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From Homeschool to High School

Transitioning Your Child From Homeschool to High School

Tips for transitioning kids from homeschool to high school

My soul feels like a balloon zipping around after it has been released. “I love it,” was my daughter’s response concluding her first month of public high school. And let me add, her first month after being homeschooled the previous 5 years!

Making the transition from homeschool to high school has been more like a giant leap rather than a mere jump. Aside from much paperwork and the dreaded physical, it has been nearly effortless. Not much has changed in the past 25 years with the exception of culture, educational standards, and technology; you know, minor stuff. Thankfully, we do not have to rely solely on our educational experiences from ancient of days to prepare for this monumental move.Continue reading

August 3, 2017

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch

I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.

Do you often wonder what food to pack on your kids lunch boxes just to make sure they will eat them? Read my tips and secret on how to get your kids to eat lunch.

I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?

This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!

I found the secret to ending lunches that kids do not eat.Continue reading

August 27, 2016

Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?

Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?

Back to school nut free lunch

As your kids head back to school. We are faced with two issues one is our budget, and the other is they hate everything. Okay, maybe it is my kids that hate everything I packed and then I had to unpacked rotten lunches that smelled worse than my son’s shoes after he plays soccer in them. That was until I figured out a secret. It all has to do with presentation. I also learned the 80/ 20 rule. It is powerful stuff.

Save-A-Lot Store

This is what I do to keep my budget in balance. I head to my local Save-A-Lot store because it saves me time and money. They have already figured out how to get the best prices, so I just show up, pick the items my kid’s love, and pack a lunch. I do have one limiting factor it is that I have children with nut allergies. I am so fearful that people will not know about their allergies that I place these cards in the lunchbox. I made these allergy alert printables for you as well because keeping kids safe is a passion of mine.

Back to School Allergy Cards

What is the 80/20 rule you may be wondering? It is my secret to lunch success. I make sure to pack 80% of the items my kids love and 20% of those that they need to eat to keep them healthy. I have packed three lunch options below so you can see what I mean.

Nut Free Lunch Idea

Nut Free Lunch Idea

Nut Free Lunch Idea

I encourage you to do your back-to-school at Save-A-Lot. I would like to offer you the opportunity to begin your school year right by shopping in a place that will save you 40% off your food bill.

Save-A-Lot #PackNSnap Sweepstakes

Do you want to win a $100 Save-A-Lot Gift Card + Ipad Mini 2? Make sure to join #PackNSnap Sweepstakes!

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: SNAP IT: Take a photo of your back-to-school lunch, breakfast or on-the-go snack
Step 2: SHARE IT: Upload your photo Here or on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook
Step 3: TAG IT: Make sure to include #PackNSnap to qualify
Sweepstakes runs from 7/27-9/7

So hurry and find the closest Save-A-Lot store near you!

Giveaway Time!

This is your chance to win Save-A-Lot Gift Card! TWO of my lucky readers will win a $25 Save-A-Lot Gift Card each.

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Giveaway ends on 9/2/16 at 11:59pm EST.

Make sure to also read by back to school tips for kids with food allergy. If you have kids with nut allergies, I suggest you also print my Nut Allergy Card.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.

Back to School Printable Lunch Box Notes for Boys

Free Back to School Printable Lunch Box Notes for Boys


School Has started! (At least in my neck of the woods) And it’s time to send our children off to school for 7 hours a day (or more if they are in after school activities!). How do you show your special little guy that you are thinking of him while he is at school? How about a Free back to school printable lunch box love notes? Just a little something to show your son that he is in your thoughts even when you cant’ be with him! Continue reading

August 24, 2016

Back to School Printable Lunch Box Love Notes for Girls

Back to School Printable Lunch Box Love Notes for Girls


Another school year is upon us! This year my daughter is entering 1st grade, and has decided that since she has a “super cool Frozen Lunchbox” she wants to take her lunch every day this year. (We will see how long that lasts lol!) So this year I wanted to do a little something special just to show my daughter I was thinking about her while she was at school by making these free back to school printable lunch box love notes for girls that I could sneak into her lunchbox daily. (Don’t worry mom’s of boys, I’m working on a set for boys too!). It’s a small (inexpensive) way to show your child you are thinking about them as they go through their day at school. I can’t wait for my child to eat lunch today and see her little note tucked into her sandwich bag, I’m sure it will bring a smile to her face! Continue reading

Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!

Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!


A new school year is almost upon us! I don’t know about you, but I’m always afraid I’m going to miss something so I made this back to school checklist to keep myself on track, and I thought some of you would benefit from having it as well! Back to school time is exciting and a little crazy too right? My little one keeps going back and forth between being excited and being scared. I like to make sure she is part of the back to school planning process to help ease her into a great new year! Continue reading

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