Mom Trends Back to School Essentials Guide

Hard to believe we’re already thinking about Back to School, but thanks to Momtrends I am feeling really quite prepared instead of my usual frantically last minute overwhelmed.  They really thought of everything from the perfect back to school outfits from Matilda Jane Clothing to essentials and staples like Mabel’s Labels and Stride Rite shoes.

While my daughter is a prep school kid who wears uniforms every day, once a month she get’s to “DRESS DOWN” and as we all know, it really means “DRESS UP”.  She was loving the Fall Collection from Matilda Jane Clothing and being one of the first to see it as well as a chance to model one of their signature pieces.  The Fall Collection officially releases on August 3rd and it’s ADORABLE!

Momtrends Back to School Bash - Matilda Jane Clothing Fall 2015 Collection   Momtrends Back to School Bash - Matilda Jane Clothing Fall 2015 Collection
She’s always been one fashion forward kid and when other’s say you don’t mix patterns, she says “Why not?!” She can’t wait to rock her new Matilda Jane Clothing backpack which isn’t only stylish, but functional.

We’re loving the new styles from Stride Rite and so glad she still fits in their shoes still (up to size 3!).  We know the shoes will last through anything my kids put it through while protecting their feet as well.  Their newest line of Made2Play washable shoes is just what this mom has been wishing for.  Its got a mesh lining with antimicrobial treatment reduces odor and even fancy memory foam insole for enhanced comfort. Track a little mud? Shoes a little stinky?! Just dump them in the wash and they’re as good as new!

Speaking of germs and unmentionables, Lysol is a staple once school starts.  Those kids are handsy ones and they’re bringing home everything from common colds to worse and Lysol wipes are a quick easy way to feel at ease about clean at home.

Momtrends Back to School Bash 2015 - Mabel's LabelsWith everyone wearing the same exact thing, we’re huge fans of Mabel’s Labels. We just discovered their “Write Away!” Labels now comes in iron on’s perfect for all my kids’ school uniforms! Even their school insists on “label everything please”. They’ve got durable, waterproof, tough shoe stickers, bag tags, iron on labels, big sticker labels, small sticker labels and so much more… so LABEL EVERYTHING!

With my not so little zoo, as you can imagine, coordinating their schedule is not an easy task.  I am loving Wall Pops Color Block Academic Dry Erase Calendar 2015-16 which is gorgeous, dry erase with room enough to fit everyone’s events and totally removeable and repositionable. They’ve also got a new line of peel and stick wallpaper in super fun and cute patterns — you know, if I ever have the time to do a little quick redecorating.

Starting to get a little overwhelmed by all this Back to School talk?  Call Date Night Now by Sittercity and get glammed up with The Glam Squad and take a much needed breather.  Schools still over a month a way, so step back and know you’re already off to a great start!

{ disclosure:  I attended the Momtrends Back to School Bash.  No compensation was exchanged for this post but we did receive a gift bag of which some items were highlighted in this post. As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own. }