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This post has been sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength, I am a Brand Ambassador for them through the remainder of 2013 and do receive compensation as well as the possibility of products for my time. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun posts! All opinions are that of my own.

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This school year my youngest will head off to Kindergarten, leaving me home alone to work for six hours a day five days a week without Mama duties interrupting. While I am extremely happy about having all of my kids in school full time finally, I am a tad bit sad that I will no longer have a child home to need me during the daytime hours. My children are growing up and with that comes a different set of concerns that have been and will continue to cause some headaches.

Each year I get a list of school supplies my children will need and optional items to purchase for my child as they enter into a new grade. While the supply list is somewhat small for each child, when you have more than one child it does not matter how small that list is, it’s still a lot of items combined together that cost more than you wish to spend alongside the cost of clothing and other supplies that the children need. I tend to worry a bit when it gets down right close to the start of school because I am such a last minute shopper with school supplies. My own procrastination is usually for good reason and is usually due to which weekend falls upon me to have the kids before school starts so that they can come along.

According to a recent study by the makers of Excedrin, I can see I am not alone in many of my mixed emotions of having all of my kids in school this Fall as well as the worries that can cause headaches:

  • 69% of parents, who have at least one child in school this coming year, say they are excited for their child’s first day of school.  That doesn’t change the fact that 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season.
  • More than one-third of parents cite getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season.
  • More than one-third (35%) of parents say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache.  With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.
  • A large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment. And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.

Summer Fun (1)

After a Summer filled with day trips and swimming galore, I can totally see how it will be difficult to get my three kiddos back into the swing of sports season {soccer & Fall cheer leading} as well as get my youngest used to having a school schedule to being with.  Summer is coming to an end so really it is time to start focusing on a multitude of things; school supplies, schedule/routine changes, sports registrations and above all to ensure my “baby” is prepared knowing what he is about to embark on in this chapter of his life.

While I am offering a giveaway today for all of my readers to have a chance to enter to win, Excedrin has a sweepstakes right now going on over at their Facebook Page. The sweepstakes is called “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes and you can click over to Excedrin’s Facebook Page to learn more about the rules as well as to enter for a chance to win $10,000 for your child’s school.

Giveaway for my Readers

Excedrin Giveaway Items

One person from all entries through the Rafflecopter form below will be randomly selected to win : 2013-2014 academic planner and pen, a magnetic memo board and an aluminum tumbler..

Giveaway Starts today and ends 12am EST on September 13 2013. Open to USA only. Winner will be announced live on site and emailed directly. Winner shall have 48 hours from announcement post and email to claim prize otherwise another random winner shall be chosen using the random generator through Rafflecopter. ** one entry per person, while you can tweet once per day, all other entries are ONE TIME per PERSON.

Using the Rafflecopter form below is easy; use name/email to log in or Facebook for login. Rafflecopter will not use your email or access for anything other than giving me a way to contact you should you be the randomly chosen winner! Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another person will be randomly selected.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post has been sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength, I am a Brand Ambassador for them through the remainder of 2013 and do receive compensation as well as the possibility of products for my time. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun posts! All opinions are that of my own.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 30 comments

  1. Rhianna N. (1 comments)

    What a cool giveaway! I live for Excedrin on migraine days.

  2. Meredith Carrien (3 comments)

    Really was hopping my son would be in your son class too!!!

  3. Vicki Wurgler (74 comments)

    the magnetic memo board would be very handy

  4. Ann Fantom (40 comments)

    Thanks for offering this giveaway and the chance to win

  5. Rosey (1017 comments)

    Excederin is the ONLY thing that works on my migraines (extra strength excederin, not the migraine Excederin…weird I know). I keep a bottle in my purse always.

  6. deana c (14 comments)

    I could use this planner. Thanks for the chance.

  7. Becky (14 comments)

    I love Exedrine (Esp. the Migraine formula!) I’m subscribed through email.

  8. Jude (1 comments)

    Cool contest! Every Parent will need this pack for back to school!!

  9. Paula Tavernie (38 comments)

    Thank you for such a great giveaway! Thank you!

  10. Paula Tavernie (38 comments)

    I subscribed via Email!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  11. Rebecca Lock (4 comments)

    I could really use the academic planner for my son.

  12. Laurie Emerson (66 comments)

    Thank you so much for having this great giveaway!