CIS: Making a Difference in Children’s Lives #backpack11

When I was a little girl, I was very lucky.  I had a wonderful family that always took care of me and made sure I had what I needed and most the time, what I wanted.  When I was home, I always knew I was safe, loved and supported. I remember when it was time for me to leave the comfort of my home and head to school, I was terrified.  I was a rather shy child and a bit of an ugly … [Read more...]

How Do you Protect Your Computer? AVG Internet Security 2012 #backpack11

How many times a day do you find yourself browsing the internet?  Have you ever stopped to think about it?  I would venture to say that most people in the world are on a computer daily for either work, pleasure or both for hours at a time.  I would also bet that most families have more than one computer in their home. I am not the only one that has thought about the large use of … [Read more...]

Fill The Backpack Twitter Party! Sept. 6th Don’t Miss it!

It seems like it doesn’t take long for back to school to get into full swing.  As a matter of fact, we already have our first cold going through our home after only one week back.  Gotta love it! Hopefully everyone is getting back into their daily routine of getting the kids up early, rushing to get them to school on time and figuring out what to do with our new found free time.  … [Read more...]

The Little Talked About Secret for Back-to-School Readiness #backpack11

With preschool beginning again for my little boy, I thought this was a great post.  It really helped to remind me that I can foster my son/daughter's security and happiness when the time comes for mommy to grow up and let them grow up too. (at least a little)  I hope it helps one of you as well. "The Little Talked About Secret for Back-to-School Readiness" by Christine … [Read more...]

It’s Time to “Fill the Backpack” with a Great #Giveaway ($750 ARV)

The winner of the Fill the Backpack Giveaway is Karen409! Congrats and thanks to all who entered. See you again next year.I can’t believe that school will be starting here next week.  It seems like summer just began and yet already it is time to start preparing for those back to school blues!  The truth is I think my son will really enjoy school this year.  It is his second year … [Read more...]

Share Your Marmaduke Story: $300 Backpack #2 Giveaway!

I want to thank you guys for all your fabulous pet stories. This has been one of my favorite posts for comments. I am trying to get back to all of you with a comment as well. Please know ya'll have all made me laugh. Now the moment you have all been waiting for: The winner is Comment #230 Kara. CONGRATS! If you have ever owned a pet, then you know the joy and love they can bring to your … [Read more...]

Fill the Backpack: The Fun Continues!

As you guys may have seen, I am working with 7 other amazing bloggers on the "Fill the Backpack" campaign. Have you visited the website yet? We are giving away a total of 16 backpacks filled with an ARV of $300! Pretty exciting stuff huh:) I want to tell you guys about a few of the products you will find in these awesome backpacks. If you weren't excited before this post, you will be after. Who … [Read more...]

*CLOSED*Fill the Backpack Giveaway: ARV $300!

The winner for my first backpack has been chosen and they are: Mom2anutball! Congratulations. I know you are going to love all the amazing products these sponsors provided. Thanks to all that entered. Be sure to enter the 2nd Backpack giveaway going on now. When you think about sending your child to school, do you ever think "Does the school have all the supplies they need?" I don't know about … [Read more...]

Volunteering Made Easy!

I am so excited to share with you about a wonderful website called VolunteerSpot. VolunteerSpot is all about making volunteering easier for the volunteer and organizer.I just visited my sons preschool and they were in the process of signing up volunteers for different activities. They had big poster boards with pens hanging from them so that people could sign up for the activity of their choice. … [Read more...]

Need Help Filling your Kids Backpack? You’re in Luck!

Who is ready for "Back to School"? Actually, is anyone ever ready? There is always so much to do in preparation for the big day. That's why 8 of us got together on Skype and decided on the perfect event for this time of year. It is called, "Fill the Backpack".What is "Fill the Backpack" you ask? Well, it's what happens when you team up with, Volunteer Spot, some terrific … [Read more...]