So I just ordered two new lunchboxes for my kids. They both carry LandsEnd.com backpacks - Cole's backpack will be going on it's 3rd year and Nate got a new one last year so we're set there but every year I get them a new lunchbox. The lunchboxes always seem to take a beating no matter what the quality. Spilled yogurts, mashed up fruit, etc. I got … [Read more...]

For those of you not wanting your kids to have the same cookie-cutter back to school product that everyone else will have, check out CoolPencilCase.com. How fun are some of these items: Chewing Gum Pencil Pouch, 12.95 Cow Pencil Sharpener, $14.85 Kids Desk Alarm Clock, $14.25 Rock, Paper, Scissors Pencils, $1.25 … [Read more...]

I'm all about labeling when it comes to my kids and school. I have gone so far as to label favorite pencils. (True story.) Stuff gets misplaced and lost so easily at school plus I just adore our Mabel's Labels that I have for my kids. Every year I get a pack with each of their full names so we'll be set for the year and I go nuts with labeling … [Read more...]

Here's what back-to-school really means: back to schedules, back to homework and of course, back to making lunches. This school year, my first grader started back to school with this cool lunch carrier - the Rover Lunch Box from Planetbox. This eco-friendly, stainless steel lunch box has been a hit for my first grader (and me!) during the first two … [Read more...]

So I'm really excited that eBates is a part of this week's Back to School Bash!  If you guys have been on Mommies with Style in the last few months, you know that I've been working with them on their Savvy Living Community. I'm now totally turned onto eBates and have been using them since!  It's basically free money for you - if you're going … [Read more...]

Man, we're barely beyond the fourth of July and the aisles are already being stocked with Back to School items. This summer is just flying by! I have some serious back to school shopping to do this season - Nate (entering 3rd grade) has a page-long list of required supplies and my baby's going to Kindergarten! (!!) I'm already eyeing up new … [Read more...]

If you count preschool, I'm on my sixth year of school with my oldest and third year with my youngest.  I've always known how important it is to volunteer in my child's school.  It helps them to see your face there supporting their school and it helps you by allowing you to get to know the right people at school!  I've been a room parent twice, … [Read more...]

My oldest starts kindergarten in a few days which has a few significant changes from preschool last year. 1) He'll be going to school every day. 2) The school day is 2 hours longer than preschool. 3) He'll need to bring a lunch. It's this last one I've been thinking about recently. Though we have a few random lunch bags that we use for … [Read more...]

So I'm still reeling from my amazing event with Colleen from ClassyMommy.  Our back to school event, Style School, was a huge success!  I'm sure I will be bringing more photos and specific posts this week but I wanted to share some photos from the amazing day. Here I am with Colleen at the start of the event at our Style School with 77Kids … [Read more...]

By the time you are seeing this review, I'll be 24-hours away from a great Back to School event I'm hosting in Manhattan with Colleen from Classy Mommy and our media company, ForMomsMedia.  200+ Mom Bloggers will descend on New York to see the latest and greatest from some great brand names on products they are showcasing for back to school. … [Read more...]