Back-to-school supplies aren’t just for kids! I’ve selected some my favorite things to help moms manage the coming year in style.
The weeknight "what're we going to eat?" question can be quickly solved with the No Whine with Dinner Cookbook, featuring 150 nutritious (and delicious) recipes that are so simple to prepare. Even the pickiest kid will be pleased with feasts like Smiley Face Casserole, Piping-Hot Peanut Butter Soup and Fruity Chicken Kebabs - meals all tasted and approved by hundreds of fellow fussy eaters.
It's no secret that moms are some of the busiest people around. Keep your family members on track with Mom's Ultimate Family Organizer, a sturdy binder system that includes a calendar and planning pages for everything from parties to vacations. Tear-out lists, catch-all pockets and sticky notes ensure your hectic life stays under control.
Since you have to cart so many things around (phone, wallet, snacks, organizer…), you might as well do it in style! An oversized soft leather tote lets you carry all the essentials, with room to spare for anything else that might come along for the ride.
A big part of being a mom is waiting...at appointments, extracurricular activities, the school parking lot, and more. Turn your downtime into reading time with the Amazon Kindle, now priced at an affordable $114. With convenient book loaning programs and most eBooks costing less than $10, this is one gadget that's quickly achieved must-have status.
You're always running around anyway, so it makes sense to have some sneakers that get you fit when you're out and about. Skechers Women's Tone-Ups have come a long way style-wise - these sleek new incarnates look and feel like regular athletic shoes, but use patented technology to tone your muscles while you walk.
It's simple to look polished in a small amount of time when you've got the right tools. The Out-the-Door Makeup Collection includes "Mineral Dual Powder" that’s foundation, powder, SPF15 and soft-focus finish all in one compact, along with "Any Wear Creme," a product designed to be worn on the eyes, cheeks and lips. What could be easier?
The Homework Organizer provides a central spot to house incoming and outgoing schoolwork, so there’s never a question of what’s due when. A dry-erase calendar and multi-use pockets make staying organized throughout the year a snap.
Why constantly pull out your phone to see if you're running late? It's about time to start wearing a watch again! This season's on-trend timepieces come in every color of the rainbow, so you're sure to find one that suits your unique personality.
Preserve your child's precious mementos from Pre-K through 12th grade with the archival-quality School Years Book. Part scrapbook and part organizer, it stores everything from school pictures and report cards to writing and artwork pieces, while housing a record of age, height, friends, activities and more.
Who couldn't use a midday pick-me-up? Lunch Box Love for Kids are brightly colored cards printed with positive phrases on one side ("I love your creativity!") and fun trivia on the other ("Did you know? Almonds are members of the peach family."). Each set has 10 cards plus two blanks to add your own personal words of encouragement.