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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 […]

Robotic Arm by Hexbug for STEM Education

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2016 | Categories: Education, Gadgets, Technology
STEM learning with Vex Robotics Robotic Arm by Hexbug from Best Buy

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 has always loved science, tech, and engineering, and even if math isn’t is favorite subject, he happens to be just naturally good at it. He’s also got a love […]

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. […]

Buy a Backpack, Give a Backpack to Charity with Carri Backpacks #ICarriOneToGiveOne

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2015 | Categories: Causes, Charities, Children, Education, Reviews

I received a product for review purposes 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. We’ve been hit by the worst winter I’ve ever experienced since living in Knoxville (moved here […]

4 Reasons to Consider Attending an International Boarding School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 10, 2015 | Categories: Education, Travel

Guest Post If you’re thinking of attending boarding school or if your parents are thinking of sending you to boarding school, an international boarding school may be a better option that one in the U.S. There are four reasons in particular to consider boarding overseas (or in Canada) rather than stateside. 1. Academics You’re already […]

Best Buy Education is Your Education Technology Partner

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 11, 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. Like me, I’m sure you’re familiar with Best Buy stores, but did you know that Best Buy has a direct channel division dedicated to providing end-to-end learning solutions for K-12 […]

4 Ways to Prepare for Middle School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Education, Family
how to prepare for middle school

It’s easy to think about how to prepare your child for the first day of Kindergarten. There are hundreds of checklists for what a child needs to know to help him survive those first transitional days being away from Mom. There are even hundreds of articles helping Moms know how to let go of their […]

Five Essential Tools That Every Parent Needs to Help Their Kiddos Excel in School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts

Guest Post It is every parent’s dream to see their children do better than them. This does not just happen on accident or overnight. You have to work hard to give your children the hold they need to succeed. The best way to help them get ahead is to help them do well in school. […]

Sponsored: Move to the “Head” of the Class – Visit ExpertAdviceOnLice.com for Head Lice Resources

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 24, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education
headfirst advice on lice

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Unfortunately, head lice are common in elementary schools – about one out of every 100 elementary school children becomes infested. Most parents would agree, […]

Why You Should Get The Flu Vaccine – National Immunization Awareness Month #sponsored #NIAM

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Family and Health, Information, Parenting

This keeping you and your family flu-free post has been brought to you by The Motherhood and the CDC in conjunction with National Immunization Awareness Month…. I’ve never had the flu. *Knocks* wood. My son has never had the flu. *Knocks* wood again, even louder. Maybe we’ve just been lucky, but I think the main […]