Community College – College Credits For Less!

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My oldest son just finished his Freshman year of high school with a 3.90 GPA and the History Department Award for best Freshman History Student! We are so proud of him!  We know he wants to go to college, we’ll encourage all three of our kids to go, but the truth is, we have no […]

Lands’ End Boys’ ClassMate BigHaul Backpack Review

Lands End Backpack

My almost-13 year old son is in the seventh grade this year, and between his Trapper Keeper, extra folders, textbooks, and pencil case, he needs a backpack that is extra tough.  Last year’s backpack, which I think we bought at Walmart, ended up with a huge rip in the bottom by the end of the […]

BrightBin – The New Generation Lunchbox


I used to think there was no reason not to use plastic sandwich and snack baggies in my boys’ lunches. They were convenient, easy to use, and kept the foods separate in the lunch bag. And then I read some statistics: Roughly 12 million barrels of oil are used annually to make the plastic bags […]

Guest Article: Tips To Keep Your Kids Reading

Image by alex.ragone via Flickr Some of you have already sent your kids back to school! In Michigan, it’s the law that school can’t start until after Labor Day, so mine still have three more weeks of summer. Did you know that kids can lose as much as two months of learning over the summer, […]

Webinar Today with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert

And I am your lovely hostess! Seriously! I was invited to be an official hostess for a webinar presentation today.You are all invited to join me on a phone call with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, sponsored by ConAgra Foods! If you will be available from 11am-12pm Pacific Time (which is 2-3pm EST), register for the […]

TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator


I was always terrible at math. I just didn’t get it at all. My high school required college-track students to take 4 years of math. I suffered through 3 years of algebra and 1 year of geometry, but I barely passed. I have no idea how I’m going to help any of my kids with […]