Education, Reviews, School

The League Laptop Backpack from Solo New York Review

Anthony starts middle school this year (sniff, sniff). No more character backpacks and sports ball pencil cases. He needs a quality backpack that is safe on his back and protects his school laptops and books. He will carry heavy binders as the school year moves along and the weight of the bag is very important. This year he is starting school with The League Laptop Backpack from Solo New York.

He loved the colors – a deep burgundy with a city-cool black and gray. It has all the compartments he needs, just watch in our video below….

Solo New York has affordable, lightweight, and stylish backpacks that are great for any student. It should help keep him organized, but really he has to help his own self on that one! Their backpacks are all available in cool styles like these!

Visit Solo-NY to see all of the bags they offer for school street and travel!

2019 Valentine's, Education, Gift Guides, School, School Gifts, Tips and Tricks

5 DIY Valentine’s Gifts for the Classroom

Our youngest is 10 and even in 5th grade the kids still love the holiday gifts that arrive for celebrations. I showed up to the classroom on the last day before the Christmas holiday with donuts from the grocery bakery and you would have thought I brought a movie star with me!

“Whoa! Do we all get 1 whole donut?”

“Thank you so much!! The donuts are our favorite”

They were so excited I kind of felt guilty. Other kids brought in so many great sweets and treats and the kids were drooling over these donuts like it was all they needed. Then as they got their donut and the rest of the kids handed out there items, there was another popular treat.

The only handmade item (the rest were typical store bought cookies and cupcakes) was a boys homemade cookie treats and the kids began admiring those. They weren’t store bought and they were unique so the kids were intrigued. Even at grade 5, the kids still appreciate the effort and uniqueness of DIY class gifts.

So, I have not totally made up my mind of what to send with Anthony for Valentine’s Day but here are my favorite DIY Valentine’s Gifts for the Classroom right now I have saved into my bookmarked pages.

1. Fruit Snacks Valenties

I found these on Domestic Executive Online and in her Free Valentine’s Printable post she has this fun idea for fruit snacks. Cheap and easy!

2. Goldfish “Hooked On You” Valentines

This is so fun and also very inexpensive. All you need is some goldfish crackers, baggies and the instructions from Frugal Coupon Living’s post for these fun free Valentine’s printables!

3. Capri Sun with Cupid’s Arrow Messages

Like I mentioned above, I attended my son’s 5th grade class holiday party and with 30 kids who brought treats, no one brought drinks and us adults were running for water for very sugar-high thirsty kids! This is a fun idea I found from Joy’s Life for this fun drink Valentines printable.

4. Crayon DIY Printable

Boxes of crayons are a great non-food gift for the kids of all ages. I found this free crayon printable for this Color My World Valentine from Dreaming in DIY.

5. Peel the Love Valentine

Want to bring the healthier treat? This is a fun free Valentine’s printable from Happy Money Saver for cuties oranges

Back to School 2018, Education, Giveaways, Infant Toddler Products, Kids, Parenting, School, STEM Learning

TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

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TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

Welcome to the TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

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A while back I featured a post titled, Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Try these tips!It was there I introduce the TeachMy learning kits for babies and toddlers. You can choose from 4 kits – Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten.

Summer is a great time to sneak in extra at-home learning. It keeps their eager brains learning without a summer pause and brings a way to have some one on one time you both are craving. Let’s order your Teach My Preschool Learning Kit now. There is so much inside this kit your child will not run out of motivation to learn at home.

The TeachMy Giveaway Details

1 lucky reader will win a TeachMy kit of your choice. Open to US and 18+. Enter below and good luck!

Back to School 2018, College Bound, Education, Gift Guides, Kids, Parenting, Reviews, School

Back To School Guide 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Back to School Guide

Back to School Guide 2018

“An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest” – Benjamin Franklin

They are heading back to school! Fun in the sun and vacations are coming to an end! Are you prepared? Do you have a buy list to complete still? Have the kids style and sizes changed? Is one off to college and you have no clue what you may be forgetting to buy or discuss with them? I hope I can help you out with topics, reviews and some fun below!

*If you are a brand, contact Erin at erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com to get your product featured!

Keep checking back as there are more posts added several days a week through summer and fall!