Can you believe it is almost that time already?! I think I’m in denial! I do not want to go back-to-school shopping 🙁 Doesn’t that officially mark the end of summer?
When the stores began stocking back-to-school supplies I swore on all that was holy that I would NOT purchase one marker, backpack or pencil case until mid-August! Sadly I only hung on until July 29th (insert eye-roll here).
I caved under the pressure of Target’s amazing merchandising and beautifully accessorized backpack/lunch kit/key chains and what have you…but on our way to
the mothership Target my daughter informed me that the specific binder she “needed” was at Walmart.
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With us still working on a pretty tight budget until we finish baby step two my wallet was happy to oblige and off we went!
Now if you’re a Mom you know how much we dread back-to-school shopping. We start off with a list and come home with enough crap to start our own office supply store. The kids go crazy and start throwing everything into the cart and eventually you agree just to make the begging and whining stop…
I wanted this year to be different. I wanted to make my kids happy and buy them fun supplies to [hopefully] get them excited for school so we felt good about sending them off and finally having a few minutes to
watch reality TV clean the house again!
I wanted to share a few simple tips that worked for us this year. We had no fighting, no crying and I didn’t hear “that’s not fair” even once…. #winning!
SAVE A TON OF MONEY BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING
Here are my six tips to keep your sanity and ensure you an