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These Moms Talk About Everything Needed for Back To School

Five bloggers, who are moms like you, share everything from picking the perfect back to school styles to packing the perfect backpack. These bloggers were compensated for their participation in this program.

Back-To-School with Target

Posted by TruthfulMommy on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

School is starting for us in just one week. One-week people! It's okay. Breathe. Compose yourself. Keep calm, deep breaths and carry on. You go get those school supplies, girl. You can do it.

When I was in school, I used to have this nightmare where I stayed up so late studying for my final exam that I actually overslept and missed it. Well, now I dream that I forget about the school supplies. I dream of it being the middle of the night of the first day of school and there I am, curlers in hair, looking rabid, cops about to put me in cuffs as I wait for the Target to open so I can buy my kids all the glitter and Clorox wipes their teachers' hearts desire. Then, I usually wake up in a cold sweat. But no more, I've vowed to print that list off and head to Target and dutifully sacrifice my $400 to the school supply Gods like every other good, principal fearing mom does. Only, I don't have my list yet.

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Back to School Germs

Posted by TheFamilyPants on Sep. 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Back to school week is an adjustment for sure.  It is also our (not so glamorous ) re-introduction to germs.  I, for one, dread the first week. I cross my fingers and say a prayer that my kids leave the germs at school. I also spend a little extra time re-educating them on proper hand washing and when to bust out the hand sanitizer in their back packs. This week we talked about sneezing and coughing into our elbows and how germs spread to our friends.  Fun stuff.  I swear that I'm not a germ-a-phobe; I just hate it when my kidlets are sick. But guess what? 

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Back To School Lunches Made Easy

Posted by AngellaD on Sep. 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Way back in June, when the school year was ending, I saw numerous statuses (and posted one myself) about how summer break meant no! More! Packing! School! Lunches! We came together as a community to celebrate the (temporary) end of this daily chore.

(What is it about packing school lunches that makes it such a hated task? We'll never really know.)

Packing school lunches doesn't have to break you, though. Here's what I do to make them less painful:

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Fun with Bento Boxes

Posted by ReneeJRoss on Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

My son is an extraordinarily picky eater. Always has been. Although he isn’t really open to new foods and pretty much eats the same lunch daily, I have been trying to creatively make lunch fun. I want to keep things fun and funky in all aspects of his life related to school and I don’t skimp on lunch. Although I am no master, making Bento boxes for him can be a lot of fun. I’ve seen creations by other moms that put mine to shame but this is no contest and I do what I can!

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Back to School Means Back to Dealing With The School Drop Off/Pick Up Fun!

Posted by YvonneMarieV on Aug. 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

When I think of "back to school" I think of things like shopping for new clothes and supplies, getting my kids back into a school routine for homework and studying. I think of hectic mornings and stressful evenings (because homework!)  But one thing I always forget about until we are actually back at school? The Student Drop Off/Pick Up Line.

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Posted by TruthfulMommy on Aug. 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

I can't believe that school's been back in session for 3 weeks now. The girls are getting into the groove. They have their routine in full swing and I can see them thriving. They are doing great. They come home every day and do their homework and I can see the repetition paying off but today something was off.

Last night, the girls overheard us discussing a job opportunity that has presented itself to my husband. It would mean relocation to the North West Pacific coast, some place completely unfamiliar to all of us. Some place far away from everyone and everything we know. It would mean changing everything. I won't lie. This scares me because right now, for the first time ever, we live in the same city as most of our family and it's nice. Our girls are close to their grandparents and they are at the age where friends are becoming an important part of the social equation. Worse, still, we've done this before and it ended up with us going through 2 years living apart. It was horrible.

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Mixing Stripes and Plaid

Posted by AngellaD on Aug. 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

In the past year, my daughter has really embraced the "I can dress myself" mantra. She's been capable of physically dressing herself for years now, but would always take my advice on how to style herself. This is no longer the case and I ‘m starting to think that maybe she's onto something.

She's been coming downstairs with mixed patterns (Polka dot shirt and striped shorts, for example), and I'll tell her that they don't quite go. She'll reply with "Nobody cares, Mom" and walk out the door. And while I might not do the same, she wears these unconventional styles with such confidence that not only does nobody care, she looks amazing.

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Meet the Teacher Night

Posted by TheFamilyPants on Aug. 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Tomorrow we go to meet the teacher. It's a rite of passage for each new school year. So here I sit, ugh, I have a list of about 42 questions I want to ask her. When's this? What's that?  I want to convey to her all the amazing things about my child that she must see in him, too. I want to hold his hand the whole time. I want the teacher to tell me exactly what each day will look like. I want a schedule and a room with a 2 way mirror so I can just sit and watch him all day long. I want to jump into the future and already know that he is adjusted and happy to be going to school. 

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Back to School Fashion

Posted by ReneeJRoss on Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

School is back in session and I don't know who is happier, me or my son! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my son but I also crave the regimented schedule that school brings.  And do you know what else I love? SCHOOL SHOPPING! I have always enjoyed the summer ritual of shopping for clothes.

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Our Adventure in Finding the Perfect First Day of School Outfit

Posted by YvonneMarieV on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:25 AM

When it comes to back to school shopping with my daughter, Every Little Thing Is A Really Big Deal. This is especially true when shopping for her "first day of school" outfit. We've made a tradition out of picking something special for the first day and finding the perfect outfit for the big day is always an adventure!

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