Resources for Back to School

Back to School Time can be a hectic time of year; new schedules to get used to, school supplies to buy, food to think about giving your kids. It can be slightly overwhelming if you’re not prepared. That’s why I created this resource page for back to school time; to help reduce the overwhelm and get you ready for the change of pace!

First, I have a few Posts to help you prepare your child for school and help them have the best first day of school ever!

The Ultimate Guide to Prepare Your Child for Their First Day of Kindergarten

Help Your Child Have the Best First Day of School Ever

The Best School Lunch Must Haves from Amazon

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

I have also created a few Printables to help this back to school season. Click on the image and sign up for the ones you need to gain access to them!

Play-Based Letter Recognition

Have a little one you want to teach the alphabet this year, but have no idea where to even begin? 

Start by having some fun!

My 3 year old learned her alphabet this past year with this 5 week curriculum and didn’t even realize she was learning because she was having so much fun! Especially when she got to play with mommy’s white board and step from stair to stair looking for the letter I was saying!

There are even more fun games to play with your child to help them learn their alphabet, whether just letter recognition or writing them! Give it a try here!

ABC Mouse

If you have a child between the ages of 2 and 8, you’ll want to grab this free 30 day trial of ABC mouse to help your child  prepare for when they go to school. Or, keep their learning skills sharp (and love of learning going strong) during weekends and any school breaks!

Get your Free Month of ABC Mouse! Your child will thank you; my five year old is in love with the app on her tablet!

I also have items that your child, or you, may need for school this year tucked away in the lists I created on Amazon.

Check them out here:

Find ALL the school supplies your child will need in my ‘Back to School Needs’ List on Amazon!!

NutriBullet or NutriNinja

Most moms with kids headed back to school this Fall worry about what their kids are going to eat for breakfast; don’t you? Well, with a NutriBulletNutriNinja, or simply a blender; it doesn’t need to be difficult, at all! My girls and I have a smoothie or smoothie bowl EVERY SINGLE DAY. It’s the easiest way to get fresh leafy greens into my girls (and my own) diet! I also add in chia seeds and flaxseeds to help us feel full longer. It’s a quick and healthy breakfast that no one complains about! (And, it’s on the go friendly, for those days when I don’t have time to drink mine while rushing little girls out the door.)

Silicone Muffin Cups

I first tried these silicone baking cups a few years ago, and I’ve never gone back to muffin tins! These things are AWESOME! I use them for everything. Of course, I use them for muffins and cupcakes, but also for vegan ziti to portion it out for toddlers, other healthy snacks. I’m also planning on using them in my daughters lunch box to help separate food from each other. #pickyeater

I’ve also found a vegan oatmeal cup recipe that my oldest daughter LOVES; using these baking cups I can bake a few batches at a time, freeze, then warm up for an easy breakfast or after school snack!


All of those individual sized snacks and drinks for school lunches can get expensive; reduce the cost with Ibotta! It’s basically like reverse couponing. I’ve been using Ibotta for less than a year and have already earned $100 with it! Use it to replace the money you spent on the special food for your kids for school. It’s as simple as taking your grocery receipt, finding offers on the app that match what you bought, and taking a picture of your receipt. It’s completely FREE. Super simple, and there’s bonuses, too! (Like the $10 bonus you get when you join!) 

$5 Meal Plan

One way to reduce overwhelm during the school year is by meal planning and meal prepping each week. These can be a daunting tasks, that requires actual brain power and researching new meals for you family to try. That’s where $5 meal plans come in. Stop stressing and start saving time and money (and your sanity) by having someone meal plan for you. It is such a relief to not have to worry about what your family is going to eat everyday. You can try it out for FREE to see if you like it! Try $5 Meal Plan!