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

5 Steps To Eliminate The Back To School Madness

There are officially sixteen days until the first day of school, not that I’m counting. Because I allowed (forced) myself to live a care free Summer, the daunting task of preparing for a new school year is sending fear throughout my being. I have had the fortune of multiple mistakes in the all of the years of being a parent to school aged children. This year I have implemented five steps to eliminate most of the back to school madness.Step One: Establish a Routine...more

Back to School Breakdown

I’m here to bust some myths, people. Now that school is back in session mothers aren’t worrying about whether they bought the right Toughskins and Trapper Keepers for their kids. They aren’t fretting over whether Jasper will be okay on the bus, or if the lunches they packed reflect the new food pyramid. (There IS a new food pyramid, you know. But I figure it’s like the metric system and won’t ever really catch on.)...more

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Back to School: Stop Bullying Before it Starts!

(Oringainally posted in the sgrouples blog.) “We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up.” - It Get’s Better, Barack Obama It’s back to school time again! We want so much for our kids as they return to classes – We want them to enjoy learning, pay attention to their teachers, make quality friends…and not get into any trouble.We also hope that they don’t hurt themselves or each other; physically, emotionally, or otherwise. According to Lori Tagger of St. Anthony’s Medical Center, “Bullying is not some harmless phase of childhood; it can do a lot of damage to the victim and have lifelong consequence.” My goal is always to prevent problems before they start.Here are some tips for parents and kids to help keep everyone feeling good and stop bullying from all sides....more

The Big Shift

Except for the date, this is pretty acc...more

Back to School: 5 Tips for Self-Employed Moms

Summer is a time of schedule adjustment for any working parent. For self-employed Mom's, the impact is even greater as the workplace becomes inhabited by kids that are home during the day. Now that it's back to school time, the time is ripe to refocus your efforts in your business and recalibrate the rhythms of your day to accommodate the transition. ...more
 @Laine Griffin Good for you taking some time to create SPACE in which to revisit and adjust.  ...more