How many white glue sticks does one kid really need?

How many white glue sticks does one kid really need

Ok, let's be honest with each other for a minute. When you get your student's school supply list what is the first thing that pops out of you mouth? "How many white glue sticks does one kid really need?" If you don;t say it out loud you know you are thinking it. Well, let me tell you the honest answer. A LOT!   How many white glue sticks does one kid really need? ...

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2016 Giving Back Packs Event

school-supplies

Real Advice Gal Giving Back Packs 2016 Event Every year, we seek sponsors to support us in our efforts to supply as many back packs full of school supplies to needy children as we can. I am happy that we have several great sponsors this year! Wonderful Pistachios and Aldi are returning sponsors this year! We are also grateful for our newest sponsor, Classroom Direct. We also enlist the help of dozens of other bloggers to each fill at least one back pack with school supplies and donate it ...

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Easy dinner for swim meets that the whole family will love

Cold pizza for dinner, you bet

Thank you Ellio's Pizza for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Ellio's Pizza for a pizza night in! Ok, so what I am about to share with you may surprise you just a bit. Sometimes, I feed my family cold pizza for dinner.  Yes, you read that right...cold pizza for dinner. Let me explain. Imagine it is Wednesday afternoon in the middle of June, in the middle of Virginia. The temperature is scorching and will be for the rest of the evening.  You spent the ...

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Recycling Dental Floss Containers + printable Lego storage labels

No more rooting around at the bottom of the bin for the tiny pieces.

Recycling in the bathroom? Say what? Do you remember to recycle empty bottles and containers that you use in the bathroom? This is one of those areas that I would like to try and be better about recycling. In the kitchen, it is easier because the recycling bin is near by. But in the bathroom, especially if it is a smaller container I often just toss it in the trash without thinking instead of taking it out to the recycling bin. I have a few ideas to help myself and my family to do a better job ...

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Creative Ways to Potty Train

Creative Ways to Potty Train

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Piyo Piyo USA but all opinions expressed here are 100% mine. Creative Ways to Potty Train This year we are talking about how to save money. I have to say that as soon as my children got out of diapers I had a huge boost in my income. I figured out several creative ways to potty train, and I was able to potty train my children pretty quickly although I will say my first one was the hardest. The rest watched their big brother which confused ...

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Got worries? Feed them to Flamm one of the Worry Eaters!

Worry Eaters Flamm with his mouth open ready to eat your worries

Disclosure: We happily gave Flamm a new home to facilitate this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine. As parents we expect to have to endure sleep deprivation when we have newborns who do not sleep through the night.  We stumble through our days soaking up smiles and coos and waiting for our next chance to catch a few winks. Then comes that glorious day when your baby sleeps through the night and you wake up and pinch yourself hardly believing you got more than a few hours of ...

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4 Tips to Parenting

4 Tips to Parenting

4 Tips to Parenting Hi Everyone- Last week we chatted about my fear. You know we all have something that holds up back. I say recognize it and lets overcome it. You just can't let fear control your life! Mind over matter or it doesn't matter. I talked about how I wanted to work on being a better wife as my business grows, and now I am going to work through my goals as a mom. ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real Advice Gal Life Hacks Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. Prevent ice or frost from forming in your car windshield, windows and side-mirrors by making this simple solution. Just mix one part water, one part vinegar, one part 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and 1/4 teaspoon of Dawn ...

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Candy Fairy to the Rescue + Free Printable Candy Fairy Poem

Listerine Candy Fairy to the rescue too much halloween candy

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Crinkle, crackle, crinkle, squeal! The familiar sounds of trick or treat night when all the candy is dumped on the floor and all the kids (ahem and parents too) fish through the loot to find their favorites. Chocolate, taffy, lollipops....SUGAR! We all love Halloween as ...

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Using Noodle to Find the Best Preschool

How to use noodle to search for a preschool

Disclosure:This story is the result of a collaboration with innovative team at Noodle. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  What is Noodle and how can I use it to find the best preschool? Think of Noodle as the Google for finding great schools. It is basically a big database that takes  a ton of really great information about schools from all over the country and then gives you a way to search through all of that information to help you locate the best school for your child.  The folks at ...

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