OK mamas, today is JZ’s first day of school so I thought it was perfect timing to share this post! If you have littles in school you know the school supply list can be daunting and expensive- not to mention the chaotic shopping experience that ensues. Today I’m sharing 4 of my favorite products that are perfect for Back to School season and the best part is- they can all be ordered online and delivered to your doorstep in just a few days.
The BEST school cup:
Swig Life was created by Tracee Mathes for the purpose of hydrating the average woman; the busy mom, girl on the go, or boss lady who needs an uber-insulated and ultra-cute drinkware option. However, Swig Life doesn’t just focus on grown ups- although the 14oz stemless wine cup is a mommy favorite! We have been through almost every cup on the market and the Swig Life ones are by far my favorite. Why? Well, a number of reasons. They are easy to clean, easy to drink from while multi tasking, and the insulated cups are perfect for not only your wine and water, but coffee and tea as well- that’s right, they keep beverages hot or cold for hours! I’ve even left my cup in the car in 115 degree heat to run errands and the ice remains no matter how long I spend in Costco or Target. Besides the cups, I love to use the Hot Pot in JZ’s lunch to send mac and cheese, ravioli, and bean soup. The lid is easy enough for little hands to screw on and off and kids love the eye-popping colors. To snag your Swig Life before school starts, visit https://www.swiglife.com/. Their website includes a full selection of mugs, tumblers, bottles, barweare, and accessories!
Never Lose Anything at School-
If you and your kiddo are frequent visitors to the school Lost & Found, Sticky Monkey Labels are just what you need. The durable name labels can be used to easily label school uniforms, clothing, winter wear, school supplies, meal prep, and much more. I especially love to keep these handy to stick on anything that ever enters JZ’s backpack. If you have more than 1 child, Sticky Monkey Labels are the perfect way to keep things organized around the house. Now here is the BEST part- The labels are water-proof, laundry safe and super sticky. I even wash JZ’s cups in the dishwasher and the labels never budge. If you are not yet sold on Sticky Monkey Labels, just wait until you see the adorable designs available on their website (https://stickymonkeylabels.com/). Your kids will love the fun colors and cute patterns, with themes like circus, cowboy, sports, fireman, and mermaids, to name a few.
Sticky Monkey Labels really have thought of everything. Not only do they make adorable labels for every-day use, but they also make safety labels for allergy alerts, emergency contacts, medical alerts, and car seat safety. Put your mind at peace when you send your little one away to school this year.
No Sick Days!
Bring on the germs! Another school year means a handful of flus, colds, and sick days and if you’re like me, you’re constantly in need of reliable health boosters for both the kids and ourselves. BIORAY products restore health and promote balance in both adults and children and are safe and effective formulas made to replenish, energize, detox, and support your body’s natural defenses in your immune system. As we know, the best way to combat school germs being brought home is to use preventative measures. Now here is my favorite part of the BIORAY herbal drops- you can bake with them! Seriously! If you’re little one doesn’t take pills or are resistant to taking supplements (like my little guy!) fool them by incorporating a few drops into pancakes, brownies, or any of their favorite foods.
So here’s the scoop- I tried the Bioray line for adults for 30 days and I truly love it. Not only do I feel more energized but I feel like my mental clarity is better. I have had friends swear by this line (that you can get at Sprouts!) and I’m wondering what took me so long to finally try it. My favorite products are Microbe Slayer and Belly Mend. What I really like is that BIORAY offers a natural product that combines the power of traditional Chinese herbalism with cutting edge science and that’s how I like to tackle health and wellness in our house.
From the BIORAY website- Since 1991, BIORAY has committed to combining ancient Chinese herbalism with science to bring you and your family clinically effective liquid dietary supplements. By using organic herbs and sourced ingredients, BIORAY® has proved time and time again that they are truly the experts of family wellness.
Fun and Easy Lunch
Let’s face it, you are not exactly looking forward to packing your kids’ lunch every day of the week. Mornings before school can be hectic enough without the chore of meal planning. For the days you are in a rush (or any day for that matter!), Yumbox has got you covered! The pre-portioned bento style box helps parents pack healthy and hassle-free lunches that you can create the perfect combo of your little ones favorite foods. My favorite is the 6-compartment Yumbox because JZ tends to be a “snacker” and likes a lot of options #pickyeater. However, the 4-compartment Yumbox Panino for a more traditional lunch of sandwiches/salads, sides, and your child’s favorite treat is great too!
The Yumbox is lightweight and compact with an easy-open and waterproof latch and it fits in standard lunchboxes. Heck, I am going to use this somedays because it’s not just for kids! I love that the company is environmentally friendly and you can teach your kids to reuse, reduce, recycle, and help save the planet- while eating healthy. Say goodby to Ziplock Baggies and Visit https://www.yumboxlunch.com/ to see a full selection of Yumboxes and learn more about what they can do to improve your kiddos’ school year.