school Archive


6 Things I Never Learned in School

School is where the education magic happens, right? I learned some stuff, but a lot of the important things I need to apply to life were learned through experience. Oftentimes as I botched it up. Some I may never learn properly. Sure, a few of these lessons I’m about to share with


This One Time… I Got a Detention

This one time in elementary school, I got detention. It was the only time I ever got it. Since it happened at least 20 years ago (gulp) parts of it are very clear while other details are quite fuzzy. I can’t quite remember what grade I was in at the time, but


How to Save Money & Capture Memories While Donating School Supplies #BagItForward #CBias

I’m so glad to be part of #BagItForward again this year. Last year I donated back to school supplies to Joplin, my nephew, and to my sister-in-law’s classroom as part of the campaign. When I was younger, my family received community assistance, which was appreciated even if it was kind of


Donating a Winter Survival Kit #EnergizerCFK #CBias #ChampionsforKids

A couple weeks ago I shared with you about the February Champions for Kids Simple Service Project. This month is focused on helping others be prepared in the event of an emergency and is sponsored by Energizer. I shared with you why I find it important to be prepared for an emergency


Glee Helps Save Music Programs in Schools

  I wasn’t in choir or drama or band in school, but I was in the orchestra. I played violin from 5th grade through 10th grade. I stopped for my own reasons, but was always fortunate enough that my schools had strong support for arts and music. Now, I hope my daughter


Continuing to #BagItForward With an Elmer’s Glue Crew Collection Box

For some, school has started already, for others, it will start soon! I know my nephew has his school supplies and my sister-in-law has classroom supplies thanks to my participation in the Bag It Forward Program with Elmer’s and Walmart. Now it’s time to take it a step further and make sure


Donating School Supplies Bought at Walmart #bagitforward

When I was little, I used to love shopping for school supplies. Heck, even in my college days I liked getting my supplies. Great deals, useful stuff, and it all symbolized I was about to learn something new. Yes, I dare say, it meant adventure and a new chapter in my life


Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Big Event Fundraising. I remember school fundraisers when I was a kid – selling pizzas, gift wrap, and candy. I remember it felt like a chore and I couldn’t connect with the financial goal. Hearing about needing money for new playground

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