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Back To School Shopping With Gordmans #Giveaway #ad

When Gordmans contacted me to partner with them to promote back to school shopping. I was all over it. The provided me with a gift card and the girls and I went to town! To be honest, I had seen Gordmans in our local mall but until now, had never actually shopped there. I don't know why. After this first trip, we will definitely be going back! Both Nutty and Tottie are picky when it comes to clothes shopping, especially Nutty. Shopping with her can be torture. I don't know if it's just this year's styles or Gordmans themselves, but Nutty had NO problems finding clothes she liked at Gordmans. She narrowed her selection to two shirts, a pair of pants, and a pair of boots. Tottie, who was less than cooperative for photos and shopping, immediately found a My Little Pony outfit and decided she was done. She would have liked a pair of boots too but the ones she liked were not in her size. Oh well. We'll be back to Gordmans for more Back To School shopping another … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Back To School Blunders #Spon #BacktoSchoolwithBSK

We've gotten pretty lucky when it comes to back to school time.  I honestly can't think of any major blunders that have happened in the past years.  Of course, we've only had to deal with two back to school days as Nutty is entering 2nd grade.  This year, however, might be a little different.  Hubby and I are going on a cruise the week before school starts.  I just KNOW I'm going to forget something for Nutty.  Here's what I'm doing, and what you can do, to help prevent blunders this year: Make sure you have all the back to school supplies packed and ready to go in the backpacks the night before.  Double check it! Pack your lunches the night before and store them in the front of the fridge.  If you are packing something that you don't want to make the night before, leave yourself a note of exactly what you want to pack. Make sure your camera has enough batteries, your memory card is in your camera, and that you have enough room on your card.  I can't tell you how many times … [Read more...]

Back to School- Then and Now

Many kids are getting ready to head back to the books (or may have already depending on where you live). Jamie and I were talking about how things have changed. The conversation went a little like this: Lindsi- "I can't believe only 2 more weeks until S's first day of school!" Jamie- "Me either! I can't believe K is going to be in 1st grade. I just finished getting all of her school supplies. And I found the stylis that she needs for her iPad." Lindsi- "What? Her iPad? When did she get one of those?" Jamie- "She didn't. Each kid in her school gets one!" Lindsi- insert looooooooooong pause here "holy crap!" Then we chatted a bit more and decided on a few things that have drastically changed over the years. Before- you know, when our parents were in school, During- when we were in school, After- now that our kids are in school. Let's start off with math! Math was something I thought didn't change over time...but as you see below....it … [Read more...]

Back to School and Bus Stop Safety

It's back to school time around here, and we assume in your neck of the woods too. We thought that we'd include an expert interview on safety for this time of year. Our local police chief was so kind as to compile some helpful information and useful tips to help you and your children stay safe at the bus stop this year. Thanks to Cory our Chief of Police for helping us with this important project! Motorists: A child’s life could be saved by you! Every year, children across the United States lose their lives in the process of riding buses. 72% of these fatalities take place outside the school bus. These tragedies can be avoided with caution and common sense. The most important thing you can do to help is to be aware: drive with care, and obey the laws that apply to school bus safety. Red Lights and Stop Arm: Motorists MUST stop for a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended; this means children are getting on or off the bus. Stop at least 20 feet … [Read more...]