Why Investing in Education Means So Much More in 2018

In 2018, the Singapore government’s total investment in education has been projected to be at about $12.8 billion, a significant increase from last year’s $12.5 billion. Education has always been one of the major industries with major financial backing from the government, primarily because it is the most basic factor to creating a well-oiled and […]

4 Back to School Lunchbox Heroes

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com Back to school has always been a challenge for me.  Admittedly it’s mostly because I like the lazy days of summer and I am NOT a morning person.  Days and evenings become so much busier when the fall routines start back up again, which means I need some quick fixes […]

Back To School In Style with Funkins Lunch Bags

I don’t know about you, but every year ‘back-to-school’ seems to come up quickly and surprises me!  This year in an effort to produce less waste, we’ve taken on the goal of having litterless lunches.  In the past I’ve been the queen of disposable packaging, but I want my family to follow the 3 R’s […]

Everything You Need to Know About Tutoring (But Didn’t Think to Ask)

Do you have a school aged child? Then words like ‘STEM’ and ‘Common Core’ might make you shudder a bit. Like it or not, they both have a major role in today’s educational system and many parents these days feel inadequate to deal with some of those subjects. To give you a quick background, Common […]

Sydney Paige – The BEST Backpack for Your Student

Sydney Paige sent us one of their backpacks to review.  Helping children to receive a quality education is a cause near and dear to our hearts and we’re very proud that we could partner with Sydney Paige for this post. Plant seeds of success in every child, one backpack at a time Every year hundreds of thousands of kids […]

Back to School Locks With the Live Secure Safety Squad

I’m a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad and have been compensated for my time in writing this post. I know, I know, it’s only July 6th, and here I am with a Back to School blog post!  But it’s coming sooner than you think, with many kids just having 6 1/2 weeks […]

Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch

I heart lunch valentines day bento

Just recently I was sent a Rove 7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box and I love it!  It comes with a molded ice pack that attaches to the lid along with a fork & spoon, a removable bento insert and the top of the lid has a handle for easy carrying.  It all closes up nice and secure (which means if kids are using it they may need a little help getting it open) so nothing spills out if you use the inside bento lid.  I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine’s Day themed lunch and share it in the post.  I even took some vinyl and cut out an “I ♥︎ Lunch” phrase to put on the Rove Bento Box, and I love it…and I love lunch!

New Semester + New Phablet = An Organized Start with Walmart Best Plans

You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet here on the blog this last week.  That’s because it’s been the last week we’ve had our daughter home before we have to send her back to college after Christmas break.  I wanted to soak up as much time as we could together, because as much as I appreciate being able to communicate with her thanks to our Walmart Family Mobile Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans, there is nothing like talking face to face and getting a big hug from her.

Trick or Treat Box for a College Student with Henkel A+ Values

I honestly thought that when we dropped our daughter off at college in August that we would see her frequently on weekends.  Boy was I wrong.  She’s taken to college like a fish to water and has only been home once in the last six weeks.  I’m actually really glad about that but it means that I didn’t send her with nearly enough cleaning supplies than she needs.  I decided to visit her this past weekend and make my delivery a little fun and Halloween themed by putting together a “Trick or Treat” box filled with A Plus Values for a (hopefully) A Plus Student!


I’m all about making things personalized and MINE.  Whether that’s through having my name embroidered on a tote bag or putting my favorite cartoon character on a phone case, I want my things to be unique and reflect my personality.  

Kidecals are delightfully versatile, crazy durable labels and stickers.  While traditionally we think of putting labels on things for school, they really can be used for all kinds of things.