Mabel’s Labels Provides Exceptional Quality Labels

I have used Mabel’s Labels for many years with much success, the long lasting exceptional quality of these label’s has surpassed all of my expectations as a mother. I still use prior year review labels for my children and this year I have had the privilege to test out The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo Pack for my youngest. I use these labels on everything and they have a tiny key-chain type label for back packs and other items, such as putting it on a sweatshirt where the zipper pull is. This package is the perfect back-to-school grouping of labels that covers […]

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As the Days Pass, I Realize So Much

As each day passes, a new day rises. With each new day we find ourselves a day older, looking in the mirror we may not notice our daily changes on our bodies that make us realize we are getting older when each new dawn arises. The thing about parenting is that we have photographs, pictures of memories with our families that allow us to look back at our children and see how much they have grown. My oldest is nearing 11 years old, next year she will be in Junior High and I am still having troubles with that fact. […]

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Back to School with Excedrin Giveaway – My Baby Goes to Kindergarten

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. 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 […]

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First Day of School for the Older Two Kiddos

Today it started … the official first day of the 2013/2014 School Year. Last night we got our clothes ready for earlier than normal wake up and we set our alarm clocks. Then it happened … that “back to school anxiety” .. the not being able to sleep for my brain is so nervous and excited it cannot slow down. That was my two oldest last night. Aj lay wide awake attempting to sleep but just couldn’t. He was a good sport, he never kept me awake, simply lay down with eyes open while he pet our pug until he […]

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Should Public School Students Wear Uniforms?

After a discussion one morning with my daughter who cited that some of the students in her leadership group for the school are attempting to request student uniforms be adapted into our local public school system, I found myself wondering how I would feel if my children were required to wear a certain uniform each day of their attendance in public school.  As a way to help me decipher my opinion, I took to the Internet to do some research, what I found is that most studies show a positive change in school as a whole; attendance increases, parental satisfaction […]

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Tips for Getting Active on Your Family Road Trip

It’s finally time to dust off the flip flops and get preparations for your summer holiday underway. As the end of the school year approaches, families will be trying to decide on where to go and getting ready for their annual break with the kids. PassSmart’s guide is designed to help you plan an active family holiday, helping you make the most of your time away and keeping fit the fun way! Road trip A road trip can be the perfect way to spend your summer vacation. Not only does taking your own car give you the freedom of being […]

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Next School Year Brings on Changes

Next school year my baby will be in all day Kindergarten, as I look forward to no more mid day runs back to the school after dropping my older two off, I do think of how much I will miss my little guy. K-man and I have spent the past couple years alone and I have enjoyed that very much but it’s time for him to spread his wings and fly into a state of more independence while he learns at school all day long. While I am sad about knowing my babies will all be gone during daytime hours […]

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When I Was Called Skinny .. by my 4 Year Old

My four year old can be super sweet at times, I always call him my little charmer. He is seriously going to charm his way into some poor girls heart later in life but hopefully by then most of his evil, mischievous side has leveled out.  My four year old is a blast to be around, if you can handle a kid who runs constantly and never stops. This kid wakes up roaring to go and doesn’t stop moving until I lay him to bed between 7pm and 8pm at night, after about forty five minutes of talking to himself […]

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Organization and Style with Mabel’s Labels #backtoschool

Mabel’s Labels have been a loved brand here at the Happily Blended household, my kids, mostly my organized daughter, enjoys labeling items. I also use name tags for the boys water bottles since they are so close in age they often have the same everything for water bottles, similar clothing, shoes, etc. It’s nice to have a way to label their items for not only school but for home as well. Celebrate back to school with style when you select the cute tween back to school package from Mabel’s Labels. Style, color and personalized with your child’s name means that […]

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Sibling Differences on Back to School Conversations

Driving down the road, heading home from picking up my sweet daughter from her great Gram’s house, we engage in a conversation. Well the conversation was sort of a random blurb that I made into a conversation without the daughter wanting me to.  So is the norm around here. I don’t have any friends but one in my class this year and it just sucks. – says the daughter Well I get that you only have one long time friend in your class this year sweetie but maybe the girls you were not friends with last year changed over the […]

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