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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. […]

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 […]

5 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Back-to-School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 29, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Coupons, Education, Guest Posts, iPhone, Parenting, Technology

Guest Post I hate to admit it but Summer in my home is almost over. My 3 kids will be heading back to school in a few short weeks. As we near the back-to-school season I am always looking for article ideas that can help make students lives a little bit easier. Since we live […]

Thinking Of Going Back To School? How To Balance Education And Parenting

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 6, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Let’s face it, the job market can be very difficult and full of stiff competition. Because of this, a college degree can be very important to career success. When a person does not have a college degree, it can lead to lower paying, dead end jobs that just do not satisfy […]

Rice Krispies, Tips to Make Mornings Less Hectic, and a Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 18, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Food, Giveaways, Tips

Image Source Rush, rush, rush. This is what mornings used to be like in our home. My son would get breakfast, but usually my husband and I would just skip breakfast. Who had the time? Now don’t get me wrong, mornings are still busy here during the school year. But now that school has been […]

No more ‘Lost’ in the Lost and Found with Mabel’s Labels

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 7, 2012 | Categories: Reviews

I wonder if it’s a boy thing… losing things. Misplacing things. Forgetting things. All I know is I have a boy. And MY boy cannot keep up with his things. I’ve also gone through the lost and found pile at my son’s school, and it is amazing the amount of coats and jackets, lunch boxes, […]

3 Ways to Get your Kids Excited and Prepared for Back-to-School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, How To, Parenting, Tips

Guest Post Image Source In my experience, children have mixed feelings about starting the school year after the summer. Some children find school and their classmates so stimulating that they’re bored after a long summer and can’t wait to get started this fall. Others approach August or September with a sense of impending doom. It […]