Kids Get Social at Provost Academy: The UnVirtual Online School

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This post brought to you by Provost Academy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://www.prettyopinionated.com/. I’ve been thinking more and more about enrolling my son in an online school. I find that a “traditional” school setting just isn’t cutting it for Jacob, especially since his school is putting less and less emphasis on student relationships. See, relationships formed in school play a large role in how well your child learns. Kids learn as much from each other as they do from their teachers…if not more! I also think every child learns differently, and the public school model […] Read more »

Find the Cutest Back to School Clothes at Schoola! #clothesforschool

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This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. Click here to learn more about Schoola. Click here to see what people are saying.   Remember about two weeks ago I shared with you how you can help Yick Wo school get an amazing art program? Well, I wanted to take a few minutes to remind you that we’re still trying to raise funds for them. I also wanted to refresh your memory about Schoola, a fantastic place to buy gently used clothes for your […] Read more »

Join the #ReadyForAnything Twitter Party

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This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pretty Opinionated. Did you know that Angel Soft® has these great new soft pack facial tissues that you can pretty much take anywhere? They’re the same durable Angel Soft® tissue that you love, but in an incredibly convenient water-resistant pack that easily fits in your purse! Imagine the possibilities! I know I would benefit from keeping a stash of Angel Soft® soft pack facial tissues in my car, my purse and next to me in my desk drawer! The biggest messes seem […] Read more »

5 Tips to Make Back to School Lunches Easier

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I received products mentioned below to help me write these tips to make back to school lunches easier. All opinions are my own. Despite my desire to stretch summer out as long as possible for my son, back to school is right around the corner. While neither of us are happy about this, as we’ve had nothing but problems at his school for the last four years, it’s time to face reality. Summer is almost over. With back to school season comes back to school lunches. Now, Jacob usually buys his lunch at school, but there are days that he […] Read more »

Build Your Plush Collection & Library with Kohl’s Cares and Help Kids in Need!

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Kohl’s provided me with a Little Critter’s Kohl’s Cares package for sharing the information in this post. All opinions are my own. My son has a massive stuffed animal collection. In fact, the only collection larger than that is his book collection! I can’t help it, there are so many great books and adorable snuggly stuffed animals out there. Those two collections have one thing in common: Kohl’s Cares. With stuffed animals and gorgeous hardcover books at just $5 each, it was easy to amass a collection that rivals a toy store and a library! It’s even easier when you […] Read more »

Help Me Give Yick Wo A Great Art Program with Schoola #clothes4school

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This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. Click here to learn more about Schoola. Click here to see what people are saying.   When Jacob started Kindergarten and began bringing home awesome art projects, I started an Art Gallery wall in my bedroom. That way, his creations are the last thing I see before I go to to bed at night and the first thing I see in the morning. This one little wall is only a sample of the many beautiful pieces […] Read more »

Dorm Room Basics for Sharing a Bathroom with Strangers

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Congratulations! You’re off to college and moving into a dorm room. You know what that means? Well, a lot of things actually. Like staying up late…studying and eating junk food for breakfast! It also means sharing a bathroom with strangers! Yay, right? This was the one thing I dreaded most about living in a dorm room. I couldn’t stand showering in those little stalls with flimsy curtains. Forget about other stuff, I waited until the middle of the night! Sharing a bathroom with strangers- especially when the idea freaks you out- requires some planning. The fact that you have to […] Read more »

Easy DIY Back to School Duct Tape Decorative Storage Container Project

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I recently discovered a love for duct tape decorating! Considering my lack of crafting skills, I was super stoked to find what I consider to be the easiest method of crafting on the planet! When Scotch sent me some of their coolest fun duct tape colors and patterns to try out,  I couldn’t wait to try it out on something. I started covering old prescription bottles (I had surgery recently, remember? Lots of prescriptions for that!), but needed a bigger project. Then I remembered that we still had ice-cream containers from when I did the Blue Bunny review over at […] Read more »

Chatsters™ Gabby: Your Daughter’s New Portable Best Friend

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This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When did dolls get so cool? When I was a kid, the most advanced talking doll involved pulling a string on the back to hear one of three eerie phrases. Any other interaction with them was entirely in your head. Now, kids have awesome dolls that can actually converse with them, like Chatsters™ Gabby! What is Chatsters™ Gabby? Gabby is a totally sassy, silly, hip doll that your daughter can take on the go. She  is a “friend” that really plays with you. She responds to her accessories, […] Read more »

Zoomer™ and Zuppies™ : All the Fun of a Dog without the Mess!

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This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a teenager and into my early adult years, we rented houses where pets weren’t allowed. I wanted a dog so bad! Especially since I grew up with the best dog pretty much from birth to age 11. I knew what great companions they were and missed that! If your kids are begging for a dog but your circumstances don’t allow it, you can still give them a taste of the fun! Give them the dog they want with Zoomer™ and Zuppies™!   Zoomer™ and Zuppies™ […] Read more »