Category: Back To School

Get Organized For Back To School

Going back to school can feel chaotic for kids and parents. Check out these ways to get clothes, snacks and schedules organized for a smooth transition.

I’ll cover some awesome ideas for organizing:

1- Homework time

2- After school schedules (with free printables!)

3- After school snacks

4- Clothes (with free printables!) (more…)

Free Printable First Day Of School Signs

The first day of school can be exciting, frightening, liberating, sad, and all of the above. And that’s just for the parents. 🙂 Imagine how the kids feel.

No matter how it feels, it’s a special milestone for your children. And you can make that milestone even more memorable with an adorable sign for them to hold in the gajillion photos you take of them in the morning. You know you do. (more…)

What Teachers Really Need From Parents

I’ve said it before, teachers are the unsung heroes of life. They teach our kids to be smart and good people, they bandage their boo boos and wipe their noses. Well, depending on the age of your kids. 🙂 And they spend hundreds of dollars of their own hard-earned money on classroom supplies.

That’s why they need all the help they can get from parents.

Each year on your school supply list you probably see a section at the bottom of the page for suggested items that are helpful to donate on top of what you’re getting for your student.

So I went right to the teachers to find out what they really need.. and what they would rather you not spend your money on.

And I’ll include one free thing you can give teachers that’s more important than everything else combined. (more…)

How To Not Go Broke Buying School Supplies

“For crying out loud, how many pencils could a kid possibly use?” I find myself exasperated, asking questions like this every year around this time. Back to school supply shopping time. And the answer is a lot.

It takes a lot of supplies to prime kids for learning. But the good news is school supplies are relatively inexpensive. Just think about 50 cent folders and 99 cent notebooks. If you snag prices like that, it can be manageable. (more…)

How To Build An Affordable School Uniform Wardrobe

Buying new clothes for back to school can be daunting.. emotionally and financially. Especially when you need to build a whole new uniform wardrobe from scratch.. for two kids. That’s where I was last year when we moved to Florida. I was initially anti-uniform, mostly because of the money. But I grew to love it.

Not only are there social benefits, there are also money saving benefits. Yes, there is the initial expense of starting the wardrobe. But after I tackled that, I bought very few other types of clothes for my kids for a whole year. And if you know where to look, school uniform pieces can be affordable.

I’ll cover how to get started, how to save the most money and I’ll list the current deals at the most popular and trusted stores. (more…)