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Surviving the Back to School Scramble

Kids of all ages are heading back to school over these next few weeks. That means the back to school shopping scramble is ON for parents. I’ve partnered with a few of my favorite brands, sharing some tips to help make the transition from summer to school year easier than ever.

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Growing feet need the Famous perfect fit

I can’t speak for all families, but I know my kids and their friends love getting new shoes! And, their feet grow so quickly so new shoes are inevitably part of the back to school shopping list.

So what’s better for moms than a one-stop destination for the whole family? Famous Footwear is ideal. Not only is it home to brands we all know and love, including Nike, Crocs, Converse, New Balance, HeyDUDE and Doc Martens, but it also gives you these brand names at a great value.

Being able to shop for all three of my kids in one place makes the entire experience convenient. Whether I’m shopping online or in-store, I know I’ll be able to find a wide selection of styles and trends.

Something that stands out to me as a mom is how they’re Famous for the Perfect Fit. If you’re shopping in-store, look for a helpful Famous Footwear Sizing Expert who can ensure your kids’ shoes fit just right.

You can visit any of the 900 Famous Footwear stores nationwide or online at

Starting the back to school season with the right nutrients

This is a high-energy time of year, and we need to make sure everyone in the family has all the nutrients they need to make it through a busy day. I’m always keeping an eye out for all the latest and greatest ways to do that.

We love MaryRuth’s, which offers high-quality supplements for the whole family. The delicious tasting formulas make maintaining healthy routines easy for your kids and yourself.

Liquid Morning Multivitamin is MaryRuth’s #1 product. It’s an easy-to-take liquid with minerals, amino acids, and multiple essential vitamins formulated for anyone from ages 1 to adult…pretty much your whole family! I love how this one product covers everyone in our household. It’s also vegan and sugar-free.

I’m also a big fan of their kids’ organic vitamins with postbiotics mixed with berry and cherry, and the liquid nighttime multimineral coconut option to help support better sleep and healthy bones.

The best place to shop for these supplements is The Vitamin Shoppe, which is known as the leading destination for lifelong wellness solutions.

Budget better for back to school

We all know back to school shopping can really add up and be a financial stress for families.

No matter if the budget is robust or conservative, it really comes down to how shoppers plan on paying for their back-to-school items. 

That’s why I really like the Afterpay app. As one of the leading buy now, pay later platforms, it’s a great budgeting tool that lets you ease back into back to school shopping. 

Afterpay partners with thousands of brands to offer interest-free installment payments, which allows shoppers to buy all their back-to-school necessities now and then pay over time, without the worry of interest and revolving debt posed by credit.

Whether you’re shopping in-store or online for computers, footwear, clothing, you name it…Afterpay empowers you to pay how you want to get what you need for the new school year to be a success.

It’s easy to get started by just downloading the Afterpay app. 

Other back to school shopping tips

I have a final few tips to make the season smoother. First, prioritize planning. Being organized really helps prevent overspending. Make a list of all the must-have items, calculate your budget and stick to it.

Next, I’m always a bargain shopper so be sure to look for steals and deals. A lot of store have sales leading right up to the first day of school.

Finally, let your kids help. Money management is an important life skill and kids love to get involved in things they consider to be ‘adult’ tasks. Back-to-school shopping is a perfect time for them to learn the difference between essential and non-essential spending.

For more Back to School ideas, check out Back to School Prep for Parents As Seen on Daytime and my Amazon storefront.

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