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As of today we have only 10 more days of summer. I have mixed feelings because we only have two short months of this beautiful warm weather complete with pool and beach days, carnivals and barbecues. But on the other hand, my kids are complaining about being bored and they constantly fight with each other.
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the start of the 2018-19 school year. Wish my kids felt the same way. One thing we can all agree on is that we love going shopping to get ready for the new school year! Here are some fabulous finds we’ve snagged for back-to-school.
pediped® - nuff said
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development. Or in my kids words - they're so comfy! pediped® is sold in over 750 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between its three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The award-winning footwear is available in EU sizes 17 to 38 (US newborn to 6 Youth). This style is called FLEX® MAX in colors for boys and girls. $44.99 and up, pediped.com
Fire Truck Pencil Sharpener
Now kids can make their desks and their pencils less dull with the Amazeko lights and sounds pencil sharpener. Available in three designs: a police swat truck, a firetruck and an ice cream truck -- all with lights and sounds that burst forth every time a pencil is sharpened. My kids are obsessed! $30; Amazon.com
Healthy muffins for breakfast!
We've become so accustomed to sleeping in and we're dreading the early wake-up times in our future. Thankfully there are healthy _and _quick heat and eat breakfast options for school mornings like these muffins from Garden Lites®. The total line is made with only clean/simple ingredients, is non-GMO certified, gluten free, dairy and nut free, kosher, always delicious and only 100- 120 calories per serving. $4.50; Garden Lites
Trolls products from Avery
For those looking to to tackle the back-to-school shopping list, Avery Products partnered with NBCUniversal to launch two new collections of products, Despicable Me’s Minions and DreamWorks Trolls. Both collections include back-to-school essentials in a variety of designs, like: binders, dividers, folders, and Glue Sticks. $4 and up; Amazon.com
Lularoe for kids!
Did you know Lularoe makes adorable comfy clothes for kids? They do and they're priced from only $24! Kids always wear what's comfortable, but what's comfortable is not always cute. Except when it comes to Lularoe. These are the clothes your kids will wear to school repeatedly. $24 and up; Lularoe
b.box snack pack
Australia based b.box was founded in 2007 by Dannielle Michaels and Monique Filer. b.box products are fun and functional to make parent’s lives that little bit easier with a touch of cool thrown in. The award-winning b.box collection includes innovatively designed everyday baby essentials. We love this snack pack for kids' lunches - even the grown ones. They have two separate compartments in one container, perfect for veggies and dip or nutella and pretzels! $12; bboxbaby.com
Never lose a thing
Don't donate items to the lost and found this year! This device is like find my iPhone for all of your things. Attach your Cube Tracker to so many of the things you need like keys, phone, purse or jacket. When that thing is lost, ping Cube with your mobile phone to make it ring. The Cube Tracker app’s map shows you the location where your item was last seen. Once you’re there, your item will be within 100 feet. It can also work in reverse instead of locating your lost keys you can push the button on the CUBE device and find your lost phone and acts as a shutter button for the camera on your phone too. $25; CubeTracker.com
We are big on peanut butter in this house, and pic's is the best! Pic’s is made from the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Australia that are fresh roasted and lovingly squashed in Nelson. Pic’s then quick seals its peanut butter to preserve freshness and flavor. It's all-natural, non-GMO, gluten and sugar free and has no additives – simply peanuts and a trace of Kiwi salt, the unsalted version containing 100% peanuts. Four varieties are offered - Original (Crunchy), Original (Crunchy, no salt), Smooth and Smooth (no salt) along with Pic’s Peanut Butter Slugs available individually or in packs of six. Suggested retail is $7.99-$8.99 (380g, 13.4 oz. jar). $20; Amazon.com
Labeling without labels!
Australia based Stuck On You was founded in 1995 by Carrie Felton, a mom of three boys. Felton created Stuck On You to celebrate the individuality of every name, bring joy to new parents with unique, timeless products for every child, save families time, energy and money and help them to lead a more organized life. In addition to a broad offering of labels, the Stuck On You collection includes activity and personalized books, durable and stylish bags, lunchboxes and drink bottles, stationery, bag tags and gorgeous gifts for all ages. We love the clothing stamp - no labels required! $35; StuckonYou.us
Push beyond simply daydreaming about accomplishing your goals—track them, and make real progress toward your dreams with the 12" x 12" wall calendar, Ready Set Goals! 2019. Ready Set Goals! 2019 brings the popular goal journaling trend to your wall, with a huge grid that you can use to write down and track your aspirations. Each month features a bright and colorful inspirational motto to get you motivated. With the provided sheets of stickers you can make your calendar a customized work of organizational art. $16; QuartoKnows.com
Pack it up!
So we all know that Arizona makes delicious iced tea, but now they have the coolest backpacks and totes too! We love this Aztec style bag. It's nice and sturdy too, made from a heavy duty canvas. $40; DrinkAriZona.com
Funkins insulated lunch tote
We love this lunch tote, and the message of Kindness. Funkins Lunch Bags keep food fresh, cool, and ready to go, making school that much for exciting (because we all know lunch time is the best time)! Each bag is thoughtfully designed with interior patterns, soft handles, durable zippers, reinforced seams, interior labels and a convenient interior pocket. Rest assured each lunch bag is free from any harmful chemicals including lead, phthalate, PVC and BPA free $24; Amazon
Heather Barber McMechan says
Gadgets like CUBE come in handy for the older kids. Who doesn’t want to keep track of your items when going to school? :)
I love Garden Lites products! My kids bought new pair of shoes right before summer break, so no new ones for first day of school.