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Schick Razors for Back to School

Schick Razors for Back to School

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

My husband and I now have two full-blown teenage daughters who have are now shaving their legs — one with glee and the other relucatantly. I guess the novelty of shaving delights PickyKidPix since it’s a time where she can try out all kinds of new beauty products. Grasshopper and Sensei is less thrilled to shave; it’s just one more thing she needs to do when she’s rather be sleeping.

Schick Razors for Back to School

They are away this week visiting colleges — Stanford and University of the Pacific — along with Boston College’s women’s soccer team who are playing friendlies there. They are there as a friend of the coach and coach’s daughter, decked out in BC gear. They are also scheduled to take a tour of Stanford just to see what that’s like.

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New Ideas for Packing School Lunches

New Ideas for Packing School Lunches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Wet One Singles for lunch boxesMy son eats Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers crackers every single day for lunch and snack. He doesn’t ever seem to get tired of them. He likes all the different flavors but the Flavor Blast is his favorite. It’s a little messy though, especially since he prefers to eat with his hands. Read more…

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

My kids’ school starts in just over a week. Schools everywhere, including my own, struggle with budget cutbacks, with parents asked more than ever to help out whether it’s to pay for the school bus, music lessons at school or sports team fees. Is there an easy way to help raise money? There is!

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

Did you know about the Tyson Project A+initiative? It is one of the simplest ways to support your school. Just clip and redeem Tyson Project A+ labels from packages of Tyson® products. For every label you send in, they will give your school 24¢ to use the money for whatever it needs! Read more…

Donate to Your School with Box Tops Back to School Bonus

Donate to Your School with Box Tops Back to School Bonus

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

We have the most amazing Physical Education teacher at my son’s elementary school, Mr. Gary Nye. He makes P.E. fun for everyone. Every year, we save General Mills® Box Tops because he wanted to add a climbing wall to our school’s gymnasium and he was determined to earn the wall through the Box Tops.

PickyKidPix rock climbing

Do you know how many Box Tops it takes? It took him years to accumulate the necessary amount. My neighbors whose kids were in high school saved Box Tops for him. When we went trick or treating in the neighborhood, they would give me the Box Tops to give to him.

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Wet Ones and Goldfish Crackers

Wet Ones and Goldfish Crackers for School Lunches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.

I pack Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers in my son’s lunch box every single day and he never seems to tire of it. I’m not sure if he eats it for snack or for lunch, but it’s always gone when I clean out his lunch box at night, and usually his lunch box is a mess with crumbs and liquids co-mingling into a sticky goo.

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choosing a preschool and what to consider

Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Learning Care Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

I remember how stressful it was to figure out preschool for my kids. It wasn’t just finding the right preschool, it was also getting into it. The costs varied widely too so that was another consideration. And finally, the hours. Preschools had widely divergent operating hours that didn’t necessarily reflect in their pricing. In fact, some of the school that were the most expensive, had the shortest hours.

choosing a preschool and what to consider

Because we lived in Boston with my oldest and moved to the suburbs when my second was a toddler, we were in quite a few preschools. Read more…

Our Trip to the Women's World Cup and Soccer Book GIVEAWAY

Our Trip to the Women’s World Cup and Soccer Book GIVEAWAY

My husband had it all figured out. The Women’s World Cup was going to be held in Canada and if we got really lucky, we would be able to watch USA Women’s National Team if they made the quarter finals. We watched all their games with excitement! The scores were tight but we were going to see them in Ottawa!

Women's World Cup and Soccer Book GIVEAWAY

We had never been to Ottawa but had visited Montreal five times and Toronto once. Ottawa is Canada’s capital and famous for a fried dough treat called a Beavertail. It comes topped with an assortment of sweets including Nutella and candy. My kids were delighted to sample it!

driving to Burlington VT

The drive up took 10 hours due to an accident involving a semi truck transporting gas that shut down the highway such that everyone shut off their cars for nearly an hour.

Burlington Vermont

We also stopped midway in Burlington, Vermont which is a lovely stop for foodies! Farm to table was invented here I think!

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Back to School with Tyson A+ Fun Nuggets

Back to School with Tyson A+ Fun Nuggets

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Project A+. The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s August and already time to start thinking about back to school?! When I think about school, I remember the scramble right after school to feed the kids a hearty snack before they leave for their sports practices. They really need a mini-meal but it needs to be quick and sometimes, even portable!

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The Importance of STEM for Kids

The Importance of STEM for Kids

My youngest son is a gamer. He will sit in front of a computer, iPad or DSI all day in his pajamas if I let him. He will shift his hours so that he becomes “Nocturnal Man,” capable of staying up until 2 in the morning and sleeping until noon.

His behavior, though, also reminds me of some brilliant programmers that I had the privilege of working with in Silicon Valley years ago, back in the days of the .com bubble.

What’s a mom to do? I say, if you can’t beat them, join them. I asked my son if he would like to make his own computer games and he thought that was a great idea.


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