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Back to School – Goodies and Good Ideas with BabbleBoxx

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media. All opinions are my own.

It was touch and go for awhile, but we survived the summer and the kids went back to school this week. Hooray! BabbleBoxx sent us a fun box of goodies to help us prepare for back to school.

Back to School with BabbleBoxx

We were happy to try everything out, and many of these fun products fit right into our morning routine.

Wake Up!

My girls’ school start at 7:15am (early!!!), so I have to wake them up when its dark outside. I could get an alarm clock for their room, but alarms are so noisy and I don’t want them to wake up my toddler.

This Wemo Mini Smart Plug is a great solution, I can plug their lamp into it and schedule it to turn on from my phone. I love being able to switch it on from my phone, while I’m getting dressed or making breakfast. Multitasking!

Back to School with BabbleBoxx - Wemo Smart Plug
Set up for this was a breeze. I just downloaded the app, plugged it in and it walked me through the next couple steps. It was a super painless dip into the world of home automation.

Get 20% off Wemo Mini Smart Plugs at with my promo code WEMOthehowtomom (exp 9/30/17)

Get Ready!

Since we have to get up so early, I have my girls shower at night. So that means they wake up with some funky bedhead hair! The Snip-Its Morning Miracle Mousse spray is great for my oldest, who has wavy hair. I can spritz it in and quickly freshen up her waves. And it smells so yummy!

The Silly Slicker Ultimate Sculpting Gel is not just for little boys! It works great for slicking back my girls ponytails. Just a dab on your hands and then smooth the fly-aways back!

Back to School with BabbleBoxx and Snip-Its

Snip-Its Tangy Apple 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo is gentle and allergen-free, and smells as good as it sounds.

You can find Snip-Its’ salon-quality kids haircare products at their salons all over the country. Find a local salon at for fun back to school haircuts.

Pack the snacks!

Both my girls get to bring a snack to be eaten mid-morning at school (perks of starting so early, I guess!). They were thrilled to bring Pure Growth Organic Snacks and raved about how good the Organic White Cheddar Popcorn is. My 6yr old is suuuuper picky, so its great to have some pre-packaged lunchbox solutions that she actually likes!

Back to School Snacks with BabbleBoxx and Pure Growth Organic
You can get 20% off Pure Growth Organics on Amazon with the code 2020BABBLE.

Inspire creativity!

The OOLY supplies were the highlight of the BabbleBoxx for my girls. They literally squealed when they saw what we received. They couldn’t wait to get their hands on these scented shimmery gel pens! My girls had so much fun trying out all the scents and sniffing each other’s artwork, haha.

Back to School with BabbleBoxx - OOLY school supplies
We also received the coolest reversible notebook, one side is lined for writing, the other side is blank for drawing. Perfect for my sweet little aspiring author/illustrator.

OOLY has suuuuper cute school supplies and fun art supplies. I’ve been wanting their watercolor set for months! Right now you can get 15% off when you spend $35 or more, PLUS free shipping AND a free chunky OOLY eraser with promo code: ready (exp 9/7/17). See all the colorful fun school supplies at

Protect them!

Of course I love hand sanitizers just as much as the next germaphobe mama, so I was happy to see some new ones in our box. And then I noticed that this is special hand sanitizer. This Zoono GermFree24 Hand Sanitizer kills germs on hands for 24 HOURS! Did you hear me?!? It stays on hands and kills germs for 24 hours!!

I didn’t even know that was possible! Its a miracle!

Back to School - Zoono GermFree24 hand sanitizer
You can have them rub on their water-based hand sanitizer before they leave for school and it stays active on their hands through washing, sweating, etc! Killing germs all day long! THIS IS A GAME CHANGER, FRIENDS!

Zoono GermFree24 is available on Amazon in a Foam Hand Sanitizer or a Spray Hand Sanitizer.

Duck Tape

How did we survive before Duck Tape was invented? haha I use it all the time for the most random things, from labeling kids school stuff, to taping together boxes for forts, to making little coin pouches with the kids.

Duck Tape is a super fun craft medium for tween and teen makers, with endless color and pattern options. You can check out the new Duck Tape Maker’s section of their website, where they share tons of great projects, videos and ideas.

I hope you and your kiddos have a great year! Let me know if you have any questions on these products, I’d be happy to answer!

For more of my back to school tips, tricks and ideas, check out:
Building Math Skills at Home
Encouraging Kids to Read
100+ Graphic Novels for Tweens

Back to School Goodies and Good Ideas with BabbleBoxx


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