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Stick 2 Me Personalized Labels are Ones Kids and Adults Both Love-Giveaway

If there’s one absolute must that I’ve always emphasised for the back-to-school season, it’s personalized labels. Since my oldest son headed to school for his first day of Kindergarten six years ago, I’ve been obsessed with ensuring that any school gear is sporting a colourful and durable label. Over the years, I’ve had the chance …

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Help Your Family Enjoy an Organized School Year with 4 Simple Tips

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Mabel’s Labels/ Bear Paws and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. The new school year is almost here and that means it’s time for me to stock up on my must-haves for keeping my house and my boys organized throughout …

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Back-to-School Clothes Shopping for Two for Just $50? This is How I Made It Happen!

When it comes to back-to-school shopping, I am passionate about saving every dollar I can. With two boys in grade school and a new baby as well, every extra cent counts right now! Value Village has always been a go-to for me when it comes to getting that all-important back-to-school wardrobe without breaking the bank. …

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Get Through the Start of the School Year Feeling Calm and Cool with Swiss Natural aHead Cognitive Support and Memory

There are a lot of jokes about the many struggles of dealing with “mom brain,” but when the back-to-school season rolls around, the simple truth is that the stress and busy days of preparing for a new school year can make it feel impossible to remember even the simplest tasks! It’s those days that I’ve …

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Enjoy Great Meals for the Whole Family with Trudeau Fuel Lunch Containers-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that can make the tedious job of packing lunches easier and more enjoyable, it’s great containers. A bento-style box for snack lovers, a salad bowl with a built-in dressing tub, leak-proof containers that actually live up to their name…no matter what type of lunch a family loves best, the right products …

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Save on Back-to-School Shopping with 5 Tips from RetailMeNot.ca-Giveaway

For some parents, back-to-school season is one that tugs the heartstrings and has them wiping away tears. For others, it’s a time to finally relax and take some time for themselves after a busy summer entertaining kids. But if there’s one thing that every parent knows about the new school year, it’s that it can …

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Get Your Child Ready for #StudentLife with Great New Products from Canadian Tire

One of my favourite memories from my young adult years was relaxing in a dorm room with my best friend Sarah as we chatted, watched movies and cooked up yummy treats. It was a completely new experience to me, since I’d always lived in a house with a yard before. But great décor and some …

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Help Your Family Feel Its Best for Back-to-School with Advice and Treatment from Your Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist

One of the worst things about a minor ailment is often the hassle involved in getting treatment. Mild medical conditions like acne or seasonal allergies likely won’t cause any harm if left untreated, but they are incredibly frustrating at their worst and can certainly make comfortable day-to-day living much harder! Unfortunately, finding solutions often involves …

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Get Ready To Pack Lunches Kids Will Love with Nude Food Movers (formerly Boomerang)

The new school year is creeping up faster than I would like, but I have to admit that there’s one part of the back-to-school season I absolutely love…shopping for new school gear! And lunch gear has always been a personal favourite of mine. Gone are the days of squished sandwiches in plastic bags and paper …

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Keep Your Child’s Gear Secure this School Year with the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace Portable Safe #LSSS

It’s less than a month until the new school year starts and if you’re stocking up on school supplies, you’ll want to consider adding the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace portable safe to your shopping list! It’s a great way to help students keep their valuables secure whether the items are in a desk or a …

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Get Back to Routine this Fall with Olay, COVERGIRL and Secret-Giveaway #PGMom

With the arrival of fall comes a return to routine and that can sometimes leave moms and kids both feeling a little worn out. Early morning activities, late night study sessions…it’s not always easy putting your best face forward during the busy autumn season, especially if you got a little less sleep than you expected! …

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Three Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ School Gear Secure this September #LSSS

Summer vacation may have just begun, but I like to get prepared for the next school year early so that I can enjoy the summer stress-free. For me, part of back-to-school preparation means helping my boys keep their gear safe at school and fortunately, with a little help from Master Lock, that’s no problem at …

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The Sears Kidvantage Lifetime Wearout Warranty and Back We Go Facebook Contest #SearsBabysRoom

It’s just a few more days until my boys head back to school and while I’m excited, I’m also nervously making sure that they have everything that they need. When I was younger, having five kids in the household meant that our budget was usually spent on school supplies and a new wardrobe simply wasn’t …

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Stock Up for Fall Online and Get 15x AIR MILES Reward Miles at airmilesshops.ca

Getting the family ready to go back to school can be fun but it can also be pretty stressful! Between the crowded stores, complaining kids and time spent travelling from place to place, no wonder some parents shudder at the thought of summer ending! That’s why I prefer to shop online whenever possible. From the …

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Back to School Supplies for Two Boys for $100 in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge

Getting kids ready for going back to school is expensive. There’s just no other way of putting it. In addition to new fall clothes, backpacks, footwear and lunch gear, there’s that intimidating list of back-to-school supplies. Fortunately, this year Walmart Canada gave me the chance to see for myself just how reasonable its prices were …

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Keep Snacks, Crumbs and Mess Contained with Itzy Ritzy Resuable Snack Bags-Giveaway

When I was in Chicago recently, I had the chance to connect with some of the people at Itzy Ritzy. This trendy eco-concious company specializes in producing high-quality, eco-friendly reusable bags for everything from snacks to sandwiches and as a big fan of green products, I was eager to see what they were like. Itzy …

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Scan School Papers and Documents On the Go with the Epson WorkForce DS-30 Portable Scanner-Giveaway

It always amazes me how quickly summer flies by and back-to-school season arrives, but I have to admit, I can’t help but get excited when I see all the fun new school supplies start to arrive in the stores! From crayons and notebooks to laptop computers, all kinds of products are hitting the shelves! This …

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Hallmark Has Everything You Need for a Memorable First Day of School-Giveaway

The first day of school is quickly approaching and whether your child has a few butterflies about heading back or you just want to commemorate the special day, Hallmark has a fabulous range of products that are sure to make the first day of school a memorable one! Recently Hallmark sent me a few of …

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Get Fun Gear for Summer and Stock up for School at Stuck on You

Whether I’m helping my boys keep track of their favourite toys at the park or organize their supplies for school, Stuck on You has been helping me out for the last three years. The Australian-based company has been featured numerous times on my site because its gorgeous personalized labels, backpacks, growth charts and other items …

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Get Ready for the First Day of School with a Little Help from Visa-Giveaway #BackToSchoolSpend

In just a week, my boys will be heading off to school. Where did the summer go? This year is a bit of a monumental one for us; Zackary will be starting Grade One so this will be his first year going to school for a full week and Benjamin will be starting Playschool so …

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Kids Won’t Be Carrying a Load with the Wilson Jones Backpack Binder-Giveaway

A large, hardcover binder may seem like the perfect choice for your child’s schoolwork, but did you ever think about how heavy that binder is when it’s stuffed into a backpack with half-a-dozen other ones? It’s no wonder that back pain among school-aged children is such a concern. Fortunately, Wilson Jones has a solution: the …

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Send Your Child to School with a PicturesOnGold Guardian Angel School Protect Medal-Giveaway

It’s one of the most exciting days of the year for both parents and kids but it’s also a day that can make kids feel a little insecure and turn parents into complete nervous wrecks. Yes, I’m talking about that monumental first day of school. It’s only natural to worry about your child when they …

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Sharpie® Brush Tip Permanent Markers Make Personalizing School Supplies Easy-Giveaway

Like most children, I used to love decorating my new school supplies with doodles, designs and drawings to make them stand out. It was a way to express a bit of my individuality and when I look back at my school supplies from those years, I can see how my style changed. In Grade Eight, …

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Dane-Elec ShareBytes USB Drives Make Carrying Schoolwork Easy and Fun-Giveaway

When it’s time to start back-to-school shopping, you may notice a few extra additions to the usual list of notebooks, pencils and highlighters. For many classes, a USB flash drive is now an essential classroom item. And with good reason! These handy and portable drives let children easily work on projects both at home and …

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Pack Healthy Lunches with Rudi’s Organic Bakery and Learn How to Get a Free Rudi’s Official Sandwich Box-Giveaway

Last year I had my first experience with packing school lunches for my child. Since Zackary was in Kindergarten, I only had to pack him a lunch every other day. But this year he’ll be heading off with a carefully-packed lunch five days a week and so I’m already starting to plan meals for my …

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Your Child Will Always Be Able to Open the Master Lock dialSpeed Electronic Combination Lock-Giveaway

Though it probably feels like summer just began, it’s actually only a few weeks until school starts again and that means that it’s time to start thinking about getting that back-to-school shopping done! Pencils, binders and geometry sets all need to be purchased, labelled and packed carefully into a fun new backpack ready for another …

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Send Your Child to School in Style with Personalized Gear from Stuck on You-Giveaway

Are you starting to look for back-to-school supplies yet? I sure am! I love picking up the things on my son’s school list gradually throughout the summer so that when we head in to do our official back-to-school shopping, our list is shorter, the cost is lower and the hassle is minimized. And this year, …

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Back-To-School Picture Book Fun from Scholastic Canada-Review

My darling oldest son has officially started Kindergarten and he absolutely loves it! He’s so sociable that I expected he would have a great time, but he was still a little nervous about going to “the big kid school.” Fortunately, we had some great autumn releases from Scholastic Canada to help shake off the nervousness …

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