Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Snow Day Entertainment For The Kids From NCircle Entertainment

If there is one thing I look forward to during the cold days of winter, it would have to be coming in from a fun time playing outside in the snow with the kids and warming up by cuddling under a cozy blanket to enjoy a family friendly movie together. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Encourage Reading With Ivy Kids Kits #HolidayGiftGuide

I was on the hunt this year for the perfect gift idea that would encourage reading for our eight year old son. He struggles so much in this subject area. The monthly kit I found has me super excited because your child will not only get a new book but a bunch of fun activities to go along with it! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Cloth Diaper For Christmas From Thirsties Modern Cloth Diapers #HolidayGiftGuide

When I was pregnant and first made the decision to cloth diaper our youngest a couple years ago, we were gifted six diapers for Christmas. I was thrilled!!! Using cloth diapers over the last year and half has helped our tight budget. Plus given the fact they are eco-friendly and just so cute doesn't hurt my opinion of them either. This year for the first time on my Holiday Gift Guide, I have teamed up with one of my favorite cloth diaper brands to showcase an all in one cloth diaper, and give you the chance to win both a diaper and a wet bag! Cloth diapers for Christmas.... the perfect gift! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Clothing, Jewelry and More Featuring Multicultural Art ~ Create In Me #HolidayGiftGuide

When our son was born last year, I looked everywhere for cute big brother and big sister shirts for our older kids. I just couldn't find anything that worked for us. Not giving up on the idea, I have continued to search for a company that offers these products that would work not just us but for all families too. My search is over, and it was worth the wait. I found a wonderful artist who caters all families with multicultural artwork for clothing, jewelry and items for the home too.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Color Changing Gift Ideas From Del Sol #HolidayGiftGuide

If you are looking for a unique gift this holiday, I have some fun options to share. This family friendly company has products that just may work for about everyone on your list and they change color! 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

STEM Approved Construction Toys That Light Up ~ Laser Pegs #HolidayGiftGuide

My kids will play with construction toys for hours adding to and perfecting their designs. Do your kids love to build with toys too? I have found an innovative construction toy that will have your kiddos building and learning with light that's STEM approved!
*I received product in order to facilitate this feature. All opinions are my own. see disclosure. 

Laser Pegs is the ultimate construction toy for kids. They offer a variety of sets and products for ages three and up that encourage multidimensional play by combining light with building sets. Laser Pegs are also STEM approved! These fun construction toys promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to be an award winning STEM toy for kids.

The Laser Pegs 24-1 National Geographic Dinosaurs set I received includes 191 construction bricks of all different colors, 27 Laser Pegs that will light up, the triangular power base, and a construction manual that gives step by step graphic instructions to create a T- Rex. (You may also download additional manuals to create the other dinosaurs too.) After building your dinosaur with both the Laser Pegs and construction bricks, the last step to see that creation light up is to attach it to the triangular power base. Your T-Rex or other dinosaur will be illuminated! How fun right?!

The Laser Peg bricks have a slide, stack and spin play pattern that are easy to attach together. We found that they will pop together with ease, and even littler hands should not have a problem building with these toys. This set was approved for ages 5 and up, but there are other options for the younger ones on your list too. This 24-1 National Geographic Dinosaurs set does requires three AA Batteries to power the base, but you may purchase the AC adapter sold separately. I personally would recommend doing so since the more Laser Pegs you use in your design the quicker the batteries will run down.

Our son loves this set, and I can't wait to add more Laser Pegs to his collection. There are other National Geographic sets of different sizes available that explore the sea, land, and space. Laser Pegs also has robots, helicopters, all different types of vehicles, architecture and many more sets to choose from. Keeping learning fun is exactly what I look for in a product or toy. STEM approved Laser Pegs definitely keeps learning fun with their super cool light up construction toys for kids!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gifts From Around The World For Kids From Little Passports #HolidayGiftGuide

Introducing my kids to cultures from around the world is one of my favorite things we do in our homeschool. We enjoy learning all about different countries from how they live to what their favorite foods are. This year I have found some fun gift ideas for the kids to learn more about weather and coins from around the world!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Fine Art For Your Kids From Oopsy Daisy #HolidayGiftGuide

Making memories during the holidays that my children will look back on when they are grown with a smile, is something that I hope to accomplish. Art and creativity are a huge part of my own childhood memories. I am doing my best to bring the element of art into the holidays and our daily lives too. I am so excited to share with all of you a place to find beautiful artwork for the kids to display this holiday on the Christmas tree- personalized porcelain ornaments.

*I received product in order to facilitate this feature. All opinions are my own. see disclosure. 

Oopsy Daisy has fine art for children each originally created by their very talented group of artists. They have gorgeous canvas and art prints, growth charts, wall decals and murals. There is also lighting options, and great personalized gift choices too. As you look over their wide variety of designs for each product, I was so excited to notice that you can not only see which artist contributed that design but see what other items they have created too. All of the items are custom made just for you from the original art work! This holiday season what caught my eye was their precious porcelain ornaments for children that you can personalize.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Language Fun With Rock 'N Learn #HolidayGiftGuide

Exposing my children to a foreign language early is something that I feel strongly about doing. I want them to learn and have fun at the same time too. Our daughter recently mentioned she was interested in learning more than one language and wished we would have started the second one when she was younger. For the holidays why not gift some fun foreign language DVDs to give your kids a head start.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Stocking Stuffers That Rock From KIDZ BOP

If you have followed me for very long at all, you know we love listening to music in our home. My tween especially loves to have her favorite music cranked up most of the day. I have some fun stocking stuffer ideas that will have your kids and tweens rocking out as part of this year's Holiday Gift Guide. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Holiday Music ~ #Adore :Christmas Songs of Worship From Chris Tomlin

I love the holiday season and everything that goes with it! The festive decorations, putting up the Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, and the holiday music all play a huge part in making the season special to me. 

*I received product in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 
This year Chris Tomlin has given us an album filled with new Christmas music to enjoy during the holidays. "Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship" is the new Christmas release from this American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter who has sold nearly 30 million records. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

American Girl DIY Scarf Kits For Tweens From Fashion Angels #tweengiftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Do you have a crafty tween who also loves American Girl on your holiday list this year? Our daughter definitely falls into both of those categories. I am so excited to share a few fun gift ideas for tweens that give them a chance to make their own scarves, and a new accessory for their American Girl doll on my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Bamboo Pajamas For Baby This Holiday From Silkberry Baby ~ #HolidayGiftGuide

Every year for the Holidays we have a tradition of giving our kids new pajamas on Christmas Eve. They look forward to opening this first gift, and we have a fun family evening together snuggled up in their new pajamas usually watching a holiday movie or listening to music by the fireplace. This year I am happy to share with all of you some adorable and super soft pajamas that will make a great gift for your baby or toddler as part of my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
*I received the pajama set below in order to facilitate this product feature. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Silkberry Baby offers eco-friendly clothing for baby and toddlers. They carry both 100% organic cotton clothing and a signature bamboo collection that are just beyond adorable. With everything to dress your little ones from dresses, hoodies, and onesies to even crocheted hats and sleepwear. Silkberry Baby has even won an award for their organic cotton footed sleepers with it's innovative front zipper that slides up instead of down to make diaper changes a breeze.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stuff The Stockings This Year With Books From National Geographic Kids #HGG #MakeSomeoneHappy

While we may still have leaves to rake and a turkey dinner to plan, the holiday gift giving and stocking stuffing season is just around the corner.  This year to kick off the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide on Coupons and Lesson Plans, I have partnered with The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It, and some other amazing bloggers to bring you the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop! 

Every year our kids know that there will be at least one book in their stocking or under the tree on Christmas morning. I am so thankful that they love and look forward to opening that gift to see what great read they will be adding to their collection. This year National Geographic Kids has graciously sponsored this fun Holiday Gift Guide event, and is offering SIX beautiful books filled with vibrant pictures - Five big books for the kiddos and one special book of poetry which would make a wonderful teacher's gift!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

6 Turkey Crafts To Make For Thanksgiving

I don't know about you, but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Maybe it is because I love fall so much, or because there are so many fond memories of being with family on Thanksgiving. I just love spending the day with family, and enjoy catching up with everyone. Of course, there is turkey and all of the other yummy foods to consider too! This year, I am going to get my kids as excited for Thanksgiving as I am! We are going to start the fun by making all kinds of Turkey Crafts this November! I have hope that when the big day rolls around my kids will say "gobble, gobble," happily!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Diaper Changes With Memory Foam Comfort ~ Ah Goo Baby The Plush Pad Review

Our small three bedroom home is super crowded now that we have three children, and we decided to opt out on purchasing a changing table when our son was born last year. Still I wanted to have a comfortable way to be able to change our son. Luckily I found a memory foam changing pad that is perfect since it saves space and is beyond soft! 

*I received product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure

Monday, October 12, 2015

Montessori Learning with Kids Academy's Preschool Education Center App #freeprintables

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Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center for iOS and Android!

Keeping my kids learning and having fun at the same time is my main goal in our homeschool. I love using apps with my kids to review, and they have so much fun without realizing they are actually playing an educational app. Kids Academy – the team behind some of the top educational apps for kids with over 10 million downloads worldwide just released the long-awaited version of their flagship app – Preschool Education Center. As the name suggests, Preschool Education Center is an all-in-one educational app for kids and toddlers. The app covers all aspects of early childhood education from the alphabet and reading to writing, building vocabulary and developing math skills. Based on the proven Montessori method the app offers a number of fun games that help master essential learning skills through play.

We are loving this app! It is a fun resource with so many different subject areas covered through all the entertaining games. I am especially impressed with how easy it is for younger children to navigate. The Montessori Method plays a huge role in how I educate our kids, and this app has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall In Love With Giveaways Hop featuring The Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner

Welcome to the 
"Fall In Love with Giveaways" 
Giveaway Hop!

This fun event is hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. Since this hop has an open theme anything family friendly is up for grabs! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner & after visiting my giveaway for a chance to win The Well Planned Day 2015-2016 Homeschool Family Planner, make sure you use the linky below to see what other fun giveaways are a part of this years Fall In Love With Giveaways Hop!

Friday, October 2, 2015

9 DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Mason Jars just maybe one the greatest things ever invented! From canning foods to using them to make homemade gifts, there are so many ways to use Mason Jars! I found some really neat ideas for DIY Mason Jar Gifts that I can't wait to share with you! From gifts for adults to gifts for kids, there is something on this list for everyone! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Organize Your Homeschool With The Well Planned Day ~ Review

Lesson plans are a huge part of my life, and the reason I am Coupons and Lesson Plans! I am sort of a planning freak! Still I have been trying to juggle keeping our lessons organized and my home running smoothly. Really it comes down to the simple fact that life in a homeschooling family isn't just lessons; we have field trips, groups/ meetings, lessons outside the home, sports, and much more going on too. The standard lesson plan format, that educators use in private or public school settings, just doesn't work for us. Looking for a better way to organize our homeschool and our family life was my goal this year, and this Back To School season, I have found the planner that will do just that! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

10 Decadent Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

I am so excited about the approach of fall! Crisp air, colorful leaves and best of all... pumpkin flavored everything! No wonder it is my absolute favorite season. I can't wait to start baking some amazing pumpkin goodies for my family who, thankfully, all love pumpkin as much as I do. Found 10 Decadent Pumpkin Dessert Recipes that I can't wait to try, and I bet you are going to love a few of these too!

1- Pumpkin Pie Scones 
2- Spiced Pumpkin Cake Truffles 
3- Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream 
4- Pumpkin Apple Chimchangas 
5- Pumpkin Cream Pie Trifle  
6- White Chocolate Pumpkin Cups 
7- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars 
8- Crock Pot Pumpkin Cake 
9- Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

~Which of these mouth watering pumpkin dessert recipes do you anticipate trying first? I am leaning towards the Easy Cheesecake Bars as a special treat for my husband, or maybe the White Chocolate Pumpkin Cups. It's hard to decide.... they all sound delicious right?!!! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Warrior Huntress Costume Review ~ Halloween 2015

This year was the very first time my daughter had trouble deciding what to be for Halloween. She has always enjoyed dressing up, but now that she is nearly a teen her style is changing from that of a little girl. As a Mom, I was worried about finding something that both of us would agree on since she is already an inch taller than I am but still only twelve. When we started looking at costumes in adult sizes the selections were not what I would consider age appropriate for my tween. My daughter had quite a few stipulations on what she was looking for too, and to be honest I didn't know if there was a costume out there that would be what she was hoping to find.

After just a few minutes of searching online we found the Warrior Huntress costume at Costume SuperCenter, and it is perfect! The Warrior Huntress costume includes the dress with attached cuffs. and a belt with a satchel.  The main part of the dress is 100% polyester, and trimming and emblem on the bodice have a faux leather look and feel. This sleek costume is the right style for our girl since she is not into anything low cut. The dress goes all the way up to her neck line. With the long sleeves she will stay warm in the chilly October air we usually have here in the Midwest on Halloween. Note- To complete her look we added the black leggings and boots that we already had. Both of these were not included with the costume.

Personally I really love the look of the Warrior Huntress costume since it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, but my daughter has no idea how closely it resembles the main character's look since she hasn't ever seen them. Our daughter is super excited for Halloween 2015, so she can sport her new costume. This Mommy right here is so happy my girl loves the look, and that we found an excellent choice that is modest for girl her age. When a tween and their Mom actually agree on a clothing choice even if it is a costume... it's worth a happy dance right?! =)

If you are on the hunt for a unique or classic costume this Halloween make sure to check out all the fun costume New Arrivals

I would love to hear what your kids will be dressing up as this Halloween! Make sure to leave me a comment below. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Then Vs Now Safety ~ Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

All of us parents take the safety of our children very seriously. A few months ago, I had a conversation with my Mom about safe sleeping for babies. She told me that when I was born the doctors TOLD her to lay me on my stomach to sleep at the hospital, so that is what she did back then. We all know now that "Back Is Best" when putting a little one to sleep, but back then they weren't aware of this. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

9 DIY Fall Decor Projects

I love to decorate for fall! This year instead of spending hours in the stores looking for just the right decorations, I am going to DIY a few projects to give my house a fantastic fall look! I found 9 DIY Fall Decor Projects that I can't wait to try and share with you! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Is There An affordable All-In-One Cloth Diaper? ~ Nicki's Diapers Bamboo All-In-One #ClothDiaper Review

My husband was on the fence when I first brought up the idea of cloth diapering our third baby while pregnant. I won him over with the money we would save, and then started researching what would work for us. While I had a variety of cloth diaper styles to begin with the one type my husband really preferred to use were all-in-ones. Those can be pricey, and I hadn't added many to our stash. I am so excited to share with you an All-In-One cloth diaper that is not only affordable, but available in so many adorable prints too!
I received the product below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.
 Nicki's Diapers ~ Bamboo AIO One Size
Woven Night Print
Nicki's Diapers caught my eye recently, and after just a few minutes on their website, I was smacking my head that I hadn't noticed their brand sooner. These diapers are not rebranded and are made exclusively for Nicki's Diapers. They offer a Bamboo All-In-One cloth diaper in both one size and newborn. This AIO fits most little ones from 8-35+ lbs. {They also carry pockets, covers, prefolds and other accessories each at a great price for a family's budget.} 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Captive In Theaters on September 18th #FollowYourPurpose

*I received product in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. sponsored post.

She was a struggling addict trying to get her life together for her daughter, and he was a desperate man on the run after committing murder. Their lives collide, and suddenly they were looking for what gives their life a purpose. Captiveformerly published as Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith, is a book giving us the untold story of the 2005 Atlanta hostage hero from her point of view, and Captive, a motion picture based on this book, will be in theaters on September 18th! 

Honestly, I only have vague memories of this hostage event from 2005, so I dove into the book, Captive with an open mind. I was not able to put it down, and read nearly the entire book in one night. Her life before this experience was tragic and really sad to say the least. She spirals down a dark and selfish path caught up in addiction after the death of her young husband. Then she seems to wake up with a need to survive at all costs for her daughter during this hostage experience. While reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren both her and her captor really begin trying to look for their life's purpose. Now that I have finished reading Captive, I am so excited that they are releasing the movie based on this story soon, and cannot wait to see Captive in theaters this September. (Can we say date night?!) 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden Review

Most all of us know the story of the Garden of Eden from the Bible, and have heard about the great flood, plagues of Egypt, and the miracle birth of Jesus. Still trying to understand, especially for children, the overall message of these stories, and God's plan is lost in the details. I received a book geared towards children, The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden, that shows how everything is linked and really does explain the biggest story.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
The Biggest Story written by Kevin DeYoung- a best-selling author, senior pastor, and father of six -takes the stories of the Bible, and turns them into a fun journey connecting the dots from the garden of Eden all the way through the death of Christ then to the new heaven and new earth. Below is a few sentences pulled from the first chapter.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad Giveaway #Ready2POP

Welcome to the Ready to POP!
 [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] 
Hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs!

This year Coupons and Lesson Plans has joined with a great group of bloggers to celebrate Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all after you’ve entered to win the amazing Grand Prize worth over $690! This Ready to POP! giveaway is sponsored by Ah Goo Baby! You can enter for your chance to Win a Plush Pad! (ARV $35)

I will receive product in exchange for promoting this giveaway. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals New Seasons Released This September

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A few years ago, my sister told me about a show that she thought I would like The Vampire Diaries. After catching a few episodes I was hooked. Then the spin off show began, and I have been a fan of The Originals since the very first episode! So excited to share with all of you this fun giveaway for either The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season or The Originals The Complete Second Season!!! (CHOSEN AT RANDOM By Sponsor)

Doozers Pod Squad Now On DVD ~ NCircle Entertainiment

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How many of you remember Fraggle Rock? Well now the characters from that hit show are back! Created by the Jim Henson Company, Doozers focuses on a team of best friends- Spike Molly Bolt, Daisy Wheel and Flex- who live in Doozer Creek, a fantastical, modern and eco-friendly community.  Dubbed the “Pod Squad,” these four pals embark on some fun adventures that encourage preschoolers to play, design and think outside the box.  {Doozers is now available on DVD for purchase at Target and all other retail outlets beginning in September.}

Doozers- Meet The Pod Squad! DVD

Join the Pod Squad over at their home Doozer Creek where these cute green friends embark on a few fabulous adventures. The Pod Squad: Molly Bolt, Flex, Spike, and Daisy Wheel love to design create and innovate. They are a squad of doers, and put their ideas into action! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back Drops For School Pictures and More ~ DropPlace Review

Photographers have been using back drops for years to give their pictures a professional and polished flair. Now bloggers with all different focuses from food to family are beginning to use them more frequently, but what about homeschooling parents and groups? They could really benefit from being able to take their own pictures right at home for the school year too. I recently found a place that not only has a wide variety to choose from, but they are priced so that a family can easily afford them too!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Too Cool For Drool Giveaway Hop Featuring Nicki's Diapers

Baby fever is in the air for my family! My sister, Becky, from The Mommy Island is expecting, and she is giving our family the best gift this fall- a little girl. I can't wait to meet my niece to love, cuddle, and spoil her. To celebrate this fun occasion, I have joined with The Mommy IslandThe Kids Did It, and some amazing bloggers to offer you a great selection of giveaways geared towards babies- preschoolers in the Too Cool For Drool Giveaway Hop. Here on Coupons and Lesson Plans you may enter to win a Nicki's Diapers One Size Bamboo All In One Cloth Diaper!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mom On The Go Prize Pack Giveaway #LearnWithOrkin

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As our kids are starting back to school us Moms are busier than usual. We are on the go whether it's to a sporting event, dance lesson, or just trying to make it through the morning rush. The days are crammed full of all sorts of busy activities, and this is a great time to offer a giveaway for busy Moms!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Are You Driving One Of The Deadliest Vehicles On The Road?

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Last year after our son was born, we realized that a new family vehicle was a necessity. There just was not enough room for our seven year old's booster seat, my tween daughter, and the baby's car seat in the back row of my car. We decided a roomier SUV would be a better option for us, so the hunt for a new ride began. After looking over tons of options in our price range which would be the safest choice became a deciding factor. Browsing through auto recalls and dangerous reviews had me ready to give up because I wanted to make the best choice for our children's safety!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's The Secret To Success In Math? ~ Saxon Math 7/6 Homeschool Complete Kit

Math. This has been a subject that I have struggled to find a curriculum that will fit with my daughter's learning style. I have jumped from one curriculum to another each year. Our girl needs review in her lessons, so she will have time to absorb the information. Most texts we have tried would be testing over a new concept immediately without hardly any review at all from one lesson to the next. This just didn't work for us, and she was feeling defeated and giving up. I looked into a source that had worked for me when I was homeschooled, and guess what? We found just want she needed to succeed in math!
*I received the products below for reviewing purposes, but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Awesome Apple Snacks

Apples are a great snack for kids and adults! We always have some in our home since my kids love them. Apples are known to lower cholesterol, and even help strengthen and whiten teeth. They are a filling snack thanks to all of the fiber in an apple. Not to mention they are really tasty! I found some really awesome ways you can turn an apple into an unforgettable snack that any kid, or kid at heart, will adore!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stay Informed This School Year With MobileArq

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The Back to School season is in full swing! You have new teachers, parents, and committees that you will be involved with over this new school year. Staying on top of what's going on in the classroom, and having an open line of communication with your children's teachers is important to all of us. I recently found a new app that enables you to have those directories right in your hand- MobileArq!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Travel The World With Your Kids ~ Little Passports World Edition Review

Teaching your kids geography can be a fun experience! As part of my Back To School Guide this year, I wanted to share with you a really cool monthly subscription kit that takes your kids on a learning adventure around the globe while having fun!
*I received this product for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. see disclosure.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tea Collection's Back To School Sweepstakes ~ 3 Winners

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What is one thing that all of us parents are doing to prepare for the new school year? Looking for adorable clothes to send our kids back to school in style! Finding budget to outfit our three kids for the fall can sometimes be a struggle, but a $300 gift card would certainly come in handy! Would you like to enter for a chance to win some fashionable clothing for your kids from Tea Collection and much more too? 

Back to School Sweepstakes at Tea Collection!

Enter to Win Tea Collection's Back to School Sweepstakes with over $700 in Gift Cards and prizes up for grabs!!! Take a look at all the amazing sponsors that are participating in this fun Back To School event and what is included in the prize pack below.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cinderella and Other Fairytale Adventures DVD

*I received the product below for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Around our home we like to keep entertainment educational when possible. I just love when we discover a show that is fun, entertaining, and educational. This year for my 2015 Back To School Guide, I was able to check out the new release from PBS KIDS that is all those things I look for in a program wrapped into one!

The Cinderella and Other Fairytale Adventures DVD features five Super Why episodes, and is an adorable program that challenges your kids to think and have fun while reading. 

The main character Whyatt takes your children on reading adventures to solve small challenges that his friends from Storybrook village are puzzled by. When answers are needed they "Look In a Book!" Each of these lovable characters join Whyatt at the book club and transform into Super Readers with special abilities to help solve the issue they are facing. His partners are Red RidingHood aka Wonder Red who has Word Power. Pig aka Alpha Pig brings Alphabet Power with him, and Princess Pea aka Princess Presto uses Spelling Power. Then of course there is Whyatt and he is Super Why with the Power to Read. They also help your children stay engaged and actively participating by turning to them to use their special power- the Power to Help during the story.

Friday, August 7, 2015

$8.88 Jeans Sale and Free Shipping at Crazy 8 ~ Today & Online ONLY

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If your kids go through jeans as fast as mine do, than you are going to want to jump on this flash sale at Crazy 8!!! One Day and Online Only: Free Shipping and $8.88 Jeans at Crazy 8! (8/7/2015)

Not sure how it is possible, but my son seems to be able to out grow or ruin a pair of jeans in less than one month like clock work. Right now you can grab Jeans for only $8.88 online, and get free shipping too just use the code SCHOOLSTYLE during checkout! This is the sale I have been waiting on to stock up for the Back To School season, and I just placed my order. 

Don't forget to check out their other limited time deals going on right now too like $5 Tees! $10 Pants! $15 Dresses!

No More Dunking and Swishing ~ Diaper Sprayer Review

Dunking and Swishing, Swishing and Dunking! If you are a cloth diapering Mom or Dad, you know exactly what I am talking about. You have probably done this a few, or a thousand, times. It works, and does the job of cleaning the icky messes off our adorable fluff. Still rinsing cloth diapers in the toilet water is not how I like to spend even a few minutes of my day. So guess what? We finally have a diaper sprayer! Officially made the switch from dunking and swishing our cloth diapers to spraying, and I couldn't be happier.

*I received this product for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers offers budget friendly pocket diapers with a 360 degree inner gusset that you may remember I raved about last fall in my review. They also have many helpful accessories for us cloth diapering parents to add to our stash too like bamboo cloth wipes and inserts, and a cloth diaper sprayer. (Want to mention here the exact name of the sprayer they offer is the Saria Bidet/ Diaper Sprayer.)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fresh Families Back To School Giveaway ~ 3 Winners

We all know that Back to School season is coming fast, and I have teamed up with some of my favorite brands and some amazing bloggers to offer a huge back to school giveaway this year! Enter this huge Back to School giveaway from some of your favorite brands and bloggers! Three winners will take home a backpack loaded with school supplies - including Boogie Wipes. Plus a mommy clutch - full of everything mom needs to make the start of the school year as easy as possible - including a $25 Target gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, a Dreft To-Go Instant Stain Remover Pen  and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. 

Not just one, or even two, but Three winners will take home a backpack loaded with school supplies - including Boogie Wipes. Plus a mommy clutch - full of everything mom needs to make the start of the school year as easy as possible - including a $25 Target gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, a Dreft Stain Stick and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7 Fun Science Experiments

We love to have fun, create, experiment and learn in hands on ways. I am always looking for new ideas to try with the kids to make learning science a hands on experience and, of course, tons of fun! I came across a few great ideas for experimenting that your kids are sure to love as much as mine will!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers Diaper Sprayer Giveaway ~ #AccessorizeAugust

Are you ready to accessorize your cloth diaper stash? Then you’ve come to the perfect Event! A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to help you do just that – with Cloth Diaper & Cloth Diaper Accessory Giveaways! I am so excited to participate in the 4th Annual Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop again this year, and be able to share with everyone an accessory that has made our lives a bit easier.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Back To School Guide

Can you believe it is already time start lesson planning and getting ready for back to school? I must confess; I love the back to school season. Pouring over curriculum, planning our days, and finding new ways to keep learning fun is something that I can't wait to start doing every year. This year our daughter will be in 7th, my older son will be a 2nd grader, and the little one will be ready to start sign language, beginning counting and more at age one. Have been on the hunt for new and must have items for this back to school time of year over the pass few months, and am so excited to share with you some wonderful products! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

National Geographic Kids' Reading Rocks Mega Prize Pack ~ #BackToSchool

*I received the products below for reviewing purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Guess what?! It is almost time to head back to school, and this year I have quite a few books, products, fashion items and more to share as part of my Back To School Guide 2015 here on Coupons and Lesson Plans. Today I am kicking off the Back To School Guide by partnering with National Geographic and giving you the chance to win the Reading Rocks Mega prize pack which includes 11 books for your kiddos to dive into! As an added bonus I have also joined with LeahSay's Views, Planet Weidknecht, and some other amazing bloggers who have fun back to school giveaways which are linked below.

National Geographic Kids has new titles debuting this school year, that are sure to captivate your child's attention, and help them develop a love for reading. These books are filled with vivid pictures and each series is geared towards different age groups and reading levels. The best part.... all of the National Geographic Kids' readers are budget friendly, so you can grab a few and not break the bank. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

10 Activities For Your End of Summer Bucket List

A lot of us might be thinking about back to school, and if you are homeschooling you may already be starting those lesson plans too. Actually there are still a few weeks of summer break left! Instead of getting caught up in the preparations for the new school year, this time around I want to focus on taking advantage of every moment we have left of summer by making memories! I have compiled a list of 10 activities for our End of Summer Bucket List. Hope that you can use one or more of these fun ideas with your kids too, and send summer break out with a bang! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mia and Me- Friends to the Rescue DVD ~ Review

Finding animated shows that my tween will enjoy without believing they are "too kiddie", in her words, has become a challenge. She is at that in between stage kids go through, and I am so happy we recently found a show that she can enjoy viewing that keeps the issues simple and age appropriate- Mia and Me- Friends to the Rescue DVD.

Mia and Me is a unique program that includes both live action and animation. The main character Mia is a 12 year old girl. She is attending boarding school in Florence, Italy. Mia is trying to fit in with her classmates, but has a secret life one where she is able to transport through a high tech portal to animated land of Centopia. She used to read about this place in an ancient book of myths, and finds herself in an exciting land of elves, unicorns, dragons and more. As she is bouncing back and forth from her boarding school life and secret elf life, Mia discovers she is the key to saving Centopia from the evil Queen Panthea.

Monday, July 20, 2015

#Halofromthestart Giveaway on Facebook ~ Ends July 26, 2015

 Safe Sleep From The Start- That's a simple and very important mission, and it is one HALO takes seriously. We used HALO SleepSacks with our little guy from day one at home, and now that he has grown into the little mover stage, we use their Halo SleepSack Early Walker at bedtime. I am so excited to share with all of you the #Halofromthestart Facebook giveaway with a chance for you to win a wonderful prize pack including the innovative HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper and an adorable HALO SleepSack Swaddle from HALO!! 
*I will receive product in exchange for sharing this fun giveaway from HALO. See disclosure.
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