So how's the back to school thing going for you? Are you relieved? Sad? Exhilarated?
After six long weeks of sleep-ins, rest and relaxation, I am quite rested. That was true at least, until the very day before school started. Funny how plans to be organised can be so dang hard to implement where kids are concerned.
The day before school started saw us running around for book collections, frantically labelling piles of items and a last minute plethora of overlooked bits and bobs. By the eve of the brand new school year, I was ready for another six weeks of holidays, just to recover from the pace of it all. Sheesh!
My kids though, they just seemed to grow more pumped with excitement by the minute, (while I flustered and huffed). Talk about exhausting! Thankfully I had a stash of Smiggle gear, which made the last minute rush to get five kids school-ready, a whole load less taxing than it already was.
|A Smiggle-fun practise run for the school year ahead.|
Visiting Smiggle is a treat at any time of year, but never more so than at the start of a whole new school term. Smiggle is a one-stop store to pick up so many fantastic, trendy and 'gimmicky' little items. Kids love it, and that means us parents won't have a tough time getting the little peeps motivated for a spot of stationery and school supplies shopping. This can be a traditionally boring event, but that's never the case when Smiggle is involved.
|Neon Backpack $54.95. Laptop storage, plenty of compartments and a tech pocket plus bottle holder.|
What more could a kid want?
I used to be a real stickler for using the correct school equipment when it came to choosing school gear for my kids. That was, until all that 'uniformity' of the whole system meant that my kids would often bring home the gear of others. Sometimes school recommended bags for example, are not that great either. They can fray easily, tear or sport broken zipper pulls within weeks. #expensivemistakes.
We've found that Smiggle's backpacks are very well designed by comparison, with lots of organising compartments for laptops, pencils, lunchboxes and stationery, that are capable of supporting all manner of kids business and busyness. Best of all though, they look hip and cool! There will be no question about who owns this particular backpack in my son's grade this year.
Smiggle gear is universally appealing to all ages too - from tiny kids to high school kids and grown-ups - I even have my own little stash of Smiggle goodies which I refuse to share stat.
|City Hard-Top Lunch Box $32.95. Comes with a strong and removable carry strap, insulated lining and it's tough!|
|Browse the current Smiggle range of pencil cases here.|
The verdict: All of my kids were overjoyed at the current range from Smiggle. (I wouldn't expect it to be any other way.) My boys were especially happy to report (at the end of their first day back at school), that their friends had Smiggle gear laid-on also, and all of it different. Phew!
I am totally rocking this parenting gig it seems.
Time now for a hot chocolate and a chance to put my feet up for the first time in a while...
|Smiggle for co-ordinating notebooks to carry the look throughout.|
|Wallets with fun designs and intrigues.|
|Snazzy Go Anywhere Pencil Case $22.95. Lots of compartments to keep kids organised.|
|Bus pass holders, pens, automatic pencils, slap-band bracelets and rulers...just some of the cool stuff available at Smiggle.|
For all your kids' school and stationery needs this year, don't forget to take a trip in-store for a 'happy-place' browse. Failing that, check out the fun Smiggle range online.
You too could be a thumbs-up cool, (and organised) parent like me! "D
Don't forget to read our other back-to-school reviews below with added giveaways.
A Smiggle Back to School Giveaway!
Win a prize pack full of Smiggle goodies
for your child to enjoy worth $100!*
Total prize pool: $100.
Promotion ends February 27th, 2017.
*Prize includes: 1 x City Hardtop Lunchbox (black or purple) $32.95.
1 x City A4 Pencil Case (green or purple) $19.95.
1 x City Fold Out Wallet (green or blue) $16.95.
1 x City Magic Bus Pass (green or pink) $12.95.
1 x Snazzy Times Slap Band (black or purple) $6.95.
1 x City Mechanical Pencil (green or blue) $2.95.
1 x City Grip Pen (green or blue) $2.50.
1 x City Ruler (green or blue) $4.95.
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