Back to School with Fruit of the Loom #TGIBTS

I received a gift card from Fruit of the Loom in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

 

#TGIBTS stands for “Thank Goodness It’s Back to School” and is for all those moms out there who are excited about this time of year. Personally for me this year brought mixed emotions.

On one hand the kids were already climbing the walls and were bored. Outside was not longer attractive and they wanted 10 hours of computer time alone.

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On the other hand, my final baby started kindergarten this year *sniff*. Can you hear my ovaries burst? Yep, they did.

Regardless of my feelings, school has started. SO it was a shopping I must go.

Everyone focuses on what you see, but what about what’s UNDER that?

Your kids are probably nervous, like mine were, and want to put their best foot forward.

Mine grew over the summer. That means their underwear probably doesn’t fit the same anymore.

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I was happy to find bonus packs from Fruit of the Loom during my shopping spree. The more I can get for my money the happier I am!

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The bonus packs come with three extra items in each package and are available in boys, girls and even in men’s and women’s for those teens who have outgrown the children sizes.

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All these packages are available at Walmart, both in-store and online. I was able to replenish the underwear and sock drawer for everyone in the house… all with bonus items in the package!

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on August 30, 2014.

 

Comments

  1. Carla S says:

    I don’t have any feelings about it. It means I have to get my son’s supplies and clothes for school.

  2. Mixed Feelings happy and sad the time goes so fast. thankyou, ken

  3. James Robert says:

    Back to school means my kids will no longer be “bored” and I will finally have some time to myself. After a few weeks off school, they tend to fight more and don’t use their imaginations to think of fun things to do

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    I am excited for my little one and a bit nervous. I always have to get him on a new schedule before school starts.

  5. My son start’s his second year of college and turns 18 in October, so I feel nostalgic. All preparations are up to him now, so my load is a little easier.

  6. Megan Parsons says:

    Happy that my house will stay cleaner, but sad because I will miss them.

  7. Madonna says:

    We have always loved back to school time. Everyone gets new clothes, shoes and supplies. Its like Christmas 🙂

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    Back to school doesn’t mean much to me! I homeschool year round.

  9. My four year old daughter is starting preschool this year. Its going to be hard to let her go.

  10. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    My 16 year old daughter was in a bad accident March 6th which left her in a coma for 10 days with a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures and internal injuries. She has spend the summer going to therapy after getting out of the hospital, she been miraculously healed and we’re so thankful. I got the spend a lot of time with her this summer that I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten, and I’m thankful for that. She started back to school Tuesday with her class despite missing 3 months of her sophomore year. It means more than I can ever put into words that she is alive (she was dead at the scene) and well and going to her classes like nothing ever happened. Five months ago today she was still laying there in a coma on life support. I’m so happy for her to be back, even tho I miss her so much during the day now! But God has been so good to us, I can only think all day long how thankful I am!

  11. Sarah C says:

    ‘Back to school’ this year is going to be very bitter sweet. My baby will start Kindergarten. I have very mixed emotions about it. I havent been home alone with out at least one child in 15 years! I got most of the school supplies, but could still use more. And I still am thinking about what Im going to do with all that time now that I wont have any kids at home for half a day.

  12. Amy Hall says:

    I kind of hate back to school time. I try not to participate, as we homeschool, but it seems everyone and every company does something.

  13. KV says:

    I enjoy this time of year & the kids can’t wait to get back to school.

  14. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Back to school means my sons get to see their friends and start learning again!

  15. Alona Y says:

    Back to school is really exciting to me because my daughter is so young. I love hearing about her day and incorporating “teachable moments” at home to further that learning. And I get a break!

  16. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I am a teacher so the beginning of the year means a sweet new group of students! I get just as nervous as the students do!

  17. Amy Hart says:

    My son isn’t old enough for school but will be going to day care occasionally.

  18. Pamela Gurganus says:

    Back to school means a lot of things to me and conjures up a lot of feelings and emotions. I feel sad because I know that summer and all its fun is coming to an end. Yet I feel excited because I know that fall, my favorite season, is just around the corner. It also means my kids will be going back to school and I’m happy for them that they will once again get the mental learning and stimulation that will help to make them productive citizens and get them on in life. This is where the mixed emotions come in…I’m happy for them to be going back to school and getting educated in books, yet I’ll miss them and their companionship yet…I’ll be so happy to get my “alone time” once again! It’s a menagerie of feelings!

  19. Robert Decker says:

    Happy because I know shes getting a good education.

  20. Marci Wright says:

    We homeschool, so for us back to school means cleaning out our book cupboards & supply cubbies & getting new supplies & curriculum, which is always exciting!

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like back to school season because its more quiet on my street. I also love shopping with my niece for clothes.

  22. Rachelle J says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with back to school. I will miss my little one, but I know she won’t be sitting here with me all day board out of her mind lol! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Fawn H says:

    Back to school to me means that we all get back into a routine which is kind of nice after having no routine during summer.

  24. Dawn Keenan says:

    Frankly, I hate back to school…I miss my kiddos. But, I do like sales and I know how important school is. After all, I am a teacher too.

  25. Ronda says:

    I have happy and sad feelings. It means my children are getting older, growing seeing friends again and learning new things. It is very expensive to buy everything that is need for the school year

  26. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t have kids, but I always enjoyed back to school season when I was a kid and in college. I love new school supplies and books!

  27. Jennifer Rote says:

    I love it, it gives me my quiet time!

  28. My oldest one is almost 13 and I have always hated when he has to go back to school. I know that school is good for him and that he needs to go, but I definitely miss him during the school year. After the school day is over and homework is done, there are the after-school activities, and we have little family time left over. This year, my second-oldest one will be starting school, which will leave even less family time. Back to school time is always a sad time of year for me.

    As for getting ready for school to begin, we still need to write out a schedule for this year, and we have a few school supplies we still need to pick up.

  29. Kristin Phillips says:

    My big boy is going to be in 1st grade this year. Hard to believe how fast the time has gone by so its bittersweet for me. I’m excited about the school year and all he will learn but sad at how fast he is growing up. 🙁

  30. I have mixed feelings, my daughter started 1st grade this year.

  31. Stacey b says:

    Back to school means getting up early again! Ugh. My son is all set for back to school. We had open house yesterday and met his new teacher.

  32. Tara Liebing says:

    Back to school means I don’t have to worry about what my son is going to that day. He’ll have school to keep him busy although it can be stressful because he doesn’t like school. We’ll have to also make plans on how he gets to school and where he’ll go after school and how he will get there.

  33. Carissa Joslyn says:

    This year my son will be going into Pre k. He’s been in head start for the last two years (he’s 4) well im freaking out because he has mino brain damage from strokes, hell be taking a bus this year. Im sooo nervous and my anxiety is through the roof. I haven’t been able to buy him anything yet, single mom with no income! this would help a lot.

  34. Colleen Maurina says:

    My little grandson is starting pre-kindergarten this year. I am so excited for him but can’t believe that he is getting so big!

  35. Nancy says:

    I have always loved Back to School time. It is full of exciting opportunities and fun.

  36. Jessie C. says:

    I’m happy for back to school, it means I could enjoy some only me time once in a while. We get ready by getting back to routine in approx two weeks before.

  37. heather eg kaufman says:

    It means spending one on one time with my 3 yr old. I do miss my 6 yr old, though.

  38. Well, it’s is me going back to school, and I’m transferring over to Rutgers from a community college… and I’m in my 30s, so, yeah, I’m a wee, teeny tiny bit scared out of my freaking mind. LOL

    Lois

    • Sheila K. says:

      Best of luck to you, Lois, and good for you for going back to school—you’ll never regret it!

  39. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My daughter’s already started back to school. She’s in first grade and she’s excited. I’m excited too. My son is starting preschool and that’s going to be the bigger change for us.

  40. Donna L says:

    I don’t have school age children but I like going into the stores stock up on stationary items that are on sale that I can use throughout the year.

  41. Thomas Murphy says:

    Back to school time is exciting. I have to get my son clothes and school supplies.

  42. janetfaye says:

    I am happy for back to school because my granddaughter is starting kindergarten and she is excited.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. Sheila K. says:

    I don’t have any kids in school now, but I wish for the students what I always wish for them—a love of learning and an understanding of how important a good education will be in their lives!

  44. Anastasia says:

    Back to school is fun and busy! I’m excited for the kids to get back to learning and having fun with their friends as well as participating in activities. It’s also a bit sad because the house is empty all day long! 🙂 School shopping is always a bit of a hassle, but it’s just one of those things that has to be done this time of year 🙂

  45. shelly peterson says:

    It means getting back into a daily routine. We will have a last Party/bbq/sleepover for the kids before school starts.

  46. kj skib says:

    It means Summer Vacation is over and I have to go back to work.

  47. Holly Thomas says:

    Back to school means time to shop for office supplies.

  48. Anne says:

    At this stage in my life, “back to school” is a time for nostalgia, and I don’t have any actual plans surrounding it. I do like to take advantage of back-to-school sales, though, for things like office supplies, fall clothes, and wardrobe staples like socks.

  49. Elena says:

    back to school means getting busier and waking up early, so I am rather not happy about it

  50. robyn donnelly says:

    Usually back to school means a lot of planning and money needed for miscellaneous things from supplies, clothes, books, etc. My youngest is in her last year and my oldest has been working 2 years plus so it won’t be too bad.

  51. Mandy says:

    Back to school means fall is coming! And fewer vacations. But I look forward to the falling of leaves and the beginning of the holiday season.

  52. Darlene Owen says:

    I love when school starts, the neighborhood gets very quiet.

  53. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I am homeschooling my 3 year old. She is very excited for school.

  54. Marti Tabora says:

    I’m always glad when school starts back, I like for the kids to stay busy and it’s often hard to keep them busy in the summer time.

  55. patricia c. says:

    My children are not old enough for school, but this has always been my favorite time of the year! Love the back to school sales and the beginning of football season!

  56. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    When my kids were young I was always sad to see school start. Now my youngest is a senior in college. It’s still bittersweet because we don’t see him often.

  57. Candace B says:

    I have noticed mixed feelings this year. I’m happy they are going back to school because they get to learn new things, but I keep wondering what I am going to do with myself with them in school.

  58. Brynn says:

    I have a love hate relationship with back to school haha. I love that it means fall is coming and everything that fall brings but I hate saying good bye to my kiddos. They love it though and get so excited to see friends again and learn 🙂

  59. Brenda F says:

    I’m going to miss having my little buddies around, but know that they love school so much. So it’s pretty bittersweet.

  60. Sarah Hall says:

    Back to school makes me sad as I won’t get to see my grandsons as much. We spent a lot of the summer swimming, bowling, and going to movies and now they will be in school all day.

  61. Daraya says:

    I’m pretty sad that school starts Monday! We have had so much fun this summer, but I know my kiddos are dying to get back to school and see their friends! 🙂

  62. Pam H. says:

    Back to school means the end of summer. I still have many of the same feelings I had as a child, especially when I see the big yellow buses. I feel nostalgic, sad that summer is ending, and a bit apprehensive.

  63. Michelle C says:

    My middle child starts middle school this year, so I’m a bit apprehensive. He’s adaptable, so I’m sure he’ll be fine. Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I have 5 Grandchildren living with us for the past 5 yrs. I have to honestly say that I will miss them when they go back to School. Especially the 2 younger boys 7 & 12. They are best friends and play together constantly. They love their wrestler figures and Lego sets. They play so cute together .. Even with the age difference.. No Problem. The 7 yr old is just growing up faster! Lol! The other 2 are in High School and the oldest is going to college, Plus he has had a job for the past 3 yrs. Any how time to go back and do some more learning. The nice thing about them going back is the Quiet which at our age we appreciate very much! Lol Your Children are little Dolls so cute!!

  65. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Back to School makes me feel nostalgic. I still look for the sales- even though I don’t need to buy these items any more.

  66. D Schmidt says:

    I have very mixed feelings, we have decided to homeschool so I am trying to learn all I can and panicking about if I am good enough to do it.

  67. Melissa Hartley says:

    My sons are no longer in school but I try to donate school supplies when school starts, thanks .. I kinda miss going school shopping with my kids.

  68. Christina Foley says:

    Back to school always makes me a little sad… I love having the kids home all summer. But it is also exciting for the kids… new beginnings for them and they are always so excited to go back (my 10 year old son can’t wait to go back on Monday). We are pretty much set.

  69. Barbara Montag says:

    The kids are all grown.
    I remember being all excited for them and enjoying the extra quiet.
    thank you

  70. soha molina says:

    Back to school means work to me. I have no god feelings about it.

  71. Kristen says:

    It means summer will be over soon, but luckily the weather usually stays pretty nice here into October.

  72. Andrea Williams says:

    I have older kids and I like it when they go back to school. I think they enjoy it too, even though they would rather play at home. The structure is good and it makes them glad to go to bed at night because they are tired after a busy day.

  73. Betsy Barnes says:

    Since my son is out of school. I have purchased two backpacks to fill with back to school supplies to donate to my son’s old school. I also shop the deals to stock up on my home office supplies 🙂

  74. Anne Perry says:

    New clothes, new shoes and new beginnings.

  75. Tina W says:

    Back to School means time during the day to shop and prepare meals!

  76. Sarah L says:

    Back to School to me is good sales and cooler weather (and shorter days)
    Thanks for the contest.

  77. angela smith says:

    i enjoy the back to school sales.you can stock up on alot of supplies.i also like that it means soon the summer heat is going to come to an end.i hate being hot.

  78. Janet W. says:

    Back to school means lots of shopping and planning ahead! It also means that I will be able to get housework done and errands ran without interruption!!

  79. Cheryl says:

    I have always loved back to school as a child or a mom…an exciting time of new beginnings and new learning.

  80. Stephanie says:

    i guess i will have more time to my self

  81. Back to school means my son is leaving for college!

  82. Debra Hall says:

    all my kids are grown but i do try to help buy what my grandson needs for school

  83. Kelly D says:

    Back to School means a lot of work trying to get our supplies purchased and new wardrobes as well. I am a little stressed, but I know I will feel better once we are back into our routine.

  84. Dawn Monroe says:

    I love summer break with the kids and dread bits time. I’m upset this year because they shortened summer vacation by almost two weeks. The kids went back last Wednesday.

  85. CR Williams says:

    Back to school means the start of a new school year. Time to grow up and be excited about learning

  86. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Back to school makes me excited and anxious and nervous! Dd was bored last year in Kinder even though she was in a charter school specifically for academics! She ended the year at 2nd grade level for reading, english and math (really the only subjects they did). She started last week and has again come home saying she is bored but they aren’t really doing anything yet but getting them accustomed to switching classrooms and what is expected of them. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  87. Jessica To says:

    I get nervous every year when my son goes back to school. I don’t think he gets nervous at all! We still need to get some school supplies.

  88. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Back to school is a little bitter sweet this year. My son is entering his freshman year in college. I am so proud of all of his accomplishments. I am also excited for him to experience new things, but I will miss seeing him everyday.

  89. Melissa S says:

    I am happy to see bts coming this year, my son has definitely reached the bored, annoying part of the summer break. I really enjoy hitting the mall with my son for what he needs, we make a day of it and go to lunch and bring pizza home for dinner.

  90. Robin Wilson says:

    I am so excited this year! I don’t have any little ones in the house, but this will be the first year for my niece and I am having fun helping get her ready!

  91. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I’m really going to miss my kids but I’m glad that they are getting an education it’s just very important!

  92. Elle says:

    Back to school means a lot of lunches, a lot of homework and a lot of after school activities…lots of stuff to do.

  93. I’m excited that school is starting again. The kids are looking forward to seeing friends and learning new things. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to a little bit of peace.

  94. Jessica H. says:

    I am excited. It is so amazing to watch my girls grow and learn and get excited about new things. I am sad, because each school year reminds me they are getting older and my time with them is so little. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  95. Tabathia B says:

    My youngest starts school and she has a compromised immune system, so I have some fear of her going off to school. I have being using ABC mouse to get her prepared and Hooked on Phonics, but I will miss both of my kids when they start back

  96. Jen Haile says:

    It means a lot of excitement in our home. My son just started junior high and is very happy about it and I’m very happy for him!

  97. jenn mcclearn says:

    back to school for me this year mean, starting school for my son for the first time ever 🙁 We need to figure out what he needs and what our “new” routine will be like it is very bittersweet

  98. Rosanne says:

    I always look forward to school starting. I like meeting their teachers and hearing what they will be learning curriculum wise.

  99. My kids are both out of school, but I remember the first day of school being very exciting for all of us.

  100. steve weber says:

    Super happy.. finally some peace and quiet in the house during the day.

  101. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I get excited for back to school because it means I can enjoy some peace and quiet at home. I also feel nervous for my son, and hope he has good days while he is not with me.

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  102. sherry blamer says:

    It means buying supplies for both my daughter and I. im home schooling her so we both have to get supplies for school.

  103. Cynthia R says:

    Back to school means rushing to get everything the kids need and relief that the kids will be on some kind of regular schedule.

  104. Laura says:

    B2S means getting back into a routine. It starts out kind of difficult to adjust, but I love routine and it’s better for my family.

  105. Rachel Miller says:

    My daughter has been ready for back to school since the end of June…she loves being organized w/ everything labeled and in her bag as soon as possible 🙂

  106. I always have mixed emotions about back to school. I get sad to see my babies growing older and always miss having them at home, but savor the daily break school provides as well.

  107. Elizabeth P. says:

    Back to School is awesome because of all the shopping! My daughter loves new school supplies.

  108. Debbie Welchert says:

    I’m sad and happy. I’m sad because I will miss having my grandchildren around but at the same time happy because I will have a little more me time. No plans to be made just a few more school supplies to get.

  109. Erin G says:

    I love back to school shopping with my kids! But I hate how expensive it is!

  110. anita says:

    Back to school means no more summer. I’m pretty much ready for back to school, so no plans!

  111. the kids are already back in school so everything is back to normal and it sucks with driving back and forth but i get peace during the day. thank you!

  112. Angela Y says:

    Back to school means back to schedule!

  113. Sarah Griffin says:

    Back to School means schedules and routines. I am excited to get back into the swing of things. I need to get a few more clothes and underwear for my girls. I plan on lots of pictures now that my 2 older girls are both in Middle School!

  114. Samantha Jenkins says:

    Back to school is a fresh start. A new (school) year to make yourself a better person, to grow, t0 learn, and to explore new opportunities. It’s a starting point and a reminder of how far you’ve come and have to go. Back to school time is the best!

  115. Daniel M says:

    glad to go back and meet up with all the school friends again

  116. Devon F says:

    It means school shopping & crazy schedules!

  117. Sarah Hayes says:

    it means back to work for several mom friends. it also means that summer is coming to an end 🙁

  118. Christina G. says:

    Back to School means to me that Fall weather is coming. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I don’t make any specific plans for the Back to School period. Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    To Me Back To School Time Means It Is Time To Get Back Into A Routine And Have Some Much Needed Structure.

  120. katherine says:

    back to school means seeing less of my kids, and no one likes that

  121. Dana Dailey says:

    Back to school means that the children will once again be challenged. As hard as I try to do that during the summer, it ends up video games. So I take them away and at least get them outside playing. I think I get the same anxiety that the children get about the first day. The butterflies of all new things. Thank you for this awesome contest. We sure could use new unders, socks, you name it.

  122. Amanda says:

    Back to school means I have to get my books organized and then put together a basic plan for the year since we homeschool.

  123. Candice says:

    I kind of like getting back in the school routine, but am sad that means colder weather is coming.

  124. Tami H says:

    I love back to school time for so many reasons. Fall is one if my favorite times of year. My kids love school shopping and planning for the new year!

  125. Dara Nix says:

    My kids are grown now – but with 4 kids, I just remember it being a sea of INSANITY! And after 2 or 3 weeks of madness, suddenly there was complete & utter silence! 🙂

  126. Sarah VM says:

    I have a 15 and 7 year old. They both need clothes and supplies for going back to school. Back to school for me means lots of shopping!

  127. Kelly says:

    My daughter isn’t old enough to go school but I always loved back to school shopping.

  128. Tara says:

    Back to school means spending a lot of money!

  129. Layla says:

    it means freedom 🙂

  130. I don’t have any changes to make except when I get to see my grandson. My kids are grown so this part of my life is behind me. I think there is a lot of things to work out with transportation and time when the kids are little. Being organized is the key to making things run smoothly. Back to the school routine is a change from the summer for sure.

  131. AmySD says:

    Back to school time is exciting because I get to shop with my daughter for new clothes and supplies. The sad part is when she has to go back to school.

  132. Mary Withrow says:

    Back to school means the summer is ending : ( We love the summer, now its back to school, homework, getting up early and away for the day

  133. Kathy Davis says:

    Back to school is bittersweet to me now. I am a retired teacher of 32 years. It is great to know I can sleep in and do what I want to my heart’s content, but… I also miss that getting your room ready rush, and being with your fellow teachers everyday. Fortunate for me, there are 6 of us that are former 4th grade teachers who still get together once or twice a month and even go on weekend trips together.

  134. Jennifer says:

    we homeschool so back to school means a lot of organization for me and group meetings to plan projects and activites!

  135. kim says:

    I love back to school time I finally get my house back, I love having the kids home for the summer but it is great when they start back to school again!!!

  136. Francine Anchondo says:

    It means my daughter is getting older and cant believe how fast time goes and my son will be heading to school in 2 years .

  137. barbara n says:

    I am always sad to see summer end, but optimistic for new beginnings and the growth I see in my kids1

  138. I love seeing my kiddo excited to learn…but miss him during the day!! It’s mixed feelings for sure!!!

  139. Annette says:

    Back to school means a more rigid schedule with getting up and going to bed early. I’m a night owl, so it’s always a hard transition.

  140. thuy vu says:

    Back to school time is so hectic and expensive. I still haven’t finished shopping yet. It is crazy.

  141. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    My oldest is starting Kindergarten next week. Right now, I’m excited. Check back as I watch her get on that school bus…

  142. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’m nervous! This is my son’s first year, so it’s a mixture of nervous and excited!

  143. Betty B. says:

    Back to school for me means getting back on schedule and having more me time during the day while the kids are at school.

  144. Kristin Miller says:

    I don’t have any children who are school age so it doesn’t mean much to me right now. I am sure in a few years I will have mixed emotions about him going to school.

  145. Sara Sharp says:

    Lunches, clothes, and school supplies are the only things I worry about!! Lol

  146. Nici r says:

    I am excited for my son to start school

  147. Alexa says:

    Back to school means an empty house and too much quiet!

  148. Andrea Long says:

    I’m excited for my neice and nephews to start school again (one for the first time!) but they all love it!

  149. terry maigi says:

    Back to School is new and exciting for us! We will be homeschooling our daughter her first year of preschool this year

  150. Rebecca Orr says:

    BTS for me means another year of growth and learning experiences ahead for my kids. This year, while my son in school, I plan to do an overhaul of our home. I will be going through our clothing and toys and donating as much as possible. I will also possibly be changing rooms around. We are expecting baby number 3 around Christmas and we have tons to do to prepare.

  151. Nicole Howard says:

    Feeling apprehensive right now, worried about being able to afford all the very specific items on the “must have” list already mail to me from teacher. It’s only 3rd grade for goodness sake, does each child really need color coded folders & notebooks? & what’s w/ the container Clorox wipes? she’s going to have what, 22 or more of those on the 1st day!

  152. Kerry G. says:

    Going back to school is always bittersweet. It’s good for my kids and my sanity because they’re at school. bit it’s sad because it’s so quiet.

  153. Adrienne gordon says:

    It means getting my kids back into a routine.

  154. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    Back to school means that we will have a routine again. I’m happy about the routine part, but I’m unhappy that I will miss them while they are at school and I am at home. I will miss being able to go to the pool with them, and go on a random movie theater date! =)

  155. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I have been a stay at home mom since my daughter was born. I plan on getting a part time job when she starts school.

  156. heather s says:

    In general excitement for new experiences but some chaos in getting organized

  157. Margaret Smith says:

    Honestly, I dread back to school. I really enjoy having my kids home and we are much more relaxed without a schedule during the summer.

  158. corrie says:

    back to school means freedom.. LOL.. a little mommy me time.

  159. Susan Christy says:

    Going back to school means cooler weather is coming! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…September thru December is my favorite time of the year.

  160. Amy Pratt says:

    Back to school means I get to help my sister’s kids get all their supplies at WalMart.

  161. Tari Lawson says:

    For me back-to-school carries a wide range of emotions and responsibilities. My oldest is in college so there is all the buying of things for his apartment as well as transporting him to school. My youngest is entering Jr. High which presents many emotional challenges as well. I also work in a school district and have to head back to work.

  162. April Brenay says:

    back to school means back to normal, getting back on schedule for the whole family

  163. We are homeschooling so we were able to wander the back to school sales and just grab whatever caught our attention. We are stocked! And we didnt have to worry about getting everything on a list lol

  164. Suzanne K says:

    Back to school? I’m free! Free of having to do back to school shopping as my daughter is away at college and taking care of this herself! Yay!

  165. Cynthia C says:

    Back to school time brings back memories of when my kids were young and getting excited about going back.

  166. Katherine says:

    my kids are always excited to go back to school and i am glad for that but I sure do miss them

  167. Ty says:

    I love back to school it means the kids will start learning things again and meet new friends. I also like time to myself.

  168. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    Back to school time means I have more time to myself (yay), and it also means I have more time to myself (boo!). Mixed feelings, indeed!

  169. Denise S says:

    Back to school means the kids will finally be learning something again and I will have freedom.

  170. Iliana Blair says:

    Back to school means sales, school buses, fall colors, wine tours, nice bike trips, you see I am a retired teacher.

  171. Mary Calabrese says:

    Back to school means more traffic and my boss going nutso.

  172. Kate says:

    Back to school means trying to figure out what my 1st grader will actually eat for lunch that’s at least somewhat healthy!

  173. Allison Downes says:

    It’s usually a big thing and there’s a lot of back to school shopping and things to be done in regards to preparation of the first day.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway! I would love to win this.

  174. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I love seeing the kids getting all dressed up for the first day at school. Lots if pictures.
    vmkids3 at msn dot cok

  175. nickie says:

    I wish my son’s summer was longer, I enjoyed having him home, but I know he is excited about seeing his friends and new teacher.

  176. Melissa says:

    i like back to school time! shopping and meeting new friends is always fun!

  177. Jen L says:

    More traffic on the way to work!

  178. Kelly Tupick says:

    I am excited for my daughter to go back to school and see all her classmates. She gets bored during the summer and I try my best to keep her busy and active but I know she is happy to see everyone again.

  179. Crystal F says:

    I’m ok with back to school. We are not morning people so getting the girls up is a little hard. I like getting back into a routine when they go back to school. When the girls are home, we just do whatever whenever. The only bad thing is fixing lunches. I have a hard time coming up with ideas so that’s a little stressful.

  180. Elizabeth J says:

    I teach year-round so don’t really have specially feelings about “back to school.”

  181. Birdiebee says:

    Back to school to me means spending quite a bit of money for my grandkids’ school supplies, backpacks and clothes. In addition, it means that I am the one called when one of the kids get sick.

  182. Back to school means getting all the fun supplies, going shopping for clothes, and being excited for school!

  183. mary j says:

    I t means new starts and new teachers and friends.

  184. Ingermaria Berryman says:

    I only have one child, a five year old girl, and she means everything to me. I’ve stayed at home with her everyday her whole life, so it was a big adjustment for me when she started kindergarten this year. I cried the day before the first day of school as well as the first day of school. But I knew how excited she was to be a big girl and go to school. She loves her class and her teacher, so we are very happy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  185. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’m anxious for school to start. My daughter is going to be in the same class as one of her cousins this year and they are both very excited.

  186. Jennifer Reed says:

    The feelings I get with Back to School time is excitement. I am excited for my kids to see their friends again, meet new teachers, and get back into learning. I am excited for myself to get my routine back and get the house back in order.

  187. Brad says:

    I love back to school time. We get to choose new curriculum, and plan what we are going to teach for the year.

  188. shirley says:

    Back to School means lots of supplies and new clothes to us. And the first couple and am a little sad, missing my gang.

  189. Desiree Dunbar says:

    Back to school means being more organized and busy than in the summer. My kids get so excited the night before school starts.

  190. Peggy D says:

    Back to school means to me the kids getting back into a routine. Summer has been filled with lazy days, sleeping in, and doing nothing now it’ll be back to rushing around, getting things done. I have mixed feelings about it….I love to relax with the kids but then again I feel like there should be more.

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

  191. melissaandkeith miller says:

    back to school is always exciting around our home. The kids are to the point of being bored and ready to go back

  192. Stacy N says:

    Back to school is crazy around here: one in college, one in high school, one in middle school.

  193. Kelly H. says:

    My kids aren’t in school yet so not much changes for us.

  194. Leela says:

    It means time to stock up for the year with all the sales.

  195. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I don’t have children, so it really doesn’t matter to me. I just hope all the children stay safe.

  196. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Back to school has always meant a fresh start—fresh pencils and new crayons and clean notebooks.

  197. Karen Drake says:

    I am happy school is starting soon, we have been babysitting our granddaughter all summer and we need a break.

  198. Sarah Hirsch says:

    back to school means getting back into a routine and having more time to myself

  199. Solducky says:

    It means a little happy, a little anxious, and lots of fun finding new school supplies!

  200. Kamla L. says:

    I tutor high school and college math, so for me BTS means having lesson plans ready, evaluating students, collecting textbooks and current syllabi of my various student.

  201. lissa crane says:

    My children are excited to go back to school and see their friends and find out what teachers they will have. I, on the other hand, am sad to see the Summer end and my children become another grade older! I wish I could freeze them at “little”!

  202. kyl neusch says:

    my house will stay cleaner

  203. joni says:

    I have mixed emotions now. Mostly sad and lost. My daughter moved away to college.

  204. Teresa Thompson says:

    My grandkids love school but it means I see them less.

  205. Christina Strapp Lambert says:

    Thankfully my daughter is to young for school, but I am dreading it..lol

  206. Jillian T says:

    Back to school is always exciting because everything is new again. It’s sad that summer is coming to an end but it’s such a busy time that I don’t dwell on it.

  207. Christina Sparks says:

    This year it means new beginnings to me because my daughter started college.

  208. Danielle says:

    I have 2 sixteen year old daughters and I am nervous because clothes and supplies cost more and more the other they get.

  209. Paula V says:

    I don’t have kiddos but I know it’s such a joyous time and exciting time for a new adventure to go back to school each year.

  210. Lisa V. says:

    I always looked forward to my daughter going back to school. It was exciting for her. It may my day a little more hectic, and always travelling to soccer games, recitals, etc. But, it was all worth it.

  211. Ceinwyn says:

    Back to school won’t be a big deal for us until our son starts kindergarten next year. Still, just the thought and all the hubbub of back to school this year is making us wonder how time flew so fast!

  212. Erica B. says:

    It means getting back to a strict schedule.

  213. AndreaH says:

    To me, the start of school means crazy awesome sales! Well, that and a lot of crowds, which is the downside of it all to me. However, it also means that fall is just around the corner and that is an awesome time of year.

  214. Julie says:

    Back to school is great for my daughter she loves school .. I not so much It ends my summer because I work in an elementary school and I will miss the long summer days..But I will have fun to miss the kids…

  215. Jill Myrick says:

    Back to school is always a mixed bag of feelings for me. I miss my kids and always cry when I drop them off for the first day back but I also enjoy my free time and being able to get errands and housework done so quickly.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  216. Sheryl says:

    Back to school means the start of football (HS, college and pro). Go teams, go!

  217. BTS means routine for me. We slack off all summer, but when August rolls around, it’s time to put in work for our futures.

  218. April says:

    Back to School means my kids are having fun and learning new things!

  219. tina reynolds says:

    It is going to be hard for me my youngest is starting preschool so no more little ones at home with me ;(

  220. Breanne says:

    I don’t have any children yet.

  221. Karen A. says:

    It really doesn’t mean anything to me…just that my grandkids are going into a higher grade in school.

  222. BILL HOFF says:

    Back to school means watch out for the busses!

  223. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Back to School means summer coming to a close and having peach and quiet during the day while they are in school.

  224. Susan Smith says:

    It means shopping for school supplies, clothes and shoes. It also means getting my children up early.

  225. I can’t wait for back to school! i can’t wait to get back to work and finally get a paycheck again! haha!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  226. Rebecca Lock says:

    This year is very emotional. I no longer have a child in elementary school and my eldest started his senior year.

  227. Shari says:

    Back to school means I will get some peace & quite during the day and not have to worry about what to do with the little one.

  228. Danielle D says:

    very happy and excited!!

  229. Robin says:

    It means that I need to go shopping to my son new clothes for school.

  230. Mihaela Day says:

    I am excited for my little ones and a bit nervous 🙂

  231. Virginia Rowell says:

    My grandson started kindergarten. I am so excited for him. He loves it.

  232. Candie L says:

    It means that I have to go back to work (uggg). Thank you

  233. Robin Abrams says:

    Back to school makes me feel sad just tells me the kids are getting older and closer to leaving the house

  234. Eloise Carlson says:

    I always feel happy when the kids go back to school because that means we can get back into the routine of things but at the same time I am sad because it means the summer is over and I don’t get to spend as much time with them I would like to. It also means shopping for supplies and clothes which I don’t like. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  235. Claudia Davis says:

    Back to School means a nervous excitement about the new year. I look forward to it yet wish the summer was just a bit longer. I need supplies and nee to get in a state of mind to buckle down.

  236. Brittney House says:

    Back to school for me is seeing the excitement on my kids faces. They love school and seeing their friends so it makes me happy that they are so happy.

  237. Peter G says:

    Free time to get my home business going . I can go shopping without dragging everyone around.

  238. Christina says:

    Time for my high schooler and preschooler to go back to school. At least the baby didn’t leave me yet!

  239. Shannon Webb says:

    I homeschool and back to school means teaching. Supplies and crafts.

  240. Betty C says:

    My children are no longer in school but back to school means the beginning of my favorite season. Fall brings cooler weather, football, the scent of wood smoke when the fireplaces start to be used and the beginning of the holiday season.

  241. Karen Deva says:

    I have mixed feelings about back-to-school. I really love having the kids home with me all summer and I love the more relaxed pace and not having to pack lunches every night. I also love having my own summers off since I work for a school district. On the other hand, routines are really good and I know my kids need to have their brains challenged and they need to be with their peer group. I feel better about myself when I’m on a routine and working hard too.

  242. CharityS says:

    It’s a new chapter in our lives, and we’re always excited about the new adventures.

  243. Lisa L says:

    I’m happy my son is starting a new school year but also sad that it means it’s another year of him growing up!

  244. Connie Tucker says:

    Though hectic, it’s a fun time too watching the children be excited about it.

  245. Samantha says:

    Back to school means falls here and they are one year older.

  246. Sand says:

    To me, it’s the start of a new beginning.

  247. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… BTS means about 10 days of “crazy” before the kids settle into the school routine !

  248. Sarah L says:

    I can really use this. Thanks so much for picking me. (altho I know random did the work)

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