Mom’s Summer Survival Guide ($50 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway!)

It is no secret that on some days, my sense of organization leaves something to be desired.  I’m a work in progress.  Aren’t we all in some way?  So when Kohl’s asked me to test out their free Mom’s Summer Survival Guide app, I thought I’d give it a whirl.  I have to say that their summer tips, calendar and back to school organizer have been useful to this stay-at-home mama of two!

I like the idea of incorporating a theme of the week (or day) into our summer fun and think that the kid’s enjoyed the consistency.  Adrian mastered his colors and the potty (yay!) and Lucia has been enjoying our creative time at home.  I can see myself incorporating this tip into our family rhythm as the season’s change.

Some of the other components I found useful include: a monthly calender that I can email to myself, back to school organizational tips, a back to school shopping list, and a reminder of the importance of me time (I’m really working on this one!).

Win It: 
I’m thrilled that Kohl’s is offering one of my reader’s a kick-start to their back to school shopping with a $50 Kohl’s gift card.  Enter to win in the rafflecopter below (US residents only).  A winner will be chosen at random in one week.  Good luck and thanks for entering!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.  



  1. Deanna G. says:

    I'd like to get some jeans.

    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I would lovevto buy shoes!- livivua chandler

  3. Some cute Tops

  4. I would like to buy skechers twinkle toes shoes for my daughter! I saw them at Kohl's the other day.

    I entered on the rafflecopter with my Facebook name, Mary Happymommy. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!, I would love to get some cute outfits !!

  6. I would like to purchase a tan fall sweater

  7. a outfit for work

  8. I would like to buy some hoodies for my grandson.

  9. I would like to buy a new blouse.

  10. I would love to get some sweaters!

    Amanda Sakovitz on rafflecopter

    thank you!

  11. AS Maureen

    I would like to purchase some jeans and a pair of exercise walking shoes.

  12. i would get my kids some clothes :)

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

  13. purse

  14. I'd buy some perfume, I'm in need of a new scent.

  15. Clothes for my daughter!

  16. I would buy myself a new pair of work shoes.

  17. I would love to purchase corduroy pants for my daughter!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  18. I need some new clothes for my job hunting!

  19. I'd get some sweaters for the fall.

  20. I would buy new cross trainer shoes for me – going for a daily walk when the kids are back in school
    Katharine Davis on rafflecopter

  21. I would buy fall boots for myself

  22. I would purchase a new pair of jeans

  23. GFC: smurfette

  24. new shoes

  25. I'd get something for my husband.

  26. Anonymous says:

    new towels! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  27. I want adorable Candies.

  28. new work clothes for myself

  29. fall boots :)

  30. Ley ( says:

    I would like to buy my mom something nice to update her wardrobe.

  31. I need new hand towels for our guest bathroom and I'll be needing new bedding soon for our bed.

  32. luv to buy a bracelet.


  33. I would to buy sandles.

  34. clothes for me!

  35. need some new jeans for my kiddo.

  36. I would like a new cardigan.

  37. I would buy jeans

  38. I could really use some new jeans. s2inamug @ aim dot com

  39. I would like a new top.

  40. I would love to buy a couple of tops or accessories for back to school!

  41. Heather G. says:

    Clothes for the fall.

  42. I would like to put it towards some fall boots.

  43. I'd use this to buy new sheets.

  44. presents for Christmas

  45. A new fall jacket

  46. A new fall jacket

  47. I'd like to buy some fall and winter clothing for myself.
    Thanks so much.

  48. I would get some new clothes for work

  49. The first Kohl's in my area is opening in a few weeks so I am excited to see what they carry.

  50. New bath towels and washcloths.

  51. I would buy my kids some school clothes.

  52. I'd get shoes for DDs.

  53. I'd purchase maternity clothes.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I'd get a few pairs of jeans.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Need new workshoes. Sneakers.

  56. Anonymous says:

    I would just like to start my Chritmas shoppping.

  57. Candies clothing for my teenage daughters

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  58. I would like to get some new winter shoes.

  59. a new purse

  60. I'd like to get clothes and more clothes!

  61. accessories!
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

  62. I would love to buy some clothes for my son!

  63. i would buy clothes for my daughter

  64. Clothes & toys for my granddaughters!

  65. I'd love to buy some shoes

  66. clothes for my son

  67. I could use some new tops.

  68. Anonymous says:



  69. clothes for school for grandson

  70. I'd probably buy some summer tops and a matching scarf.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. I would save it for Black Friday sales!

  72. I would love to get a pair of Bob's!

  73. I would buy some new jeans.

  74. I follow you on GFC(LInda G)

  75. I'd get new running shoes!

  76. new shoes for my daughter

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  77. I'd love some new gym shoes.

    Wendy T on rafflecopter

  78. I love Kohls! I would probably buy shoes! :)

  79. I need new workout clothes


  80. I love Kohl's beauty section! They have a lot of great items!!

  81. I would get some new jeans.

  82. School clothes for the kids!

  83. New clothes for my new job!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  84. I'd like to treat myself to a new perfume or some new clothes. Of course, I'd probably end up spending it on new school clothes for my daughter.

  85. new shoes for my kids

    sarah hirsch

  86. I'd love to treat myself to some new perfume or clothes but I'd probably end up buying my daughter some new school clothes.

  87. Anonymous says:

    I need shoes.
    Sukie (dot) meadows (at) aol (dot) com

  88. socks and t-shirts for my teenage boys

  89. Jeans for my daughter

  90. A winter coat!

  91. I would love to purchase christmas decorations

  92. Baking supplies and pans.

    tes 1283 yahoo

  93. I would love to buy new jeans for all the baby weight I keep losing! (and my baby is 18 months old…took me awhile) New follower through the GFC Blog Hop :)

  94. Oh girl, I need some maternity clothes for the fall and winter!

  95. I will buy shoes

  96. Anonymous says:

    clothes for my son


  97. Maternity clothes!

  98. Christmas presents

  99. Shoes.

    dwarzel at

  100. carol roberts says:

    some clothes for my boy

  101. I really want to get their cupcake maker for my daughter's birthday

  102. I'd like to buy back to school clothes for the kids.
    Thank you.

  103. GFC ID Barbara Montag

  104. <3 school clothes (a scarf & some jeans ;)

  105. Anew dress

  106. Maybe a new bag? Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. I would like a new pair of jeans for myself

  108. John Stetson says:

    Since Kohl's is my wife's favorite store, I'd just give her the card and let her go wild.

  109. Would you believe I've never been to Kohl's? I would just be fun to go in with some cash to spend!

    Stopping by from I LOVE My Online Friends and following through GFC!

    Would love for you to stop back at and follow back! While you are there, check out our Sunday Sip feature and let us know if you are interested in being one of our featured bloggers! We would love to have you!


  110. I would get a new school dress for my granddaughter.
    Susan Chester

  111. I would purchase some workout clothes

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  112. I'd like to have some new towels.

    Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com)

  113. Darkened window curtains

  114. I would buy a bath towel set and some Fiesta Ware dishes.

  115. Jeans, I really need new jeans.

  116. I would like to purchase baby items for my brand new grandaughter, Nellie.
    Kathy Davis

  117. My GFC name is Mrs. Kathy Davis
    Kathy Davis

  118. I would get Kid's Clothes.
    Tl Moyer

  119. I would like new bedding.

  120. I would purchase fall clothes.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  121. I would get some household items for our new home

  122. I'd probably buy a t-shirt or 2 and maybe a little something for my daughter.

  123. jeff antill says:

    i would like to get a hot plate for my cabin

  124. fall boots

  125. I'd purchase some running shoes for my teenage son. Thanks.

  126. Hiya, I just stopped by after visiting the Naptime Review Blog Hop! I would like some new Fit Flops from Kohl's next time I visit Florida!

    I am your newest follower on Google Friends. Hope you can stop by my place too!

  127. some new clothes!

  128. clothes for my kiddos!

  129. I'd like to purchase a new bed set


  130. I would love to buy some new blouses for me.

  131. Hey Mona! I actually got a Khols card when they opened a store 5 mins away. They always have great offers. I'd love to spend $50 on some nursing tanks for ME!

  132. Thanks for entering!!

  133. I need to find a purse organizer and a friend of mine told me they have them at Kohl's. I also need new shoes for my daughter for school!

  134. School clothes for my Grandson!

  135. new crocs for my son

  136. I would get clothes and shoes for school.

  137. new shoes! :)

  138. I would buy myself some clothes

  139. Some new jeans

  140. New jeans

  141. Clothes for my husband.

  142. This lady needs some back to work clothes stat!

  143. I would purchase some sweaters for fall and winter!

  144. I would like some clothes

  145. boots or shoes for my daughter.

  146. id like to buy some bobs :)

  147. I'd like to buy some new clothes

  148. Hi! :) Definitely would like to check out the jeans… and maybe the jewelry! :)


  149. New clothes for myself!

  150. I need some new shoes.

  151. School clothes for the kid would likely be top of the list.

  152. I'd like to buy some pots and pans for the new apartment.

    Good luck to everyone!

  153. New work clothes and shoes!

  154. I always find cute shoes there!

  155. Clothes for my kids for school.
    Tamar W GFC

  156. new clothes for my daughter.

  157. I'd buy a maxi dress!

  158. New shoes for the kids

  159. Clothes for my twins due in 2 weeks =)

    Mommyofone Shanna

  160. I would purchase shoes, or new jeans.

  161. First of all – I love your blog and your writing. You stand out in the humongous sea of mommy bloggers. I also really like to shop at Kohl's. They have everything and they have great sales too. I would buy something for myself if I won this giveaway. Thanks for giving me the chance to win something. A fan of yours – Be L

  162. I would like to purchase a new pair of shoes for my daughter.


  163. Anonymous says:

    Clothes! A pretty dress.

  164. Anonymous says:

    School clothes for my kids

  165. I would get my oldest daughter a couple pair of jeans for winter. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  166. Anonymous says:

    new clothes
    gfc danaj
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com%

  167. Winter clothes for my son

  168. Found you thru the I Love My Online Friends GFC Hop! New Follower! YAY!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

  169. Anonymous says:

    I really need two new bras.

  170. I would LOVE to buy a new pair of running shoes. Mine are getting a ton of use this year!

  171. A fall/winter coat

  172. My son has grown out of all of his jeans from last year so that is what I need at Kohls this year.

  173. I'd probably get some new clothes for work. :)

  174. Would love to go shopping for jeans..

  175. I'd like to get jeans for my son (he goes through them so fast!)

  176. I would like to buy some new shoes or boots.

  177. I'd like some new shoes or boots

  178. fall clothes for my son!

  179. Mama needs some new clothes! But who am I kidding? I would totally spend it on my daughter :)

    fs4sarah at gmail dot com

  180. New shoes for my grandson.

  181. kaylee oliver says:

    I'd spend it on workout gear :)

  182. New fall boots.
    Thanks for the chance.

  183. Of course Kohl's would pick you to test out their app, because you are AWESOME!!! I would like to buysomething from Lauren Conrad's line. Rafflecopter thingy, pick me!-

  184. Some brown knee boots for winter!

  185. I would get a real nice blouse.
    kathyluman@gmail dot com

  186. I would like to purchase some OXO containers to organize our pantry.

  187. I would stock up on Keurig K Cups Coffee.

  188. I love kohl's! I Wouk get something from the Diana buckman

  189. Clothes! For me! I lost a Loy of weight and need to go shopping!

  190. I would like to purchase clothes for my twins if I am the lucky winner!

  191. Anonymous says:

    Bathroom supplies!

  192. I'd probably pick up a cute fall dress!
    CrystalW07 at

  193. A dress for my mom!! She lows kohl's

  194. Joy Person says:

    winter jacket

  195. I saw a beautiful sweater at Kohl's a couple of days ago. That is what I would buy.

  196. I would like a new pair of boots. thanks

  197. I would like some clothes.


  198. New clothes, especially dress pants, since I recently lost weight.

  199. I would buy undies and a bra, matching! I haven't done that in years!

  200. I need some gym shoes for my daughter and a dress for me

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  201. Sherry Compton says:

    Would love to buy some new tops to wear to work.

  202. I'd buy Back-to-school essentials: socks, underwear, sneakers. If any left over $, I'd get K-cups for me.

  203. New shoes.

  204. toys for my sons birthday

  205. Mama needs new clothes! I havent shopped for me since my daughter was born and shes FOUR!

  206. Mama needs something. I havent shopped for myself in probably 4 year…which coincides with the birth of my daughter

  207. baby clothes for my new arrival coming in December :)

  208. Clothes!!!

    Lisa Q

  209. Clothes!!!

  210. I would love to buy a new pair of shoes for my 1rst grader. :)

  211. Anonymous says:

    Id love some new jeans

  212. I would love to get something cute for the Fall, a dress or new top

  213. New fall clothes.

  214. New work clothes for my hubby.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

  215. I would like to buy some new towel or bed sheets.

  216. I just remodeled my bathroom so I would buy towels and washcloths!

  217. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get my daughter a winter jacket.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  218. Ann Fantom says:

    GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  219. Id love a new Dress!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  220. I'd love to buy some new shoes, and maybe a dress for my first day of school. :)

  221. Winter boots for my daughter.

  222. I would love new work clothes

  223. I would love new work clothes

  224. I'd like to buy some new shirts.

  225. Gym clothes for my little brother

  226. (lisa lo) RC form

    Some much needed shoes.

  227. Sherry Compton says:

    Tops to wear to work

  228. new clothes for my toddler

  229. Jennifer Speed says:

    either a new dress or some new slacks

  230. I would buy fall clothes for my kids

  231. I'd like to get some new dish towels and washcloths. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

  232. New shoes for school! And they gotta be cool! :)

  233. boots!

  234. I would like to get some new T-shirts.

  235. I would like to get me a much needed new pair of shoes if i win

  236. I would get some black pants for my teen

  237. I would like to get a new winter coat for my daughter.

  238. I'd love to get some new clothes

    khbride at yahoo dot com

  239. A dress, I only own one

  240. I would buy clothes for the kids.

  241. Tyler Meitz says:

    New clothes for school.

  242. some new clothes for my 2 year old :)

  243. I'd start christmas shopping and get me some sneakers

  244. I need new boots for fall :)

    ktgonyea at

  245. I'd like to get some ankle booties for the winter.

  246. I would love to win this gift card to buy first grandchild some of those cute outfits Kohl's has!

  247. Shoes and some perfume! :)

  248. My 5th grade daughter needs dress down Friday clothes for school!

    blondemomblog @

  249. I'd buy some new clothes for my daughter who just grew into a new size!

  250. some new clothes for my daughter

  251. I'd put it towards a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

  252. I'd love a new dress for my sisters bridal shower

  253. A new hoodie for my son

  254. I'd get a new outfit


    (SHAYNA B.)

  256. I love housewares, so anything related to the house; maybe sheets or towels or something for the kitchen.

  257. I would get some new pants!

  258. I would like to buy my daughter some new clothes. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

  259. Sneakers for my granddaughter

  260. More fiestaware.

  261. thischickwins said:

    some new tops

    thischickwins at gmail dot com

  262. Brad Merrell says:

    Well.. um… CLOTHES!

  263. i recently saw the kohls is now carrying the new 'dainty' line of converse shoes. I'd get those :)

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

  264. A dress for myself!


  265. Some new fall clothes or a purse!

  266. A new pair of sneakers!

  267. new shirt

  268. I need perfume!

  269. I would get a new dress for job interviews

  270. I've lost 15 pounds (WOO HOO), so I need some new clothes!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  271. Some new casual slacks.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  272. I would purchase a backpack for my son.

  273. I would like to buy a new dress!

  274. skinny jeans

  275. Cindi Decker says:

    Clothes for my granddaughters

  276. I would love to get some decorative items for my home.

  277. I need new sneakers!

  278. I need new sneakers!

  279. I would get a great pair of shoes for my youngest son.

    Lisa Garner

  280. I might put this toward new sheets

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  281. I'd get Back to school clothes for my children

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  282. I would like to purchase some curtains for my kitchen! :)

  283. I need some new shirts

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  284. Back to school clothes!

    Thanks bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

  285. I would get some boots!


  286. I would get some boots!


  287. boots

  288. I need to get some school clothing for my daughter

  289. I need to get some school clothing for my daughter

  290. New slacks for my son.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

  291. Buy some clothes and shoes

  292. I would probably buy some clothes – I'm such a clothes horse!

    <3 Melissa

  293. I need some baby sleepers and long sleeve shirts for my oldest!

  294. I would purchase some new clothes. I need some fall attire!

  295. A cardigan for fall.

  296. clothes for my teen son
    m howard

  297. I would like a new pair of athletic shoes for work.

  298. a salt and pepper colored shag area rug

  299. I need some new clothes for my new job.

  300. I'd love to get a new jacket or sweater for fall and the upcoming cold weather. Thanks!

    Geoff K

  301. New shoes

  302. New shoes

  303. A nice pair of jeans

  304. I would actually give the card to my Mom

  305. I'd like to purchase some clothes

  306. probably get a couple of shirts

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  307. I'd buy shoes.

  308. I need a nice pair of drees pants.

  309. School shoes!

    lyndefoy at yahoo dot com

  310. I would get my son some new pants

  311. I'd like to buy some dresses for my daughter

  312. I need some new shoes

  313. New clothes for my little girl Willow

  314. I'd get clothes

  315. Thanks for the giveaway…my daughter is shopping for school clothes !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    BRYAN E.

  316. A pair of dress pants

    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

  317. I'd like a new outfit myself, and then I'd like to get my mom something too. Would love to win!

  318. I need jeans!

    Tim Moss,

  319. Some jeans for myself

  320. Clothes for my kids!

  321. I need a new dress to attend a wedding.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  322. R. Davisson says:

    I would love to have some new shoes :)

  323. I'd like to purchase a new fall outfit!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  324. Clothes for my oldest daughter or my baby boy.

  325. I would get some new jeans!

  326. Christmas presents!!!

  327. I would buy a new dress!

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  328. I would get some new sheets.

  329. I'd like to get a fall jacket

  330. I would like to buy a new Keurig coffeemaker as mine just died.

  331. some Simply Vera Wang shoes! SO cute!

  332. New clothes! I've lost 165 pounds and my wardrobe is seriously lacking!

  333. I like to get jeans that actually fit for once.

  334. Home decor or shoes.

  335. Home decor or shoes.

  336. Clothes for my kids.

  337. I'd like to get a cute dress! Thanks!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

  338. I just spent a whole ton of money on school clothes for my 3 kids, so I'd really like to get ME something or my husband—maybe both!

  339. new shoes! thank you!

  340. I'd get some jeans for my husband and son.

  341. New shoes!!

  342. Clothes for Christmas gifts!

  343. some new jeans

  344. clothes and kohls cares items!

  345. I'd buy some k-cups
    Amy Desrosiers

  346. boots!

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