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Simplify The School Year With Kraft #KraftBTS #Giveaway (WINNER ANNOUNCED)

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Back to school can be a bit hectic. Getting the supplies, stocking the pantry, filling out mounds of paperwork, and everything else that makes you remember it’s time to go back to school. It’s so easy to get stressed out, trust me I know.

Thanks to Kraft foods I was able to get a little more organized and enjoy some yummies as we got ready for back to school. Before I share with you what those were I wanted to share a few times to make the back to school time a little less stressful.

  1. If your school has orientation aka “meet the teacher” before the first day of school, fill out whatever paperwork you can while there.  When you have more than one child and they have 5-10 different papers you need to fill our and return the next day it can overwhelm you.  While meeting your child’s teacher take a moment and ask them if they have any of the papers handy to go ahead and turn in.
  2. Pay ahead.  If you child eats school lunches, don’t worry about forgetting to give them lunch money.  If you pay the account when you get paid enough to last until the next paycheck it’s much easier than giving them the money each day.
  3. Shop the sales.  After the back to school rush head to your local Walmart (or whichever store) and take advantage of the low prices going even lower.  They have an over abundance of supplies and will be marking it WAY down and it’s a given you are going to need more supplies before the school year is over.  Take advantage of the sale and stock up

Those are just a few tips I follow every year and they definitely help me save my sanity.  Kraft is helping me save my sanity a little this year too with a pack full of goodies and things to help me stay organized.  I was thrilled when I got a box full o’ stuff from them.  Check out all the goodies they sent (my notes about the products are in italics):

·CAPRI SUN Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink(Fruit Punch):  CAPRI SUN Super V is a new refreshing fruit & vegetable juice drink that kids will enjoy and moms will feel good about serving. The new ready-to-drink beverage, which comes in the popular CAPRI SUN pouch, contains a combined serving of fruits and vegetables (3/4 from fruit juice and 1/4 from vegetable juice) and is a good source of fiber, offering a perfect blend of nutrition, great taste and “kid cool.”   *These are always a hit with my kids for lunches and after school snacks, they were gone before school even started**

·LUNCHABLES with Smoothie: New Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich with Chiquita® Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Double Stuf OREO cookies is the perfect first-day lunch time option that combines all of your kids’ favorites! You can also try the new Chicken Strips and Deep Dish Pizza options to add some variety to lunchtime! Also, look out for more exciting Lunchables news coming your way next month directly from the Lunchables team.  *I LOVE that it now comes with a smoothie, I may or may not have kept this for myself…shhhh**

·JELL-O with Mix-Ins Pudding Packs:  Feed your family a snack you can feel good about with new JELL-O with Mix-Ins. Mix your favorite toppings into your favorite pudding flavors to create your new favorite dessert. Kids will love trying the six fun flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, OREO Dirt Cup, Birthday Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Turtle Sundae and Banana Caramel Pie. And you’ll love that they’re made with real milk.  *Is there anything better than JELL-O…I mean really!!**

·CHIPS AHOY!: Whether it’s packed as a surprise lunchbox treat or with some milk after school— you’ll love CHIPS AHOY! Chewy Gooey Caramel and Chewy CHIPS AHOY! made with Reese’s ® Peanut Butter Cups. One, infused with a soft caramel inside, the other, a chewy treat packed with Reese’s ® Peanut Butter cup pieces.  *I HAVE NO WORDS.  These are the sweetest treat (no pun intended).  They take cookies to a whole new level, just a warning…plain chocolate chip may never work for you again**

· New! VELVEETA CHEESY SKILLETS Dinner Kits in Creamy Beef Stroganoff and Lasagna: Craft your family a quick, easy, molten and melty dinner made with the liquid gold of VELVEETA. Wield your skillet and one pound of ground beef to forge a feast of new Creamy Beef Stroganoff, with premium seasonings, curly ribbon pasta, and creamy VELVEETA cheese sauce. Or, forge VELVEETA CHEESY SKILLETS Lasagna by smiting together one pound of ground beef, lasagna noodles, red sauce and premium seasonings together with the liquid gold of VELVEETA.  **I did not get to try these myself because my husband used them while I was gone to an event but his words were “Those VEVEETA dinners were the bomb…and if he says so, I believe him because he is honest when it comes to food**

The package also included a meal planner padcalendar stickersbackpackmemo pad, sweat-free ice pack, crazy straws, and hand sanitizer.  All of which I am enjoying and are helping me stay a little more organized in this back to school crazy time.  Don’t fret, you too can have some goodies and get a little more organized because Kraft is providing a prize pack to one of my lucky readers.

WIN IT:

One winner will receive the above prize pack (see listed items above). Entering is easy…head to the form below to enter

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Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by A Daily Dose of Toni.

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    The hardest part of back to school will be my 3 year old who loses his playmate.

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    just ‘believing’ that they have everything they will need… It’s impossible, lol

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    My son started school on the first of August, but things are still hectic around here! I could use all those goodies!

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      And…. this is what I get for not having my coffee first. The hardest part of back to school is getting back into the school mindset – homework that needs to be done, earlier bed times and rising times, getting clothes ready the next day, lunches made… just so many thing that it takes awhile to get the flow back.

  4. 5

    having to get up so much earlier, there is no reason a 7th grader needs to get up at 530 because the bus comes a 630 :/

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    Michelle Washburn :

    Getting my teenage son up in the morning is a 2hr chore! Even when he gets 12 hrs of sleep

  6. 7

    The hardest part is getting up earlier :(

  7. 8

    getting everyone up and out has to be the hardest part (especially the 13 year old)!

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    tamatha hunter :

    getting everybody up earlier

  9. 10

    The hardest part for me was letting go. I loved my child home with me :)

  10. 11

    getting up early is hard

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    Cheryl Reinhardt :

    Feeling that your kids are safe.

  12. 13

    It is hard working a full-time job when my kids are in school because I don’t get to be home after school and everyone has to miss out on after school activities because mom is not home to take them.

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    Leann Lindeman :

    It isn’t a problem for me anymore.. my daughter just recently graduated from college!

  14. 15

    Getting up earlier than I am used to. I also miss having my daughter home. It’s too quiet in the house.

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    Waking up early getting the kids ready & out the door !!

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    Heather Wonnell :

    The paperwork on 3 kids. I feel like im writing forever.

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    the hardest for me is watching my kids get on the bus :)

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    Shelly Mousseau
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    The hardest part for me is having my little baby (an only child) go off to Kindergarten. I just can’t imagine what it’s going to be like!

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    Having to get everyone up earlier and having to deal with four kids running around like crazy while everyone is trying to get ready.

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    During summer my two daughters got used to sleeping in. For my family the hardest thing is getting everybody up and out of the house in time.

    Hope to win!

  21. 22

    Hardest part of the school years is trying to organize 3 kids in three different age groups (4yr old, 10yrs old and a 16yr old)

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    Denise Wilson :

    The hardest part of back to school is keeping up with all the homework and paperwork! Plus, realizing that summer is over… :(

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    Christine W
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    Hardest for us is getting back on a school schedule…no more sleeping in!

  24. 25

    The most difficult part is having my children away again…days without them. :-(

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    I dont go to school or have kids in school…but I live right by a high school so the added traffic is the worst part for me!

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    Managing to coordinate different schedules and obligations!

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    Shannon Hamner :

    The hardest part is not getting to spend as much time with my kiddos

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    The hardest part was coming up with the money to pay for school clothes and school supplies.

  30. 31

    Being alone

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    being away from her during the day

  32. 33

    The hardest part is getting up early! I work late..

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    subscribed via RSS Google – Stacey0711n(at)gmail(dot)com

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    kelly nicholson :

    Tell me which part of back to school is the hardest for you.

    i always hated the bus ride with the country music..e

  35. 36

    Getting up in the mornings.

  36. 37

    Getting my kids to bed early is the hardest.

  37. 38

    The expenses of new clothing and supplies is the hardest.

  38. 39

    getting the getting up early schedule set again

  39. 40

    Getting through the hectic morning routine

  40. 41

    Getting everyone up and out the door in a timely manner. And the older they get, the harder it is! Thanks.

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    alicia wallace :

    Getting everyone out of bed in the morning is hard

  42. 43

    Getting back into the schedule of waking up early is hard for me.

  43. 44

    Seeing them the house each day. Would like to keep then little.

  44. 45
    paige chandler :

    Getting the kids up in the morning. UGH

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    Monique Rizzo :
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    the morning rush is the hardest

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  47. 48

    getting the kids their breakfast
    tcogbill at live dot com

  48. 49

    the hardest part is waking up earlier in the morning again

  49. 50

    The hardest part of back to school is getting into the homework groove again!

  50. 51

    Re-establishing morning and afternoon routines!

  51. 52

    It’s really hard to see the little ones grow up. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that they don’t need me as much anymore.

  52. 53

    Hardest part is to manage everything kids school, lunches , projects

  53. 54
    Linda Lansford :

    spending money for clothes

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    Casey Everidge :

    coming up with the money for everything kids need

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    shawanda collins :

    getting them ready in the mornings and picking them up they are also very picky eaters

  56. 57
    deanna hanson :

    helping with homework

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    Returning to a routine.

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    watching them leave for the day!

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    Elizabeth Johnson :

    being away from my kids and getting up on the morning

  60. 61

    getting up early

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    helping with homework

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    Allison Downes :

    For me its leaving my kids in the hands of strangers. I am super protective of my kids, so that is the hardest, I do worry a bit. But then I like being able to have a bit of a break from them driving me nuts! :)

  63. 64

    Trying to come up with creative lunches for twins!

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    Stephanie McCann :

    It is hard to get into a routine, but after that first week it is great.

  65. 66

    Getting back into a homework routine is hard for us.

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    debbie jackson :

    getting my lesson plans done debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  67. 68
    Cynthia Rayne :

    Getting all of the shopping and organizing done (clothes, lunches, school supplies). Its a process!

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    Ashley Hatten :

    getting up early!!

  69. 70

    Getting the kids back on a schedule is the hardest for us.

  70. 71

    More traffic! I live down the street from a school and the traffic is terrible.

  71. 72

    Routine, crazy schedules, getting up early, lots of laundry, etc.
    Thanks for the chance!

  72. 73

    Getting up and out of the house so early is the hardest part for us.

  73. 74

    The early mornings and wondering if they will make friends or have a good day at school

  74. 75
    Wanda McHenry :

    The schedules!

  75. 76

    The hardest part is making sure all the summer homework is done.

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    the homework

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    getting all the shopping done
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  78. 79

    figuring out who picks up and drops off who and where the kids go when they get out seems to change every year

  79. 80

    Getting back into the swing of things is always tricky!

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    being able to afford everything they need for the new school year

  81. 82

    Getting up and going…

  82. 83

    All of the extra curricular activities that come with the start of school. They are great, but make for a crazy schedule!

  83. 84

    Hardest part for me is getting the kids out of bed in the am

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    getting there on time

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    Nicole Sender :

    The hardest part for me is getting everyone up, fed and out the door on time!

  86. 87

    The hardest part is getting back into the routine of going to bed early to make getting up early easier.

  87. 88

    My daughter starts K next week, the hardest part I think is actually making it out the door to the bus in time!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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    Angie Bailey (Angie PreciselyMine) :

    The hardest part for me is to help my son stay organized and manage 7th grade, homework, and football practices and games.

  89. 90

    Making dinner when the kids are back in school is the hardest for me.

  90. 91
    Cody Anderson :

    Getting everybody ready in time and getting back into the routine is always hard on us.

  91. 92

    schedules and routines change

  92. 93

    The hardest part for me is getting out of bed in the morning!

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  94. 95

    The early morning rushed routine is the hardest.

  95. 96

    Getting up in the morning. Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. 97

    The adjustment to waking up so early

  97. 98

    Ouch- adjustment of new schedule and the math homework

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    getting back into a routine.

  99. 100
    Leanne Johnson :

    getting up early

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    Spending money on new clothes

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    knowing the kiddos are growing up

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    the first day them not being home

  103. 104

    The hardest, since I’m still IN school personally, is buying all the books and supplies! It can add up to a lot.

  104. 105

    Getting up early every morning to get them ready for school!

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    hard to adjust to the new routine

  106. 107

    Getting everything/everyone ready in the morning

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    waking up on time

  108. 109

    Getting up early every morning for the hectic schedule is the worst part!

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    Valerie Taylor Mabrey :

    The first day back during mid morning and the house is quiet. It’s great for a little while and then I miss them.

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    Just getting back into the daily grind of everything, thanks for the chance

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    The homework!

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    The morning clothes routine!

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    Getting everyone up and ready by the time the bus comes

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    Getting everyone up and out the door on time.

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    Adjusting to new schedules and added homework now that the kids are getting a little older.

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    Jennifer McKay :

    Getting everyone out the door in time

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    Giving my kids into someone elses ands all day

  119. 120
    natalia ryjova :

    waking up at 4am

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    Getting up earlier in the am again

  121. 122

    Having to get up early in the morning is the most difficult!

  122. 123

    The hardest the money. My husband is going back to college and it costs so much.

  123. 124

    Getting up in the morning

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    Waking up early!

  125. 126

    Getting up early.

  126. 127

    The hardest part is readjusting the schedule.

  127. 128

    hardest for us is getting use to the changing schedules

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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    seeing them off at the bus sto[p

  129. 130

    The hardest part is shopping for supplies when the stores are crowded.

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    getting them up in the morning

  131. 132

    the hardest for me is filling out all those damn papers they send home the first day..

  132. 133
    Caitlin McClure :

    Waking up

  133. 134

    change of routine

  134. 135

    Getting the kids up so early.

  135. 136
    shanta spradlin :

    Homework, 3 children in school and lots of homework

  136. 137

    The hardest part of back to school is the earlier bedtimes and getting everyone going in the morning.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  137. 138

    Kids are groaning having to get up early again.

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    Getting used to them not being here all day

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    Time management. I alway’s forget all the times during Summer break.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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    amy deeter
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    getting up early
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Trying to get back into a routine.

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    The change in routine.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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    Natalie Ginnow :

    having the kids gone all day, and only having a little time together before they go to bed.

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    Jennifer Peaslee :

    I don’t have kids but family and friends who do tell me that the hardest is getting the kids back into the routine after a summer of fun!

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    getting the kids in a routine!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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    getting up early and getting everyone to school on time

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    Each new school year brings you one step closer to your child flying away… it’s a time to cherish.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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    Definitely getting up on time.

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    I miss them when they are gone.

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    Getting back into a school routine!

  151. 152

    Getting them up early!

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    Getting up on time.

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    Being a stay at home mom and being able to sleep in so getting back in the routine, the sleeping schedule.

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    Leslie L. Stanziani :

    I home school my 4 so lesson planning is the hardest for me.

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    my daughter is home schooled so getting back into the routine of her getting her lessons done each day is the hardest for us

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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    Getting back into the routine – early wake ups & scheduling.

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    Early mornings are the toughest .

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    getting used to the schedule

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    shirley zolenski :

    Missing them around the house

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    Waking up earlier

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    Getting all the supplies bought and organized

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    The hardest part for my is getting everyone up and going in time without being late.

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    Getting used to getting up early again

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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    cassandra (rab pom) :

    The hardest part is getting used to waking up super early and getting everyone ready!

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    the first day back hate seeing him go

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    Lunch

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    Homework help!

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