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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.

Buy School Supplies While You Can

Posted by AngellaD on Jul. 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

We live in a school district that is (what I perceive to be) pretty unique in the U.S. My feed is full of people who are getting ready to send their kids back to school in two weeks, when we don't send our kids back to school until the first week of September.

(It makes sense. Think about it. Who wants to be in school in August? That's when summer is still happening.)

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Change Can Be a Good Thing

Posted by TheFamilyPants on Jul. 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

When we started early intervention with my son at 2 years-old, I was sure that he would be ready for Kindergarten at 5. I really thought he would catch up enough to start "on time". 

When the recommendation was to keep him back for one for year, my heart sank.  I felt guilty and sad.  There was a part of me that blamed myself for not working hard enough with him or doing more home instruction. I was mad at myself. But then, my husband said something to me that changed everything in my head and heart. He said, "He's a happy kid. He's living a happy life. He is who he is."

That's when the light bulb went off.

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Every Child is Unique

Posted by TruthfulMommy on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM

It's almost that time of year again, back-to-school. Each year, my girls look forward to going back-to-school shopping. Let's be honest, my girls look forward to shopping period but back-to-school is special to them because they go to a school where they have to wear uniforms. The only way they can express their own individual style is through their hair, socks, shoes, jewelry and school supplies because their uniforms all look the same. It sounds like such a small thing but I've learned that these back-to-school shopping trips are very important to my girls.

 

It's all about the tiny details when we shop back-to-school. Sure every back-to-school shopping list has pencils and folders and backpacks and lunchboxes and these things seem unimportant in the grand scheme of things to the average student but when it's your only way to let your own personal sense of style shine through, it becomes a really big deal. So we spend a few days each summer shopping for accessories like it's our job and we have a great time doing it together

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Different Strokes

Posted by AngellaD on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

When my kids were little -- preschoolers and a few years beyond -- I had free reign over choosing their back to school clothing. My husband and I would take them on a big shopping trip before school started, hold up items to make sure they would fit, and then walk away with all of their clothing needs met. Things have changed.

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The New Kid

Posted by TheFamilyPants on Jul. 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

For the last two years our son has been a part of an integrated preschool program (children with disabilities learning right alongside typically developing children) for early intervention.  As a child with social-emotional delays in addition to his sensory difficulties, school can be tough for him. These last two years we have worked hard to cultivate confidence in him that school is a safe place.  He musters the courage to go, but it isn't always easy. And that is downright heart-squeezing for me.  It's awful to our children afraid, isn't it?

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Preparing for Back to School Shopping Adventures.

Posted by YvonneMarieV on Jul. 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Back to School Shopping for my daughter has always been quite the adventure. She's very, how can I put this, particular? Picky? Dramatic?  She doesn't like clothes that are too tight, or too loose, or too frilly or that make her "look like a cowgirl" (WHAT?) and now we can add "too little girl-ish because I'm almost  ten years old, Mom!"  Can you relate?  If so, I want to help you!


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Always funky fresh!

Posted by ReneeJRoss on Jul. 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM

The new school year is fast approaching and as I plan for my son to begin second grade, my top priority is for him to learn a lot and have fun while doing it. As far as I’m concerned having fun is a top priority and when partnered with education, the sky’s the limit! From my son’s style of dress to his backpack, notebooks and accessories, everything this year is going to be on point!



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