Back-To-School with Walmart

  Summer is nearly over and our minds (including our exhausted bodies) are excited for the school year ahead.  GRADE ONE is a pretty big deal over here; Sofia has mentally convinced herself she is now in a real grade. Unlike the 2 years of pre-school and 1 year of kindergarten, Grade One is different, IT’S A NUMBER which means it’s the real deal now, she’s in SCHOOL! Oh how I love 6-year-old reasoning!   Walmart Canada Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest Similar to what we did last year, we partnered with Walmart on the Back-to-School Apparel Solutions program, and headed straight to where we knew the deals were and our money could be stretched; WALMART! Sofia was given  a $100 […]

FASHION: First Day Fashion Challenge

It’s August, which means with a blink of an eye it’s going to be September and we will all be in back-to-school mode. From the shopping, to school supply checklists and getting back into a daily routine; I don’t know about you but I for one cannot wait. Bring on the early mornings, cereal breakfasts and sense of structure! So for those of you who truly know me, you know I wouldn’t back down to a challenge – especially a fashion challenge. So when we were approached to join a First Day of School Fashion Challenge with Walmart they didn’t even have to finish the pitch and we were sitting pretty, front seat […]

School; bringing the worst out of everyone

When did it become okay to interrupt a conversation between two people throwing your ignorance in their face? Anyone know? Because apparently I missed that life memo. So I was minding my own business, shopping in peace, checking things off my list, feeling great about the day. Get up to the till and see one of my favorites ringing the line in, you know the ones that always chat to your littles and make them giggle and feel important; the day couldn’t have been going better. She asks “So when’s the big day miss sofia? When’s the first day of school?” she replies with excitement “soon, like some more sleeps […]

FAMILY: Back-To-School Blues

Yes, I’m one of those moms. You know the one, where they tear up at goodbyes for school, and no this is not just on day one, I’m talking all year. I love having my baby home, I love my day consisting of pulling her in and out of her car seat, making frantic public bathroom runs in the grocery store, this means I have my bestie with me every step of the way. I don’t understand how this is not a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like my space, and often find myself craving it during the days but I get it at night, and […]

FAMILY: first day of school

The first day of school has come, and gone. Sofia is snug in her bed, the house is pin-drop silent, and I have a big-ol cup of tea as I sit and cry the evening away click through images, remembering our amazing day. How does this happen? Like I know HOW it happens smart-ass, but I wan’t to know HOW THE HECK this happens in what feels like a nano second. Trying to hold on to today’s’ amazing moments, from our morning cartoon session with daddy, to our back-to-school breakfast {at her request, huge-mongus strawberry croissants, frozen raspberries, and apple sauce}, to making the teachers a special sticker riddled, […]