Back to School Essentials for Kids and Mom

Posted July 20, 2018 by Julie in Gift Guides / 0 Comments

Is it time for Back to School thinking already? Well, it seems to be all anyone can talk about. So let’s be as prepared as we can, right!

Back to school essentials for kids and mom - Fab Working Mom Life - mom advice, pre-k resources, elementary school, #backtoschool #kindergarten #preschool #workingmom #firstgrade #parenting

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Back to School Clothes for Kids

Here are some fun ideas for back to school outfits and accessories for kiddos from Jane! These combinations are adorable – both stylish and fun. They combine simple colors with vibrant patterns to make your kiddos stand out and feel comfortable in soft fabrics. Their backpacks are cute, too, and fun to style. Check out all the great designs in the summary below.


Stock up on a back to school wardrobe for kiddos at OshKosh B-gosh!
For Girls

Pair this motivational tee with these Winchester Wash Jeggings for an everyday look that is sure to become an instant favorite.The jeggings are built to stretch and are comfy enough to accommodate play and school time.

For Boys

If you’ve got a kid who’s obsessed with dinosaurs, then you’ve got a kid that will love this Be Wild t-shirt. Pair it with these best-selling True Rinse Skinny Jeans.


How about some of these fun pop culture items from RedBubble!
Redbubble Kid's Tees - Find independent art and quality kid-size shirts! Shop Now >

Back to School Support

This awesome routine chart will help kids get their day set up right.

"Haley's Friendship Challenge" is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who moves to a new town. Unfortunately, she isn’t fitting in and she misses her old friends. For her birthday, Haley receives a much-coveted surprise that she shares with no one. However, her feelings change when she feels empathy for a neighborhood dog that has also lost her pals. After weeks of loneliness, Haley realizes that things are not getting better for either of them; it’s time to make new friends.


Back to School Supplies

Also this Back to School Essentials Supplies Kit Bundle K-8 is a must have!

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This is a great time to stock up on some homeschool resources, or even after school homework help resources from Really Good Stuff like this awesome dry erase board! BACK TO SCHOOL SALE At Really Good Stuff Save 20% Site Wide and Get Free Shipping On Orders Over $59 Use Code: HOT20 At Checkout!

Can't go wrong with great storage boxes for all the supplies!

Or these adorable signs!

Can't forget the lunch bags!

Always helps to have a site that sells discounted school supplies for stocking up!

Back to School for Moms - to make her life easier

Being a working mom is not an easy game - but this lovely book helps us focus our mindset and release the guilt to give ourselves permission to enjoy life.

When school photos come in, print them on a great gift!

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A wonderful gift idea for fellow working moms is the Lighthouse. It is perfect for families with older kids who come home on their own for the afternoon while both parents are still at work. Lighthouse tells you when your child has arrived home after school, or it alerts you if your child has not come home yet at a certain expected time. Lighthouse is a great home camera to give us working parents a pair of eyes when we are away.


Home organization gets even more complicated as all those school papers come in, so you definitely want to make sure mom has the Ultimate Home Binder!


A course to help mom start the day off right, be organized and have less of a stressful time getting everyone out the door.


Teach cooking, nutrition, health and wellness with recipes to kids in the form of comics. Make weeknights easier and a family event. Visit Cook With Comics to get your free introductory comic cookbook and cooking class and learn more about what a great gift this makes for families.




Give Mom a subscription to HelloFresh to make her dinner plans easier!

Their dedicated team of chefs works alongside dietitians to create 15 new recipes each week. Whatever plan you pick – Veggie, Classic or Family – only order what you want, when you want it. You can skip weeks, swap recipes, and cancel anytime. Now is the perfect time to try HelloFresh, because you can get $30 off your first box. Use code HF30NOW at checkout to take advantage of this great deal.



Back to School Ideas for Preschool age Kids

These early learning stringing beads are a great way to get children ready for Kindergarten. Color sorting, matching, and pattern recognition. All wonderful tools in a kid's toolbelt!

This activity guide for easy ideas to do with preschoolers! I love these simple ideas with everyday objects. You can read my review here: 140+ learning activities to do with toddlers and preschoolers.



Get your kids some magnetic blocks to play with after preschool! They are great for building motor skills, some fun STEM play, and are all around wonderful gifts.

I love STEM toys for preschoolers. These are gears like blocks in a rainbow of various shapes and colors to sort, count, stack, build & create with their imagination.

Puzzles make fabulous activities for kids (and their parents)! Quiet time or a fun family evening can be found with these.

Wood Puzzle, puzzles, woodden puzzle




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