Posts Tagged ‘Back To School’

Back To School DIY Pudding Bar

by Jillian Leslie on

Back To School DIY Pudding Bar | CatchMyParty.com

My daughter started school last week, and while it all went well, she was definitely a little blah this weekend. I think she was exhausted from the excitement. I've learned over the years that when there is a high, there is usually a low to follow.

So I was happy when Snack Pack® asked me to come up with a fun way to celebrate back to school. When Lainey saw me on Sunday, starting to set up this back to school DIY pudding bar, and she knew it was just for her, she pepped up and dove in to help.

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My Easy Hack For Back-To-School Clothes Shopping

by Jillian Leslie on

Hack For Back-to-school Clothes Shopping | CatchMyParty.com

I know every family is different, but here's my advice from the trenches on how to make back-to-school clothes shopping both easy and fun for your family... Be the coach! Yep, that's my advice. Be the coach.

I watched a parenting video years ago, and the educator said that there comes a time when your role as parent changes: you go from being the "parent" to the "coach." At the time, I didn't know what he was talking about: I'll always be the parent I thought. But now as my daughter has reached the ripe old age of 8 and a half, I'm starting to understand, and our clothes shopping trip to Target turned out to be a great experiment. As a parent, there are certain things I need to make sure happen, one being that my daughter gets to bed at a reasonable hour with brushed teeth. Another is that at least a tiny bit of nutrition enters her body (this is actually hard with a very picky eater). I also need to make sure she is kind to herself and to others. But now we enter the grey area, the places where I could exert control and have it be my way, or I could back off. Through trial and error, I've found that the less I involve myself in her "business," the more successful I am. It's the push-pull thing. The less I push, the less she pulls. So this year, I said I was leaving clothes shopping up to her. My rule to myself was that if she asks me my opinion I'd give it, but otherwise, I would let her be the boss. She took the job very seriously. If you read my last post, you saw that she's no longer into rainbows, butterflies, or fairies. In fact, a new sophistication has emerged. Pink, purple, and sparkles are banished. Now it's

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Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card For Back-To-School Shopping!

by Jillian Leslie on

Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card | CatchMyParty.com

Can you believe it's almost time to think about back-to-school?

I've teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you this giveaway -- one of our lucky readers will win a $500 Amazon gift card! Think of how many many school supplies, fall clothes, and electronics you can buy with $500. Wouldn't it be a great way to kick off the new school year?

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Back-To-School Morning Checklist

by Jillian Leslie on

This back-to-school morning checklist had makes our transition back to school so much easier | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Target to share my hack for making back-to-school a little easier. So here it is... a simple back-to-school morning checklist.

Going back to school is definitely not a fun transition in our house. School means structure, schedules, getting up early... ugh.

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Back to School Treat Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

Back to School Treat Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

If you're looking for back to school treat ideas to send your kids back with smiles on their faces, Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here today with a great back to school snack box DIY that your kids will love! Take it away, Virginie...


Whether your kids are excited to go back to school or a little apprehensive, I am sure finding these cute snack boxes in their backpacks will lift their spirit for the day :)

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Back to School Fashion

by Jillian Leslie on

Back to School Fashion Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by JCPenny to outfit my daughter, Lainey, in some of their back to school fashion and show off her favorite finds. This was a really fun post to do, because Lainey got to express her creativity from start to finish.

First, she and I headed to JCPenny, and once inside, I let her loose, picking out everything she liked. She started with tee shirts, jackets, and infinity scarves!

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