What the Kids Want: Getting the Fall Trends on a Budget

The start of school is an exciting time for buying clothes reflecting the fall trends. However, it isn’t always possible to get the kids everything they want on a limited budget, especially when young people don’t always fully understand the concept of financial restraints. Fortunately, with a little creativity and commonsense, it is possible to […]

What Smells Take You Back to School?

Well, the day has finally arrived: the first day back to school of the 2013-2014 year. I know, seems late, right? Someone saw wisdom in passing a law that Michigan public schools cannot begin until after Labor Day. So here we are. It works out all right, but does seem…late. The good folks at Staples […]

Back to School Time: Shopping for Kids on a Budget

Every family needs to buy some supplies before kids go back to school each year. This can start to become expensive especially for growing children who regularly need new clothes and shoes. Shopping on a tight budget is not always easy. There are a few tips that will help families to stay on budget when […]

The Kids are Back in School: Drive Carefully

A press release from Sylvania Automotive Lighting: HILLSBORO, N.H., August 29, 2012 – In an effort to share an important lesson in back-to-school safety, SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting and Alison Rhodes, the Safety Mom, have joined forces to remind drivers to remove distractions and practice safe driving habits in order to see and be seen this […]

2 Great Back To School Resources

I’ve just become aware of two super neat sites that could save you a lot of money during this back to school season (and beyond). The first one is nomorerack.com. Founded in November of 2010, nomorerack has roughly 700 products live on the site at any given time. Shipping is a flat $2 per item […]

Start Now With Back to School to Prepare Kids for Academic Success

School will be starting again before you know it, and kids who struggle academically need help learning life skills they need to overcome test anxiety and make good grades in the new school year. It’s a well-known fact that students lose an average of two months’ worth of instruction over the summer, forcing teachers to […]