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!
I am obsessed with these pants! You can’t see in the photo, but the blazer is bejeweled with a little bling bling.
Izaiah is sporting the same outfit as E
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.
From August 22nd, 2013 October 19th, 2013 kids and parents can go to www.pswhatmakesyousmile.com to sign their school up.
This week our kids started back to school.
Back to School 2012
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?
64% front door photo shoot (that’s us)
35% sweet treat for lunch
33% walk to classroom
16% walk to bus stop
Who is most likely to cry on the first day of school?
54% say mom
TRUE OR FALSE: Summer is so exhausting that I’m secretly celebrating back-to-school when I’m able to get more rest:
70% FALSE – Summer is my favorite.
What is the BEST part of your day when your kid(s) are back in school?
37% dinner time
5% after school
How will your kids get lunch on most days?
70% from home
20% school cafeteria
2% off campus
What kind of help would you wish for the most when the kids are back in school?
Thanks Plum District! Interesting to see how other moms view back to school.
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