Thursday, September 24, 2009


We are back in the swing of things here with school, work, and my new Mom's Taxi role as I shuttle kids around to activities. Can I just say, that since everyone is doing different activities I feel like I am always spending 8 minutes in the car waiting for someone.. Drop off Mr. Boy, drive AK to school.... wait 8 minutes to drop her off. It's annoying, and I am wistful and so grateful for having Mr. Boy & AK at the same school laste year. Everything took place there, sports, dance, cooking class, and there was one drop off and one pick up. It was awesome and a timesaver. Ok... see.. boring... even my petty annoyance is boring.

Anyway... There are a few things I can't live without this Back to School Season.
1. Camelbak Water Bottles are saving me some serious cash, no more juiceboxes. Even better, they come home empty everyday so I know my kids are drinking water.

2. Mabels Labels who is saving me even more money, with her awesome labels that I stick on everything the kids take to school. These labels go through the dishwasher, the laundry, and they still stay on. The kids water bottles have been misplaced, but quickly returned thanks to these labels.

3. Oh, Cliff Bar... how I adore thee, for making delicious kid's Zbars. The kids gobble them up and on those mornings we hit the snooze bar one too many times, it's easy to throw the Zbars at the kids to chow down on the way to school.

4. These awesome melamine plates have been on my wishlist forever. They are on sale at Target for less than $2 bucks each, so I stocked up. I just wanted some non breakable plates that I could have for a casual gathering. Super simple they can be dressed up or down. One day I will be in a phase where my first concern isn't "oooo, that's breakable."

5. Oops, Not Pictured... Google Reader which keeps all my favorite blogs that I love to follow organized and easy to read.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I was happy to discover your blog today. I was unable to find a contact link. I hope it's OK that I'm contacting you through a public comment. I've developed an educational program for Windows called SpellQuizzer that helps children learn their spelling and vocabulary words without the battle that parents often have getting them to sit down and write them out while the parents dictate to them. The parent enters the child's spelling words into the software making a sound recording of each word. Then the software helps the child practice his or her words. It really helped my children with their weekly spelling lists.

I would appreciate your reviewing SpellQuizzer in Bon Jour. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway of a SpellQuizzer license I'd be happy to supply a free license to the winner. You can learn more about the program at There's a video demo you can watch at and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another ( Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you very much!

Dan Hite
TedCo Software