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Top Ten Tuesdays: Healthy & Child-Friendly After School Snacks

Ok, Moms…  For many of us, our days just got a little easier.  Here in our busy household, the two oldest started back to school this week, which means I’m down by 50% when it comes to little people in the house for a significant chunk of the day.  Wanting to capitalize on the condensed time we have all together in the afternoons, I’ve resolved to be more prepared than ever, so that when the children walk through the door each afternoon, we can have some quality time instead of chaotic time.  Part of that resolution is ensuring that I...


Top Ten Tuesdays: Goodbye Summer (we'll miss you!)

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca the Younger It seems like it was only yesterday that I was hanging on every passing day, waiting for the start of summer.  I had grown less organized, drowning in end-of-year emails and classroom commitments, barely reading through the contents of the kids’ folders each afternoon.  I was dreaming of the perfect summer filled with days languishing under a shade tree, reading great works of children’s literature aloud, holding the kids accountable to their daily chore chart, and cooking summer vegetables from Bepa’s (grandpa) garden each evening.  I fell...


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Casual Tops for MOM!

Kerri White

Back to School signals a fresh start… clean notebooks, sharp pencils, tidy backpacks and new clothes.  The days of languishing in the yard long after the fireflies appear are quickly replaced with stricter bedtime routines and a renewed commitment to order, consistency, and calm.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve been focused on preparing for that all important First Day of School… ensuring supplies are labeled and packed, pantries are stocked with healthy, child-friendly lunch options, and that the kids will be heading out the door looking stylish and smart in their new fall clothes.  With any luck, you’ll be...


Top Ten Tuesday: Back-to-School Shoes for Boys



Top Ten Tuesday: Back-to School Shoes for Girls

The few good children's shoe stores that remain have been buzzing with back-to-school shoppers!  While Pennymeade does not yet offer shoes, we know how they can complete the perfect look.  Today we share some of our favorite fall finds for girls based upon durability, comfort, and the desires of the little princesses!  Any of these are great choices and we know they'll be perfect with our fall line... coming soon!  Click any of the images below to shop these great styles online.   Top Ten Back to School Shoe Styles for Girls   # 1. Cientas Mary-Jane Sneaker – Keeping...