Back to School…time to label EVERYTHING! {Giveaway}

Our daughter starts Kindergarten this Fall.


We had the orientation back in June and they sent us home with the “shopping list” of all the gear that she’ll need once the school year begins.

There is a lot of stuff that we need to get and we are supposed to put her name on everything.

When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!


Her shoes (indoor & outdoor), her rain clothes, her lunchbag (and all the containers inside), her gym strip and bag, her back pack, and all of her supplies (including each and every crayon, marker, and pencil crayon).

When I was in school, my name didn’t appear on anything. But if it was required, the good ol’ trusty black permanent marker was pulled out and my name was printed clearly in bold, black letters so everyone knew that it was mine. But even then, my identity could be erased with a single stroke from another black marker to make it belong to someone else.

Anywhere Labels


Anywhere Labels from SafetyTat

Tired of losing kid’s stuff?

Safety Tat now offers the “Label That Brings Stuff Back!”

Uber-durable stickers and tags – customized with your name and an optional phone number – to make sure your important belongings are returned to you.

Great for toys, clothing and coat tags, school supplies, bags and totes, containers, water bottles, electronics, sports gear, and more!

Dishwasher and washing machine safe when applied to any clean, dry solid surface, or care tags on clothing and soft toys.


Just in time for back to school, Safety Tat has generously provided Raincity Parent a Camp Combo of Anywhere Labels to giveaway to one lucky reader! The giveaway runs from August 22nd-31st, 2014 and is open to residents of Canada & the US only. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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#JustBetweenFriends, a new way to buy and sell used children’s goods. #YMCCommunity

Just Between Friends

Kids grow like weeds.

Growing kid

When you first bring them home from the hospital, you and your wee one are spoiled by the generous gifts that your friends and families give you.

This is pretty awesome when you think of the cost of baby gear.

Cribs, change tables, nursery decor and bedding, rocking chairs, breast pumps, the list goes on. Then as they get bigger, their needs change. You now need toys, bouncy chairs, stationary play centres (Exersaucers), car seats, etc.

Baby gear

I haven’t even delved into clothing yet. Did I mention kids grow like weeds?

Diaper shirts, socks, pants, pj’s, hats, shirts, sweaters, jackets, rompers, dresses, snowsuits, sleep sacks, buntings, shoes. Good grief Charlie Brown!

With your first kid, chances are you had to get everything new and weren’t too interested in getting hand-me-downs, buying used from craigslist, consignment stores, or Buy, Sell, Swap groups on Facebook. But once #2 arrives, you are more than happy to shop away ’til your heart’s content using these other options. You can score some pretty awesome deals and saving money is key if you are a single income home and making you hard earned dollar stretch is paramount.

Just Between Friends is the leading infant, children and maternity consignment sales event. It’s an annual Spring and Fall event happening in Vancouver.  Huge savings for families who love bargains on clothing, toys, infant equipment and furniture!  Find designer and boutique brands priced 50-90% off retail. Plus, most items go half price on Sunday.  Items are inspected for quality and meet all Health Canada safety regulations.

Families looking to recycle items your kids have outgrown, it’s not too late to sign up and consign! Sell your items and earn up to 70% cash. JBF in part benefits our charity Aunt Leah’s Place.

There’s an exclusive pre-sale for first time parents, grandparents and teachers, details at

JBF Sale

Just Between Friends Children’s and Maternity Consignment Event will be taking place April 25-27th, 2014 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver.

Friday – 6:00-9pm (must have valid Prime Time shopping tickets)

Friday – 6:30-9pm First Time Parents, Grandparents and Teacher presale (must be pre-registered)

Saturday – 9:00am – 8pm $5 Admission or free pass available on website/facebook

Sunday – 9:00am – 5pm Half Price day, free admission

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JBF has generously provided (2) Prime Time shopping tickets  ($36 Value) and $50 JBF Bucks to shop the sale before it’s open to the public Friday, April 25thstarting at 6:00pm. The gift certificate is to be used during the Spring sale and must be redeemed in full at the time of purchase. $50 can buy quite a bit at a JBF event! The giveaway runs from April 7th-14th, 2014. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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