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While the kids are excited about new backpacks, school clothes shopping and seeing their friends on the first day of school, there are a few things that mom is excited about too. Back to school time is a great time to start new habits and get organized. Lucky for me I found a few great products in our back to school shopping that are going to help me with this.
With Fall go coming our scheduled change. Not only are we up earlier for school in the mornings, but we have activities that go later in the day as well. I’ve always loved the idea of having a smart home and knowing that my lights were on in the evening or off in the morning if I left the house forgetting. But making a smart home always seemed over whelming. The Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug is an easy and affordable option to converting your house to a smart home. Plug it in and power it on. Download the app to your smart phone and you are ready to control your house from anywhere. You can order through their website and using the code WEMOlifeanchored for 20% off the mini now through September 30th.
One of the first things we do when we get in the car after school is clean our hands! It will literally be moments before he is yawning and rubbing his eyes, asking for a snack or touching his baby sister in the car seat next to him. Zoono GermFree24 Hand Sanitizer is a staple in my car, They made both a liquid that is a pen like container and sprays and a small bottle that dispenses as a foam (John’s preference) both are great and I love that it is a water based sanitizer so it does dry out my skin like some others do. For older kids these are both great options to toss in their backpack and send to school with them as well.
As soon as hands are clean the next request is for a snack. I make sure that I always grab something before I leave the house for pick up. Some of our favorites are Pure Growth Organics snacks, whats not to love about organic kid friendly snacks? Check out the Animal Crackers, White Cheddar Popcorn and Crispy Rice Squares. Save 20% off with Code 2020BABBLE when you order.
The best part of back to school shopping is for sure the buying of all the school supplies. I love getting to pick out cute notebooks, fancy pens and pretty much everything else that will stuff a backpack full on that first day. OOLY has some of the cutest supplies and I stocked up on some even though I’m not headed off to school this Fall. Perfect for the middle schooler, high schooler, college student or crazy mom; OOLY Mighty Zipper Pouch is pencil bag that is expandable and and can carry a ton (reminds me of a small clutch purse). Add some Jumbo Brights Neon Colored Pencils, a 2-in-1 Flip Side Notebook, Yummy Yummy Scented Gel Pens and an OOLY eraser and you are ready to go. I have it all tucked together and I’m thinking it would be perfect for a bullet journaling kit. What a great gift for someone! 15% Off Orders of $35 or more plus Free Shipping in Continental U.S. and Free OOLY Eraser with code:
Duck Tape® has come a long way from the days of the giant roll of silver tape your dad had that could pretty much fix 90% of all problems in the world. They have expanded their line in recent years to contain bright colors and fun prints. Their website even has an entire area dedicated to craft projects and ideas. What I like best about the addition to their site is there are tons of video tutorials, which I always find helpful with crafting. Old kids will love some of these projects and will give them a chance to do some creative personalizing before school starts.
One of the last things we do before the first day of school (actually have an appointment today!) is get hair cuts. This is something I totally slack on during the summer and we haven’t had a hair cut since mid spring and it’s looking a little wild right now. Since my little guy is super active and we live were it is crazy hot, we have bath time every night and he gets his hair washed every night. Snip-its is a fun kid focused spot that will make getting a hair cut nice and fun. John actually got his first hair cut ever here and he loved it. You can purchase their fun products to use at home just like in any salon setting. Kids love the Tangy Apple 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo, Morning Miracle Mousse Styling Spray & Silly Slicker Ultimate Sculpting Gel. Mom’s love these products because they are naturally based, use allergen-free ingredients in fun flavors kids love. Formulated to be gentle on kids’ sensitive skin, hair, scalp, and eyes, which is key since we use them every day. You can find their products in their salons.
What are you families essentials for back to school?