Back to School: 12 Bloggers Share Feelings, High Fives and Tips

In case you didn't notice, it's Back-to-School time. It's honestly one of my favorite times to be on Facebook; I love all of the smiling pictures of kids in their new school clothes with the hair cuts and new backpacks and fresh looks. Of course, this year felt a bit more bittersweet as I had to share a picture of my baby heading off to Kindergarten. Weep. All the same, I've been reading through so many back-to-school posts with smiles (and tears and laughs and everything in between). I thought I'd share some with you today so you can smile/laugh/cry/weep with me. Power in numbers, you guys. ...more
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74+ Back2School DIY Shoe Ideas

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Back to School Photography Tips & Tricks

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On Letting Go

These days I am not-so-peacefully practicing letting go of those tendrils twisting around my oldest child who is off to school full time now. It's healthy for both of us I keep reminding myself. But in those long long hours when he is no longer here, I feel lost and ungrounded. ...more


I heard Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of, Lean In, speak at BlogHer ’13 last month, and I must admit to being surprised at how much I identified with her message.  The question the Lean In campaign asks each of us is,  “What could you do if you weren’t afraid?”  I’ve lived my life afraid for as long as I can remember, and I’d venture to say my h...more

Technology frames for special needs kids

The first week I had my smartphone my special needs child tackled me and the screen cracked. More and more special needs kids rely on IPads , IPod minis and other devices to communicate but these items are very fragile - and the standard protective cases are sometimes not enough. Two lines of foam cases can help special needs kids prolong the lives of their beloved tech gadgets - Big Grips and KidBox.Read more here....more

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