Our 1st Day of Homeschool

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Monday was our first day of school and things were a little rocky, but went well overall. Even though I planned for a shorter, more fun-less work day, the boys were still fighting against the structure, after having nothing all summer. Tuesday went even better and by Wednesday, we’re pretty settled into our school routine. I know that we’ll go through phases where the schedule won’t work well, but for now, it seems to be doing just fine! I do {Read More}

Easy back-to-school lunch idea: Pickle Roll-Ups #HillshireNaturals

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Back-to-school season brings lots of new things..clothes, school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. But don’t forget that you also need something easy and healthy to make and put inside those lunch boxes, something that the kids will actually eat! These Pickle Roll-Ups are oh, so simple to make, and are do yummy! They are also good for lunch boxes, as they don’t really smash like sandwiches do.. Try these out with your own kids and I bet they will love {Read More}

Back-to-school organization with Office Max #InspireStudents

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV This year, as I dive into homeschooling, it is even more important for me to stay organized. I like different-colored pens, and lots and lots of Sharpies, to help me keep a color-coded system of organization. We had our first day of school on Monday of this week and boy was I thankful {Read More}

Life on-the-go with a toddler and the Urbini Avi Jogger Stroller

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.” Being constantly on-the-go with a very active toddler means that I need to be prepared all the time, with snacks, diapers and a cozy ride for her, to help me keep my sanity. The all-new, Walmart-exclusive Urbini Avi Jogger stroller is pretty dang amazing for me and her both! The {Read More}

Our 2014-15 Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum List

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* This post contains affiliate links but no review items* In a little over one week, the boys and I will embark on our new adventure in homeschooling. We have some some ‘schooling’ at home before, when they were young, but nothing like this, so it really will be a new learning experience for us all. I am so excited to get started and the are, too, Cohen especially! Cohen (6 years old) will be in first grade and Eli (4.5 {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life :: Favorite family camping spot

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Last weekend we went camping as a family of 5, for the first time. Yes, Natalie is 2 years old and we haven’t been camping together before this! How sad! I knew it was going to be so much fun, though, so we packed the car as full as we could (we felt like sardines!) and headed to the Breakwater Campground area, in Cataldo, ID, because we were recommended there by a friend. We didn’t know what to expect..all we {Read More}

Shop affordable back to school with Dollar Tree #BTS

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It’s that time again! Most kids are headed back to school in less than 2 weeks and parents everywhere are making mad dashes to stores in search of school supplies to fill those supply lists. If you have more than one child, you know how expensive this back to school time can be.. New clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies out the wazoo. Thankfully, there is a place you can shop for school supplies that will absolutely not break {Read More}

Staying connected on the go: No WiFi? No problem, with T-mobile 4G #TabletTrio! #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All photos and opinions are mine alone. We are always on the go, doing something, just to get out of the house. Every morning, the boys wake up and begin pestering me about what we are going to do that day. I enjoy being out and about as much as they do, except when I have blogging deadlines or when I am trying to stay connected to the internet.. {Read More}

Teach kids important social and emotional skills with Q’s Race to the Top Board Game

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*This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #Qsracetothetop  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV* As parents, it is our job to instill good values in our children as early as we can. This can be a bit difficult sometimes, so I jump on any chance to teach them these vital emotional skills a FUN way! Thank goodness for the amazing new board game, Q’s Race to the {Read More}

Save precious time by shopping family essentials from home #Giveaway

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“The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.” Being a mother to three young kids means that my days are crazy, whether I have any specific ‘plans’ or not. Every single day, we are running, eating, playing, drawing, crafting, eating some more, reading.. My days are filled with my children and I love absolutely love it that way. There is no better way for me to spend my time. Time. I think that is one of those {Read More}