On August 31 my youngest is heading to kindergarten. Where has the time gone? My baby is off and running and his mother is a nervous wreck. With 2 weeks to go and 2 kids in elementary school, the back-to-school panic is full-on. Gone are the lazy days of summer when we rise after 8am, throw on our bathing suits and rush off to the pool. I’m in mommy mode now, gearing up (literally) for the back-to-school madness.
I’ve been shopping for nearly 3 days straight and have come across a few gems that I must share with you.
Let’s start with a brilliant way to satisfy your child’s back-to-school snack attack. Snacking is an essential part of our kid’s school day. The right snack gives them the energy they need to focus on the important stuff. I just came across the newest product form The Laughing Cow called Cheese Dippers. My kiddos LOVE these all-in-one on-the-go snacks. I love them because they are an excellent source of calcium, they have 4 grams of protein and they have no artificial flavors, preservatives or color. Each pack comes with the original creamy Swiss cheese and crunchy breadsticks. It’s a great a great alternative to all the sugary snacks we are use to.
This one is for all those busy parents who need some peace-of-mind. It’s basically your eyes and ears when you are not at home. The VTech VC931 Wireless Pan and Tilt camera has a free mobile app that allows you to access your camera from your smartphone. It sends push notifications alerts when it detects motion and sound so you know when your kids have made it home from school. The VC931 also includes a two way talk intercom and pan and tilt camera so you can easily stay connected with family or even your pets!
As I mentioned my youngest is off to kindergarten and I’d like the transition to be as easy as possible for both him and me. I headed to Target to pick up tons of Kandoo Flushable Wipes as well as Boogie Wipes so he has what he needs to feel confident, stays clean and feel like the big boy that he is . The Kandoo Flushable Wipes clean 30% better than regular toilet paper plus they are flushable and biodegradable.
We all know back-to-school is synonymous with cold and flu season which is why I always throw Boogie Wipes into his back pack. Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline which helps dissolve mucus plus they’re super gentle on tiny noses. These can also be found at Target.
My daughter’s first backpack was suppose to last her an entire school year, but only lasted three months!! I’m super excited to have finally found a backpack that handle my kids “buondless energy”. Embark Jartop backpack is extra durable with top loading zippers that can hold 5 to 6 books at a time. Plus the come with a ONE-YEAR GUARANTEE. They come in a range of stylish colors and patterns and pair nicely with the Embark lunch kits.
I hope this helps! Feel free to send me comments and suggestions and join me at @erekav on Instagram where I will be sharing my favorite back-to-school photos!