It seems like yesterday, the kids were getting out of school. Now it’s a matter of days and weeks that kids across the United States will be headed back to school. My daughter happens to be the last school district to head back. We start September 8. Hard to believe right. I am sure you are like me wondering what is new and different for back to school. Check out my Back to School Guide filled with basics and must haves for the coming school year.
JanSport HIGH STAKES BACKPACK
Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
This backpack is perfect for students who need to carry their computer and/or tablet. It’s fully padded offering easy access via an “L”-zip opening and fits laptops as large as 1.5” thick x 11.5″ wide x 14.75″ tall. There is a crush-proof AC-Adapter garage that isolates heavy (or fragile) accessories from the rest of the pack. $99 For purchase ebags.com. Full review at nycsinglemom.com.
MABEL’S LABELS MIDDLE SCHOOL LABEL PACK
The middle school label pack features a range of modern styles, colors, and designs, perfect for designating school supplies, water bottles, tablets, chargers, cell phone cases, and more. We use the stickers on everything my daughter takes to school. It’s just easier to identify them when they are labeled with her name and of course personalized with her tastes in her style. $42 for 108 Labels and Tags: 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers, 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels, 16 Round Labels, and 2 Personalized Mini Tags. For purchase: mabelslabels.com
Master Lock for Backpacks and Locks
Look to Master Lock to protect your child’s backpack contents. The Master Lock 1550DAST Backpack Lock or Master Lock 1548DCM Set Your Own Combination Padlock creates an added layer of protection that will help deter possible theft and give you and your child one less thing to worry about and keep all those important documents and electronics safe.
TUL® Notebook from Office Max
Altec Lansing Life Jacket 2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
We love the Altec Lansing Wireless Speaker. It features great sound, voice confirmation, and an onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication. Plus it’s waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, perfect for our rugged kids. Take it to the beach or the pool because it floats. It offers 16 hours of battery life. And it can be used to charge your smartphone when you are on the road. It comes in three great colors, red, white and turquoise. $149.00 For purchase: alteclansing.com
Altec Lansing In-Ear Sport Earphones
Are you looking to go wirefree while working out or just wandering around, check out the Altec Lansing MZX856 In-Ear Sport Earphones. It’s everything proof rated (Certified IPX67); waterproof, shockproof and sandproof. Of course, they offer up great sound. And for you that don’t like to miss a call (that’s not me) there is onboard microphone and song navigation/telephony/volume control buttons to make it easier for you.
I love that it has 20 hours of battery life so you are not always charging them. Great sound, comfort and wireless, perfect for your workouts. $59.99 www.alteclansing.com
Disclosure: NYC Single Mom received samples to facilitate this post.