Back To School

GoGo squeeZ Giveaway (Contest Closed)

By Erin Oltmanns

Thank  you to everyone that entered—the contest is now closed.  Congratulations to our winner: Megan! With Labor Day weekend behind us, it’s time to kiss summer goodbye and get fully immersed in back to school. (No more sitting on the fence, people) To kick off the school year, we... Read More

Cellphones in School

By Rachael Herrscher

There is a high school in our district where every child has an iPad.  I think that's pretty amazing. The school is in a lower income area of our city and gives kids additional access to technology, saves money on books, and keeps technology up front in education. On the flip side, cell phones i... Read More

Back To School Time Capsule Questions

By Erin Oltmanns

My girl just kicked off her second year of preschool. Snapping photos this year was very different because I did so without being concerned about whether or not she was ready. Kid couldn’t wait to start school again. Can you tell? I can’t believe how much changes in a year. Heck, I ... Read More

Kids’ Lunch Containers – My Picks

By Amy Allen Johnson

With school lunch duty right around the corner, I've added Kids Lunch Containers to my back-to-school shopping list. Do you have a favorite brand or type of container you use when packing your kids' lunch?  With two years under my belt, I've learned a few things and may try some new ideas as wel... Read More

Sweet Printable Lunch Box Notes

By Erin Oltmanns

Want to give your kiddo a midday burst of sweet sentiment? Oh sure, YOU know that you made that PB&J with love, but those wee people you share your life with will feel extra-special with a little note tucked along side those slices. Here are some sweet printable lunch box notes to download an... Read More

Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Preschool starts back up again in a few weeks, and I have her signed up for lunch bunch.  It's my first time sending her to school with a packed lunch, and I don't want to flub it up.  She's a pretty good eater, so I'm not really worried about whether or not she'll eat what I pack her. I'm much... Read More

NASA Curiosity Lands on Mars

By Amy Allen Johnson

Looking for an easy way to get your kids interested in science? Look up! Look out! It's the NASA Curiosity! The nuclear-powered rover, Curiosity by NASA landed on Mars on Sunday. Check out William Shatner telling the back story of the mission and building of this super-duper machine. ... Read More

Hottest Back to School Products on The Talk

By Erin Oltmanns

Wondering what cool products and gadgets are going to be the hit of the new school year? Tune into CBS’s daytime emmy-nominated talk show, The Talk on Friday, August 3rd to hear get the low-down on the hottest back to school items from lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu. Haven’t caught The ... Read More

Back to School Clothes Shopping List

By Erin Oltmanns

I am the worst at shopping for clothes. Without a detailed list I can’t remember what I need. Hence my closet full of black t-shirts. (They go with everything!) This problem is compounded when I’m shopping for my wee children because just when I get their sizes burned into my brain, they hit ... Read More

Printable Certificate of Awesomeness

By Rachael Herrscher

Sometimes kids just need to hear how awesome they are . . . so we made a certificate for it.  The best part about this printable certificate is that you can customize it before you hit print. I just made one for my daughter for giving her first talk in church today. Vote of awesome? You betcha! ... Read More