My kids start school on the last day of this month!! I can’t believe it! We have had a fun summer, but definitely a slow one, which was to be expected with a newborn. We didn’t cross off most of the things on our bucket list but had lots of pool days, afternoons at home, and a few field trips. I love this post about replacing guilt with “gift.”  I have definitely felt overwhelmed and that I’m not spending enough time with each child during this summer time so I found this to be a good read!

On to “back to school,” I had a little taste of this this week with a drop off activity for the girls and camp for the big brother – I have mixed emotions! I am excited to get a handle on things! When the baby is napping, I might be able to accomplish a few things! But I will miss everyone being home and our time together, lazy summer days that are unscheduled!

Here are some of my favorite things for back to school and some new ones too:

Easy Lunchboxes

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Planet Box

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these look SO cool, but they’re so expensive! I really want to try these!
Maybe worth it since they’ll get tons of use!

LLBEAN bookbag

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$30 and lifetime warranty? Can’t beat these bags. I used them growing up, did you?


Slim Snack
These look fun for snacks and maybe yogurt?

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Kids on the go
This book is awesome! It is great for long car rides, sitting in the dr office, anytime your kids are bored and need a puzzle or some thinking.  Stay tuned for my review of this awesome book soon!

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On the go virus zero


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Small room size clean air purifier for common allergens! My son has fall and spring allergies and this is working in his room right now! I’m waiting to see if it makes a difference in his breathing & allergies!

Z Protein Bars

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 Z bars are my favorite! My kids love these protein bars as a treat in their lunches, the chocolate mint is a favorite!
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Last, I found this fun way to organize out each year of school. I’m getting it together to do it for this upcoming year!


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