Back to school shopping for our kids this year has been mostly at the uniform store. Don’t even get me started on what a disaster this was! From outrageous prices to terrible customer service, it was a nightmare. The charter school that the older kids attend require their uniforms be purchased from a select retailer. All that said, their school clothes shopping is complete and next on the list is everyday wear.
Our friends from PS from Aerostale surprised the kids with a back to school outfit to start off the school year with. How cute are these back to school outfits!
Thanks PS from Aero. Make sure to check out their clearance section and stock up on some great summer finds at major discounts!
What Makes U Smile T-Shirt Design Contest
If you are in the market for uniforms (and your school let’s you choose where to purchase these – don’t get me started!) – check out PS from Aero Uniform Shop
The 4th annual P.S. from Aéropostale What Makes U Smile T-Shirt Design Contest gives kids the opportunity to showcase their creativity! All they have to do is submit their design through their elementary school. Its that simple.
Designed specifically for 1st 5th graders, the schools What Makes U Smile contest kit includes a paper template for each child to create their own P.S. from Aéropostale t-shirt. Five Grand Prize winners, one from each grade, will receive a $500 gift card to P.S. from Aéropostale and a $5,000 donation to their school! Since 2009, P.S. from Aéropostale has donated over $68,000 to schools and students nationwide.
We now officially have a 2nd grader and 4th grader. After their first home not stuck in day care for the entire Summer, I would call their Summer vacation a success. While we didn’t go on any major trips this year, we made the best of a few road trips and several outings. Next year when we aren’t trying to sell a house – will most definitely be better! (more…)
Back to School – ALREADY? EEK! I guess so. My nephsons in Nashville start back to school August 1. Thankfully our kids don’t start until the end of August, so we have a wee bit more time to sleep in and enjoy the lazy days of summer.
Even though we have a month left until school start, I guess I should be getting back into the swing of things, you know like showering our kids regularly and making sure they have school clothes.
My friends at Plum District recently did a survey on moms and back to school. Here is what they found:
Moms Report – Back to School 101 Infographic
Are moms excited about their kids going back to school?
YES! 39% are excited 26% are relieved – I guess I fall into the 8% sad.
Do you plan to tuck a huggen note inot your kids’ bags or lunch?
57% say yes. Yes, I’m one of THOSE moms. And confession: I’m guilty of pre-printing notes ahead of time. My daughter reminds me when I don’t include a lunch note. “Mom, did you forget something.”
What first day of school tradition will you do this year?
Izaiah has come to the understanding that Zeke is a real person, not a baby doll as he appears.
And our attempts to get Zeke on any type of schedule have failed. That’s alright, he’s really cute. View a recap of Zeke’s third week.
Life not working is weird and strangely stress-free. I’ve spent the last 3 weeks recovering, spending time with the family, and blogging. It’s a huge shift from the 50+ hour work weeks. I miss the day to day somedays, but for now am just enjoying maternity leave, wearing yoga pants everyday and brushing my hair only when leaving the house.
Here are a few blog posts from this week over at Babble: