Label Daddy Labels For The Entire Family & 20% Off Code @usfg

This summer has flown by and, as I write this, I'm also organizing my son's new school supplies. I can't believe school starts back next week. Last year my son was in first grade and I had no idea just how many items he would misplace during the school year. He lost several pairs of scissors, a jacket and even his pencil box! I am prepared this year and you can be, too, with Label Daddy labels. 

Label Daddy is a great solution for labeling your entire family's belongings. You can purchase labels at great prices for a variety of items, including clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids take along with them to school, camp, day care, and other places. Now you can keep you child's belongings from getting lost, which can really make life much easier for parents. 

These labels are amazingly durable peel-and-stick washable labels. Plus, they are even washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also cute and fun for kids because you can design the labels to fit your child's personalities. There are many different colors, sizes, and logos from which to choose, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos. Josiah was super excited to see three Braves label options. There are also many other logos, including cute kitten and flower designs. Label Daddy also offers a laminated coating option, giving labels extra protection against sunscreen, washing and other elements. In addition, the labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout. 


Join Champions for Kids & Donate School Supplies This Back To School Season #SIMPLEGiving

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

I cannot believe summer is quickly coming to an end! In fact, Josiah goes to meet his 2nd grade teacher on Thursday and school begins next week. That's why we've been back to school shopping over the past week. I've always loved back to school shopping at Walmart because they have such great sale items available and we can not only get the products needed for Josiah's class, but I don't have to spend a bundle. However, I have to admit, buying new shoes,clothes, a backpack, lunch bag, and other school supplies can add up to a hefty total. That's why I was so excited to hear about Walmart's partnership with Champions for Kids, Elmer's, Purell & Unilever. Over 3,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. are participating in the #SIMPLEGiving initiative, helping collect supplies for children in need. Select stores will feature bins to collect school supplies donated by shoppers from July 7th until August 1st. Perhaps you've seen a bin in your local Walmart. Plus, each bookbag contains a coupon booklet valued at more than $50! Once you pick up the backpack to donate, just remove the coupon book and use it for yourself! Then, just place the backpack full of supplies in the bus donation bin.
Being prepared for the first day of school is so very important and this initiative can make such a difference in a child's life. When Liam was still receiving chemotherapy and often at the hospital, we struggled to pay our bills and needed help. We learned first-hand just how much even small acts of kindness can positively effect life. When an organization donated art and school supplies to both of our children not only were my boys excited and happy, but my husband and I were beyond grateful to receive anything.  I can imagine a book bag filled with school supplies would have the same impact on a child and their family.
This weekend we went to our local Walmart to purchase school supplies for Josiah and for donation! As always, I was amazed at the great deals. Since Josiah is entering the 2nd grade, we found his supply list and went from there. I also used Josiah's list for our donations since one was not provided. I bought double and, on some items, triple the amount on his school list. I figure now is the time to stock up for the entire year, for his teacher, and for other donations, especially when crayons were as low as $.25 a box! We found book bags for as low $3.99 and scissors for only $.50, too. For all of the school supplies and donations, I ended up paying a total of $32.53, which is just amazing, in my opinion. Not only will Josiah be ready for class on Monday, but now I know another little boy or girl will be ready, too!
Please take a moment to donate items for students, too. Click here to see a list of participating Walmart stores. Over 16 million American children live in poverty and purchasing quality school supplies can be such a challenge. Being prepared for school will help children be more equipped to succeed academically and creatively. Just imagine the smile you can bring to another child's face by giving them the tools they need to have a successful school year.


Pregnancy, Life, & Happiness: My Life With LBL #ad

 Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Poise.
I'm now 34 years old and although I feel like I'm still in my twenties most of the time, my body finds little ways to tell me otherwise. When I became pregnant with my first son, I had no idea just how much my life and my body would change. I went from being cold all the time to experiencing hot flashes most of the day. I was a vegetarian who started craving steak! Besides being sleepy more often, I immediately noticed how often I had to go to the restroom. Even before my stomach was noticeably bigger, I was running to the bathroom quite often and it only got worse as I got closer to my due date. Being near a bathroom was one of my main concerns and, if the urge hit in the car, as I found out, then all bets were off. This was the first time I experienced LBL, or Light Bladder Leakage.

Okay, yes, this is not a comfortable topic for most people, but you'd be surprised just how many women go through this on a daily basis. You may be familiar with the little leaks. I notice them most often when I sneeze or laugh. Unlike my son, Liam, who gets so tickled when laughing that he completely wets his pants, I mainly have just a little leakage. I've joked with my mom over the years about using some form of adult diapers because she experiences similar occurrences, but the truth is that Poise offers a product that is much more appropriate for those of us with LBL who do not need something so all-encompassing. Poise is the maker of a variety of pads and liners for women's needs and is a known leader in the light incontinence category, including Poise Microliners, the thinnest liners in this category. 

Meet Poise Microliners the Light Bladder Leakage Solution! They are discrete pads that are surprisingly absorbent and so thin that I forgot I was wearing them! These are perfect for those of us who experience LBL. I can wear my liner, laugh all I want, sneeze if I have to without worry, and just enjoy life. Accidents happen and it's best to be prepared, but I'm never going to let LBL slow me down or change my active lifestyle. No one should! 

Have you experienced light bladder leakage or do you know someone who has? You can give them a try for FREE right now. Get your free Poise Liner Sample Kit and see what you think! I am positive you will love them as much as I do. 


Raise Money For Your Child's Soccer Team With the Ritz Bits Snack For Your Champion Program #RitzBitsTeams

This is a sponsored post through Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

I grew up in a family that absolutely loved sports, so when I was old enough, I couldn't wait to participate in team sports in our town. I played basketball, softball, and soccer for many years. When my nephew started expressing an interest in playing soccer, I was excited, to say the least, but when my own son, Josiah, wanted to play, I was overjoyed! Team sports are such a wonderful way for kids to interact, exercise, and just have fun!

For myself, I could stay outdoors for hours on end, but my son, Josiah, is a bit introverted and likes to stay in his shell. However, team sports have really helped him break out from his shyness, make friends and really gain the confidence he needed to succeed. Just this year I've seen such a change in his attitude, his happiness and even his success in school. His "I can't do it" attitude has disappeared and he is much less afraid to try new things. I'm just amazed at how much his has grown over this year and I can't wait to see his little personality develop even more as the years continue.
Team sports are so much fun for the entire family, but there has to be funding available for these teams, right? We often tend to overlook those little items, such as uniforms and equipment, but they add up very quickly. That's why we were so happy to learn about Pear, which is an easy, user-friendly online platform that helps fund youth soccer!

How does Pear work?
PearUp.com is a completely free social engagement platform that helps groups earn sponsorships from brands! Basically, Pear does all the work for groups and organizations within communities by matching them up with sponsors, making the entire process simple and worthwhile. Here's a video about Pear and how you can use it to find sponsorship for your community youth soccer teams.

Here's where Ritz Bits comes in! They began the Snack For Your Champion Program and want to sponsor youth soccer teams across the country! In fact, they are offering more than $100,000 for youth soccer teams, which can be in the form of team apparel or a donation for team/league fees. Sounds amazing doesn't it? Well, there is no catch at all. Ritz Bits wants to generate goodwill in the youth soccer community because they realize the importance of youth soccer teams just as much as we do.

Now, here is where YOU come in! 
The video above tells you exactly how Pear works, so be sure to watch that! Then, go to the Pear website and make your own "Pear" to start earning money for your soccer team. Each team can earn up to $1,000 within 10 days! How do you earn money? There are many ways to earn dollars and, after signing up, the steps will be there for you and other team members to complete. These include things like following Ritz Bits on Instagram, subscribing to an email, and liking them on Facebook. The more tasks completed, the more money earned for your team! All of the ways to earn money are so easy that there are already over 1,700 participants and 250 Pears earning money.

Do your children participate in a community youth soccer team? 
If so, you now know about an amazing opportunity. If you know anyone else who could benefit from this amazing sponsorship with Ritz Bits, please be sure to share this info with them! Some of our friends have already begun a Pear and would love some support for the SC Del Sol Banat 99 Girls Team, too.