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How to Help ‘Let’s Play’ Give Schools a Sports Equipment Makeover!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” -Diane Ackerman

As moms, we all want the best for our kids, right? And, becoming a mother means suddenly your heart thinks of all kids, not just your own. What if I told you that there was an easy way, right now, to help support kids, to encourage them to be active, to help them thrive? Well, keep reading ladies, because I have some ideas you’re going to love!

Let's Play inspires play in communities around the country

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison

Studies continue to stress the importance of play to children’s development. They learn almost as much on a playground or in a gym as they do in the classroom. Play and sports help kids learn to problem solve, build creativity, the importance of teamwork, and – it gets them moving.  All kids deserve safe playgrounds with cool toys, awesome gyms and sports equipment, as well as parents, educators and coaches to encourage them. [Read more…]


Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Back to School Simple

Back to School Made Simple with Quick and Dirty Tips… This post is totally not compensated, I just thought the info was super awesome and helpful, and that you’d like it as much as I did :)

Back to School Tips that Rock

Free, curated collection of back-to-school tips for students, teachers, and parents – from Grammar Girl, Mighty Mommy and the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips! 

Whether you’re an English teacher looking for grammar insight, a parent worried about your child’s kindergarten anxiety, or a student looking to stay organized this school year, Quick and Dirty Tips can help! [Read more…]


How to Help & Support Your Child’s Teacher this School Year

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones, about supporting teachers this school year. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s kids have finally started school now. And in most areas – fall is in the air… The leaves are beginning to change, the air is crisper in the morning, and most important of all – Pumpkin Spice Lattes are available once again. {Yum, oh yum.} But, even though you’ve done the main back to school shopping, that doesn’t mean that your work is done – there are a ton of things you can do to help support the hard work that you’re kiddo’s teachers are doing throughout the school year.

How to help teachers all year long

How to help teachers all year long

We all know that for some crazy reason, our schools are almost always underfunded. Most of us would say that schools are one of the most important places for our tax dollars to go – yet unlike the DMV, the courts, or the police department, teachers buy huge amounts of supplies that are needed to do their jobs out of their own pocket. They work many hours off the clock, have to do tons of continuing education, and aren’t that highly paid. But, clearly, they do it because they love it – which is why they deserve our support, right? Here are some great ways to show support:

Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Rock [Read more…]


How I Earned My Degree Online with University of Phoenix – #LetsGetToWork

Is online college the right path for you?… Let me tell you a little about my experience getting my degree online, why online college is a perfect fit for busy moms, and how to figure it all out: What to study, how to pay for it, and what to do with that online degree once you get it. Keep reading to learn what it’s all about…

How to earn a degree online [Read more…]


How to Earn More for Your School – #MyBlogSpark

I’m all about cool rewards programs – Programs that reward me for the purchases that I’m going to make anyway. The work that I do online is the only income I get to support all three of us in my little family – so I’m always looking for great new ways to stretch our budget, get a few cool freebies, and be able to help others. So, one program that helps with that, that many of you moms are probably familiar with, is Box Tops for Education. {I’m sure I’m not the only one with a little Tupperware on the counter that is used to fill with box tops, right?} Well, now there’s an even cooler way to help out – it’s called Earn More for Your School, and it’s everything I love… Simple, fun, and very cool.

Earn More for My School Logo

Ready to earn more for your school too?

Super simple – Head to the site and sign up today: Earn More for My School. What it is, is a new way for Walmart shoppers to earn additional box tops for the school of their choice. It takes just a minute to sign up and enter your school. Then, you’ll get notified of cool new ways that the shopping you’re already doing at Walmart can help you earn more box tops – Things like purchasing certain items there, using a cool new coupon, or even taking an action on the website. Totally easy – and a great way to give back to your kids school this year!

Learn more: Follow Box Tops for Education on Twitter and Facebook!

And tell me – are you a Box Tops mom too? Any tips to share?

{Disclaimer: General Mills and Walmart provided me with the free information and gift packs through MyBlogSpark, to help me learn about this great program. All opinions are my own, as always.}