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Over the years, we have churned out quite a few terrific “back to school” posts, so I pulled a few of my favorites to get us all in the mood. From meal ideas to birthday treats to cootie catchers, there is something for everyone. Enjoy!

Have a September birthday in your family? Check out what Renae came up with for a healthy and adorable school birthday treat

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 …or maybe you have a child who marches to the beat of a different drum. They might love this personalized school folder DIY!

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 Always wondered what charter schools were all about? Check out Maggie’s take on the topic

Green Apple on Books

 

…and her always relevant perspective on the best teacher gifts…it is never too early to start planning for Christmas!

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Get some back to school meal planning inspiration with our pinnable dinner ideas… 

Mom Colored Glasses Dinner Recipe Collage

…and inspire a whole new generation of cootie-catcher makers with this easy DIY!

Cootie Catcher

And finally, check out this book review Renae wrote earlier this year. It might just make the perfect book to keep in your car for all the time you spend waiting in school pickup lines…sports practices….dance lessons…or take-out parking spaces…

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The glider…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

When I was pregnant with our first, we shopped and shopped for a glider to go in the nursery. I felt like Goldilocks as I sat in chair after chair…too hard, too fluffy, too scratchy…until I finally found just the perfect one. It was comfortable with Read the Rest…

10 things I wish I had known as a new mom…

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

It has been over nine years since I was a brand new mom. Most days, it feels like a lifetime ago. But this summer, as I have been watching my sister go through the transition to being a new mom, it has brought me back Read the Rest…

on practicing gratitude…during appendicitis…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Whole, Faith, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I woke with a start to the sound of insistent beeping. Disoriented and confused, I sat up and looked across the hospital room to a nurse huddled over my daughter’s IV, and only then did the last 24 hours come flooding back to me. Madi’s puking in Read the Rest…

#likeagirl: a call for confidence in our daughters {and we are quoted on CNN.com!}

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

If you have not seen the video that Always posted on at the end of June, take three minutes… Basically, the video asks older kids/teens to show them how to run or fight or throw “like a girl”. They flailed, they giggled, they shuffled…all the stereotypical Read the Rest…

Back in a Bit.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Ah, life.  It gets a little crazy….with new jobs, and Ph.D programs, and crazy jobs, and kids, and school wrapping up, and…..you know the drill. We love Mom Colored Glasses….this great little space we’ve fostered here and the people we connect with every day because Read the Rest…

on growing up…

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I turned 36 last month. It has such a grown-up ring to it, being 36. Fresh out of college, I worked in a department where a few of my co-workers were in their mid to late 30′s. I remember thinking that they weren’t “old”, but Read the Rest…

Essential Oils 101

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Green Living, Healthy Moms, Looking Home, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

About a month ago I walked into my friend Karen’s house and exclaimed, “What’s that AMAZING smell?  Am I going to get a massage?”  It was her essential oil diffuser spreading a whole lot of incredible lavender and peace and calming love into the room…..and I Read the Rest…

Perspective. It’s that important.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I stepped into the glass box sticking out of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago. It was surprisingly hot, even though the outside temperatures were stuck at a frosty 20 degrees. I looked out first, and then down at my feet standing Read the Rest…

Women and Work Series {Renae}

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Be Informed, Mom Perspectives, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

Women, especially Mothers in the workforce is a hot topic! It seems that I’ve read about a million articles and books on this topic…..am I damaging my children by working outside the home? am I damaging my career by staying at home? am I damaging Read the Rest…

The Real Life of a Mom Blogger…

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I had great plans for an interesting and beautiful post today but as soon as I walked down the stairs this morning I knew it wouldn’t materialize. We totally had that stereotypical first week at home after a great family vacation in Florida….everyone was tired Read the Rest…

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