10 Ways to Help Kids Learn Spelling Words

School has been in session for a few weeks now, and just when we felt like we were starting to get this whole school thing down, It happened. You know what I’m talking about--the H word. HOMEWORK. The word that can flip your night on its head and make both children and parents cry. It’s here, mamas, and it’s here to stay--at least for another 180 or so days. Since it can’t be avoided, let’s talk tackling strategy. One of the first homework assignments that kids across the board are given is spelling words. As a teacher, I have assigned many different types of spelling assignments to my students, and ...

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Celebrate #LittleWins with ZonePerfect Bars

***Disclosure: This post about delicious nutrition bars is sponsored by ZonePerfect Bars. I have been compensated for my participation, but all opinions are my own.*** I know I can't be alone in saying that September hit like a tornado, and I'm left frazzled and wondering what happened this past month. Back-to-school will do that to you! With a child in Pre-K I feel like I barely have time for doing anything between pick up and drop off all day long. With being so busy, my biggest weakness so far this month has been completely skipping breakfast or resorting to a lunch of Goldfish crackers. I knew I needed to ...

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A Gilmore Girls Quiz for Superfans

Friends! It is two months until THE Big Day! And I don't mean Black Friday, as much as I adore my bargain-scooping holiday. Nope, on November 25, 2016, Netflix is rolling out the long-awaited, much dreamed about return of our beloved Gilmore Girls with the release of four new episodes. I know. I'm crying tears of joy in my coffee coffee coffee too! We LOVE our Gilmore Girls around these parts, so we decided to share a nifty treat with fellow superfans--an original, well researched (oh darn, such a sacrifice to have to rewatch old episodes for "work") Gilmore Girls quiz designed to ...

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Time to Live Wholly with Guacamole!

***Thanks to Wholly Guacamole for sponsoring this post so we could tell you about their cool new products and their Live Wholly tour!*** I'm a huge fan of easy. I love simple solutions so much, that I consider myself a pro at finding ways to make our day to day easier. Having a stellar shortcut in your back pocket can really make or break your week. With kids, life’s a full on sprint, and it's up to us to figure out a way to keep up. In a world where we can Prime nearly everything to our doorstep and can get groceries loaded into our car ...

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September Has Won

I've been slayed before, friends. Many times over by annoying bits like school pictures, winter, sickness...but never before has the entity of a single month so handily buried me. Let me take you back to the beginning of the story; it all started in September. The middle of the story? Yup, also September. And finally the end of the story (*spoiler alert!*), you guessed it--September. You see, victories and defeats in this parenting gig often hover in the ambiguous. Not the case here. September has won. And I most definitely have not. It all started well enough. That's a lie. It started ...

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