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Back to School, Life Is Good + a Hallmark Giveaway


The first day of school is upon us and time for the tears.  I always end up crying on the first day of school.  I guess it's the realization our babies are growing up.  It doesn't seem to bother my hubby though.  He can drop the kids off sans tears.  However, there was this one day I was out of town on business and Hubby had to drop the Little Old Lady off at school.  For whatever reason she didn't want to go and she started crying.  Hubby says he whispered a few words to calm her and ushered to her classroom and then he called me saying  "That was hard, I NEVER wanna do THAT again".

I was sharing the story with my mom and she told me of a time when my little brother was about 3 or so and this one particular day my dad was taking him to school. Dropping my brother off at school was always hard for my mom, he was the baby and if he started crying… she started crying. My dad never imagined dropping a kid off at preschool would be so hard 'til that one day when he dropped my little bro off at school and he started crying. My mom says Dad called her once he got to the office saying he never wanted to drop the kids off at school again. Same story. Two different generations.

So how was your kiddo's first day of school experience? Did you take your kid to school? Did they ride the bus? Share your first day of school stories below.

A few months ago, Hallmark introduced their Life Is Good® line and I was sent a mug, framed art, decorative tile and picture frame for review. All of the items would make great gifts for dad but I fell in love with the Love Shows the Way Decorative Tile reminds me of Hubby and our sons. It's simple, black and white sketch of a father and son on a ceramic tile. It feature a tripod stand and would look great on dad's desk.

Thanks to Hallmark, one luck Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will receive the following Life Is Good gifts:

   • Life is Good® Mug
   • Raised On Love 6×8 Framed Art
   • Love Shows the Way Decorative Tile
   • Life is Good® Loved, Plain and 3-opening Picture Frame

One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will receive the Life Is Good prize pack featuring all of the prizes above (ARV $65)!

Giveaway ends 8/29.  Open to U.S. and Canada residents.
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Disclosure: (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Hallmark for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions expressed above are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a product in exchange for this review and post. Each household is only eligible to win the Life Is Good Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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