#RealMomGiftGuide Back to School Mom Hacks

Well... here we are!  A few weeks into school and I don't know about you but I'm backtracking on my school stuff!  Sometimes I wonder if bribing my kids to be good & do good is really the right way to go!  I know that back to school time is pure hell for some. HA! Real Mom, right? This year was rather smooth in my house!  I couldn't believe it!  (Knock on wood.)  But I do have a few things up my trapper keeper sleeve ready for the when all hell breaks loose and need a "save me" product to put a smile on your kids faces.  All of them. Including the dog & hubby.  I mean face it... we DO take care of EVERYONE, don't we?  =)

#RealMomGiftGuide Back to School Mom Hacks

 

superhero backpack

Super Me Backpacks:

Do you have a Super Hero on your hands?  Are they headed to school/day care?  Do they need a little motivation?  Well, the is the bag for you,  This award-winning cape backpack allows each child to bring out the hero within & lets imagination fly high! There is even a secret sewn in cape & a mask to go with it!  Can you say SUPER FUN!  Even I want one!  The bags are made with naturally insulating EVA, are safe for kids & the environment, super durable and machine washable. You can even have your Super Hero's name personalized on the bag.  Now....which one to choose?

Dyson v6 Absolute

Kiddo headed off to college?  Want them to keep a clean dorm room?  Wait.....clean and dorm room in the same sentence?  Well, this can help!  The Dyson V6 Absolute....is absolutely amazing. This baby comes with two Dyson-engineered cleaner heads.  So it can handle both carpets and hard floors.  It has a HEPA filtration system....goodbye allergens!  This powerhouse is just the right size for the dorm rooms, but still does the job! They have extra tools if you want one for yourself and you have pets!  Grab one now and get $120 off...good until 9/12/2015.  Get cleaning!!! (PS, I've 'tested' a couple of these - and this one BLOWS any of the other Dyson products or vacuums for that matter out of the ball park!  I love to vacuuming with this thing!  WAIT.  Did I just say that? #HoldME

Land's End Backpacks

This is a no brainer.....think backpack....think Land's End.  Durable..durable and more durable.  These backpacks last and last.  No more need to grab a new backpack every year.  (I know because last year we got a new one and it barely made it 1/2 way through the season!)  Land's End has a size and style to fit every student.  The choices are amazing.  Land's End thinks of everything so you don't need to worry! Padded shoulder straps, reflective stitching ....they even thought of a loop to hold matching lunch boxes. Like I said, a no brainer!!!!  You can of course personalize each bag for your special student.  Kids LOVE personalized goodies!  

 

Brother P Label Maker

Speaking of personalization.... Stressing over whose folder is whose?  Johnny had the green one right?  Or was his blue.  Oh...and now a note from the teacher, "Parents  could you please help out the classroom and label your child's items?" WHAT?  Well.....Brother has a solution ...... more like an answer to your prayers.  Recognized as one of the “best tools of all time” by the The Good Housekeeping Institute, the Brother P-touch label maker. This secret weapon can help parents accomplish most back-to-school projects in just a few simple steps - from ensuring that important items don’t get lost at school to adding a personal touch to school  supplies to organizing family schedules. With a P-touch, parents can say goodbye to markers, scissors, tape, glue, and printing.

 

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Water Week Kid's Kaleidoscope

Children now a days have been raised with the motto...Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  They have grown up in a world that is constantly searching for ways to help the environment.  Water Week Kid's Kaleidoscope helps them contribute to this journey.  These beauties are perfect.  Saves time and water.  Water bottles on hand ..... and best of all they are clean and ready for each day.  No more running around last minute looking for that darn missing cover!  Just open up the 'frig and away you go!

 

Yummy World

Kidrobot has created a new world of fun and excitement!  Yummy World!  Yummy world is set in the lovely town of Sprinkle Tree.  Sprinkle Tree is a magically yummy place where food is fun and fresh baked friendships begin!  There are adventures to be had and food to be loved!  Where else could a slice of pizza come alive and carry your most precious things. Come and travel to Sprinkle Tree and meet the softer, yummier side of Kidrobot.

 

SCHOOLA

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EVERYONE knows my love for Just Between Friends Philly sale, right? Well how about an idea to help kids ALL YEAR too!  

Schoola started a fundraising idea that is easy, green, and doesn't require students to be salespeople. People can easily donate clothes by mailing them in with a pre-paid label, then Schoola cleans them up and sells them, giving back $2 for every $5 spent to the school of your choosing. That money provides new paints in art classes, new instruments to the orchestra and new books to the libraries while helping save the environment too. Almost 13-million tons of textile waste is generated in the U.S. each year. With Schoola quality clothes get a second life. Parents help parents. Schools help schools and everyone helps the environment. www.schoola.com

ECOLUNCHBOX

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*EcoLunchbox offsets the carbon footprint of school lunches with its non-toxic, reusable stainless steel containers and artisan-crafted bags. Students throw away 100 million pieces of trash each hour and the average family throws away 18-pieces per day at a cost of $450-year. Paper bags and ziplocs may seem insignificant but they add up to mountains of trash over time. Using Ecolunchboxes prevents 8-million pounds of trash from hitting the landfills each year and offsets the CO2 equivalent of driving 5.4 million miles. An added bonus? It also saves parents hundreds of dollars and is free of BPA and other toxic chemicals. www.ecolunchboxes.com

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PAPER CULTURE

*Paper Culture has disrupted the stationery market with eco-friendly cards, gifts and wall decor made from 100% recycled paper or renewable resources. No trees are cut down to make their cards and the company has pledged to plant a tree for every order - more than 350,000 so far! Not only is Paper Culture offering custom, modern design for school supplies, the company is actually leaving the environment in a better place as a result. www.paperculture.com

 

Well.. what do you think? Cool stuff, right?