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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

FREE Guide Helps Find Non-Toxic School Supplies

Remember the fresh smell of a new vinyl nap mat for preschool or Kindergarten? Maybe you still experienced that with your young student this fall.  Remember slick, new vinyl notebooks in several colors for bigger kids? A consumer group offers a free study guide to help us equip our students without exposing them to unnecessary […]

Continue Reading By on September 27, 2012 in safer chemicals, toxic

Customizing Kid Gear the Second Time Around

If you’re like many parents these days, you find yourself wanting to give your children the best of everything, but not quite being able to afford it.  With a first child, certain material things might have seemed attainable.  The second time around, reality sets in. When my preschooler became school-aged and needed a bigger backpack, […]

Continue Reading By on September 8, 2011 in craft, family, frugal, school, sew, thrifty, with our own hands

Back to School in Joplin, Missouri

Many of us are grumbling about the price of school supplies these days, or fretting over the details of lunchboxes and backpacks. For the families of more than 6,500 public schoolchildren in Joplin, Missouri, filling a backpack with the right school supplies is one task they don’t have to worry about this fall. They’ve already […]

Continue Reading By on August 10, 2011 in education, Midwest