Back to School is coming fast. I’ve already written “Take girls school shopping!” on the calendar for this Friday, which makes me want to cry and dance at the same time. I’m hoping I don’t actually do this in the school supplies aisle at Target, because that would be disturbing for everyone involved. The crying is because it means summer is almost over, and I LOVE summer. Love the weather, love not having to pack lunches, or worry about homework, or get kids up in the morning. I just roll out of bed and head to work. It’s awesome.
But, if there’s one thing I love shopping for, it’s school supplies. Give me allllllll of your notebooks and pencils and pencil boxes and OMG BACKPACKS!!!!!! I’m so excited that Bella needs a new backpack this year for kindergarten, and both girls need a lunch box and thermos. It’s the one time during the entire year that I don’t mind dragging all my kids to Target instead of shopping by myself. Something about a brand-new notebook and two-pocket folder that just makes me so happy. Last year, I almost registered myself for school just so I could buy myself a new Trapper Keeper.
The only problem with all of this is that this is getting gradually more expensive every year. Do you know how much backpacks cost?! It’s INSANE. With Bella now needing the same things Phaedra needs for school, it’s only getting worse. Plus, WHAT ABOUT ME?! I need stuff for myself because I need something to make me feel better about getting back into the daily grind of waking up super early and attempting to be nice to my children while operating on five hours of sleep.
But guess what? I’m teaming up with some of my favorite brands and bloggers to offer a huge back to school giveaway! WASN’T THAT A SMOOTH TRANSITION, YOU GUYS?!
If you like free school supplies (and who doesn’t?!), you need to enter this contest. Three winners will take home a backpack loaded with school supplies – including Boogie Wipes. Plus a mommy clutch – full of everything mom needs to make the start of the school year as easy as possible – including a $25 Target gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, a Dreft Stain Stick and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. I’m not 100% sure what a “clutch” is — Phaedra tells me it’s a purse of some sort, and she’s probably right. I do understand what “Target gift card” means, though, so I’m on board.
Make Back to School Simple with Fresh Families Brands
Bracing yourself for the back to school sniffles that seem inevitable this time of year? Boogie Wipes to the rescue! I just discovered the magic that is Boogie Wipes, and my kids no longer scream like banshees when I wipe their noses before we hop out of the car for school. They prefer the grape-scented variety, because we’re fancy. Click here to grab a coupon, and be sure to stack your savings at Target to save an additional 5% with the Cartwheel app.
Dreading having to iron those school uniforms and T-shirts every morning? Meet your new iron – Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. You’re going to love it! I’ve been spraying this on my skirts before heading to work in the morning, and I can’t believe how quickly it pulls out the wrinkles from sitting in my laundry basket all week long. Click here for a coupon.
Have no doubt that your kids will slop some lunch on their brand new school clothes? Arm them with the Dreft To-Go Instant Stain Remover Pen! I plan on giving one of these to Phaedra, since I’m pretty sure she won’t try to eat it, unlike some other little girls I know I’mlookinginyourdirectionBella. Click here for a coupon.
Already gagging when you think about having to wash those smelly gym clothes? You’ll be shouting #BringtheStink with the new Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. Click here for a $2 coupon.
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Entrants must be residents of the United States or Canada. Promotion is void in Quebec.
Backpacks, mommy clutch and contents will vary from those pictured.