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School Time Savers

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, as part of the #StonyfieldBlogger program! All families are looking to save time during busy school days, aren’t we?  One of our goals with young children is to start and finish homework as soon as possible in the afternoon.  So, I’ve always carried some form of school supply […]

Continue Reading By on August 22, 2016 in food, organic, school

Share Back-to-School Tips for a Smarter, Greener Year: #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat

Noticed how long the school supply lists are getting these days?  Or how long your daughter’s wish list is for fashion items? Where do you draw the line?  Are you missing easy opportunities to save? When should you consider splurging?  What toxic traps should you avoid at back-to-school time? Just need to vent to other […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2015 in conscious consumerism, family, safer chemicals, safety, school
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Five #CleanCouponing Back-to-School Tips for Parents & Students

This post may include affiliate or consultant links to help support this independently produced blog. Who’s ready for back-to-school time? You’ve settled into a summer routine, or maybe completely unstructured days of bliss.  You’ve spent long hours at the pool.  You let the kids sleep in late.  You’ve celebrated the fireflies, the family visits, the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2015 in education, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals, safety, school

Lunching Awesome with HALF TIME Review & Giveaway

Don’t forget to sign up for your free Flour Sack Mama & Clean Couponing newsletter here! This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I still have this idyllic concept that I’ll prepare everything from scratch each week for my kids’ lunches. I do make sure to pack fresh veggies […]

Continue Reading By on September 28, 2014 in food, school

School Lunch Standards

Are your kids eating their vegetables and fruit at school?  A Harvard study shows that updated school lunch standards mean kids are eating 16% more vegetables and 23% more fruit.  Despite a legislative discussion of rolling back the standards set under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, those standards are still in place this school year, […]

Continue Reading By on August 14, 2014 in food, school

Why I Won’t Compete for Supermom this School Year

Pinterest apparently has some thousands upon thousands of trendy “first day of school” printable signs that all the mindful mothers have already downloaded and printed, in color, on their crafty paper.  I’m not one of them.  I’m just happy that my youngest child now allows me to help with her hair and stand still long […]

Continue Reading By on August 11, 2014 in parenting, school
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Colorful Lunches Make Back-to-School Time Fun! Rock the Lunch Box Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post in cooperation Rock the Lunch Box brands Organic Valley, Stonyfield and others, bringing you yummy content plus a giveaway! Kids want fun, festive food for their school lunches!  Parents want ideal nutrition and perhaps even made-from-scratch foods. Reality is, we will all have mornings, days, weeks when we just don’t […]

Continue Reading By on August 9, 2014 in food, organic, school

Green Goes Mainstream: 10 Tips for Greener Home & School Habits

Would you believe that each of us generates around four and a third pounds of garbage from normal living in the United States each day?  Of that, we might recycle or compost a small portion, keeping less than half of that garbage out of expensive landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency says in 2012 alone, we […]

Continue Reading By on August 5, 2014 in education, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, green parenting, recycle, school

Greener Back-to-School with The Housing Hour on NewsTalk 98.7 Radio

Back-to-school time doesn’t have to lull you into the same old routine.  What if you could save money in the long run by making a few different choices about school purchases and habits this year?  We’ll explore making back-to-school time greener this Saturday morning at 8 am on NewsTalk 98.7 with hosts of the Housing […]

Continue Reading By on July 26, 2013 in conscious consumerism, energy, frugal, home, school

Rock the Lunch Box Launch & Giveaway!

*Post in cooperation with Rock the Lunchbox Oh, how I often envy homeschooling parents who can work bread baking into the curriculum and serve lunch cooked from scratch every day!  I can also relate to parents so busy outside the home that they’re tempted to throw any sort of food-like substances into a child’s lunch […]

Continue Reading By on July 15, 2013 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, eating better, family, food, organic, parenting, school, sustainable, wholesome