How You Can Save Big for a Bright Future with Box Tops for Education

This post has been sponsored, however all opinions expressed here are my own. Many years ago, when my youngest child started Kindergarten, I was approached by a mom about getting involved in the elementary school PTA.  She was an active PTA member and needed help with a school club.  I threw my hat into the volunteer pool and have been an active PTA mom ever since.  I have sat on the PTA board and looked at my club budget and wondered where we were going to come up with a few more dollars for activities.  Even now that my kids are teenagers … [Read more...]

Important Questions to Ask the High School Guidance Counselor

My son is in high school this year and while he has always been a good student, I find myself worrying about whether we are doing the right things when it comes to getting into college.  It seems crazy that I have to worry about college admissions requirements at the age of 15 but the competition is fierce when it comes to getting into the school of your choice.  Unless we hit the lottery, my kids aren't going to  Yale but I at least want to know that they can get into a local state school without a problem! So, what do we need to do to make … [Read more...]

Classes for Kids That Would Actually be Useful!

I am blessed to live in a fairly decent school district.  While Georgia is not generally known for it's quality education, we managed to get into a decent school district and my kids were placed into the gifted program in first grade.  As a result, they have had an assortment of  high level math classes, great opportunities for scientific research, and some fairly outside the box thinking.  I'm lucky that their school offers classes for kids that really challenge them intellectually.  Now that they are teens I am totally incapable of helping … [Read more...]

Rent Textbooks with CampusBookRental and Support Operation Smiles

This post about how to rent textbooks is sponsored by CampusBookRentals but all opinions expressed here are my own. Every year my husband and I try to tuck away a small amount of money into a college fund for our kids.  College tuition is not cheap and I have less than 5 years before my first child heads off in search of higher learning.  While we have high hopes that they qualify for a scholarship, I am not keeping my fingers crossed.  Of course, looking at our pitifully small savings so far, we are going to have to be frugal when college … [Read more...]