I cannot believe it. After spending 18 years getting kids ready to go back to school in the fall, I’m done. My youngest starts college near our home next month, but it’s just not the same. He doesn’t need anything from me, and I’m pretty sure his professors won’t be asking for party parents, or help with classroom projects. It’s the end of an era, but I’m really okay with it. I enjoyed all those years, but I’m excited to move on to this next phase of our lives. And avoid the giant mom-line at Starbucks on Tuesday morning.
Start the new school year off right by getting organized with this School Binder with Printables from Thirty Handmade Days.
If you or your kids pack their lunch, you know sometimes an ice pack makes it a little more edible come lunchtime. Make them cute and less drippy with these DIY Ice Pack Covers from Little White Whale.
The ruffley girliness of this Bustle Backpack from The Sewing Rabbit is so sweet.
If you have kids of THAT age, you might have noticed all of the options for interior locker decoration available in the stores these days. Why not make your own? Sassy Style has you covered with this set of DIYs.
How come I never noticed that a Twinkie looks like a pencil before? Thanks to Club Chica Circle, that’s all I’ll see now.
This First Day of School Sign from Pinkie for Pink is a great way to remember what your kidlet was like each year. You know, once they’re almost 19 and in college. Sniff.
If I needed a lunchbox to head back to school with, I’d make this Bento Box from Lark Crafts.
This Back to School Gift for Teacher from Skip to my Lou is a fantastic idea. You can write your phone number on the tag so the teacher knows how to contact you if they need help in the classroom.
My kids were always big readers. They got it from me, which means someone was always trying to find a bookmark. We really could have used these Printable Back to School Bookmarks from Simple as That.
I don’t remember daily wardrobe being a huge issue for my kids, except for the phase my son went through where any camo was good and it all matched. In his head. These closet dividers from West Side View would have been handy to space out the Army green a bit.
To those of you who are getting back in the swing this week, or have already braved those first few days of school, my thoughts are with you!