Excited to announce that Staples has once again announced their second annual Share Your First Day of School Story contest!! Canadians, get ready for some excitement!!

Parents love to share their photos of their precious little ones attending their first day at school. Whether it be the first day of kindergarten or the beginning of a new grade, the emotions, the happiness, and the tears all make this day memorable. I can distinctly remember Cookie's first day of school, I cried the entire day, only to realize he didn't miss me one bit. This year my youngest goes to kindergarten, I wonder what a house without children will feel like and the tears form once again at the thought. For me, back to school means missing my babies, but giving them a little Independence to grow....only a few more days now.

Here's a photo of Cookie on his first day...so happy!!
Do you have a great Back to School story worth remembering? Then, enter to win with Staples and you may just receive a camera to capture the memories to come!

Prize Details:
(3) Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens Kit ($600 CAD each) awarded to Best Video EntryBest Written Entry and Best Picture Entry

Contest Schedule: 
  • Submission Aug 22 – Sep 09
  • Judging Sep 09 – Sep 18
  • Judges Announce Winners Sep 1
 PLUS (so exciting) the contest will be judged by a panel of awesome mom BLOGGERS!!! Katie of Little Miss KateTenille of Feisty, Frugal and FabulousLena of Listen to Lena and myself ;)

To enter, simply visit the Staples Canada Facebook page to submit your photo or or written piece, or the YouTube video to enter a video response....can't wait to see all of them!!

Disclosure: I have received compensation as part of an ambassadorship with Staples Canada, in exchange for this campaign, All opinions are my own.
The end of the year is quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift for that special teacher in your little one's life is often hard to find. Here is a compiled list of fun, easy and cost-efficient ways to express your appreciation. 

Be creative, be fun and remember....teachers are people too!! Make that gift useful and memorable! PLUS be sure to include a special note from your little someone ;)

For a detailed list of instructions and 'how-to's', simply click the photo.