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Save on Back To School Lunch & Snack Foods at Jet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 6, 2017 | Categories: Shopping

  One of the biggest expenses during the school year is lunches. Whether you pay for school lunch or pack your kids’ lunch, 170 or so days a year of lunches add up. I also like to give my son a variety to choose from, so that his lunches aren’t boring or he doesn’t get […]

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

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 […]