I know many parents are getting their babies ready for school for the first time or you may be sending a kid to college.   No matter the age, it's always something you're very proud of I'm sure.   Here are just a few ideas to help get the kids back to school ...easy breezy!



 * You have to video every year so one day you can look back in amazement on how fast they grew and how old you've become (kidding on the old part)

Back to School Fairy - The Back to School Fairy wrote a fun note {with her left hand} and dropped off a fun package on the front porch after the doorbell mysteriously rang. 



LIFE 360 APP: Know where your kids are at all times and stay in touch even when you're apart


Family Locator by Life360 is the most accurate and powerful family locator App. Using the latest GPS tracking technology, Family Locator lets you create groups, called “Circles”, of family & friends so you can:

• Find family & friend locations on a private Map
• Know when your family is safe or needs help
• Chat one-on-one or with everyone within each of your Circles
• Get alerted when a Circle member reaches a destination
• Track a stolen or lost phone

And chatting in the Family Locator App is FREE, saving you money on your phone bill.


ANTI BULLYING APP - Educate your kids!!!

  • On average approximately 160,000 kids across America miss school every day because they fear bullying.
  • Over 4000 suicides happen each year due to bullying in the U.S.


Awarded the 2010 Parents’ Choice Silver Honors Award for top mobile app for kids, Mobicip includes a range of controls that are sure to help teachers, administrators, and parents. With three restriction levels, Mobicip blocks sites and apps depending on their age. For example, if your student is in middle school they wouldn’t be allowed to go onto chat sites and social networking apps. (Cost: Free)

My Mobile Watchdog

Created for parents monitoring their children, schools can use My Mobile Watchdogto get alerts on a teacher’s computer when there are questionable texts, photos, and videos being sent. With schools working alongside parents this particular app can help to prevent cyberbullying in schools and at home. (Cost: $9.95 per month for one student)

Also, make sure your kids know the rules for anti-bullying!   Let's keep our kids safe and happy!


*It's often hard to get any info out of them on how their day went...especially boys. SO...use a journal or spiral notebook and have your son or daughter write 5 sentences or a paragragh each day to highlight what they learned or what happened.  A "reward" after can be a motivator.

*For doing homework or completing reading assignments.   Allow your kids to munch on bookworms "gummy worms" while they read.  It's a small incentive


You're O-FISH-ALLY a ______________ grader!

I'm excited to learn S'MORE
**Here is the tag download to print and just staple to the bag**
I'm BANANAS about you.... Love, _______________!

You're on a ROLL Tootsie Roll

Hope your day is BURSTING with friends and fun!




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Back-To-School Fashion: Five Trends For Fall 2014

Find out about "lumberjack chic"

Layering will be big!

Shift dresses with a cat eye

The school girl look - modified with fun colors

Denim is going back to the 90s look...! (Parents break out the oldies)

Boyfriend shorts a re big - not the hootchie shorts

Let me know if you have any ideas that I can share with others!!!  Hugs to your kids from the Showgram.   XO, Erica