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  • Giveaway: Biscuit Goes to School

    I think it’s time for another giveaway. And since it’s back-to-school season, I’m giving away a copy of the paperback book, Biscuit Goes to School.

    How to enter: Leave a comment with your best back-to-school tip. Or, if your kids aren’t in school yet, share your favorite back-to-school memory.

    For an extra chance to win, subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so (or that you’re already subscribed).

    And for a third chance to win, write about this giveaway on your own site, then leave a separate comment with a link to your post. It’s important that you leave separate comments because each comment constitutes one entry.

    The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, September 7. I’ll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment.

    The winner will be announced here on CFO. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.

    One entry per type per person. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

    Good luck!

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    1. I like the convenience of individually packaged snacks but not the expense. Each Sunday I pull out all my big containers of snacks (pretzels, nuts, dried cereal, etc.) and put them in reusable, small snack containers. I also do this twice a week with yogurt and fruit that I keep in the fridge. I know the kids can grab a healthy snack when the need one!

    2. wow how cute i love to try and win this for my little one as for snacks well i’m not to big on giveing them out to my little one but when i did i give here kicks and some furit sancks that are made by gubber

    3. Ruby (Mouth) says:

      I have learned with school, that family time tendto be cut from time with homework and after school activities and all that soo..I began to set aside a few hours on the weekend for a movie or a play date or something that can bring all of us together even during our busy days. We also read for a bout fifteen minutes a night as a family.

    4. The Taylors says:

      I only have a two year old, so no kids in school yet. But one of my favorite memories about going back to school was laying out my first-day-of-school-outfit on my bed, and not sleeping well at all because I was so excited to go back.

    5. get papers, lunches and even clothes ready the night before…makes morning easier when you are not trying to find homework or a sock that matches

    6. Just from recent experience with my second child starting Kindergarten…write their names really big on their communication folders (if your school uses them) on the outside so you don’t mix them up in a rush to stuff them into their backpacks!

    7. I’ve got two more years before my oldest is off to school… so I’ll share a memory instead.

      One of my favorite memories is that my mom read “The Berenstein Bears Go to School” for me EVERY MORNING before I left for kindergarten. It was sweet!

    8. We returned to our school sleep schedule about 1 week before school started. This really helped start the school year on a good note.

    9. I homeschool, but imagine getting ready for school is not much different than when we are rushing out the door to a homeschool activity. My advice is make up a list the night before of what each child needs and have them gather it all up before bed. The next morning everything is all together and ready to go.

      ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

    10. My best tip would be to buy LOTS of hand sanitizer to send to school.


    11. marci lambert says:

      we love biscuit.

      my best back-to-school tip is to pick out a week’s worth of outfits at a time. i have a 10-pocket shoe organizer in my girls’ closet and i put their uniforms, undies and socks in their. mornings are busy enough — i don’t need to discover that one kid doesn’t have anything to wear!

    12. YourCouponBuddy says:

      I would have to say that my best back to school memory is buying school supplies. I loved it! A brand new binder and back pag plus new pens. My favorite time!

    13. some tips to do the night before school that make our mornings run smoothly are:
      pick out outfit(especially for girls!)

      pack lunches

      get homework and any notes ready and inside the backpacks

      plan what’s for breakfast

      start with a clean kitchen/bathroom


    14. my best back to school tip comes from the teacher side of things. i like when parents follow the rules of the school. teachers expect a certain routine and when parents assume their way is better, it is more aggravating then helpful

    15. and of course i subscribe!

    16. I don’t know if I have a favorite back to school memory but I loved going back to school in elementary school. I was always a bit sad that summer was gone but happy for a change. New friends, new teachers, back to normal. Great giveaway, thanks!

    17. I am a subscriber.

    18. my best memory is picking out my school supplies-the notebooks, a big box of crayons and markers and always new shoes for the first day

      tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

    19. Be sure to pick out clothing the day before, and have everything ready by the door, if possible have bowls, cereal, etc waiting on the table for breakfast in the morning.


    20. My favorite back to school memory comes from when I started second grade. That day I met the two girsl who would be my friend throughout school. 25 years later we still keep in touch.

    21. I subscribe

    22. Favorite memory – Always having to have just the right outfit to start school. I remember being so picky about this. I do not remember having to have certain school supplies just the first day clothes.

    23. This looks like a cute book for my daughter. She won’t start school for another year, but my favorite back to school memory is shopping for school stuff. New crayons, new backpack, picking out a new binder (with whatever was “in” at the time on the cover)… Back to school shopping was always a ton of fun for me. Then I would go home and put all the paper in the binder, lable the dividers, put paper between each of them, fill up my pencil case. *sigh* To be young again!

    24. I subscribed.

    25. It’s hard to imagine that summer vacation is over… It’s school time again!
      The first day of school is your first chance to find your way around a new school, or learn the pathways to new classes in your old school. It’s a lot to learn in one day, so don’t be surprised if you need a reminder or two.

    26. Seeing friends you haven’t seen in a while can make the first day a good one. You also can make the day feel special by wearing an outfit you like.

    27. My advice is to get everything that will be needed for the next day of school ready the day before hand. Thanks for the giveaway.

      Email: schoolmarm03@yahoo.com

    28. Decide and take out your children’s clothing the night before.Saves time and frustration for both yourself and your child.
      Elaine R

    29. A good tip is the week before school starts make them go to bed and wake up at the times they will need to during school days, that way there somewhat use to it by the first day and won’t be so crabby

    30. My best back-to-school tip is to establish a relationship with the teacher from the get-go. We have a before-school Meet the Teacher night at our school, but it is kind of crazy. However, I make a point to email the teacher sometime during the first week and let him/her know how much we are enjoying his/her class (because a complement goes a looooooooong way) and offer to help in any way I can. My son also takes a small treat for the teacher on the first day (Hugs, an apple, etc) with a small note. Then, I schedule a formal conference during the first month. Opening the lines of communication with your child’s teacher and yourself is one of the biggest improvements you can make in your child’s education.

    31. I’m subscribing via bloglines! Thanks!

    32. I just sent my oldest to Kindergarten so it’s been so informative to read all of these tips! Anything I could offer has already been said. I would still really love the book though 🙂

    33. We like to have a back to school breakfast in the morning…lots of yummy foods that give him the energy he needs for his big day!

    34. wendy I do the same and snack size bags!
      One night a week we know its family and game night- we make dinner together and play games- we shut off all electronics and enjoy the family

    35. :::Melanie::: says:

      I am a subscriber 🙂 Best tip would be frozen yogurt tubes, healthy and fun and they help keep the lunch box frozen while they unthaw at school.

    36. For the first few days of school, we bring the kids to school about 20 minutes early. It makes it easier for them to adjust when they are the first ones there.

    37. My favorite back to school memory is picking out my outfit for the first day of school and all my fun new school supplies. I can’t wait to do it with my kids!

    38. visit the school before the first day… talk it up like it’s the best thing since sliced bread. 😉

    39. This is more helpful for parents than children. Back to school can be kind of hard on moms too. My husband and I have a tradition of going out to coffee together after dropping our son off. Gives us a chance to decompress before going back to real life.

    40. Mom of 3 Peas says:

      My best school tip is to lay out my daughters clothes the night before