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Make your kid’s room unique with kids wall decals

With the numerous modes of decorating rooms in the market it becomes very difficult for a person to choose a single way which is both easy to perform and fits the budget perfectly. Absolutely folks, it is a dream come true to find a solution to decorate the rooms of your house, especially the kid’s room keeping the budget in limit from http://allchildrendecals.com.

While looking for ways to decorate the room for my baby son I felt like tearing the hair from my head as the ways of decorating which I liked end up going way over our budget and the solutions I got within budget I didn’t like those at all. It was the same story until the time I came across the perfect nursery wall art for my kid’s room – kids wall decals. More »

As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

 

 

The new school year has started and with it a new allergy season for many children. When I wait for the school bus with my kids each morning there are 6 other moms waiting with me, so of course conversation always turns to our children’s health and well-being.  One thing that we have talked about is children’s allergies. Children’s Claritin is a great tool in your arsenal to keep your children healthy enough to go to school.

If you have a child who suffers from allergies. Check out these tips for ideas on how to help your children deal with their allergies:

1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!

2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child’s daily routine. More »

You can find serenity in teaching your kids some new tricks. At the beginning of each school year, parents think of all the things their children will learn in school over the course of upcoming year.  Undoubtedly parents are thinking about math, science, language arts, music and reading. However, there are many more lessons that parents must teach their children. Many things parents teach their children are things that the parents have learned on their own over the course of their lives and found important enough to pass to the next generation. Think about all the things you teach your children. Many of the things we teach our children are things our own parents taught us. Other things we teach our children are things we have learned at school. Still other things we learned by reading books. More »

Recently, I was blessed to come in contact with a fellow blogger who was participating in an exciting program through Campus Book Rentals. The program is the BTS pay it forward backpack event. As part of the event, Campus Book Rentals gave us $25.00 to purchase school supplies and a backpack and donate the items. It was just that simple. Bloggers were free to shop anywhere we waned, buy any supplies we wanted and donate the backpack and supplies anywhere we wanted. All Campus Book Rentals asked in return, is that we write a blog post about the experience. Well, almost everyone has heard the expression, “fair exchange is not robbery.” In this case both parties are definitely getting a good deal. I have to admit, it is one of the easiest ways I have ever seen to give a charitable gift.

As the mother of four children, I am keenly aware of how much school supplies cost and how important it is to get good quality supplies. Backpacks in particular are very important because if the right backpack is purchased at the start of the school year, the backpack will make it through the entire school year. So, the most important supply for me as part of this challenge was to find a good quality backpack at a price that enabled me to also purchase other school supplies.

I thought this bright Jansport backpack would be good because the bright red color would make it easier for kids to spot the backpack no matter where it lands. ($12.99)

 

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These spiral notebooks were on sale for .10 each so I purchased the maximum I could under the sale terms 20 ($2.00)

 

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This loose-leaf paper was on sale for $1.00 per package I purchased 6 packages $6.00

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These Crayola markers were nicely priced at $1.19, I purchased 2 packages because my kids always need one pack for school and one for home.

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This pack of Crayola crayons was only $1.00 so again, I purchased two packages so that the child who gets this backpack will have one pack for school and one pack for home. $2.00

 

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I arranged for my son to give this backpack of supplies to his elementary school so that the counselor and principle can provide the entire pack in whole or in part to needy kids at the school. My husband, children and I all like the fact that we are able to make a donation to a family in need in our community because we remember all the meals that were donated to our family when were injured in a horrible hit and run accident back in April.

 

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So, for a total of $26.89 including tax, we were able to help a child have a nice start to the school year. It is wonderful for us to have this opportunity to pay back by paying it forward!

In case you are not familiar with the sponsor for this event. I would like to tell you just a little about Campus Book Rentals. It is a company that has been around since 2007 and helps students live a more affordable life. Campus Book Rentals does this by offering students up to 90% off their text books. In addition, it helps students make money by providing a services for students to rent their textbooks to other students. In other words students get to make money while helping other students save money. Once again, “fair exchange is not robbery.” This is a win-win situation for students and for Campus Book Rentals. Please refer students you know to Campus Book Rentals so that they can continue to support programs like this one.

I highly suggest you take this opportunity to reach out and do something kind for a school child in your community. It will make you feel good and it is a great lesson to start the new school year with for your children.

It is sensational to know that encouraging your children to read can help them do better at school and at life.

Over the course of the last year, I have been working with the administrators at my children’s school trying to figure out ways to help students do better in school. My husband and I thought one of the major problems with school kids is the fact that over the summer many students to do school work and as a result, they forget a great deal of what they learn and have to be re-taught at the beginning of the next school year. The result of all of this was a summer reading club. Near the end of the school year, children were given the opportunity to sign up for a summer book club. The book club was open to every student in the school from Kindergarten to fifth grade. All children were given the same book to read, a set of post-it notes and a meeting schedule. More »

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