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Back to School Prep for Parents

Back to school is coming and it is prep time for parents. I stopped by Daytime Tampa to share some of my back to school essentials.

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Label with love

Getting organized is often half the battle for getting the kids back to school. Everything needs a label! I love Mabel’s Labels because not only are their personalized labels super durable- they’re waterproof, laundry and dishwasher safe- but Mabel’s Labels also make it SO easy for parents with their combo pack, which really customize to different ages and needs.

The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo offers the best solution for all ages, with a combination of labels for clothing, school supplies, lunchboxes and more. Mabel’s Labels also has a Little Kid School Combo that features fun and vibrant labels for young learners. They’re designed specifically for younger children, with playful and colorful designs, including left-foot and right-foot shoe labels. The pack includes labels for clothing, shoes, backpacks, and other essential school items that little ones bring.

The Middle School Label Pack has stylish and age-appropriate labels for tweens that cater to their personal style and give them that individuality. This combo pack has an assortment of labels for clothing, electronic devices, sports gear, and more.

Finally, with many families focusing on sticking to a budget during their back-to-school shopping, Mabel’s Labels has them covered with their NEW budget-friendly Basic Back-to-School Label Pack – these labels have the same great waterproof, dishwasher-safe, and laundry-safe features as other label combos and come in 35+ solid colors.

Nap-time must-have for back to school

Younger children sometimes need a few more items to pack with them for the school day, particularly if they’re still in the napping years. Keeping napping toddlers, preschoolers or kindergartners as comfortable as possible is key to keep them well-rested.

KeaBabies has fantastic toddler and mini-toddler pillows that are perfect to pack for school. The Toddler Pillows are ergonomically designed, durable and shaped for toddlers ages 2-5 years old. The Mini-Toddler Pillow is a spin-off, a bit smaller and perfect for toddlers 2 to 4. 

These pillows are perfect for those preschool naps, as well as travel or bedtime. The pillows are made with soft, natural cotton, come in a variety of cute prints and patterns, and are machine washable and dryer safe. 

Keep hands clean on the go during the back to school season

One of the other things I always stash in my kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes is Handzies Soap + Water Wipes.

I love these so much because they’re Individually packaged, which makes them perfect for lunchboxes, backpacks, sports bags and more. What’s even better is the ingredients. Handzies Soap + Water Wipes give your child fresh, clean hands using only natural castile soap, water and essential oils. 

These are great for kids to get clean hands when they can’t get to a sink. They don’t contain any alcohol, harsh ingredients or artificial perfumes or dyes, making them gentle for the whole family. Plus, they won’t dry out or damage kids’ skin. You can use the promo code SUMMER10 for 10% off any purchase.

A sweet treat to start the school year

A sweet treat that has no artificial colors or flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup AND is gluten free and non-GMO is a major mom win, which is why Sweet Chaos Popcorn is a family fave.

Sweet Chaos Popcorn is just better made popcorn that’s so delicious. The line’s fun flavors are fantastic and they even have individual bags that make for a great lunchbox treat or homework break.

Sweet Chaos Cake Batter is a sweet and salty kettle corn with cake batter flavored drizzle. The Sweet Chaos Peanut Butter Cup has the same sweet and salty kettle corn with dark chocolatey and peanut buttery drizzles, and the Sweet Chaos Black and White features dark and white chocolatey drizzles- so there are options for every sweet craving!

Sweet Chaos is popped in coconut oil and uses real cane sugar and sea salt.

A twist on the “apple” for your teacher on the first day

For a great first day of school teacher gift- I’m gifting an “apple” for my kids’ teachers with Wiley Wallaby’s Green Apple licorice.

Wiley Wallaby’s Green Apple has that fresh-from-the-orchard flavor and is a soft, chewy licorice bursting with flavor. Wiley Wallaby is fat free, vegan and has no high fructose corn syrup, making it a better option that is truly delicious. I printed out a little apple gift tag, tied in on with a pretty bow and it’s ready to go! It’s a great twist on that first day of school apple, as a thank you to all of the teachers’ hard work ahead.

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