This Mom's 5 Back to School Must Haves

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nick & Ben return to school on Thursday.  It is so hard to believe that tomorrow is our last day of summer vacation.  And do NOT even get me started about it being something new for this sappy mom:  Ben will be gone full days for the first time ever. Last year, he had half day kindergarten, so my little monkey was home at 11:30.  Not anymore.  They are growing WAY TOO FAST.

 I wanted to share five Back to School Favorite Finds with you!




I love this water bottle! The super kind folks at The WaterGeeks actually sent one to me last week and I really think each of us in this house needs one.  It is really a fabulous water bottle. It has all of the features I want and more: no phthalates, BPA, or nasty PVC. It also has a built in filter.  How cool is that?




We are huge L.L. Bean fans in this house. When we buy something from them, we know that the products will be great quality and last forever--in fact, they guarantee their items for life.  Both boys have L.L. Bean backpacks and lunch boxes. Nick's is red and Ben's is blue.  They are affordable and will last years and years.




Reusable sandwich bags are fun to look at, easy to clean, and good for the earth.  You'll find many on Etsy, including these adorable dinosaur bags from Nattie's Stuff.




Chemical-laden hand sanitizers give me the heebie-jeebies.  I send both of my boys to school with Clean Well All Natural Hand Sanitizer.  They keep it right in their backpacks.






Recycled pencils made with paper by Moxie Pear on Etsy are ecofriendly and won't contribute to deforestation.
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