Back to School time can be so stressful for moms. It is so difficult to get everyone's supplies, get everything organized, and the hardest part - getting everyone out the door with "THEIR" belongings. We are in the process of getting everyone ready for school at my house. I feel like I am going in 10 different directions at once.
Last year I got all the kids ready for school, almost without incident. I sent my son to school with his Star Wars lunchbox, and he came home without it. Since he is gluten free, packing his lunch is a necessity. After a few days I decided that his lunchbox was gone forever and bought him a new Lego lunchbox. The next day the StarWars Lunchbox came home but the lego lunchbox didn't. I was left scratching my head. How does this happen? Apparently 8 year old little boys don't really care what lunchbox they have. I should have stuck with a paper bag. LOL After some serious questioning, and a trip to school I finally tracked down both lunchboxes and the issue was someone else had a StarWars Lunchbox that looked just like it. If I would have just got some labels, I could have avoided the whole thing.
Here are my tips to avoid back to school mishaps.
- Shop the Sales and Stick with the supply lists - Save money and stress by sticking with your child supply list and shopping the back to school sales.
- Purchase a non-character quality back pack and lunchbox that will last more than one year. You can thank me later. This saves me a ton with 3 kids.
- Make lists - I have a hard time keeping everything straight. Making lists of who needs what, and who needs to be where at what time keeps me sane. Use an app to help you. I love Evernote.
- Label- Labeling your children's items so you don't mis-place or loose them! I love Bright Star Kids Labeling Products. Right now you can get $5 off 40 or more purchase when you use coupon code SCHOOL! Perfect for back to school! I love that they have 2 types of labels- Stick on and iron on. They are both 100% water proof and scratch resistant.
Put a label on it! Kick off the school year right and prevent unnecessary mishaps. Reply below for $5 off your Bright Star Kids order.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bright Star Kids. The opinions and text are all mine.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.