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Kohl’s Cares Review

If I have to choose my all time favorite store to shop…..there is no doubt that it would be Kohls. I appreciate the wide selection of products for everyone in my family, the affordable prices (love those sales!) and the excellent customer service.

Another reason that Kohl’s is one of my favorite stores is that I like to support the Kohl’s Cares® program which gives back to the community by “supporting kids’ health and education, environmental initiatives and women’s health.”

Every time that I go shopping at Kohls, I like to check out the fun kid-friendly merchandise such as high quality children’s books and plush animals. I love that the products are always very affordable for me to purchase and 100% of the net profits are donated to support kids’ health and education initiatives in our communities across the nation. In fact, I have learned that since 2000, Kohl’s Cares® merchandise program has raised over $180 million dollars!

The latest Kohl’s Cares® offerings are always amazingly priced at only $5 each and this month the selection includes two fun Llama Llama book titles and matching plush animals along with two special cookbooks.

My children love the Llama Llama book series by Anna Dewdney. Llama Llama Misses Mama is a wonderful, heartfelt story about a young llama who feels anxious when his Mama leaves him at school. Will this nervous little llama learn to make friends and have fun at nursery school? This book reminds me of my precious three year old son who really relates to this story. Recently when he started to feel nervous going to the child center at our YMCA he told us that he would be “brave like baby llama” and I was one proud Mama.

The second title available in the June 2011 Kohl’s Care’s® selection is Llama Llama Red Pajama which is a cute story about baby llama getting anxious at night when his mother leaves the room. The author, Anna Dewdney knows how to write an engaging story for children that really pinpoints childhood fears in a way that is reassuring to little ones.

Kohl’s Cares® does not compromise quality as these Llama Llama picture books are produced in hardcover and are an excellent idea for affordable gifts too. I like to stock up on these titles and plush animals so that I always have last minute birthday presents ready and feel confident knowing that the child who is receiving it is sure to love it too.

I am really enjoying the Kohl’s Care® cookbook, Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox. I love to prepare healthy lunches for my three children but often times find myself making them the same turkey on whole wheat sandwich when I run out of ideas. Thanks to this new cookbook, I have 100 recipes to inspire me to create healthy and delicious lunches for my family. They are raving about the Strawberry Crunch Cup recipe which is easy to make and packs in fiber and B vitamins. This recipe combines yogurt, strawberries, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, quick oats, honey and vanilla to make a satisfying and tasty parfait yogurt lunch. I also made the Chewy Date Bars which stays moist using dried dates and it was a huge hit with my children and in my husband’s lunch box.

Have you ever wanted to recreate a favorite restaurant dish at home but it just doesn’t taste the same? If so, I highly recommend the Kohl’s Cares® exclusive title, Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 Abridged Cookbook by author Todd Wilbur which has over 122 recipes to help you “duplicate the tastes of your favorite restaurant meals.” From appetizers, dinners and desserts you can make your favorites from restaurant chains like Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Outback and more. I am having so much fun making recipes from this book and my husband tries to guess which restaurant meal inspired it.

Kohl’s Cares® is one small way that my family can purchase fantastic, affordable merchandise and support our community through this program. You can purchase the two bestselling Llama Llama titles, plush llama or zebra and the two cookbooks by visiting any Kohl’s store or by shopping online at through June 25th 2011.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes.  The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product. Thanks to Mom Spark Media for the review opportunity.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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