Back to School Must Haves

by Meytal Algranti
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Are you the type of parent who likes to buy everything for the season in a one-time stock up mission? Perhaps you prefer to buy periodically, stalk the sale racks consistently, or maybe you are a borderline-hoarder and constantly buying the latest and trendiest for your growing kiddos. Whichever style suits you best, Back-To-School season really is the universal time where parents relieve themselves from the exhausting task of finding entertainment for their kids all summer, and send them on their way with a new crisp backpack and a lunch box that will be sure to impress their peers.

So we’ve got our books, pencils, and erasers out of the way. Recently I came across the most fabulous backpacks that are not only extremely functional with great storage and different compartments, but are also very pleasing for both parent and child. Unlike some of the typical backpacks and monogrammed with the child’s name (that fall apart after a few months of use), Pottery Barn Kids has the most awesome selection of great quality bags that you can personalize with your Child’s name! ( Add a beautifully monogrammed lunch box to match so you never have a foreign child’s lunch box come home. Although a very well priced little Disney Princess lunch pail couldn’t hurt either! ( 

Shopping for Fall and Winter clothing for the upcoming school year can be so easy. There are many deals and you don’t even have to hit the mall. Get your babe into these gorgeous saddle shoe oxfords for the upcoming school season at In fact, I had this identical pair when I was in the fourth grade! Fashion has repeated itself in a fabulous way! My absolute favourite are these very comfortable and functional fall shoe for boys, which I purchased for my son. For an amazing look that won’t break the bank, try these I’ve spoken to many parents who really want their child to be comfortable but don’t want them stuck in that bobyish gear that is just too cutesie cute (you know, the kind of matching outfits your mother-in-law might gift you). From toddlers to big kids, age appropriate rompers for girls and edgy track suits for boys can make a day at school comfortable yet slick. Stock up many of the same looks in different colours for variety and for practicality. Invest in good quality basics to ensure you don’t have to do another shopping run or scour clearance sites for end-of-the-season left overs. With great gear on their backs, your children will be pleased to get back to school as you are to have them there.

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