The AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray is Perfect! #anthrodesk #backtoschool #ad

The Canadian made AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray fits the bill perfectly!  [Found here: https://www.anthrodesk.ca/laptop-table-tray-for-desk-or-bed.html or here: https://www.amazon.ca just look for “Foldable Laptop Table with Height Adjustable Legs and Tilting Tray” ]

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

With all the back to school and back to work buzz right now I thought that I should share with you my latest MUST HAVE item!  It’s the perfect laptop table tray that can serve everyone’s purpose.  It’s great for everyone (SERIOUSLY):  professionals, students, children, and seniors!  This simple laptop table tray is exactly what I was looking for.  I love how much more comfortable I am when writing my posts; quite simply, I can easily move from standing to sitting, from the office to the couch, and I can take it with me to the backyard or to the park!  When I need to store it away I can easily do so by folding the legs down flat.  I like how sturdy it is and how convenient it is too.

Students and children alike will discover how useful this foldable laptop table is.  It’s an amazing item to gift to your College-bound student, and a sweet table for children to use as a reading table or a table to colour on at eye level!  Remember laying stomach down on the living room rug as a child?

My mom is no longer with me; however, if she were alive and still at the long term care residence I could see this foldable laptop table being put to good use there too!  A comfortable ergonomic laptop table; such as this, could be used at craft-making or snack time.

The many uses are limitless!

Key Points:

  • MULTIPURPOSE – Use as a laptop workstation, a standing desk for office work, a TV tray for snacking, a laptop for relaxing in bed, a couch desk, a workstation in a park, or even a book/tablet stand.
  • HEALTHIER WORKING – When used in conjunction with a regular desk it enables you to work while standing; it eases tension caused by long hours sitting in the workplace.
  • EASY TO USE – Two auto-lock buttons on each side easily enable quick changes in height (adjustable from 23 cm to 31 cm). In addition, two clamps may be used to adjust the surface angle (from 0-30°).  
  • Supports up to 60 LBS, will not wobble or sway, provides a secure 52cm x 30cm stable platform for your laptop, notebook, tablet, or monitor.
  • LIGHT BUT STURDY – It can fold flat for convenient storage, is light enough to carry around, and can fit in many bags! It’s made of 100% high quality engineered wood which is environmentally friendly, strong and durable.
  • PORTABLE – You can work anywhere, simply fold the desk flat and you have your on-the-go ergonomic workstation ready.
  • SAFE – There is a ledge on the bottom which keeps your laptop safe while table is tilted.
  • NO ASSEMBLY – The best part is there’s no assembly required!

With limitless uses, I can foresee having a tough time using it in my home.  Why?  I would probably take up a lot of my time trying to hunt it down!  Will I find it in my daughter’s room?  Will I find it in the office?  Will it be left in the car after having been taken elsewhere?  I just know that everyone will want to use it.

Fortunately it’s not an expensive item at all.

Lastly, the AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray will change how you live and work.  By reducing the amount of sitting in the same position for long periods of time you can improve your health, your productivity, and your creativity.  Research says that sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, diabetes, obesity, and depression.  Sitting for long periods is actually killing us!

Be wise and take steps to ensure you change your position often.  This is exactly why the AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray is not only useful for day-to-day use but also for your health.

It’s a great find and why I knew I had to share it with you!

To discover more visit:      https://www.anthrodesk.com

Get #BackToSchoolWithSportChek @SportChek and @Fitbit #Fitbit #ad

Everyone is in a frenzied state of mind these days because of the whole back-to-school phenomena.  There’s so much to do, so many things to prepare, and lists of things to purchase.  Are you ready?

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Are you ready for the new school year?  As a mom with a few years under my belt, I can say that in spite of the long lists you can keep everything somewhat under control.  Just stay calm and stick to your list(s).

On August 22, 2018 SportChek welcomed a group of selected bloggers to attend their Move, Fuel & Grow with SportChek and Fitbit Event in Toronto.  I was thrilled to be among the chosen few.  Their event was in collaboration with:  Fitbit, Gaiam, Parkland, Hurley, and BioSteel Sports and was geared to moms & kids as they’re gearing up for back to school.  The two and a half hour event was held at the Berkeley Fieldhouse, in Toronto, which has the perfect outdoor space for yoga!

Quite frankly, we were spoiled while there.  We each were gifted with a Fitbit Versa (the children each received a Fitbit Ace), and our bands were customized with our name!  It was amazing to see several bloggers that I have met over the years and now consider friends!  Once we settled in, we were introduced to the various brands and ensured that we were all set up with our Fitbits so that we could head over to the outdoors and enjoy our mom & kid yoga session … on Gaiam yoga mats of course.  Our condensed yoga session was followed by a healthy lunch, while we learned how to make nutritious energy balls with BioSteel.  The kids decorated their Parkland backpacks (made from recycled bottles), and we had time to ask questions.  Great Brands, great people, and a great event!  I’ll confess:  Whew!!  It was a whirlwind of information!

Crushed for time with all your back-to-school shopping?  SportChek carries a wide range of  all the must-have Brands that you and your kids will love!

I’m super excited, and I’m looking forward to what may come; so keep coming back to the blog and find out!

Thanks SportChek!

Get Post Secondary Back to School Ready #FiveStarStrong #ad

You know that you need to up your game when your child stops saying “my teacher” and starts saying “my Professor” ~ that’s when you know you have to get POST SECONDARY BACK TO SCHOOL READY!  Ahhhh!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

My friends if you think the back-to-school season is beginning much too soon, then you are sadly mistaken.  Classes begin in about two weeks; however, you must not forget that post secondary institutions are a serious thing.  Generally, during the summer months you would have picked your courses and paid your tuition fees.  Usually by mid-September you would need to have dropped out of any courses in order to get full refunds.  Time literally flies by!

The key to a successful school year is to be ready and organized.   There are many ways to do so, and overall I would say that the best way is whatever works for you.  Having said this, I would be remiss if I didn’t share a few of my favourite tips with you.

  1. The Five Star 2″ Zipper Binder ~ with a (380 sheet) 2″ capacity, 3-ring fixture you’ll discover that it’s an excellent size for your notes; whether you choose to carry one for each subject, or use dividers and carry one for a couple of subjects.  It has a durable handle so that it’s easier for you to carry, and it also has a zippered pocket to securely carry smaller school supplies.  The included three removable file folders are wonderful to store the work you are currently working on, or perhaps store the assignment that you have to hand in as soon as you get to class!  My Tip:  Ensure you label the removable file folders and any tabbed dividers so you’re ready for anything on Day One.  I suggest the Five Star Poly Tabbed Dividers because the poly construction makes it long lasting, and the multi-coloured assorted designs allow you to colour-code subjects or simply add a splash of colour to your binder-full of paper.
  2. The Five Star Heavyweight Refill Paper (125 sheets) ~ College ruled 24 lb, and three hole punched.  Not just any ‘ol paper!  It’s heavyweight, which means it’s premium-feel … it’s thick and won’t bleed through and that means you can write on both sides!  My Tip:  Go ahead and fill up those zippered binders, and make sure you store a backup pack in your locker (if you’re an off campus student), or store it in your desk (if you’re in residence)!  Either way, you are covered.
  3. The Five Star Pocket & Prong Portfolios ~ these offer secure paper storage, and have reinforced holes for strength.  You can opt for the Customizable Poly Pocket & Prong Portfolio or the Two Pocket Folder with Prong Fasteners [Stay Put Folder, Folder with Pockets] … I suggest these because they’re strong and will last all year long!  My Tip:  Select your colours so that you can colour-code subjects!
  4. The Five Star 4-Pocket Portfolio ~ you can select from an assortment of 9 colours, they’re durable, and water-resistant!  The 4-pocket portfolio helps you keep your papers organized, and there is even helpful information printed on the inside of the portfolio!  My Tip:  Select your colours so that you can colour-code subjects!
  5. The Five Star Pencil Pouch ~ tons to pick from but I really like both the Five Star Multi-Pocket Pencil Pouch and the Five Star Stand ‘N Store Pencil PouchMy Tip: it’s a matter of preference so I look for quality like no puncture micro-mesh for longer lasting cases, and zippered compartments for extra safe storage!
  6. The Five Star Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner Agenda ~ this planner is super essential in staying organized throughout the year! It has a spiral guard to prevent snags from the wire! The tabbed page help you quickly find today’s date!
  • Lasts all year, and has thick covers.  It spans months from August – July; one week per two page spread is ruled; weeks are displayed Monday – Sunday with checkboxes.
  • One month per two page spread features unruled daily blocks and notes; tabbed months; past/future month calendar blocks shown for reference; student reference pages included in front of the planner.
  • Additional student reference pages in back of the planner.

My Tip:  I like using a variety of coloured highlighters to colour-code subjects!

and lastly …

7.  Notebooks! Notebooks! Notebooks!  Can you really ever have enough?  Five Star has several styles to choose from.  Look for:

  • Five Star Wireless Notebook ~ organize subjects with tabbed dividers
  • Five Star College Ruled Notebook ~ 5 1/2″ great for jotting down quick reminders
  • Five Star 1 Subject 200 Page Notebook ~ durable poly covers and reinforced storage pockets will protect your work!

My Tip:  Design your own cover to add excitement and to distinguish the subject from others.  Colour-code subjects!

As a parent of a College student, I know it’s time for “Mommy to step back”.  It’s not easy to sit quietly and watch them bloom!  What is important is that you set them up for success.  You teach them right from wrong, you love and support them, and you give them the tools they need.  After that, it’s up to them.   I’ve summed it up short and sweet so it might sound simple.  Hey, no one said it would be easy!  You’ve heard that saying and so have I … and it’s the truth!

Kids ~ it’s time to embrace your future!

Parents ~ it’s time to let them.

Good Luck to all.