Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The folks at Staples recently contacted me about how they love helping everyone prepare for and celebrate all their back to school firsts. This is a very good thing because Back to School time has arrived in our household and there are plenty of "firsts" to be celebrated.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The countdown to the start of school is under a week from now in our household which means the return of the after school snack attack. Like many moms, this means I need to pull out my "A" game when it comes to healthy but fun snack options and Door to Door Organics here in Chicago is helping me stack the deck.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
It probably goes without saying that Back-to-School shopping can turn in to an arduous task with even one child in tow let alone the need to bring along 4 or 5. In fact if I could try on the shoes and clothes for the kids, I'd take on the whole task solo just to spare everyone. We did get virtually everything we needed in record time and with a nice savings at Gurnee Mills Mall this year, but still ... it's not the same as a pleasure trip of shopping with just the girls. What did help greatly this year, was combining our big back to school shop with an overnight stay at nearby KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort also in Gurnee, IL.
Friday, August 8, 2014
It's 10 days until 3 of our 5 kids head back to school and not much longer before they all are in classes. Boy did this Summer go fast with all the adventures we had. With the countdown on, last weekend we all got serious and did a large amount of our back to school shopping at Gurnee Mills. Located in the Northern Chicago Suburb of Gurnee, Gurnee Mills is the largest outlet and value shopping destination in Illinois.