It’s back to school time! Every summer you dutifully shop for your children so that they have everything they need for back to school. You get them off to a great start with all of the essentials because you are a great mom. But, you forget about your own back to school needs, don’t you? You deserve a great start to the school year as well. That’s why I’ve prepared a list of 3 back to school must haves for moms.

These are for you and only you, but we all know when mama is happy, organized and prepared for a great school year everyone is happy, organized and prepared for a great school year!3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

Even though we’ve been homeschooling for 8 years I still remember the excitement of the first day of school when my oldest attended public school. I loved shopping for him and getting him ready for the school year. That hasn’t changed since becoming a homeschool mom.  Even though we homeschool year around, I still take time to recharge and restock for the school year each August. That includes shopping for myself for back to school.

The busyness of having school-aged children is no joke. You have to be organized and ready just like your little ones. The back to school mom essentials for me are a good planner, a great tote bag, and a lovely journal.

Read on for my top picks to get you back to school ready, mom.

Every Mom Needs a Good Planner for Back to School

A day well planned is a day well lived. My favorite planners are from Erin Condren.  The LifePlanners are gorgeous, customizable and great for moms with kids in school or homeschooling moms.

If you’d rather make a DIY planner, check out Etsy for some of the loveliest planner pages (some are even easily printable right at home.)

Homeschool Teacher PlannerPrintable Planner 1Printable Planner 2

Journal the School Year to Track Special Moments, Milestones and Memories

The school year is filled with small moments that are precious but soon forgotten in the busyness of day to day life. Make it a priority this year to journal as often as you can. You will love looking back over the special moments, milestones and memories at the end of the year. Your children will treasure these journal someday, as well.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Mom Journal 1

Mom Journal 2

Mom Journal 3

Every Mom Needs a Good Tote Bag for Back to School

As you’re running out the door to take children to co-op classes or extracurricular activities you’re apt to forget a thing or two. Every mom needs a great tote bag that she can throw snacks, extra shin guards, wipes, water bottles, etc into and place close to the door for easy grab-and-go.

Here are few gorgeous, yet functional, tote bags for your busy school year.

Cute Tote Bag for Moms

Pretty Tote Bag for Moms

Pretty Tote Bag for Moms 2

Have a Wonderful School Year!

Whether your children are homeschooling or going away to school each day I hope each of you has a wonderful school year. Be sure to come visit often for more tips on how to rock the mom life and make every hour count.3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms pin