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Mom Trends Annual Back to School Event #MomtrendsBTS

I am a new fan of Vera Bradley, Mom trends introduced me to the bold, bright colored patterns at a past event and I instantly fell in love!  Having a boy I couldn’t imagine what Vera could possibly offer for his “School Yard Style.”  Having arrived a few minutes late I had the luxury of strolling through the showroom where the fashion show was to be held by my lonesome.  I’m actually glad I did, so no one else heard my squeals of delight!  Vera Bradley’s school styles are suitable for all ages: from cutesy lunch bags for preschoolers to carry all bags for mom the show room could fit a entire families needs.

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In addition to looking through the showroom and viewing all that Vera Bradley has to offer for back to school needs and beyond, we had the pleasure of speaking with co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard about the company she started nearly 32 years ago.  Her dream of creating luggage for her kids  became a reality thanks to a $250 loan from her husband, she went on to say the company would not have been possible with out him.

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French Toast which has been around since I was a child, showed off their latest high quality school gear.  Parents can visit the French Toast site and go to the ‘Shop by School’ tab to see the list of requirements from your child’s school, which makes shopping for back-to-school headache free!

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I know its an itchy subject and no one likes to discuss, but lets face reality, Lice is a part of our lives, those uninvited pesters will just show up.  Parents no worries you are not alone, Vamousse pesticide-free formula will treat and get rid of lice.  Vamousse works as it saturates the hair as it kills the eggs, and not just the bugs.  This mousse formula is also designed to kill super lice, and works in as little as just 15 minutes.

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At the event we learned all about the latest collection of Stride Rite shoes which are both comfortable and trendy. This includes over 400 styles made with kids daily activities in mind.   Made with anti stink, breathable materials and sturdy light weight soles, Stride Rite is the brand for back to school for us.

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If you are unfamiliar with Wall Pops you are missing out.  Wall Pops offer beautifully diverse collections of peel & stick wall designs which is easily removable and relocated.  WallPops brings a whole new world of exciting options to decorating, and for us a new way to keep everyone on schedule in our home.  Lookout for our review, as well as a Back to school giveaway! 

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Recently we asked our Facebook Followers if they yell, well guess what majority of us do!  Not this mama, Sheila McCraith, author of The Orange Rhino began her journey to yell less and love more, after a contractor over heard her yell at her kids.  I can vouch the yelling was totally warranted after she told us the story.  Do you think you can stop yelling?   We tried and made it three whole days without raising our voice at all.  I must say I was a lot less stressed, Sheila may very well be on to something.

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Thanks to Nicole Feliciano and her team at MomTrends our family kicked off our prep for back to school in high gear, and you can too by connecting with the brands listed in this post.  They will fulfill a good portion of your back to school needs all while sticking with the seasons latest trends.


Take a look at the other brands that participated in Momtrends annual back to school event by clicking on their links below.

Mabel’s Labels: fun, creative ways to label your little one’s school gear

Revolution Foods: Healthy lunch options for kids,

Carters: apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children

Appaman: Kids styles that make a statement

Lands’ End: An American spirit. And a company-wide devotion to high quality‚ honest value and timeless style with a twist.

Aquaball: AquaBall is a Naturally Flavored Water Drink designed especially for kids and families.

Brush Buddies: A variety of quality products that make brushing fun!

Dolphin Organics: Natural and organic baby products are vegan, hypoallerganic and free of parabens, sodium benzoate and all harsh chemicals.

Fiskars: #1 teacher recommended scissors

Florastor kids: promotes whole-body health for everyone in your family

Libby’s: Turn any meal from bland to bold with the rainbow of flavors in Libby’s® Vegetables.

Sunscreen Bands: Reminds you when to reapply and get out of the Sun!

Thred up: your favorite online thrift shop to buy quality used clothing at great prices and sell your clothes for cash.

Zarbees: Cough syrup for adults and kids



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