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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Trail Mix

Do you need a snack idea that tastes good and one that you can feel good about?  Our Cinnamon Toast Crunch Trail Mix tastes amazing and you’re helping out your local school at the same time. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Acorn Influence for Costco Box Tops. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Trail Mix The Golden Box Tops Challenge is taking place at Costco.  Select products of General Mills products …continue reading

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Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas

Tired of the same old school lunches every day?  I have two heading to school this year and we’re shaking it up a bit.  These sandwich-less lunch ideas paired with a snack and drink will have your kids asking for more! Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas My top choice for our sandwich-less lunch ideas is our Vegetarian Greek Lettuce Wraps paired with Horizon Organic Vanilla Lowfat Milk and Horizon Fruit Snacks.  This …continue reading

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Mini M&M Chocolate Fudge Pies

This post has been sponsored by MARS in partnership with Ahalogy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Need a fun, yet delicious dessert idea? These Mini M&M Chocolate Fudge Pies are super easy and oh so good!  Plus, they are the perfect dessert to get the kiddos involved in the creation. Mini M&M Chocolate Fudge Pies Not only is this dessert super easy, but the M&M crust is a little …continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

This chocolate peanut butter mug cake is going to be your new go to dessert. Ready in under 5 minutes, no added sugar, gluten free, grain free and super simple to make! Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake   Right now turning on the oven is just about out of the question. We are still in the thick of summer, but that doesn’t seem to quiet my chocolate cravings at all. …continue reading

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How to Save Money on Lunches

Tired of the same old lunch?  Let’s kick it up a notch and learn how to save money on lunches at the same time! How to Save Money on Lunches As a former teacher I brought my lunch to school daily.  I’m fine with eating the same thing day after day, year after year.  My husband, on the other hand, gets bored with the same old lunch.  He’d rather run …continue reading

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Myrtle Beach Vacation with 5 Kids

Are you thinking of heading to the beach, but not sure where to go because of the kids?  This is always my biggest predicament, but it was even larger since instead of just my two girls we had my two nephews and niece to make a total of 5 kids all under the age of seven.  Myrtle Beach was the perfect vacation spot for us though and I’ll bet it’ll …continue reading

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Tips to Keep Kids Healthy

Looking for simple Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this school year?  Give kids the upper hand in fighting germs! Tips to Keep Kids Healthy   It’s that time of year, leaves are starting to fall and the days are getting shorter and a little more crisp. Yep, it’s just about time for the kiddos to head back to school if they haven’t already. Hi, it’s Erin from Suburban Simplicity. I …continue reading

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Classroom Management Tips

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Walmart for Acorn Influence. A successful school year is usually measured by test scores this day in age, but in order to get those test scores groundwork needs to be laid in classroom management.  Students need to know the expectations and receive positive reinforcement in order to a classroom to reach it’s fullest potential. Classroom Management Tips As a former inner city …continue reading

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How to Overcome Back to School Fears

Do you or your child have back to school fears?  We know the feeling all too well, which is why we’re sharing how to overcome those fears.  As a former teacher in an inner city school district I would see all types of fears walk through the doors of our building.  Whether it was the parents or their children there was a simple way to ease everyone’s fears. How to …continue reading

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Back to School Trends You’ll Want to Steal for Your Home Office

It’s official. Back to School time is in full swing. With this time of year comes all of the hottest back to school trends. And this year there are some back to school trends you’ll want to steal for your home office! This post contains affiliate links. Back to School Trends You’ll Want to Steal for Your Home Office My kids head back to school in less than two weeks. …continue reading

Apple Pie Crostata

Looking for an easy dessert?  This apple pie crostata is ready in less than 30 minutes and is the perfect breakfast or dessert.  Plus, you can never have enough apple recipes with fall just around the corner. Apple Pie Crostata I have a confession to make.  I LOVE all things bread.  Who doesn’t though right?!  One of my biggest weaknesses are pillsbury biscuits.  My issue is that I always eat …continue reading

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Oreo S’mores Popsicles

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® Hand Wipes.  The opinions and texts are all mine.   We are in full summer time mode here in North Carolina.  What is the first thing that you remember about summer from when you were a kid?  Anything messy come to mind?  How about s’mores, popsicles, painting, toad trapping and overall tons of messes?  These Oreo S’mores Popsicles …continue reading

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