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Why Middle School and High School Students Need a Laptop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2016 | Categories: Education
10 reasons a middle school student needs a laptop

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement, like laptop deals for your middle school and high school students. I haven’t told my son yet, but […]

Our PURELL 30-Day Challenge is Keeping Us Germ Free #PURELL30

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 9, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health

This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Last month I decided my family and I would take a PURELL 30-day challenge for back to school. He started school on August 6th, we have completed a full month of […]

Get Free Printable Lunch Notes for Back to School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 2, 2015 | Categories: Family, Inspirational, Motivational

I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I can’t believe my son is already into his fourth week of school this year. I may […]

When You Buy $300 in Visa Gift Cards, You Save $15 Instantly at OfficeMax #OMaxVisa15

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2015 | Categories: Shopping

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. My son is getting ready to start his third week of school tomorrow. Yes, I did […]

It’s Back to School Time and We’re Taking the PURELL 30-Day Challenge #PURELLChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 12, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health

This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL®Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I still can’t believe that summer break is over and my son started back to school last Thursday. He is in is first full week of school this week and although I […]

Get SanDisk Memory Cards for Back to School at Best Buy #SanDisk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 10, 2015 | Categories: Education

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My son started back to school this past Thursday… yeah, I know, way too early, but he will be on a balanced school schedule this year and I’m excited about that. […]

Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2014 | Categories: Children, Education, Parenting, Tips
Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]

Going Back to School with Kohl’s and Disney’s Jake and Sophia #MagicAtPlay #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | Categories: Children, Fashion, Shopping
Disney's Jumping Bean Jake and Sophia at Kohl's #MagicAtPlay

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for many kids across the U.S. are getting ready to go back to school. Sigh. I know, the summer has flown by for […]

We Celebrated Back-to-School with Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Endless shrimp at red lobster

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Red Lobster. I received a gift card to facilitate my review promotional item as a thank-you for participating. My son started back to school two weeks ago. Trust me, it’s an understatement to say, “Where did this summer go?” Last week I thought […]

Fitness Routine Made Easier – Reeboks from Famous Footwear #sponsored #ReebokMom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 15, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Reviews

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating…. It has been busy, busy, busy, in our home this past week with my son’s first day in […]