DIY Polaroid first day of school Photo Booth prop

DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop

This DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomentsShineWithWindex #CollectiveBias If you have teens you know it can be a little challenging to get them to pose for first day of school pictures. I have three teens and I’ve been snapping first day of school pictures of them since they were little. Now that they are older, I want to make the tradition fun for them and memorable for them. To pull off a teen friendly first day of school photo session, I made a Polaroid photo prop. The prop gives my kids something to do with their hands as I stand there snapping photos [Click here to continue reading]

Top 6 Tips for Taking Back To School Photos

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included Carter’s clothes as compensation. My grandson is going to 4-year old kindergarten this year so I called my daughter up, who lives an hour or so from me, and said let’s do some back to school shopping for Kari. I called her on video chat and we spent the good part of two days ordering school clothes from Kohl’s for him. She logged on, created a Kohl’s account we could both see and added items to her shopping cart. I was able to do the same from my end. We were looking at Carter’s clothes for him since he’s at that not a baby stage, but not quite a big kid. Carter’s has the perfect [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Stencil Binder Cover

This simple DIY stenciled binder cover tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyGo2Pen #CollectiveBias Can you believe school will be starting up again in a few weeks? I’m the type who likes to get my back-to-school shopping and planning out of the way as earlier as possible. I hate fighting the crowds and finding empty school supply aisles at the stores. Last week I shopped for the kid’s clothes and this week we started buying school supplies. We went to Walmart to buy some of the basics like binder and pens. I bought some view binders for the kids and one to create their school year binder. Every year, I create a [Click here to continue reading]

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

My Back to School party, goodie bag idea and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Healthy4School #CollectiveBias I’m still experiencing the Back to School excitement from from the start of the school year. To help nurture the excitement, I planned this back to school breakfast. It’s a good time of year to celebrate our children’s accomplishments and encourage them to do well during the winter quarter. The Theme The goal of my party is to encourage families to prepare for a healthy school year and continue being their children’s biggest cheerleader. Today I’ll show you how I planned my party and created fun goodie bags. These goodie bags will help families prepare and guard against [Click here to continue reading]

Should I Make My Teen Wear His Eyeglasses Even Though He Thinks They Aren’t Cool?

“This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.” I am having the hardest time getting my sixteen year old to consistently wear his eyeglasses. He’s at the age wear he’s concerned about his looks and even though he picked his glasses, I usually have to tell him to wear them.  If it were just a matter of fashion I wouldn’t bug him, but as his mom, I know how important it is for him to see well. Now that he’s driving it’s even more important.  Each year before school resumes, I take all of my children for eye exams, even my two who don’t wear glasses. A child’s inability [Click here to continue reading]

4 rules my teen and I use to conquer back to school shopping

If I had to give moms advice, it would be to involve your teens in things that concern them as much as possible. I delegate as much to my teens as they can handle especially when it comes to back to school shopping. A few weeks ago, I challenged them to tackle their own back to school shopping list. I gave them a few specific rules and they did an amazing job. I’m sharing my 4 rules that helped my teens do their own back-to-school shopping on sheknows.com this week. Click on the image to read what rules I give my kids when planning for back-to-school. This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Levi’s® and SheKnows. ____________ Join my exclusive email community and get my [Click here to continue reading]