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The Importance Of Technology In Our Kids Schools

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions and text are all mine.

This school year for my son, Jude, has been an eye-opener for me as a parent. As you may have heard, thousands of educators walked out of their classrooms this year here in Arizona. This meant no school for thousands of students! I was floored when I heard the statistics on how little our teachers and schools were being funded and it really concerned me for the future of our children. I found hope in our teacher’s determination to demand more funding for our students and teachers!

When the #RedForEd movement finally came to a close and Congress found a little more funding, as parents, we were still left with questions. Like, when would we, as a community, do more for our schools and students and where would the extra funding for decent technology come from?

Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives and with things becoming more tech-driven the importance of including technology in our children’s education is common sense! Thankfully, there are companies like CenturyLink who have long supported education and the technology that fuels learning by supporting several education initiatives in Arizona communities. By providing reliable internet service to businesses, schools, and homes all across the state, they are supporting programs like STEM education and fuel superior technology in our schools.

This May, CenturyLink will be providing grants worth more than $124,000 to 27 teachers across Arizona in support of enhancing the innovative use of technology in their classrooms. Additionally, CenturyLink is providing a total of $1.4 million in Teachers & Technology grants for STEM programs nationwide.

With programs like this, there is hope for our Arizona schools. I believe helping our teachers do what they know best only helps our students grow academically and socially. As a parent, I thank you CenturyLink for funding projects that advance student success!


3 Buzz Worthy Skincare Products You Need

Spring is finally here!! Which means skin change is happening. My skin responds better to weather changes when I change up my skincare routine. I am always up to trying out new and trending skincare or beauty products and with so many products coming out constantly, I know I can trust shopping at Sephora inside JCPenney! They carry my favorite brands of beauty and skincare products that are worth all the buzz!

With temperatures warming up I wash my face more often because I sweat and I hate the feeling of an oily face. Around this time I like to focus on brightening and evening my skin tone and keeping it as hydrated as possible. This spring Sephora inside JCPenney released some trendy new skincare products that have made my must-have list for the season!

One of my all-time favorite skincare brands is Algenist so when I found GENIUS Liquid Collagen was being carried exclusively at Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora I had to grab a bottle! Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen is a vegan collagen-based formula that helps maintain your skins youthful vitality. This helps with skin firmness, uneven texture, elasticity, and dullness. The best part is that this can be used on all skin types!

Another skincare brand that’s been a staple for me is Ole Henriksen. When I spotted this Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Cream, which is exclusively carried in Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora too, I had to try it! This cream is a brightening, vitamin C-rich gel-cream that hydrates for up to 24 hours, firms, and targets fine lines and wrinkles. It benefits your skin by creating an Illuminizing look and delivers an energizing burst of up to 24 hours of hydration. This can also be used on all skin types!

Last but certainly not least, nothing says bright eyes like a bottle of Sunday Riley’s Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream. This eye cream packs a punch offering an instant depuffed and lifted look to the eye area all while rapidly reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles! What more can you ask for in an eye cream? You will quickly become obsessed!

These three products are staples for a great skincare routine. I am always so happy with all my new finds at Sephora inside JCPenney! Make sure to stay in the know with all the great new and trendy beauty and skincare products by visiting your local store or shopping online at!

This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney #SephoraInJCP 





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