5 Things To Look For When Touring a School for your Preschooler

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5 Things to look for when Touring a School for Your Preschooler

My little girl is in such a hurry to grow up. The other day, right after we dropped my 3rd grader off at school she told me, “mom, when can I be the one who goes to school, and Troy can be the one who HAS to stay home with you?” That’s when I knew that despite the fact that I teach preschool classes that she attends with me, she is needing an educational program of her own… Away from me.

However, as a mom and a 6 year credentialed preschool teacher, I admit that I tend to be a little picky when it comes to finding a place for my own kids to attend. Most places have catchy name, bright bulletin board and beautiful arts and crafts area, to attract new students, but in my opinion it’s the “little things” that are most telling about the type of learning environment provided. These things, may not seem too important, but are hidden clues to finding the right environment for your child….

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Lunch Box Ideas Without Sandwiches

Lunch Box Ideas without Sandwiches

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rubbermaid. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” We have been in school for a few weeks now, and the kids are beginning to tire of sandwiches. I think most parents…

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Date Night at Red Robin

Date Night at Red Robin

After days of playing chauffeur to 4 kiddos, and the hubby working hard, we were so due for a date night this weekend. We had recently taken the family to Red Robin, which is a family favorite, but we thought why not go for a date night? We just brought the old 1967 Nova up…

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Feed 4 for $40 at Buca di Beppo

Feed 4 for $40 with Buca di Beppo Promo

The first time I ever visited a Buca di Beppo was for the rehearsal dinner for my brother’s wedding. We thought the restaurant was so fun – hundreds of unique photos and statues, the single table that seats guests amidst all the action in the kitchen, and then the fantastic food! Before I go on…

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Affordable and Stylish Back to School Clothes

Affordable and Stylish Back to School Clothes

Target sponsored this post. All opinions expressed are my own. It’s Back To School Season! My kiddos are officially back in – it seems to be getting earlier and earlier each year. Due to end of summer travel for pleasure, and for work, I had to plan ahead this year. I didn’t have a lot of…

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Toasted Ham and Apple Baguette

Toasted Ham and Apple Open-Faced Sandwiches

I am so over the heat. I’m not sure if this has been a record breaking hot summer, but it sure has felt like it. I can’t remember a summer where we have had so many days in the triple digits. I have been racking my brain for dinner ideas that won’t heat up the house,…

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Ways to Show Support to a Friend Trying or Struggling to Conceive

Ways to Show Support to a Friend Trying or Struggling to Conceive

The decision to have a baby can be such an exciting time! It’s a time filled with hoping and excitedly wondering if “this is the month” that it’s going to happen. However, for many it can also be a time of frustration, anxiety and wondering if this is “finally the month” that it’s going to…

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Lice Prevention Collection from SoCozy

Lice Prevention Collection from SoCozy

It’s no secret that I love Miss Bea’s hair. Her long, red locks are so fun to style, brush, and just admire. She gets compliments nearly anywhere we go, but as Bea gets older, and her hair gets longer, we battle the tangles so much more. If we don’t take care of her hair with…

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The Perfect Picnic on the Beach

The Perfect Picnic on the Beach

“This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine.” For many, grilling is associated with pool parties and backyard bashes. The recent Finest Grillathon got me thinking about the ways we like to grill. Unlike the Guinness World Record winners, Andrew Battistelli and Susan…

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