Saturday, July 27, 2013

Parents Are Knee Deep In The Back To School Season Already- Yikes!

OK~ As I was in my favorite love, hate store the other day, Wal-Mart. I realized that people are knee deep in Back To School Shopping. I thought to my self, "Wow, I don't have to worry about that this year." Thinking back to how stressed out Back To School shopping is for parents, and why is that?

Parents receive a packet in the mail about a month before school actually starts. That's when families start to analyze their family budget and how things will work out. Books and registration fees can be pricey, especially if you have several kids. Our local public school district sets a limit of somewhere around $150.00 per family. That makes a huge difference, as opposed to each child being around the $50- $70 range just for registration.

Fall brings a new season of sports. Our boys were never involved in any Fall sports so this was something we never had to worry about. I overheard a Mom in Wal-Mart telling another Mom that she could not believe how much all of these extra things were going to cost her. Well, in the back of my mind I was thinking, "If it's costing you that much, then maybe you need to have a talk with your child to see if this activity is something they really need."

Now this goes back to 30+ years ago and one could argue that we lived in a different time, which is true. My parents set a limit of what my brother, sister and I could be involved in. That included school activities and out of school activities. We could choose 3 activities. Can you imagine the uproar that kids would have today if they were told that? My parents believed that if they set a limit, we would choose three things and give it our best shot. And guess what, it worked!

Our boys were never involved in a lot of extra school activities, good or bad. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts was a big part of their lives for several years. High School Trapshooting was the one thing our youngest son participated in all four years of high school. Maybe they missed out, I don't know. What I do know is that I have two hardworking, responsible young adults that turned out OK. And I did not find myself complaining about the cost of school supplies, as it was a necessity.

So..... do you set limits as to what your kids can be involved in and how do you budget for the activities? I'm thinking a lot of folks could use your advice! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Swollen Hand + Laceration = Dr. Visit And Forms That Mean You Are Now An Official Adult

OK~ We've had a lot of interesting things happen this summer. Our dogs keep life busy, as they keep tangling with critters now and then. We've managed to be virtually injury free up until yesterday. Our youngest son has officially entered the workforce and he had a little accident at work yesterday!

Here's how the text messages went:

G: "How deep does a cut have to be to have stitches?"
Me: "If it does not stop bleeding. Do you have a bandaid on it?"
Me: "Show it to your supervisor or person in charge."
G: "Yeah, She knows."
Me: "Where did you get cut?"
G: "Knuckle"
Me: "It's probably OK. Bandaid on?"
G: "Yeah, but it is about the same length as the one I had stitches on before."
Me: "If it's not bleeding you will be good."
G: "It was bleeding pretty bad right away. I had it dripping off the tip of the finger at first."
Me:  "Sounds OK now."
G: "Yeah, better be."

So, what do you make of that conversation? He made it through the work day and let's just say I was not expecting to find him with a swollen hand when he arrived home. We tried soaking it in Epsom salts, trying to get by without a Dr. visit.


Major fail, as it seriously continued to get bigger!  So... off to the Emergency Room we went. Have you ever visited an Emergency Room at 9:00 p.m. on a Wednesday evening? Let's just say, it's not good! A full room of wandering people. I do NOT care to go back. I saw things that I have not seen in all of my 46 years.

Diagnosis: Bad sprain with laceration. Turns out that cut was what the Dr. was more concerned about than the actual swelling of the hand. Hand injuries are not taken lightly. His cut was on the knuckle, not deep enough to warrant stitches, but deep enough to worry about infection. A strong dose of antibiotics and an updated Tetanus shot and we were good to go! His Tetanus shot was five years old, and due to this type of injury, it's recommended. I am glad we went, as this Mom would have felt bad had the diagnosis been more serious. It was serious enough that it warranted a Dr. visit.

So, G is 18 years old. He has officially entered the work force in an official way, as he had to fill out one of these!


After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

True Chews Premium Jerky Treats Review From Chewy.Com


OK~ Let's just say our whole family, dogs included, was very excited when our package from Chewy.com arrived. We were sent a package of True Chews to review from the good folks over at Chewy.com. Our dogs get pretty excited when the UPS Man arrives, and this day was no different. They knew that there was something very good in the box-They guessed right! Our dogs loved these natural chew treats!


Look at the seriousness in Wally's eyes! He had to work very hard to sit and patiently be told he could have this treat.



Skipper was a little different. He kept jumping, jumping, and jumping! He finally calmed down. Wally tried to get in on the action the second time around, as well.


Our dogs loved the True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts Chicken Tender Dog Treats. These dog treats are proudly made in the USA. They are a 100% natural, high protein treat your dog will love ( ours sure did). These American-sourced, American-made real chicken jerky tenders are rawhide-free and contain no artificial flavors or fillers. They're a naturally delicious dog treat you can feel good about giving and your dog will thank you!

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Our dogs are happy dogs when we have True Chews in the house!  I can honestly say that these tasty dog treats bring great entertainment to our home. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back To School Shopping Cash Giveaway


Welcome to the Back To School Cash Back Event

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud and identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, they will mail you a Big Fat Check, transfer the money to your PayPal account or even offer you an Amazon E-Code if you'd prefer. They can even send the money to your favorite charity. How cool is that? No matter your choice it will always be 100% free.

How Ebates Works:

Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. To date, Ebates has paid over $85,000,000 in cash to its members. That's is lot of pocket change and why over 12 million people have joined Ebates. So why wait? Join Ebates today!


Here are just a few of my favorite Back To School cash back deals:

I personally love the ongoing deals that Ebates has. Lands' End is one of my favorite places to shop and the deals here are just as fabulous as their whole catalog! Kohl's always has great clothing, home appliance and tons of deals, as well! Ebates just makes the whole shopping experience a little sweeter. And then how could I forget Amazon, one of our family favorites! Amazon has everything and anything our family could possibly need. And once again, Ebates just makes the experience a little more enticing!

If you haven’t joined Ebates yet, this is the time to do it. Ebates offers refer a friend benefits where you traditionally earn $5.00 for every new qualified member you refer. Right now in addition to this they are offering,: Refer 3 new friends and we’ll add a $30 bonus in your Ebates account! That’s $45 in total!

Signing up for Ebates is easy and membership is free.

In fact it only takes about 15 seconds. Just enter your email, selected password and who referred you. Then click start shopping and you are ready to start earning cash back bonuses.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Why Your Family Should Be Involved In Your Local County Fair

OK~ I spent part of today at a fantastic fair in North Iowa, The Franklin County Fair, in North Iowa. Let me tell you, this county fair reassured me that people do still care about fairs. I had a wonderful experience and I began to reflect on why fairs are so important for families. With today's crazy family schedules, the simple things in life are often difficult to get on the family calendar. I found several reasons why you should put participation in your local county fair at the top of your family calendar. First off- Worship, on a Sunday morning  with Peder Eide was packed! County fairs are known to host wonderful church services, and this one was a great one. People of all ages were in attendance, while sharing their faith with one another.

I watched the Open Class Pet Show today and what a fun experience. There were two categories one for ages 9 and under and another for 10 and older. As I watched an 8 year old girl speak with the judge about how she cared for her rabbit, what she fed her rabbit, and how she took care of her rabbit's feet, I thought to myself, "What a great experience!" This eight year old girl is building confidence and experiencing life. The skills she is learning while participating in this show, cannot be traded for anything in the world.





Other kids of all ages showed dogs and just about any type of pet you can imagine. Building self confidence in your kids is one reason your family needs to be involved in your local county fair.

How about history? Do your kids know how people lived in your community years ago? Well, The Franklin County Fair had a ton of history for everyone to experience! This is Pleasant Hill, located on the South Side of the fairgrounds in Franklin County.




From home- made ice cream to gold smithing, this fair had it all! The gold smith shop was hopping, as was the wood shed. Gold smithing and glass blowing seem to be a lost art. Any member of your family would benefit from seeing how these skills are used. It's not everyday you can see someone blowing glass or making something as stunning as this trailer hitch!



County fairs bring out the best in people. They encourage people to try new things and often times it comes with a little recognition. How about baking a pie or two? This lady did and got a blue ribbon.


So, if you have a county fair in your neighborhood- GO! Make the time to go and maybe even check out the open class exhibits. You may be inspired to take a few photos, try out a new recipe, or even show off your pet! Trust me, county fairs are very much alive and it's well worth making the effort to go. Iowa has a fair in every corner of the state and each one is well worth your time.The experience of just attending, is one your kids will thank you for. Oh yeah, and if your lucky, you may see one of these on your fairgrounds.


Bucket calfs make great projects for kids of all ages. And I mean, young kids to adults! Do you have a favorite fair memory, if so, I'd love to hear about it. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Win Your Own Copy Of Trust Your Intuition: Written By Jenni Wilson, M.H. (Giveaway Now Through August 5, 2013)

OK~ I had the pleasure of meeting Jenni Wilson at Bloggy Conference in Ohio in 2012. I was even more excited to see that her book was recently published. Her book,Trust Your Intuition, is all about taking charge of your own health.




25 "Natural Medicine Confessions" from influential women who choose healing remedies for their families is what you will find throughout all 203 pages.

On page 18 Jenni writes:

SO, if you read this book, YOU WILL:
  • Discover 25 natural medicine confessions from influential women across the country, and learn which remedies have worked best for each one.
  • Find new ways to make your family healthier, and avoid the doctor over and over again.
  • Learn easy ways to protect yourself and family from synthetic medicine and it's negative side effect
  • Gain empowering ideas on how to have the confidence to avoid toxic treatments for yourself and loved ones
  • See how women everywhere are choosing more natural therapies that heal themselves and family members
  • Know how changes in our traditional paradigm can revolutionize your health
All of this is on page 18,...... So, I am sure you can only imagine what the other 180+ pages are about!

Here's a glimpse of some of the great chapters-

  • Back to Basics: Using Natural Tools To Heal Colds and Ear Infection
  • Addressing ADHD with Alternatives
  • Recipes for Success: Cough Syrup, Lung Formula, Congestion and Respiratory Sickness
I must tell you, that next cold and flu season I will feel more armed than I have in the past. This book is loaded with information that all of us can learn from. I do believe that there is a time and a place for a Doctor, but there is no need to run to the Doctor's office for every little thing that bothers. Geeshe- I'd be there daily!

Jenni's book was just released this week and I purchased two! One for myself and one to give to one of you. You can purchase her book on Amazon and follow her online at Natural Medicine Mom. Having met Jenni personally, I can tell you that she is the real deal! This Mom understands women and really wants to help all women lead healthier lives. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scissors + Cilantro= Harvest

OK~ It's been known for quite sometime that I simply do not have a green thumb. One of the reasons I think I don't have a green thumb, is the fact that I am not a patient person. I think that you have to be patient when it comes to growing plants and flowers. My problem tends to be that I have good intentions of planting and growing plants, but I kind of forget about them.

When I ventured to the store this Spring to buy tomato plants I was told to get 10 plants. Well, not thinking, I purchased 10 boxes (each box contained 4 plants). Yep, that would be me! Needless to say, several family members are going to enjoy tomatoes in the next month because of my absentmindedness.

Here is what our pepper plants looked like after we mudded them in. We had an extremely wet Spring in Iowa, so these were planted towards the end of May. And the cilantro plant I was so proud of was planted down on the other end from the pepper plants.


Today I decided to get serious, as I had noticed my cilantro plant had gotten kind of tall with white flowers on it. I googled cilantro and thought, "Dang, I think it may be over the hill!" So, I ventured out to the garden and gave the cilantro a hair cut- look ok?


Here is what I harvested!


This is not good. I learned that these seeds are just that, this cilantro has gone to seed. I am not going to remove the seeds and use what is there, as someone had suggested on my Facebook feed. So, for now, I will wait and see if the hair cut I gave the cilantro did any good.

So..... we can how hope that the rest of the garden turns out a little better! If you have any tips on growing cilantro, this Mom is all ears. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

4-H Is Alive In North Iowa

OK~ As a past 4-H member I was extremely pleased to see how alive and kicking our local 4-H clubs are. The North Iowa Fair was held this past week and it was fun to see that kids are still being creative. Take a quick peak at some of the projects that were selected for the Iowa State Fair. The talent here is incredible!


Kids of all ages were showing rabbits, chickens, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, and even geese! Every 4-H member that shows their animals is very proud. You can see the pride in their eyes when they show their animals. Let's face it, it takes discipline to raise an animal, get an animal ready for show, and show the animal. Kaitlyn enjoys showing horses and chickens~ Here she is with one of her winning chickens!


When you dine at the 4-H Food Stand, 4-H kids wait on you and take your order. It is ran like a restaurant, except you have to read the menu on the wall; as their are no actual menus. Or, if you have a specific question about the food offered, just ask your waiter; these kids are more than willing to help you out! Upon entering the 4-H Food Stand there was a bulletin board featuring all of the activities 4-H has to offer- check this out!



4-H is alive and kicking here in North Iowa. There are 4-H clubs nationwide. I would encourage you to involve your child in 4-H. It's an organization that teaches life long skills. I have to say- those demonstrations that I did on "The Color Wheel" and "Safety In The Kitchen" gave me the experience of talking in front of people, that I would not trade today for anything. I was in Grade School when I did those two presentations. Those two presentations were a ground breaking event for me, which led to more speaking opportunities in 4-H and throughout my adult life.

Connect with your local 4-H Club- you will be glad you did. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


Saturday, July 13, 2013

U.S. Cellular Family Protector App Keeps Families Connected With Peace Of Mind

Disclosure: I am part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program. I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.

OK~ Families are already relying on technology in their daily lives, and U.S. Cellular is providing tools like Family Protector to help people use this technology to enjoy Better Moments with family. Those of you that have kids wanting cell phones at younger ages, this is the ideal solution for you. I will say that the Family Protector Application is just the icing on the cake when it comes to keeping families connected.

There was a time frame when our oldest son hopped on My Space and neither my husband nor I had a clue what My Space was. We were alerted by a family member that our oldest son had set up an account with our home address on the account. We found out quickly that social media channels were not easy to delete! If we would have had an application available to us at the time, such as the Family Protector Application that U.S. Cellular offers; we would have caught his inappropriate online activity much sooner. I'd love to hear about your online experiences with your kids, as I know we can learn from each other.






The Family Protector Application from U.S. Cellular is a great way to guarantee you will have Better Moments with your family.Whether at home or on the go, families like mine, are using smartphones to make their lives easier, more efficient and meaningful. I think you will find this service extremely valuable. Here's a glimpse of what this family friendly application can do for you and your family.

  • Monitor Your Child's Location
  • Monitor Your Child's Call Content: Including Text Messages, Contacts and Photos
  • Call History ( From/To Number, Date & Time, Duration)
  • Restrict Contacts
  • Set Time Periods As To When Your Child Can Call Or Text
  • Download Reports and Set Custom Alerts
  • Requires a Password to Uninstall
Peace of mind and keeping your family connected are what U.S. Cellular offers you and your family with the Family Protector Application. This family, friendly application is very easy to download and use. Try it for 30 days for free- you seriously have nothing to lose. If this family can use it successfully, trust me, anyone can. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?




Thursday, July 11, 2013

Signs That It Is Fair Time In Iowa

OK~ Summertime rolls around and The North Iowa Fair is the highlight of the summer for many families. I wish it could be the thriving, exciting place that it was when I was growing up. Times have changed. The fact of the matter is there are fewer farm kids, fewer kids in general in our area, fewer animals to be shown and families have many more choices. Due to my involvement in 4-H, I lived at the North Iowa Fair, during fair week; for ten years while growing up. There is still reason to visit your local county fair. Reason #1- Big Rigs!



I visited the The North Iowa Fair today and I will say that the facilities were clean, inviting, and there was something for everyone. What was missing? The people, period. People are busy working and local fairs are not at the top of the priority list for families. I do think that in order to attract families today, you have to have events that do attract people of all ages. The North Iowa Fair does have activities for families and people of all ages. And the people? I am hoping they show up this week-end!

This rock climbing wall was attracting quite a few folks this afternoon. I am thinking when the activity heats up later in the day, this will be very busy.


The horse barn was extremely busy. There were many youth getting their horses ready for events this afternoon. Kids of all ages were enjoying the horses and liking the fact that they could pet them.

A fair would not be complete without fair food. This lemonade stand looked enticing on a hot summer day! What's your favorite type of fair food?



Hoover's Hatchery is a sponsor this year over in The Little Farmer's Area. Chicks have been hatching and will continue to hatch throughout the fair.


The North Iowa Fair promises to be a fun time for your family. If you live in North Iowa, be sure to visit in the next few days. Fair time is a fun time of the year. Have you attended a fair this year? If so, I'd love to hear about your favorite part of it! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Seriously, We Are Eating That For Supper?

OK~ We've got this new menu item at our home that I'm still trying to wrap my taste buds around this.



Are you a salmon fan? What is the secret to developing a taste to really enjoy this fish? I'm open to suggestions. Having been a meat and potatoes family for years, this fish thing once or twice a week is new to us. Sure, we have had the fried fish that we catch in the lake; but that's a whole other ball game. That fish involves oil, a frying pan, and lots of batter.

The clue that we were beginning to eat healthier was when our 18 year old son commented with, "We are eating that again?" It was at that point that I realized we were doing the right thing. Seriously, this eating fish thing a couple times a week is so different, it's a major adjustment.

We are told that salmon is good for us. It's supposed to be good for our cholesterol levels and heart healthy. Due to the fact that we have a lot of heart disease in our family, it was time to make this necessary change.

We have also found that it's easier to eat healthy during the summer months, as opposed to the winter months. Our family loves watermelon. Watermelon is abundant in our stores right now and it makes for an easy snack on a hot summer day!

If you eat salmon, I'd love to hear how you cook it, bake it, grill it, season it, or whatever you do to make it tasty. I'm struggling to like this fish. Give me your suggestions, as I am all eyes and ears. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?




Saturday, July 6, 2013

Better Moments Device Workshops With U.S. Cellular Featuring The Parent Child Agreement

OK~ July brings a time of year when families are traveling and staying connected. I am proud to be a brand ambassador for the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. This is a sponsored post that I have been compensated for. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. As a long time U.S. Cellular Customer, my experiences are real.

Our boys have grown up with U.S. Cellular and it has been fun to see how U.S. Cellular continues to evolve. All of the amazing programs that are available today, were not around when our boys first had their phones. As a parent, I wish they would have been. U.S. Cellular is making the necessary changes to keep families connected in our ever changing mobile society.

As more children begin getting their first mobile phones, parents are challenged with ensuring their kids are using their phones responsibly, courteously and safely. To make this milestone much easier on both parents and kids, U.S. Cellular has developed a Parent-Child Agreement that can guide the conversations parents and children have about cell phone usage. This Parent-Child Agreement came about through an online survey which showed that 91% of parents set mobile phone usage guidelines for their children, 63 % indicated they would find it helpful to have an agreement to guide their ability to supervise children's usage and behavior with mobile devices.

Having personally had the family protection application on our cell phones, I can tell you that this program is fantastic! Parents can set up an agreement that works with their children. Parents can see where their children are online with their smart phones and keep tabs on how they are using these devices. I wish this program would have been around 7 years ago when our boys were beginning to use cell phones.

U.S. Cellular has developed a Parent-Child Agreement that can guide the conversations parents and children have about cell phone usage. The Parent-Child Agreement is available for download. It's an easy process; well worth the time and effort that a parent needs to put into it. All parents want their children to be safe online, and this is a great avenue to see that they are safe while using their smart phones.

U.S. Cellular is offering free Device Workshops in July that are focused on helping families make the decision of when to get children their first phone along with ways that mobile phones can help families stay connected and strengthen relationships. At the workshops, U.S. Cellular associates will offer families tips on setting phone guidelines and then share suggestions to help with the decision of getting their children their first cell phone.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa is sponsoring a Device Workshop on July 13, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. For specific questions on this workshop, give this office a call at 319-350-6004.

For a detailed list of all Device Workshops throughout the United States, Check out the listings, as there is sure to be one near your home.

All parents want their children to be safe online while connected with their families. U.S. Cellular offers a fantastic solution through the Parent/Child Agreement. Trust me, once you experience this, you will want to have this service around a long time! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dangles By Design- A Fun Way To Show Off Your Purse

Disclosure: I was given one dangle for review and the opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.


OK~ I was recently introduced to Dangles by Design. My friend Robyn connected me with Tari and I absolutely fell in love with this dangle when it arrived. I  I should note that the opinions expressed here. These dangles are some of the cutest, most fun things you will ever find.They are all distinct, one of a kind jewelry designs that will enhance the look of your purse, handbag, tote, or whatever you want to hang it on!

A great way to keep up with some of the designs that Tari happens to have on hand, is to be sure to like Dangles By Design on Facebook.

If you are looking for a fun way to dress up a special gift for a Baby Shower, Graduation, or Birthday- these dangles would be a fun way to change up the packaging. It would not only offer flare when it comes to the packaging, but a fun keepsake!

Your dangle can be as personal or fun as you wish it to be. There are charms with letters, colors, symbols, and beads that come in every color of the rainbow. When you order Dangles By Design, you get what you want! Each dangle is as unique as you are.

So, the next time you are looking at your purse and want to save a little bit of money. Order a dangle for yourself and hang it on your purse. A dangle from Dangles by Design will be much cheaper than a new purse! But then again, purses are kind of fun too, right?

Your creative juices and Tari's inspiration will provide you with a great conversation piece to dangle on your purse. Trust me, when you sport one of Tari's Dangles by Design, people ask, "Where did you find that cute thing?" Happens to me all the time!

Connect Dangles by Design on Facebook today. Tari does a nice job updating her page regularly and keeps her followers in the loop on what's new in the world of dangles. I'd love to hear what you think about these fun dangles. Leave me a comment or two. I opted for this fun turquoise/blue dangle, as I thought it would be fun on my purple and black purses! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



Monday, July 1, 2013

CampusBookRentals and Rentback: Solution To College Textbooks (Sponsored Post)




OK~ I was recently introduced to CampusBookRentals and was pleasantly surprised to find such a great online service. Our son has several classmates that are heading to college this Fall and are beginning the process of shopping for college text books. Not only do they offer text books, but they also make a difference in the lives of children through Operation Smile. Just in case you don't know what Operation Smile is all about, it's an organization that helps kids surgically correct facial deformations that they may have been born with. Many children have benefited from this program. Operation Smile is a life changing experience for families. They offer a service that one cannot simply put a price tag on.

CampusBookRentals also offers Rentback.




When you rent out your textbooks through Rentback, you can make 2-4x as much money as you could by selling it. Each time your textbook is rented out, you get paid. I have yet to meet a college student, who did not appreciate the value of a dollar. This is a win-win program for all parties involved. Over one million customers rent textbooks from Rentback at more than 5,500 colleges across the nation.

Here's the short of what this program is all about:


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Serving more than 5,871 campuses and counting! This textbook service for college aged students is one many will appreciate! If you have used CampusBookRentals in the past or tried out Rentback, I'd love to hear about your experience. Leave me a comment! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*I did receive payment for this post and the opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.