi-Go Lucky-Pens are fun collectible character pens that [...]