I am a Highlights kid!  Even as an adult, I am still learning.  Now, with my three girls, we are a Highlights family.

When I first started reading Highlights magazine as a young child,  I remember my mother telling me about Goofus and Gallant.  She too was a Highlights kid.  As a mom now , I love reading with my children and see how they have made great progress through the years.

As an educator, I love how Highlights has a variety of genre that children should be exposed to – narrative, nonfiction, poetry and plays combined with fun puzzles for a great reading experience.

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We want our Raising 3 Savvy Ladies readers to remember the Highlights memories too.


Were you one of those kids who rushed to the mailbox each month to see what Goofus and Gallant™ were up to? Did you grumble when you arrived at the dentist office to find someone had already circled the objects in the Hidden Pictures® puzzles? Millions of other people did too! Highlights for Children is celebrating those types of nostalgic memories with “I Was a Highlights Kid,” a Facebook-based campaign filled with fun, interactive games and activities.

We’d love for you to be one of the first to check it out and let us know what you think! Click here or go to www.highlights.com/memories to peruse old covers of the magazine, race your friends to see who can solve the Hidden Pictures puzzles the fastest, and take a fun quiz to determine if you’re more like Goofus or Gallant.

You can also check out the I Was a Highlights Kid video here!


Knowing how important Highlights magazine is for a child, Raising 3 Savvy Ladies has a fun Highlights prize pack for one lucky reader.


One lucky winner will get a Highlights t-shirt and coffee mug of their choice, plus a 1-year subscription to any Highlights magazine. The giveaway is valued at up to $80. US OnlyKeepCalmGallant (1)

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We are heading back to school in less than a week and need to be prepared for all the latest fashion trends for both my girls and myself.

Starting the year off with new clothes always puts everyone in a good mood. The first day of school is one to remember.  Fun pics before the day and great times meeting new friends once with your new teacher.  I have been checking out some websites to do some shopping and came across NordtromRack.com   They have designer brands at awesome prices.

For my daughter, I found a backpack and great clothing brands at great prices.  I got all these items for under $160!






Jansport Wheeled Backpack  $69.90boots

Nordstrom Rack Marlie Boot $24.97jeans

Tractr Tractr Skinny Legging Jeans $19.97sweater

Poof Too Poof Too Embellished Cardigan  $14.97tshirt

Splendid Neon Tank $28.97


Once the first day of school comes and goes, it comes time for me to meet the teacher at back to school night.  I love that I can find top brands and the latest trends at amazing prices.  I was so happy to find a dress for under $30 that I was able to splurge on accessories to go with my new outfit.  Love the selection of booties that are offered at Nordstrom Rack and I think the ones pictured below will be perfect!  bag

Jessica Simpson Perforated Tote  $59.97booties

Jessica Simpson Maxi Bootie $49.00bracelet

14th Union Toggle Link Braclet $12.97


Max Studio 3/4 Length Sleeve Printed Shirt Dress $29.97eyeglasses

Steve Madden Thin Frame Cat-Eye Sunglasses $19.97


New arrivals are addeded to the website every week,  so check back often to see what has arrived.

One of my favorites is that NordstromRack.com has  Free shipping over $100.  No one likes to pay for shipping so this is a great savings too!

If it doesn’ work out, NordstromRack.com has easy 90-day returns to stores and you can earn Nordstrom RewardsTM.

All Nordstrom Rack items ship in 1-2 days so you know you will get your outfit on time for Back to School Night!

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All of these items are transitional items.  So, you can wear them year round!

Not that I have whet your appetite for new fall styles, I know you are going to want to shop Nordstrom.com too.  How about a $250 Nordstrom Rack Gift Card to pick up some new trendy items?  I know I would have a party if I won this!


What did or will  your child wear on the first day of school?

Are you going to Back to School night?  Have you thought about your outfit?


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