August is here and that means back to school season is upon us. It’s time to purchase updated school supplies, prep for those top-notch lunches, or even plan a last-minute vacation! Colleen Burns will help alleviate the stress that comes with back to school prep. As “Mom on the Run” herself, Colleen will provide her personal tips to make sure your kids are ready to get on the bus this fall.
ONE MORE TIME: The summer fun isn’t over just yet! There is still a chance to have one last great vacation before heading back to school and with Booking.com’s Labor Day Sale offering deals starting at 20% off in 12 top domestic locations, planning a trip is both easy and affordable. The Labor Day deals include great family friendly destinations like Fort Lauderdale and Washington D.C., ideal beach stays in Los Angeles and Miami Beach, perfect “friends getaways” in Las Vegas and Atlanta, and big city escapes like New York and San Francisco. Their research shows that half of Americans are planning to take weekend trips this year, so what better time to get away before schedules get busy again.
SMART SNACKS: When packing lunch, make sure to include sweet treats that are good for you. Crispy Fruit snacks by Crispy Green are made of 100% pure fruit, nothing else. They have no added sugar, sweeteners or other additives used to enhance the taste or appearance! Freeze dried for a light crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking, each single-serving bag contains approximately one serving of fruit at 60 calories or less per bag. These clean, single-ingredient snacks are perfect for student all ages and come in seven unique and delicious fruit flavors. Perfectly portable, so you can take them with you on the go. As a proud sponsor of Power your Lunchbox, they also encourage everyone to visit poweryourlunchbox.com, for tips and recipes for packing healthier lunches. Sponsors of this program donate to feeding America (last year providing more than 179,000 meals to families in need).
FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND FAMILIES: If your kids are active in sports, you want to make sure they are strong on and off the playing field. Serve a glass of milk – and grab one yourself - in the morning before school to make sure you’re both ready to go! Horizon Organic High Protein milk is the first organic protein milk on the market. It contains 12 grams of organic protein per 8-ounce serving to support muscle health, and it’s made with non-GMO ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives. Available in three delicious flavors: Reduced Fat Chocolate, Reduced Fat Plain, and Vitamin D. It’s an easy swap from traditional milk and a great way to pack extra protein into you or your kid’s diet!
SNACK ON THE GO: For many moms, back-to-school means back to being busy! Between soccer practice, school clubs and homework, there is never a dull moment. If you are a busy mom-on-the-go, you know after school snacks are eaten on the fly, and not always in the kitchen. Nature Valley™ Crispy Creamy Wafer Bars make on-the-go snacking more delicious than ever. The perfect mix of creamy and crispy, these bars are a treat for the whole family! Plus, they come in two flavors – peanut butter and peanut butter chocolate. So, the next time snack-time is in-between soccer practice and math tutoring – Nature Valley’s got you covered.