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5 Back to School Essentials That You’ve Probably Forgotten


This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included back to school clothes and essentials as compensation.

I cannot believe it’s time for back to school already! Where has the summer gone? Before we know it, it will be time for the holidays! Now that we have Levi, I’ve paid more attention to back to school shopping this year. Even though he isn’t school age yet, I took full advantage of the deals that Kohl’s has going on to purchase some ‘back to school’ essentials for our family. While I was shopping at Kohl’s, I took notice of the other families that were shopping. There were a few things I noticed that several of the families didn’t have in their cart, and that’s why I wanted to put this post together for you. Back to school shopping should be a fun family event, not a stressful last minute store run.

Kohl’s has the entire family covered with their back to school deals. A few of my favorite deals they have going on currently are:

5 Back to School Essentials That You’ve Probably Forgotten

Dress Clothes. Whether you are planning for the next school program or maybe your child plays sports and they all dress up on game day, I’m certain there is a reason your child will need dress clothes this school year.

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End of Summer Gift. This isn’t an ‘essential’ per se, but it’s important on our list. Summer can be stressful for moms, you’ve had the kids home all summer and let’s face it: you may have lost your patience a time or two. An ‘end of summer’ gift is a fun way to show your kids that you’ve had a great summer with them. It’s even better if you give them a gift that’s educational, but fun and a great way to ‘bust end of summer boredom’!

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Essentials for Mom and Dad. If you’ve purchased a ‘first day of school’ outfit for the kids, chances are you didn’t think about one for yourself. Why not? Hopefully, you will be in a ‘first day of school’ photo with your kids and you want to look your best. Now is the time to grab a new outfit or shoes for yourself! Personally, I grabbed these boots for myself!

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Socks. I noticed that many of my fellow shoppers had a large selection of back to school outfits, but no one had socks in their cart. Now is the time to stock up on socks and other essential clothing items for the school year!

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Pajamas. Ok, your child won’t wear these to school, but pajamas are a necessity for the school year! Cooler weather is right around the corner and if your kids are anything like mine, they outgrow sizes almost weekly. I took full advantage of Kohl’s back to school sale to stock up on pajamas!

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If you haven’t started your back to school shopping, or even if you are wrapping it up, I encourage you to head to Kohl’s! They have essentials for the entire family and you really can’t beat their deals right now!

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Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Love the no mess drawing pad! Great for toddlers!

Allison Lancaster

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

I agree, it's such a great idea!


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I love Kohls and back to school shopping is my favorite. Especially shopping for clothes. Any excuse for new clothes. LOL

Crystal Mendez

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I always forget about dress clothes. Until my kids tell me they need to be dressed up the next day and I'm RUNNING to whichever store is still open at 9pm! lol Thanks for the reminder. :)


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I'm so glad we have school uniforms here in the UK, we don't have to worry about back to school outfits. My kids would be a nightmare if they could choose to wear what they wanted to school! We'd have to get up 2 hours earlier!!

Cathy M

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

The dreaded back to school shopping cloud is back like it comes every year--great info! But at least with back to school shopping, once they are older, that means more time for mama while the kiddos are away at school!

Allison Lancaster

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Yes! For sure, enjoy!