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Campus Book Rentals’ Fall Sale

 

 

Campus Book Rentals Fall Sale and Rentback

 

 

School is back in session, and now that you’re finding out what textbooks are REALLY required for each class, it’s time to grab the books while you still have motivation to study them!  If you’re tired of spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks, just to turn around and sell them (or being stuck with them because they’re no longer accepting that book for next semester), the solution is here.  Campus Book Rentals is a textbook rental site that helps students cut their costs each semester, without the worry of being stuck with books and a lack of cash.  I’ve checked out Campus Book Rentals before and since then, they’ve made a lot of progress and provide more benefits than ever!

For every textbook that is rented, a donation is made to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile is a charitable group of medical professionals who provide reconstructive surgery and care for children born with cleft lip.  This medical care saves lives – many children with cleft lip are unable to eat, are shunned in their community, and often cannot speak or smile.  The contributions from textbook rentals help fund this amazing effort! 

Another new perk is an entirely new service called RentBack.  Rentback allows you, the student, to rent your textbooks to other students!  My husband and I have a number of college textbooks in our library, because they weren’t going to be used at our school the following semester.  We were just stuck with a book or a low price on eBay.  With RentBack you’re able to take those books and rent them to other students, possibly earning multiple times your money back.  Who could pass up that chance?Continue Reading…

Lunches around the world with Little Passports

 

 

 

Kids around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! Let’s visit different countries and see what yummy food the school kids eat every day!

France– French children enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal that is made from high-quality ingredients, and are mostly made from scratch. The children all sit in the same eating area, the cafeteria. An interesting fact is that there are no vending machines in schools, because they’re banned due to the high sugar and fat content of the treats they carry. Typical school lunches here can have a variety of dishes and ingredients, such as grilled fish, salad, red beans, seasonal vegetables, garlic sausage, fruit salads and chocolate flan (just to name a few). Another perk is that the food is served on plates and eaten with real silverware!

Japan– In Japan, the school lunch ingredients are locally sourced and almost never frozen; in addition, the schools employ nutrition experts that work with kids and teach them the importance of good eating habits. Like the children in France, Japanese kids also eat in a community-like setting with their peers, and even their teachers! The children also wear white hats and robes to serve their classmates, which teaches them teamwork and respect. You can expect to find lots of rice, vegetables, fish, soup, and meat on the plate.

South Africa– South African school meals have natural ingredients such as corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. There’s also rice, soft porridge, and meat that is sprinkled in with the vegetables. A special stew is made called potjiekos (named after a potjie, a three-legged pot), which originated from Dutch settlers. The cook puts vegetables, meat, potatoes, and spices into the pot, which is heated by small amounts of wood and twigs. After cooking, the result is a delectable stew!

Colombia– Colombian school lunch ingredients usually vary from region to region, but can contain rice, potatoes, fruit, beans, meatballs, and vegetables such as corn and avocados. There’s a special vegetarian menu also available, and children from 2 to 5 years old have their food cut and portioned into smaller sizes.

We hope you enjoyed our lunch trip around the world, and perhaps found inspiration to try new foods at your own dinner table!

Shopping for Back to School clothes? Get something for the kids and for you, mom!

 

 Spoil your little ones while you can!

FabKids used to only offer clothing for girls (and might I add, they have some super cute stuff!) but they also started selling outfits for boys too!  This is pretty exciting to me since I have two boys of my own!  

  • Take a quiz–to determine your FabKid’s style (This is quick!)
  • FabKids will recommend personalized outfits styled just for them!
  • You can order today, and receive a discount of 50% off your first FabKids Outfit – what a deal! 

Each month FabKids will suggest an outfit (purchasing is not obligatory!)  These playfully styled outfits are only $39.95. It’s easy to accept the recommended outfit with a single-click, shop the collection for a different outfit, or just skip. There is never an obligation to buy–you may “skip” as often as you’d like.  Occasionally even they pick random members to receive a FREE outfit!  What fun! 

If you are not totally delighted with the FabKids experience you may cancel your membership at any time. No problem!

 

Sometimes moms need a little something too!

Hey moms!  Sometimes we need a little something too, right?!  If you are looking for some cute workout outfits, you might want to check out the Ellie collection!  They release new outfits monthly and I do have to say, I really like some of them a lot!!!  Right now you can even get 20% off your purchase!  

 

 

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