Things I’ve learned from back-to-school preparations, in no particular order…

*Since school supply shopping is rather boring for elementary kids (“Why do I have to have a black binder? Why can’t I get a pretty one?”), we made up for it by wardrobe shopping…way better than uniforms.
*This bento style lunch kit set is such a scam…after handling it at the Container store, and realizing that you can’t fit any of the little containers into the big container, which is kind of the point of a bento box, I thankfully didn’t waste 15 bucks on a set of four containers that have to be used separately…
*(and have I already mentioned that “bento” style lunches might also be a scam to make moms look and feel cool? ha!)
*Crazy 8 had an amazing sale–the most I spent was $11.99 on a pair of jeans, everything else, including skirts with built in shorts, was less than 6 bucks. Pleasant surprise.
*Make sure to have a personal shopper (i.e. Naomi) who will search Amazon for name brand shoes on sale…thanks sister!
*Children Desiring God now has their Fighter Verses program (a five year scripture memory program) on this app for $2.99. Best $2.99 spent, ever!
*Letting your children eat popsicles or  milkshakes for breakfast is totally acceptable and fun. Do it.

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  • I think that Peter and Melanie (the couple checking out our team) recommended that app too; SO, could I just get it and use it on my computer since I can’t use apps on my phone?

    ice cream for breakfast? best mom ever! 🙂

  • I’m not sure you can use apps on your computer that way– sadly. But. You can definitely order the fighter verse program in binder form– and have someone bring it to you– it’s fairly cheap too.

  • –how fun to be able to do non-uniform clothes shopping!
    –I am undecided on the Bento style lunches too. I am old school mom packing my kids lunches in the earth poisoning zip lock baggies. 🙂
    –Love Crazy 8!
    –Can I hire your personal shopper to find deals for me too? 😉
    –Will have to check out that app. Sounds great!
    –Just call them smoothies or frozen breakfast bars. Its all in the terminology! Haha! Love it.