Back-To-School

We’re stalking back-to-school shopping items for you. Our list of 8 kids’ backpack styles — from the most popular & trending to fun classics is ready to shop!
It's that time of year! Actually...it totally isn't. It's still July, and I personally don't even want to START thinking about back-to-school stuff — and this is coming from someone who LOVES back-to-school preparation! Last year, however, I started rounding up backpacks the first week in August, and a ton of the cutest and coolest were sold out! So......
The Anniversary Sale is seriously solid for back-to-school items. For li'l & big kids, we’re creating mix-&-match kids’ capsule wardrobes. Snap ‘em up.
I think of myself as a mom who's kind of on top of her game (well...at least in Shana's eyes...and at least in the back-to-school arena), but last year I blew it. I was so fixated on making sure my son had the exact brand and size of 5th-grade notebooks required by his teachers, and THE most well-reviewed combination...
Dear Lord, that title. I obviously didn't title this post. That title was granted to me by an amazing TME editor, thanks Lex. (Don't we all love when our friends take a loving jab?)  OK, fine, for all the hats I try to wear (many of which I fail miserably in), heck yes, will I take a crown too. Queen...
My favorite thing about kids' clothes these days is that they're hitting a pretty darn perfect balance of sophistication and....fun. And the color explosion (for both genders) is so very much appreciated.  Of course, all of that color is best balanced with a hefty dose of black and white, but since we're still talking about kids' clothing, that black-and-white...
You know those awesome letterboards people do on the first day of school and last day of school for their kids, every year? That's not me. That's my cousin Kelly. She kicks mom tush at things like that. And the amazing Instagram and Facebook posts of all of life's challenges being met and celebrated with date/time stamps of the most adorable...
Sometimes, what I appreciate most in an online retailer is their edit.  I'm a busy girl - scrolling through pages and pages of stuff is time-consuming, and if I can reliably count on a retailer to do the work for me...I'm so appreciative.  One of those retailers whose kid-edit I especially appreciate is Bloomingdale's. Bloomingdale's is, hands-down, my favorite place...
It’s Backpack Time! If you haven’t already checked the status of your kids’ backpacks from last year, stop what you are doing, try to remember where you saw them last, drag them out from the bottom of the closet (or from under the couch covered in dust…where I found ours) and do a check right now. Gross? Rips? Stains? If you answered...
Tweens and Teens!  Nordstrom has the Ultimate back to school clothing sale (2018 Anniversary Sale) and it's open access as of today! Our friends Audrey and Jackson shopped tween and teen to help us round-up the best of the best from the N Anniversary Sale  We all learned a few things along the way and had a blast shopping for...
Look at Pax, giving me the business.  Per usual.  But the little stinker started Kindergarten - today - and even though we drive each other nuts, I was a wreck.  My Little Chubbies is neither little or chubby these days, and part of me feels like My Work Here Is Done.   Thank You And Goodnight. Of course that's not...
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So I was flipping through channels and came upon a charming show called "Don't be Tardy" starring an ex-'Real Housewife', but which could in fact be the theme song for my life recently. (Facebook told me it's my 8th wedding anniversary today, which totally didn't register until my hubs rolled over bright & early and confirmed - um, whoops? I have...