Tuck a Little Treat into Your Child’s Lunchbox

→ Welcome to part two of a special series from guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome. Let’s learn about sharing love with our little ones during school, with lunchbox notes and treats. As the school year progresses, I get daily requests for this or that “treat” to be included at lunchtime. I’m not above indulging […]

4 Best-Kept Secrets for Sneaking Learning into Playtime–Any Day of the Week

This play-focused, build those super-important foundational skills idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Amy Mascott. Believe it. Four of the best-kept secrets for sneaking learning into playtime, any day of the week, huh? You bet. Whether you have 5 minutes before nap time or a long, unscheduled morning […]

Rekindling Back to School Friendships

Check out these cool friendship bracelet crafts and video from guest editor Carrie Anne Badov from EverythingMom.com. My kids are still at the age where they love school. They aren’t fans of waking up early or doing homework when they could be playing outside but they still enjoy going back to school. Although we love our summer holidays I know […]

Back to School Giveaway: Five Final Days!

Here we are, only two weeks away from Labor Day, yet it seems impossible that summer vacations are coming to a close. Still, there are plenty of reasons to be glad! Five of those reasons are the next five days – and the next five prizes – of our 2015 Back to School Giveaway. Whether […]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 3

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two weeks of flash giveaways in our Back to School Giveaway, but there’s much more excitement to come! That’s right . . . and if you’re ready to check out the awesome prizes we’ll be awarding for the next 7 days of this back to school giveaway, the list […]

5 Tips & Tricks to Help Prepare Your Kids for Going Back to School

These back to school tips & tricks are brought to us by guest blogger Sara Zenner from Bitz & Giggles. Back to school. Are you ready for this? More importantly, are your kids? If your summer has been anything like ours, we’ve had a major break in routine. The kids have been switching back and […]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 2

Seven days of flash giveaways have flown by, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the first full week of our Back to School Giveaway. → What was your favorite prize from Week 1? The fun has just begun . . . we still have 19 days left, and 19 more fantastic prizes to give away! To be […]

Capturing Childhood: First Day of School Photos

School bells are ringing! Whether your little one is starting kindergarten this year or they’re simply getting back into the swing of things, Melissa & Doug believes the first day of school is something to be celebrated. Our Blog Ambassador, Zina Harrington, is over at Let’s Lasso the Moon this week sharing tips on ensuring you […]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 1

We want the words “Back to School” to give people a reason to smile. So, we’re offering 26 days of Back to School Giveaways! That’s right. Starting today, and through August 28th, we will offer a new prize every day, during our Back to School Flash Giveaway! 26 giveaway days . . . 26 giveaway […]