While parents might be cheering the start of the school year, there’s no doubt that it always sneaks up on us fast. In a flash, Labor Day is here, summer is over, and we’re getting the kids ready for their weekday routine, while teachers are prepping lesson plans and ironing their work clothes.
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I’ve got both students and teachers in my life. So to help send them all back to school in style, I’ve selected some of my favorite back-to-school must haves. From healthy eating to essential gear to little forget-me-nots they’ll love, there’s something here for all the learners and educators in your life, too!
Soft on the Inside: My 3rd grader loves Teres Kids line of super soft, all organic kids’ clothing. Durable, comfortable, and in an array of clever designs, items run from size 2T to 8. Image-conscious tweens and teens will appreciate Thompson Tee’s sweat-proof tees, which also fight body odor. Zits are the pits for my tween, but we’ve had good luck using Repêchage’s Hydra-Medic Clear Complexion Drying Lotion to zap her breakouts.
Food to Go: Whether you’re buying lunch items or making your own, food pouches are portable and (mostly) mess-free. Kids love Dole Fruit Squish’ems fruit pouches, or blend your own purees and tuck them in Squeez’Ems Reusable Food Pouches. Either way, you’ll have fresh healthy food for your grade-schooler!
Pack it Up: Backpacks are serious purchases for kids of all grades, and college students as well. YakPak’s versatile designs and trendy prints hold big appeal for tweens and teens, while Ogio’s line of durable, multi-function packs are priced for all budgets.
TLC for Teachers: My significant other heads back to the classroom this fall, so I’m sending him off with a very manly looking accessory, The Hudson eyeglass necklace. My sister, who teaches Spanish, gets a sweet little bottle of EOS Berry Blossom hand lotion and Lavanila Laboratories Vanilla Grapefruit fragrance—soothing and invigorating all at once! And for teachers on their feet all day, I recommend Prospecs walking shoes—an investment you’ll be glad you made!
Send them off right! Is going off to college harder for kids, or their parents? Send your budding scholar to the dorm with an eco-friendly Pillo1, and help him get a good night’s sleep before exam day. A Samsung Chromebook is an affordable, lightweight multi-function laptop for students on the go. And lastly, remind your college student that he or she is always close to your heart with a LifeSecret Message Pendant from Carved Creations.The pendant’s digitally encoded QR message—of your choice—is readable on a smartphone.
And for yourself, a sip of Té Tiempo infusions in different flavors will help you unwind after a hectic day taking care of everyone else. Now it´s time for you!