[9/02/08 Edited to Add: This giveaway has ended - WE HAVE A WINNER - Congratulations, Michele!!!]
Welcome to Day 3 of our Back-to-School Picks & Giveaway sponsored by some awesomely generous people who have graciously agreed to provide some really cool stuff for you (yes, YOU!) and your...I mean, mine...okay, isn't it time we ALL kicked our kids...back-to-school!?!?
Seriously, I've got lots of great stuff to share with you.
Our kick-off giveaway drew 400 responses - Holy Craps! - what a great way to celebrate the last week of summer!
Having 4 kids, attending 4 different schools this year, we've got something for everyone and giving cool stuff away, everyday:
Day 4: A New Backpack - for my...GULP...9th grader, Thing One.
Day 5: TGIF: It's game night.
Day 6: Lunch Box Fun and Healthy Snacks.
Day 7: Best Tressed for School.
Day 8: Study Guides for Kids and Parents, too!
These picks, as always, are advertorial free. No one is paying me, to talk about their product. It's just some really nice stuff that I thought you guys would like, too.
Let's continue, shall we?
As most parents, I happen to believe my children are brilliant -- although, they certainly don't get it from me -- and I am very proud of the fact that my 12-year-old daughter has been an honor student, since the 3rd grade.
Suffice it to say, she is our middle daughter and, let me tell you, the girl has some serious negotiation skillz.
Sometimes, I have to remind myself that, you know, I am the mom and it's really hard to learn when to step back and allow my children the chance to find and express themselves, freely.
Yet, we both find inspiration in the smallest of things.
Street Science has created a new line of school supplies featuring notebooks, 3-Ring Binders, folders and composition books inspired by Retro Fashion, Xtreme Sports and Technology that today's young adults can really relate to.
Unlike, anyone over the age of 29.
“At Street Science we believe that the pursuit of knowledge begins with a spark of inspiration; Street Science is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle statement.”
Raising teens and tweens, I feel it safe to say that kids are way more savvy than when I was going to school and getting them fired-up about learning is a full-time job (24/7) as Street Science founder Joseph Anthony goes on to say:
“You can’t deny the influence that urban and pop culture has on today’s youth. We are just leveraging the power of that culture to inspire students to want to learn”.
If you're a parent (like me) then you'll probably be interested to know that Street Science is giving back to the education community.
This September, Street Science will launch the Street Science Foundation and a portion of all school supplies purchased will go back into the foundation to help keep kids in (and interested) in school and make donations that help support improvements in the school system.
Products retail from $1.99 to $4.99 and will be sold in K-mart, Duane Reade and at most retailers where school supplies are sold.
I'd love to send a little inspiration your way, too - we have 2 very cool notebooks (a 1-subject notebook with 2 pockets and divider, along with a composition notebook) for one reader to try, courtesy of Street Science, along with a $20.00 gift certificate from Amazon.com, courtesy of This Full House!
Because, we roll like that.
(Retail Value: $30.00)
WIN IT: Just leave a comment on this post by 10:00 a.m. on September 2nd (Tuesday) and you ARE automatically entered to WIN IT! One winner will be picked (via random.org) and announced on September 3rd (Wednesday) via email and post on PRIZEYWinners!
HEY, you (yes, YOU!) are you a blogger? Excellent! Blog about this contest and get THREE chances (for a total of 4) to win! Check out the instructions to see how.
Remember, join us here August 25th - September 1st to celebrate our week long Back-to-School Event and get a chance to win something really cool each day!
Good luck and, you know, wake me when September ends!
[Oh, and did you know that we host a Review Bloggers Carnival, too?!?]