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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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Get Ready for the New School Year with the DYMO LabelManager 160P from Staples Canada

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid®. The opinions and texts are all mine. Most years, I’m a pro at getting my boys back to school with as little fuss and bother as possible. But this year I have to admit that I’m feeling a little unprepared. My boys …

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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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New GLAD Disney Sandwich and Snack Bags Make Lunches Fun and Easy

When it comes to making school lunches fun, I have a middle-of-the-road approach. I like adding a little something special to my kids’ lunchboxes to get them excited about their food, but I’m not willing to spend hours creating elaborate themed lunches. That’s why I love finding simple, yet fun ways to make a school …

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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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Keep Kids Learning this Summer with Hot Wheels FUNdamentals #PlayAdvocates

With school out and my boys home every day, there’s plenty of playtime filling our hours right now! And while I don’t mind leaving my boys to their own creative devices for the majority of their summer vacation, I do still want them to have some intellectual stimulation as well. Zackary challenges his mind quite …

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Kids Will Love the Nutty Taste of #DarePeanutFree Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels with Wowbutter-Giveaway

I’m very lucky to have two boys that so far don’t have any food allergies, but of course not everyone we know is so lucky. Our small-town school is very reasonable about peanut allergies and each year the teachers inventory the students and limit foods allowed in lunches on a class-by-class basis. The first few …

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Organize Your Household and Preserve School Memories with the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator-Giveaway

There are some devices that I don’t even realize I need until I try them, and then I wonder how I ever got by without them. Recently I added just such a gadget to my household: the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator. While I remembered how much I loved having school projects laminated when I was …

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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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Teach Kids About the Importance of Good Hygiene with the Lysol Healthy Habits Program

Cold and flu season is quickly approaching and this year Lysol has partnered with the National PTA to create the Lysol Healthy Habits program; a virtual toolkit of resources to help teach children the essentials of good hygiene. I recently received a back-to-school package of Lysol products and a digital CD version of the Healthy …

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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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Kids Get Nutrition and Convenience with Milk Unleashed Shelf Safe Milk #MilkUnleashed

August is here and school days are quickly approaching! I am having a blast getting my boys all the gear they need for the upcoming school year and healthy food for lunches and snacks is always something at the top of my list. This year, the new Milk Unleashed shelf safe milk will be right …

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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 Kids Ready for Summer or Prep Early for Back-to-School with Stuck on You-Giveaway

For more than two years I have been in love with the amazing variety of name labels and personalized products from Stuck on You. This Australian-based company doesn’t just offer the highest-quality name labels for school supplies, clothing and all of a family’s other labelling needs. Stuck on You also carries fun personalized growth charts, …

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School Lunches Have Never Been Easier with New Schneiders Lunchmate + Fruit-Giveaway

School lunches are something that are always a challenge in our household. Zackary tends to favour very basic choices like deli meat sandwiches and granola bars but if I give him the same things too often, I notice more and more of his lunch coming back home uneaten. Add to that the challenge of making …

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Breakfast Clubs of Canada Will Help More Than 100,000 Children This Year Thanks to Minute Maid #MinuteMaidBCC

I think almost all us busy parents occasionally struggle with getting our children to eat breakfast before the family rushes out the door in the morning. It can be frustrating at times, but it’s nothing compared to the anguish of Canadian parents that are forced to send their children off to school with nothing to …

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Discovery Girls Middle School Survival Guides Help Inspire Confidence in Young Women-Giveaway

Now that kids are back in school, some of the problems that come with school interaction and friendships are also beginning once more and for tween and teen girls, those problems can be emotionally shattering. That’s why Discovery Girls has been on a mission to encourage self-confidence in young women for more than ten years. …

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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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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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The Office Depot Foundation Helps Ensure That All Kids Feel Great About Going Back To School-Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about school, but in just a few short weeks, kids will be heading back to class with backpacks full of new school supplies. But for some families, going back to school means desperately trying to get necessary supplies that they don’t have the money …

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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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