I had the pleasure of attending the annual Momtrends Back To School Event. Yes, it’s that (dreaded for most, -like me) time again. The reminder that summer break is almost over and it’s time to get prepared for the kiddos to return to school. There are always new and innovative products coming out that are a sure fire way to make back to school shopping a lot easier. Momtrends is always in the know with the latest and greatest for back to school. There were definitely some products and companies that stood out more than others for me.
I’m going to start off by telling you that I have very rarely used a babysitter or nanny for my kids. The very rare times in about 10 years that my children have needed care, for one reason or another, it has always been a family member that has cared for them. I was a stay at home mom (until recently) so there was never a serious need for child care. A lot of the time it’s financially easier not to hire a baysitter or nanny. With all that said, I am not used to any one I don’t know watching my kids. Yes they are much older now, 8 and 12 but old habits die hard, so I’m always very hesitant about letting go a little bit. At the event there were young ladies from The Nanny League watching over all the kids in attendance including mine. It made it much easier for us moms to mingle, visit each table and concentrate on getting to know each brand without having to pay attention to what the kiddos were doing. Tending to a room full of kids of various ages is no easy task. It requires patience, warmth kindness and again PATIENCE! The girls did an excellent job! I loved how nice and attentive they were to Jon and Sarah and because of that I highly recommend them if you are ever in need of child care. (It also felt great when they told me that they were so well-behaved and nice.- points for momma)
Keen sandals have always been a staple in our home. I always purchase Keen sandals for my kids because they are durable, all purpose, and fun. They are my go- to-summer shoe for days at the park and even when we go on vacation. They can with-stand pretty much anything! The only reason we might by get another pair is because my kids out grow them. Even then, they are still in good condition so I pass them down to a friend or family member, or send them off to goodwill. I was so excited to see that they are not only about the great sandals, but that they also carry shoes and even adorable boots! I already know Keen makes durable shoes, so I know these shoes will be perfect for back to school. There are a variety of styles, colors and sizes!
Joules is a British clothing brand that creates fun, bright and stylish clothing. Their brand is for the entire family and includes clothing, shoes and accessories. The new winter collection allows your child to express their personality while still being comfortable. I loved how soft and well made the clothing felt. The unique patterns and fun bright colors aren’t typical to what we usually might see in stores, but to me, that is the best part. I can’t wait to dress my kids in Joules! The rainboots are beyond adorable!
Yoobi is a brand that has kids stationery and office supplies. It has so many fun and vibrant items that can help spark creativity for your child. The best part is that for every item you purchase, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need right here in the U.S. How awesome is that?! It always feels good, to do good, start them young! Knock off some of that school shopping list with Yoobi!
Mabel’s Labels has become a staple in our household. Always my go to for labeling everything from folders and lunchboxes to even shoes. They are very durable and I know for a fact that they can survive the entire school year. They come in many adorable designs and are microwave, dishwasher, and laundry safe.
Earth’s Best food products are always made with a child’s health and safety in mind. Nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in organic orchards and foods made without genetically engineered ingredients. Ella’s Kitchen purpose is to provide good organic food and teach kids that healthy food can be delicious and fun. Both brands main purpose is to create food that tastes good and have all natural and organic ingredients. It’s important to pay attention to what we are feeding our kids and start good eating habits while they’re young!
Wallpops are fun, easy to peel and stick, wallpaper and decals to help make your room pop! Their eccentric designs are what helps them stand out from the usual decals and wallpapers you might see in stores. The peel and stick wall art is safe for walls so decorate fearlessly!
Nalgene is known for their tough reusable, leak-proof water bottles. The bottles are a great way for kids to stay hydrated even in those hot summer days in the classroom. I had the chance to learn more about their new line of lunch boxes- Lunch Box Buddy! Lunch Box Buddy is durable,roomy, and easy to clean. Their lunch will stay cool and snacks and sandwiches will be tucked away safely. No more messy spilled lunch when they open it! There was a nutritionist on hand with many unique and healthy ideas to pack a healthy lunch!
I hope this list helps get you on track for the new school year! Thank you to Momtrends for inviting me to another great and successful event and thank you to ALL of the wonderful brands that helped make that evening memorable!
**all opinions are always my own. All images, unless otherwise specified are my own.I was gifted a goody bag with products for attendning**