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Back To School Essentials You May Have Missed

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The start of the school year is such a bittersweet time for parents. It signals the end of beautiful weather, leisure activities and much needed family time, and simultaneously signals the start of chaos! Between school, homework, extracurricular activities and oh yeah, work, I am all about finding solutions that as a parent will simplify my life and add some value to it.

As the CEO of a Product testing company, I'm always on the lookout for products that are as practical as they are stylish (whenever possible) to satisfy both me and my kids. I totally get that spending hours researching what is hot right now might not be an option for most, so I have taken the guesswork out of it I've compiled a list of some of the products I am most excited about for Back-to-School.

There is truly something for everyone, from preschool all the way to college. Whether it is a bento kit with designs kids love or a 3D printer to create the coolest designs, these products are going to wow AND they are going to deliver on expectations.

Check them all out and be sure to share below which ones you are most excited about! Make this school year the most successful (and least stressful!) one yet!

  • Hello Kitty Bentology Bento Kit
  • Steven Universe Cheeseburger Backpack
    From the popular Official Cartoon Network show Steven Universe this fun backpack will be a must-have for many kids, and its multiple pockets will be an organization dream for parents!
  • Chooze Reversible Backpacks
    The Chooze Reversible backpack combines two fun and stylish patterns your child can easily switch between depending on their mood. on for this slide
  • I See Me Personalized Gear
    From lunchboxes to books, I See Me creates products that are personalized with your child's name. Help your kids get excited about reading or to show off their awesome lunchbox this Back-to-School season.
  • New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer
    This desktop 3D printer from New Matter is perfect for a family's first experience with 3D printing. It is a PTPA Seal of Approval winner, and will be fun for the family while staying incredibly quiet!
  • Yoobi iam OTHER Collection
    This funky collection of school supplies by Yoobi is in collaboration with Pharell Williams' creative collective i am OTHER and encourages kids to embrace what makes them different. For every item bought, one is donated to a school in need.
  • Quo Cosmetics Hall Monitor Clutch
    For all the Tween and Teen girls in your life, this stylish and compact clutch from Quo will be a must-have for Back-to-School. It contains card slots, a coin pocket, a pouch for a cell phone and a removable wrist strap.
  • HP DeskJet 3755 Wireless All-in-One Printer
    The world's smallest all-in-one printer that is wireless and affordable, this HP printer is a perfect choice for college students or families looking to save space.
  • Hamilton Beach Personal Creations Blender
    Fitting in a nutritious and delicious breakfast during the school week will be much less challenging with the Personal Creations Blender. This easy to use personal blender even comes with a travel lid so you can take you smoothie to go with no extra dishes!
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
    Take your family photos to the next level this Back-to-School season with the ultimate photo editing software from Adobe. Your pictures never looked so good.
  • All-in-One Mindfulness Starter Kit from Inner Rhythm
    Help your child start the school year off stress free with this fabulous kit that includes 12 simple Daily Mindful Exercises. They can practice on their Be Still Mindfulness Mat while using the Mind Globe and "Breathe With Me" Mindful Ozzy Teddy Bear.
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