Yearning for the back to school years

It’s been 10 years since I finished high school (really?), and more than six since I graduated from college....more

Back to School Advice for Parents

Summer isn’t what it used to be. Back in my day everyone got off on the same day and went back the same day. Now it’s all over the place; some went two weeks ago, some are going tomorrow, some are going after Labor Day.Whatever.I can barley keep track of my own kids schedule, let alone some one else’s....more

Make Your Own Back to School Bingo Game

With back to school right around the corner, making the transition from summer break to a back to school mind-frame can be tough. But, there are some creative ways to get the kids’ heads back in the game....more
@txfamilyof7  Thanks for sharing. Yes, Bingo is a fan-fave with the little ones.more

Why It's Time for My Kids to Go Back to School

I have a history of loving Summer. I loved Summer as a kid because, well, duh. Then, after 18 years of schooling, I decided to stay in school and teach. I loved Summer as a teacher because, well, duh. And the whole Summer deal was sweetened by the fact that my birthday occurs during it....more
@Emily A Very Halloweenmore

Banana Coconut Muffins

School is right around the corner and I’m not sure I’m ready for it…...more

Spend Less Save More: Game Plan for Back to school Savings

A week before you head out, ask your kids to do some "window shopping" by visiting the web sites of their favorite stores. Check for sales in the fliers in Sunday's paper or on your favorite shopping blogs.Make a List...more

7 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

It's the most exciting time of the year for bargain shoppers who have kids in school (or for anyone who likes cheap office supplies). For some people, school supply shopping is a big, fun, traditional spending spree. It was for my mom and me. But I’ve made this time of year into a big, fun, traditional savings spree. We watch the sales fliers each week, gather our quarters and our school supply list, and see how little we can spend to get the things we need. On our best year, we spent only $9 on school supplies. ...more
Over the years, I've also learned to buy quality products that last more than just 1 school year ...more

Spend Less Save More: Tax Free Weekend for Back School

Save Your ReceiptIf you buy an item and discover it goes on sale shortly after you’ve purchased it, many stores will grant you a price adjustment. Simply show your receipt and the store will refund you the difference Check out our policy page for details on your favorite store’s policy....more

Spend Less Save More : Back to School Saving Tips

Check Weekly Sales Now that it’s prime back-to-school shopping time, the circulars in Sunday papers will be full of great savings on supplies and clothes from national chains like Target, Wal-Mart and your local grocery store. Grab a pair of scissors and cut out any and every coupon you could use, then create a coupon book to keep you organized....more

Back To School Fashions - The Children's Place

The Children’s PLACE at L.A. Farmers MarketOn July 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate the premiere of Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel by meeting the show’s creators; Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The first 50 attendees will take home a one-of-a-kind hand drawn illustration. Radio Disney will sponsor a dance party where guests will meet Phineas, Ferb and Perry the Platypus. The Children’s PLACE is giving away a free school supply kit, while supplies last, with the purchase of any Marvel or Phineas and Ferb licensed tees for all kids, sizes 4 to 14....more