Top 10 Cookies for School Lunches

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Hello Somewhat Simple readers. It's Jillian again from Food Folks and Fun. I’m thrilled to be here to share a roundup of Top 10 Cookies for School Lunches. For a lot of us back-to-school is in full swing, and we're {hopefully} settling into a routine. I don't know about you, but packing lunches for school or work can become a bit mundane and dull. What I like to do to shake things up a bit is bake a new & different batch of cookies each Sunday night for the week ahead. This keeps our … [Read more...]

Printable Bookmarks + Bookplates


Back to School season is in full-swing. Many of us have already sent our kids back and others of us are still preparing for the big day. To coordinate with the Back to School Reading Log I shared with you and to continue on with the book theme, I have two more freebies today- printable bookmarks and bookplates! The inspiration for this comes from Dr. Seuss. Don't you just love this quote? It's one of my favorites. And here are the bookplates: You can click HERE to download both of these … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Child for Preschool


Back-to-School time can be scary for any child, no matter how old they are, but it is especially hard for 3 and 4 year olds who are preparing for their first day of preschool. Many of my little preschool students have never been away from their parents and the separation anxiety those first several days can be heartbreaking for both the child and their parent! But here are some suggestions I offer to those parents whom ask: "Whats the best way to prepare my child for preschool?" Preparing your … [Read more...]

Back to School Meet and Greet

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The start of a new school year can be exciting and scary all at the same time! When my daughter started kindergarten, she came home during the second week of school with an invitation for a "Back to School Meet and Greet". Invitations were given to every student in the class and specified that all parents were welcome. My daughter and I went together and it turned out to be one of the best ways to start the new school year! There were about 10-15 students who came and they had a blast playing … [Read more...]

Teacher Gift Printable

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My kids are going back to school in a week, and I wanted to send something for their teachers so I made this cute Teacher Gift Printable! I always like to send something to start off the year, and this Teacher Gift Printable makes it super easy. It's great because it doesn't matter what type of gift card you use. I picked up Wal-Mart gift cards while I was school supply shopping, but you could really get anything you think teachers would like or need. Once you get your gift cards, just … [Read more...]