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Plant a Pen Challenge

Plant a Pen Challenge

Every year when we go back to school shopping I buy less and less ‘stuff’. We’ve realized over the years how much of these supplies either go unused or get wasted just because we get caught up in the sales and the frenzy of back to school shopping. Do we really need to buy new stuff every year and throw out all the ones from last year just because we’ve been conditioned that kids ought to go to school every…

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Set Your Own Combination Lock

Set Your Own Combination Lock

Today is the first day of school for my girls. Two of them are headed off to high school and the third is starting middle school this year. The one who is starting middle school is a bit apprehensive what with the new school, meeting new friends and all that. She is excited about one thing though, she’s going to get her own locker from now on! I was going to give her this free 1590D Set-Your-Own Combination Lock that…

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Back to School: Musical Instruments

Back to School: Musical Instruments

Back to school shopping is officially underway. Along with crayons and notebooks and other school supplies, and aside from laptops, musical instruments is going to be one of the bigger expenses for most parents. The following is a post from Jade, 16 years old and high school junior. Musical instruments, and the ability to play them are great things to have. They are the gifts that keep on giving. People who play musical instruments are considered to maintain and possess…

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Locking Down Back-to-School

Locking Down Back-to-School

My teen daughters and their friends fancy themselves to be hackers. They think it’s fun to try and hack each others locker combination at school or their Facebook accounts. So far, it has been just harmless fun just to prove that they can do it; but you can see how something like this can quickly turn bad or go too far. We’ve heard on the news how kids can be mean to each other and sometimes it leads to deadly…

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