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The Back to School Reads Giveaway!

August 6, 2009


Hope y'all are ready for this next giveaway from Hachette!! To celebrate the end of summer, and kids-going-back-to-school, here's some thought-inspiring books for parents... Ahhh, the quiet! Ooh, the serenity! Five lucky winners will receive all five books:
  1. NurtureShock by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
  2. Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind by Phillip Done
  3. In CHEAP We Trust by Lauren Weber
  4. The Love Revolution by Joyce Meyer
  5. Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel

Want 'em? Of course you do! Here's how:
-- This is open to residents of the USA and Canada only, no PO Boxes, please.
-- Contest will run until 6:00pm CST September 15th. Can't wait? Click on the links to purchase from Amazon.com.
-- For one entry, comment and share: Is back-to-school time good or not? It's kinda bittersweet for me. The little man's going back to school, and he's excited to learn new things. But back-to-school time means summer's almost over. Which means that winter's coming (ASoIF, anyone?). Not one of my favorite seasons, that's for sure.
-- Following gets you another.
-- Sharing via twitter, blog, email, etc. gets you two entries for each action (be sure to let me know what you did & where, or cc me on emails).
-- Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're a winner.
-- HAVE FUN!

And, don't forget to check out West of Mars--Win a Book! for more giveaways!

156 comments:

Karen H in NC said...

Back to school is not an issue with me since my children are adults now...but I don't like the idea that winter is not far behind. Of course, that's why I left Michigan and moved south...shorter, milder winter weather!

kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

Karen H in NC said...

+1 I am a follower

kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

holdenj said...

I always have thought back to school was a good time. Who can resist a new box of crayons? And I really do love fall. I am lucky to live somewhere that fall really pops--lots of beautiful colors from the trees.

Please count me in!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

I like back to school,by then the kids are bored and wanting to get back.But having to go out and buy all the stuff they need is a pain.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

I'm a follower

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Debbie F said...

Back to school is exciting and a pain! LOL! I have a 14yo and a 6yo and they love shopping for their new supplies but the schools these days require alot! Can be expensive!

Thanks for the giveaway!

WotV said...

Back to school is a mixed bag. On one hand, I work from home so I am more productive... but I miss my 3 boys.

I am following your blog and retweeting your tweet!!! I wanna win!

Pam said...

Right now back to school is a good thing because I'm on maternity leave with a baby and a 3 yr. old and it's a challenge...I always liked it as a student because new clothes, seeing your friends again, etc. I like that it signifies the beginning of fall for me but I hate that winter follows.

+ I follow you already

melacan at hotmail dot com

Leann said...

I think back to school is an intriqueing time for parents and children. It is a time for children to learn and sit down with parents and tell them all about it. It is a way you as a parents get to learn along with your children. I think that is exciting.

I would love to read these books. YAY for Hatchette for offering these books for giveaway.

leann.luckett@gmail.com

Leann said...

I follow your blog

Leann said...

I am a subscriber to your rss feed via google

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have always loved back to school time: cool new supplies, crisp fall weather, the promise of something exciting happening. If we could only hold it at fall and skip the winter...

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

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throuthehaze said...

Back to School doesnt affect me other than its annoying to get stuck behind a bus when they are making stops
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Wanda said...

Whenever my kids went back to school I missed having them around, but at the same time I was excited for them to be seeing all their friends again, learning more and growing up.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I don't have children in school, so I'm kind of apathetic to "back to school season".

Looks like a good set of books, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a Blogger follower.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

dor said...

Yes, yes..going back to school is a good thing. Yap....quiet time.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...

I subscribe by email.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

herblady said...

I vote YES on back-to-school! The neighborhood becomes so peaceful and quiet and I know that my favorite season (fall) is around the corner! Please count me in.

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

herblady said...

I'm a follower.

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

budletsmom said...

I am not ready for school to start again. I can't believe that summer is almost over. I will be happy in some ways much easier to get things done but we didn't pack enough fun in - I wanted to do so many more fun things than we actualy got around to doing - well we still have 4 weeks to get as much fun in as possible though.

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

budletsmom said...

I follow.

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

herblady said...

Tweeted it:
http://twitter.com/hrbeck/status/3166654169



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LuAnn said...

Back to school! I can't believe the summer is almost over already. Pretty soon it will be fall and then ... Christmas. Good grief!

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

Back to school is a good time. Amber's always excited about the new year, and it means fall is here, which I love. Also, things seem to slow down a little. There aren't as many outing and events, we can get back to normal.

I'd love to be entered. I subscribe through FeedDemon.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Melanie said...

I love fall and new school supplies, so I think this is a wonderful time of the year. I don't have kids, so I don't have the back to school hassles and Iget all the new pens and paper for myself.

Sue said...

Today I would say back to school time is good, but that's because my boys have been bickering all day. They start back in two weeks and I've actually really enjoyed them this summer.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I'm more neutral about it now. Good to be out of the summer heat, but not looking forward to the winter cold!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

enyl said...

I find the begining of each school year to be rejuvenating. I'm always ready to try new ideas,techniques,topics and introduce new books.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

I'm a follower
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Allison said...

I don't like when the kdis go back to school bc then the trains are more crowded. haha. Please enter me!

allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

Allison said...

I'm a follower

allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

Allison said...

and a subscriber

allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

thanks!

Nicole said...

My kids are still too little for school, so I like that the neighborhood is quiet again. I also like that I can school supplies cheapl.

Nicole said...

I follow.

Beth said...

I don't have any small children going back to school but I take care of my 6 year old granddaughter every day and I will miss her so VERY MUCH! I don't like the thought that winter will be coming soon!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

traveler said...

Back to school is a delightful time of year. New school year begins, everyone is on a schedule and cooler weather. thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Lisanne624 said...

I always dreaded going back to school when I was a kid, but of course it was great to see all my friends again. I guess I just rebel against all that structure!

I'm a follower!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

bridget3420 said...

Back to school isn't an issue for me...

bridget3420 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3185062367

bridget3420 said...

Blogged

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/08/87-book-giveaway-list.html

Anonymous said...

Back to school time is awesome for me... As a kid I loved the idea of going back and learning so many, many new things! As an adult starting a new semester still illicits the same response... Thank you for the contest!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Bcteagirl said...

Ilike back to school time. Many friends are reunited. And I am unusual in that winter is my favourite season :P

Bcteagirl said...

I follow via google reader!

Chelsea B. said...

It is kind of bittersweet time. But think about how crazy all the mom's (and dad's) would be if it were summer ALL the time!

tina werner said...

as a kid, i loved back to school time... new backpack, new school supplies, new clothes! but as a grown up, back to school means making lunches every morning and making sure my kids get to the sitters on time to catch the bus... argh! oh and winter is coming, that part i could do without.

thanks for the chance to win!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

+1 i'm a follower

+1 i have you linked on my side bar http://www.tinawerner.blogspot.com

DarcyO said...

Yeah! I'm ready for school to start again but not ready for our cold and snowy winters.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I'm a follower.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
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I posted this on twitter ;o)

http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3209710817

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

Back to school is always fun the shopping the new classes the pictures and my Daughter will be a senior this year so it should be a busy year.

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com


I am a full-time follower of your blog

Denny, Alaska said...

This is an excellent time of year, as my daughter begins her freshman year of hight school in just a few days and my wife begins teaching again. I'm retired and will stay at home with the dogs and cats!

Please enter me in the contest; thanks!


denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

ColleenFL said...

Back to school is a good time of year.

I am a follower.

atrue at iname dot com

MoziEsmé said...

A mixed bag - sad to see summer ending, glad to see creativity starting again!

I'm a follower

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Misusedinnocence said...

It's good, but extremely stressful.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

athena910 said...

Back to school is always good news - bad news for me. On the one hand it marks the beginning of something new, and on the other hand it means that summer is over and winter is coming.

psychebabe2000@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

debbied.c@telus.net

Back to school means summer is over and time to start getting up early again. But it also means that winter is coming and I love the snow.

Debbie

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a blog post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/giveaways-in-blogland-12/

carolsntoebook at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/back-to-school-books_2437.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

senecacindy said...

Back-to-school this year is a little sad for me. My youngest is going to college. He went to summer school, but that time passed by very quickly. He probably won't come home very much. He loves college! My daughter has gotten her first teaching position, so she will be pretty busy.

gaby317 said...

No kids yet, so the end of summer just reflects the passage of time. I'm sad to have the summer end though.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

i follow

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

thanks for the entry!

gaby317 said...

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

+2
posted this contest on my blog's sidebar

thanks!

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FOKXXY said...

Back to school is always sad for me. My son and I are very close and the summers are a wonderful time for us to spend time outside enjoying all the world has to offer.

Plus.. I despise making school lunches :) lol.

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I do not like back to school time. I love hanging out with my son but we never have enough time with school, work and other responsibilities during the school year.


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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ossmcalc said...

As school is about to begin, I have a heavy heart and feel basically lost. I had to retire for medical reasons after an accident at school after 23 years as a teacher. I had pretty well planned on dying in my classroom or when I quit learning - whichever came first.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3259441273

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I emailed some friends about the giveaway with a cc to you.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via email.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3259441273

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I emailed some friends about the giveaway with a cc to you.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Dina said...

Back to school is good - except I get sad because it reminds me that my kids are growing up! Bittersweet here, too.

Dina said...

Follower

Dina said...

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justicecw said...

Back to school is good and bad. I love seeing my son learn new things but I don't like the more structured day. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a follower
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justicecw said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/3266561998
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Marie said...

Although I am not a big fan of winter I can't say that I'm sorry to send my daughter back to school -- she has been driving me bonkers the last week :-)

I am a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

Lee P said...

Back to school is a great time. I get to go shopping with my daughter for new clothes and school supplies, plus she gets back on schedule. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow your blog

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wade said...

my son is starting high school this year so it is a bit mixed for me all though he can't wait

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wade said...

i follow

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Jasmyn said...

Want 'em? Of course you do! Here's how:
-- This is open to residents of the USA and Canada only, no PO Boxes, please.
-- Contest will run until 6:00pm CST September 15th. Can't wait? Click on the links to purchase from Amazon.com.
-- For one entry, comment and share: Is back-to-school time good or not? It's kinda bittersweet for me. The little man's going back to school, and he's excited to learn new things. But back-to-school time means summer's almost over. Which means that winter's coming (ASoIF, anyone?). Not one of my favorite seasons, that's for sure.
-- Following gets you another.
-- Sharing via twitter, blog, email, etc. gets you two entries for each action (be sure to let me know what you did & where, or cc me on emails).
-- Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're a winner.
-- HAVE FUN!

Back to school time is a bit hard since my daughter is only in first grade, I haven't had too much experience with sending her off on the bus. On the other hand, she absolutely loves school and is quite a smart little duck so I'm excited to see what kernels of knowledge she'll be bringing home this year.

I am also a follower.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Natalie said...

I think going back to school is a good thing to have the kid's there to be learning and socializing!

coolnatty12(at)yahoo(dot)com

Natalie said...

I'm following!
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etirv said...

Back to school means heavy traffic!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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Stacy said...

I feel like I just got a new job......3k and 5k starting in fall.

I follow you.

Stacy said...

Let me clarify -- I feel like I just got another, additional, job to add to Mom and HD.

Kim said...

I LOVE back to school!! it's exciting.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved going back to school. This year is no different.

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Michelle said...

I always loved going back to school and seeing my friends, and I also loved having fresh school supplies. It was weird how much I enjoyed having new notebooks and pencils (not to mention the Trapper Keeper). I'll be excited when my girl goes to school but I'm sure I'll miss her while she's gone. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

jaltmichelle *at* hotmail *dot* com

Audrey said...

school is NOT a good thing. it means the years are ticking by...i love summer and spending time with my kids.

:(

ajohnman@gmail.com

lag123 said...

Back to school is very sad. Summer is over.

lag110@mchsi.com

lag123 said...

I am a new follower. Just subscribed by email.

lag110@mchsi.com

lastnerve said...

you bet your butt back to school is good good good ..... mommy gets peace and quiet! whooohooo

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I follow your blog

Val
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lastnerve said...

I tweeted about it!

http://twitter.com/lastnerve2000/status/3451116337

Val
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Melinda said...

for me it means More traffic on the road...not fun

mjf926 at gmail dot com

Jen L. said...

It's kind of exciting to be starting a new school year -- it feels like a fresh start (even more so that Jan. 1) but it sucks to have summer end. I'd rather have summer all the time.

jenniferlehman AT rogers dot com

Tasses said...

The school new year is sad for me because I no longer have children to get ready.

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Tasses said...

I subscribe via Google Reader


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starryann said...

going back to school is a busy time and I to lament the end of summer and the onset of winter. As some others have commented it does feel like new beginnings but also endings as with each passing year children get older.

starryann2000@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

Back to School is a bit depressing for me. Summer is almost over and I have to start making school lunches again.

janetfaye said...

It is a good time for us because my grandson is happy about starting school.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

1. Blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/dreys-library-back-to-school-reads.html

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janetfaye said...

2. Blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/dreys-library-back-to-school-reads.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Back to school time is sad, because it seems like it is more work packing lunches and doing other things that a busy parent would not have to do otherwise during the summer months.
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Heather said...

I follow your blog!
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Heather said...

I subscribe via email!
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Heather said...

I follow you on Twitter! (roxxyroller,coolcanucks)
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Heather said...

I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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Heather said...
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Heather said...

I tweeted about this great giveaway!
http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/3528426429

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Heather said...

I favorited your blog with Technorati!
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garypaul AT yahoo dot com said...

back to school is the most wonderful time of the year!

garybronstein said...

Back to School Time is a great time of year

Anonymous said...

HOORAY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL! THERE'S A FEELING IN THE AIR THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

LUCKYGATORGIRL@AOL.COM

wadev said...

Back to school is good on many fronts... my little one is back in the swing of learning and growing academically, the daycare expenses go down, and since I work in higher education the activity around campus buzzes again!
wadev@grinnell.edu

Anonymous said...

It's bittersweet for me, but I love watching them accomplish even the littlest thing at school! They sure do grow up quickly!

great idea for a contest.
sara
ihpie at yahoo.com

ccqdesigns said...

back to school is very busy for me, back to grad school classes, a full time job, twice as much traffic, etc.
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ccqdesigns said...

I am a subscriber on google reader
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ccqdesigns said...

http://twitter.com/ccqdesigns/status/3634552480
Here's my tweet
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bettycd said...

Back to School is a good time for me. I love Fall and the kids always get intrigued with the new and different of going into the next level of classes.

bettycd said...

I'm following the blog

bettycd said...

tweeted
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bettycd said...

tweeted entry #2
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blah said...

I loved back to school. Yeah there's the nervous butterflies but there's a palpable excitement. New clothes, new school supplies, seeing old friends, meeting new friends, etc. It's a lot less comforting than the first day at a new job!

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blah said...

I also subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

Bingo said...

It's good -- keeps the kids out of trouble.
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Bridget said...

Holy cow! Look at all these comments! No need to enter me; just blogged about it on Win A Book.

dayna said...

Since I do not have kids, back to school time really should not have any meaning to me. However, I feel drawn to school supplies and new sneakers!

DMBuffy (at) aol (dot) com

enyl said...

The beginning of the school year is a great time for me; I get to try all of the new ideas generated or acquired over the summer.

enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

I'm a follower.

enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

I'm a subscriber.

enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

remarker/fcffollower said...

I think back to school time is good. It gives my daughter new ideas to focus on and she has lots of fun too

Sunnymay said...

I like back to school and the lifelong learning that goes with it. Now my 16 year old prefers to sleep late, so readjusting to the morning funcions is slow-mo, unless sports are involved and then he's ready for the game. He does end the school day with weight lifting, so he's pumped.

mom2anutball said...

This is my daughters first year of school, and I was upset that she started. Only because it seems like she is growing up too fast.
Thanks for the chance!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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Anonymous said...

Always enjoy 'back to school' time.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i'm a follower ;)

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lee P said...

Tweet #1:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/3851651538

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Lee P said...

Tweet#2:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/3851651538

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Anonymous said...

Back to school is great for use since my daughter can't wait to start middle school! I do love winter but Autumn is my favorite season.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

clenna said...

I always loved returning to school, as a student, a teacher and a mom. It was fun and exciting - new things to learn and always the thought of a new friend and experiences.

clenna said...

I follow you

roxxyroller said...

I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is posted here:

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Stacey B. said...

Back to school time is great. We all need a break from the kids running around in the stores during the week. :)

Squiggles87(at)aol.com

Nancye said...

I am always sad to see summer end. I like not having a set schedule and a set bedtime.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Follower

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