DIY You Got This College Survival Kit

DIY ‘You Got This’ College Survival Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatMakesDove #CollectiveBias Hey loves this DIY ‘You Got This’ College Survival Kit is super easy to make, filled with inspiration and is a fun way to encourage a special women in your life. If you’ve been wanting to step in and be an inspiration to another woman, this may be the thing for you to do. I have been talking a lot about this online and sharing how important it is for us to know our purpose so that we can empower others in theirs. It is devastating for a woman to live her whole life discouraged and unsure of the value she adds to the world. [Click here to continue reading]

31 Day Fitness Challenge for Childhood Cancer

31 Day Fitness Challenge for Childhood Cancer

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand . The opinions and text are all mine. My oldest son graduates from high school in less than a year and has no memory of when we had a scare with Leukemia. He was about 18 month old, so tiny and vulnerable. I remember clearly when the doctors said the word L-E-U-K-E-M-I-A. It felt link my insides melted into my feet. My blood felt like it had turned ice cold and I held back the urge the cry. I refused to become emotional. Instead the warrior in me went into fight mode. I see that same fight in the efforts of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Alex’s Million Mile. September is Childhood [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]

After School Homework Station | Before & After

My DIY after school homework station has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP #CollectiveBias I’ve been all kinds of excited about sharing our after school homework station with you. You know how much I like for things to be organized so having this space for my kids was a must. Over the past two school years, the kids have been plopping down wherever to do homework on the laptops and tablets, but my son was having an issue when it ca time to type up essays and such. His screen was way to small for him to be typing and staring at while trying to complete longer project…hence the after school homework station. The jewel of [Click here to continue reading]

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DIY Back to School College Care Kit and “You Got This” printable

My DIY Back to School College Care Kit and  “You Got This” printable is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble. I can’t believe it’s back to school time already. We just finished our school registrations, but still have some shopping to do.  My three younger kids will get some clothes to replace some items they’ve outgrown, while my oldest daughter who finished her second semester of college last year, will get a college care package. For her package I pulled together things that will help her get ready in the morning and wind down at night. To help me get started with her college care kit, Procter & Gamble sent me some college essentials from the Harmon section of the [Click here to continue reading]