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Macaroni Kid Toledo's Picks for Back 2 School

A List of Essentials

By Ann Baisden August 6, 2017

Pencils, notebooks, calculators, new clothes, getting up early, crazy busy schedules... it can only mean one thing-back to school season is upon us! Macaroni Kid Toledo wants to help make this school year easier and more fun. So here's the list we have for the obvious and not-so-obvious essentials for this time of year:


Schools/Classes

Montessori School of Bowling Green 

The Montessori School of BG (MSBG) is the first Ohio school to be accredited by the American Montessori Society. Our campus consists of 14 acres of beautiful outdoor space and premium classroom facilities. Join our mission to develop well educated, independent, and passionate students for generations to come! MSBG, where children love to learn.

Tinkergarten 

TInkergarten is an outdoor education class for kids 18 months to 5 years old. It is a play based, child led class that focuses on skills like problem solving and creativity. The classes are for children and their parents or caregiver. There are 4 seasons a year (yes-even outside in the winter!) And each 8 week season is $140. Free trial classes at 10am on September 12th and 19th at Wildwood. Register at www.tinkergarten.com 

Clothes

Bowinkles 

Bowinkles is a children's boutique located in downtown Sylvania. They carry many styles and sizes, for both boys and girls. To make it even easier, they have a website where they offer free shipping within the Toledo area.  

Matilda Jane Clothing

Local Trunk keeper Alyssa Reiter for more information about baby and women's boutiqie clothing and home accessories! alyssareiter@matildajaneclothing.com

Lil' Rascals 

Lil' Rascals Buys and sells children clothing and more. Shop 50%-80% off retail prices. Shop for back to school for less!

Meal prep

Super Suppers 

Since my lil Mac and I discovered Super Suppers, I have made no secret about how much I love it.  The family days on Satrudays, as well as the premade Grab N Go items, make it convenient to have healthy meals on the table.  They also have a Club Membership, with different levels based on your family needs.  Your family can choose from their monthly menu, pick up the items, and store them in your freezer. Perfect for those busy school nights.  *Mention Macaroni Kid Toledo and receive 10% off your order!*

Wildtree Meals-Local Team Leader Katie Gaster

Wildtree is a certified organic and all natural food company that is allergy and food restrictions friendly! Wildtree products are completely free of MSG, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, additives, preservatives, food dyes and all of our products are 100% peanut free. We are also Certified Gluten-Free! We offer the spices, seasonings, marinades and more to help you simplify mealtimes and eat healthier, all while saving you time and money! Did I mention that it's DELICIOUS?!? 

Picture this: It’s 8pm, you and the kids just finished up at soccer or dance for the night, everyone’s starving, and one of your kids has a few dietary restrictions. You are desperately wanting to avoid the drive through- both for health of your family and the waste of money. Not to mention you have made the same thing for dinner the last 5 nights in a row. Anyone been here? Me too, until I discovered Wildtree! I love sharing this product with other busy moms like myself, because we all WANT to eat healthier, and simplify dinnertime on busy school nights, and save money! Wildtree helps me with all three, and more, and I know it will help you too!

Whether I'm doing a workshop with friends to prep my meals ahead of time, cooking fresh right before dinner or need a fast option after work, or kids sporting events, Wildtree offers meal solutions for all three!
1 - Make Fast- healthier low sodium replacements for Pantry staples -For those nights when you just want quick and easy! Think: Tacos, Spaghetti, Mac and Cheese or a thrown together salad. Each product is an avg. of $10 and has incredible money saving value with number of servings you receive compared to one packet at the store.
2 - Make Fresh- For those nights you want to cook fresh, but are wanting some variety in your routine.
3 - Make Ahead- Also known as our Freezer Meal Workshops- (and my saving grace and sanity saver) For people who are sooo busy that they’d like to make 10+ meals ahead of time and pull them out of the freezer as needed. These freezer meal bundles are $78 plus shipping and include 8 full size Wildtree products, grocery list, prep instructions, sticker bag labels to make up 10-20 meals, not to mention you'll have plenty of product left to make them up again or try out a new recipe using our brand new customizable Wildtree Meals app.

You can connect with me on my Website : www.mywildtree.com/katiegaster
or Join my recipe club to learn more about Wildtree at www.facebook.com/groups/wildtreewithkatiegaster
Download the app for customizable Meal Planning: www.wildtreemeals.com/katiegaster
Browse the Wildtree Catalog: https://issuu.com/wildtree

Extracurricular Activities

Exceleration Gymnastics Center 

Exceleration offers a variety of classes including parent & tot classes, co-ed preschool gymnastics classes, gymnastics classes for both boys or girls, competitive team, tumbling classes, cheer team, and parkour. We also have many events including weekly open gym, sleepovers, birthday parties, and other fun events! 

Homework Help

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers homework helpers at select branches. These services are available throughout the school year, and are free.  For locations see the Library's calendar of events.


Do you want your business included in this guide?

Macaroni Kid Toledo will keep this guide posted until May 2018, and I would love to expand it! Currently I am looking for:

*Lessons, classes, events, and activities for kids of all ages

*Activites and fun mommy-and-me classes for little ones while their older siblings are at school

*Photographers for senior pictures

*Parents-only activies, events, pampering

*GIVEAWAYS of all kinds related to this crazy busy time of year for families

If your business fits any of these categories, and you are headquartered in the Toledo area, I would love to talk to you! Email your Mac Kid Toledo publisher ASAP at annbaisden@macaronikid.com