Mom’s Back To School Guide

We’re now about to start school — ergo, it’s time to rain on your summer beach party and talk about our upcoming school year. Don’t worry, though. Our guide is easy peasy. For this year’s back-to-school guide, we have mostly grade school recommendations. With a recommendation for middle and high school with a laptop. Lastly, We have our favorite audio and home theater products.

US_EN_NSA.pngFruit Shoot

Made with real fruit juice and plenty of water, our No Sugar Added range is a great option to help keep kids refreshed when running, jumping, playing and exploring every day. With so many flavors to enjoy, there’s always a different one to pop in the lunch box or sports bag. But no matter how you mix it up, every bottle is free of HFCS and without any artificial flavors.

Available at most grocery stores.


home0Omie Box

Omie Box is different from anything that is currently on the market. OmieBox is an insulated bento box that stores hot and cold food in one box. It has 2 temperature zones so entrées keep warm while veggies and fruits stay cool! 3 leak-proof compartments that keep food separate and mess free. It’s kid friendly, including special features that are so easy to use, kids never need to ask for help again. The only lunch box that packs hot & cold food together, so parents can send their little ones to school with healthy lunches. And best of all, it’s dishwasher safe!

Available at Omie Life. Back Pack Clips and Plush

The first product, Slither.IO Blind Bag has been selling out at major retailers such as Walmart, Target & Toys “R” Us. The Bonkers Toys fall product line recently hit shelves at retailers all over the U.S. and includes large and small plush, backpack clips, collectibles and more.


Available at: Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart


il_340x270.129263.jpgName Bubbles for everything

Start the school year off right. With these waterproof labels to put on everything will keep your things out of the lost and found. But them on school supplies, backpacks, clothes and more.

Available at Tiger Lily Boutique.



5714958_ra.jpgMagic Sketch


Magic Sketch is the newest way to doodle, draw and sketch! Perfect for long car rides and restaurants, Magic SketchTM uses a liquid crystal screen that writes just like pen on paper and erases at the touch of a button. Magic SketchTM works with templates to allow kids to learn math, practice their ABCs, play educational games and be creative. Older kids can use more complex templates to draw or play games like ‘Word Find’ or ‘Dots and Boxes.

 Available at: Magic Sketch site. 




This S’ip by S’well™ water bottle lets you quench your thirst from dusk till dawn. Using authentic S’well® technology, our 15oz container will keep beverages cold and hot longer than your average bottle. S’ip by S’well™ is made from BPA-free double-walled food-grade 304 18/8 stainless steel, and fully tested for healthy hydration. S’ip it cold, S’ip it hot, S’ip a drink that hits the spot.

Available at Target.




Our “One Here. One There.” social mission allows us to collaborate with local and far-reaching non-profits that provide children in need access to education. As a certified B Corp, we are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Bixbee works with select non-profit organizations to support areas with high levels of need. It is important to us that the whole community benefits from our program, so we select organizations that can source and/or produce the backpacks with supplies locally.


Available at: Nordstorm, Walmart, or on the Bixbee site.



Hera_Hero_03.pngMicrosoft Surface

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop was more or less designed to be the best laptop ever made for students. After using it, it’s kind of hard to argue that point. It’s powerful, light, and looks great — although you’ll want to make sure to upgrade from the limited Windows 10 S to the full Windows 10 OS.

Available at: Best Buy, Amazon, and most electronic stores.


echo dot.jpgAMAZON ECHO DOT

Smart assistants are all the rage these days, and the Echo Dot — with Amazon’s incredible third-party support and budget price tag — is perfect for your new dorm or apartment.


Available at: Best Buy and Amazon



5787503_sd.jpgFujifilm – instax mini 9 Instant Film Camera

Capture special moments with this Fujifilm instax mini 8 camera that utilizes film packs (not included) to instantly provide you with photos. The brightness dial enables simple customization, and the high-key mode softens your shots for a creative touch.

Available at: Best Buy, and  Walmart.



Ring Video Doorbell offers parents the comfort of knowing that their children arrived home safely by providing video monitoring of their home’s entrance way. Ring’s motion sensing technology activates HD video recording when someone approaches the door a and immediately streams live video to users’ phones. Plus, with two-way audio, parents can say hello to kids as they arrive or communicate with visitors via the device without them realizing no adult is present. The Ring Video Doorbell is also compatible with several smart locks, so parents can make sure the door is locked once the kids are safely inside.

Price: $199

Available online at Ring or at Best Buys 



I was compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experiences.


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