Fall Looks for Kids from Carter’s (with 25% Coupon)


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. #CountMeInCarters #IC The signs of autumn – they’re all around us.  Crabapples falling from our trees. The gorgeous billowy clouds of hydrangea outside our garage, reminding…

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Barriers to Girls’ Education and What You Can Do to Help

Laxmi Pal, 12 years old, sits on her bed in the Udaan Girls School in Hardoi, India. She was a featured girl in CARE's "International Day of the Girl" art exhibition in Atlanta, GA. 
The Udaan Girls School provides girls with a core curriculum in language, math, and environmental science subjects. Udaan teachers also interweave activities such as morning assembly, sports (volleyball, soccer), bicycle riding and computer usage. Photo by Josh Estey.

I’m about to hit a major milestone. No, I don’t mean sending my first child off to Kindergarten this week. This milestone is mine alone. Next month, I’m planning to pay off my final student loan. As a woman who was fortunate enough to be able to put myself through college and earn the degree…

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Back to School Style: It’s Tea Time!


We received clothing from Tea Collection to facilitate our review. All opinions are my own. Did you ever pick out back-to-school clothes only to realize that they just didn’t seem to “fit” your child? You can pick out the right size, but if the clothes don’t fit their personality, they just don’t feel right. I’ve definitely…

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A Back-to-School Breakfast Cookie Breakthrough!


This breakfast cookie recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias With the first day of Kindergarten looming in the not-so-distant future, I’ve got meals on my mind. Namely, breakfast and lunch. This is new territory for me, since I know we’re going to be…

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10 New Ways to Top Your Waffle (and Get Free Books!) #Back2SchoolReady


This breakfast ideas for kids post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about school? For us, it’s more than just “back to school” time – it’s very FIRST day of school time! Yup, my little man will be…

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Shop, Save, Fundraise with @Schoola

Back-to-school shopping can be daunting, but not half as daunting as the realization that all the new clothes you buy might not fit a month from now. I know. Debbie Downer. But it’s true! Kids grow fast, and they burn through clothes at warp speed. It can be really frustrating because if you buy new, you…

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Cheddar and Chive Tuna Melt Mini Muffins


The 80s were quite a decade. My childhood was shaped by things like pastel purple eye shadow, Solid Gold dancers and neon splatter paint off-the-shoulder sweatshirts. I learned how to cook pretty young, so my culinary skills developed right smack at the height of the “convenience era,” marked by things like Hamburger Helper and Lunchables. Women were…

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What's in your back-to-school snack stash? @SunnyYummyUS


Have you checked your Facebook feed lately? Chances are, it’s probably filled with back-to-school photos. Kids decked out in new khakis and sneakers, proudly carrying new backpacks that have yet to see a dirty school bus floor. While the moms seem divided on whether to weep or rejoice in sending their kids off to the…

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A Sweet Spree at @Gymboree!


Our budget has really been under the microscope lately, but luckily, Gymboree is still our favorite place to shop for affordable children’s clothes. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I loved their summer collections, and I was starting to get really itchy waiting for the new fall fashions for kids to come out….

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