Mom Must Haves :: July 2020 | Back to School


Each month we feature our favorite brands and product recommendations, hand-selected by moms, for moms, and this month we’re talking all things back-to-school. Whether your child will return to traditional school learning, a hybrid, or home learning this year we compiled a list of our favorite back-to-school products.  

As we head in to a new school year we know there are a lot of uncertainties and for most of us the school year will look a lot different.  Our list below will feature our favorite back-to-school Mom Must Haves.  If your family is home learning this year please also check out our Back-to-School Home Learning Mom Must Haves!


The better-built kids’ pack from L.L. Bean.  Built to the highest standards with extra-strong stitching and weatherproof fabrics, this pack will stand up to whatever kids dish out. This backpack carries just what kids need, with a large main compartment for easy access to school essentials and a front pocket with handy built-in organization. It comes in both original and jr. sizing for kids of all ages!


Never sweat your kids First Day or Last Day of school photo EVER again with the photo prop deck from Denise Albright Studio

This “deck” of (16) 8×10 Back-to-School photo props includes colorful First Day AND Last Day for EVERY grade level from preschool to college.  Capturing these important milestones have never been easier!


Bentgo® Fresh is an innovative and stylish bento lunch box that makes it easy to transport a variety of foods in one compact container. The removable tray features 3 compartments that are leak-proof and hold a main dish and two sides. Insert the optional divider to create 4 compartments when you want to pack even more variety.


Keep track of all.the.things with these all purpose waterproof labels.  You can easily write on the labels and adhere to anything from water bottles to clothing.  These non-iron labels are washer and dryer safe for easy cleaning and use.  Labels are made in the USA with high quality materials!


Keep kids hydrated and their water cold all day with this 12 oz kid sized Hydroflask water bottle.  Made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure taste and no flavor transfer. The durable construction stands along with silicone flex bootup withstands active kids.


The Simplified Planner is a beautiful, joyful agenda for busy women in all seasons of life. Designed minimally on purpose, its open pages serve as a fresh start every day. We believe margin matters, and our mission is to inspire women to organize, simplify, and carve white space for the good stuff of life. The daily edition covers 12 months (with one day per page and shared weekend pages) and features a gold wire-o binding, a navy inside liner and pocket, 4 notes pages in the front, and luxurious Mohawk Via paper. With your Simplified Planner purchase, you’ll also receive monthly coaching (with videos!) from Emily, via email.


This well crafted hand sanitizer holder is travel sized and perfect for backpacks.  Unicorn or Laugh Emoji Holder fits 1 oz Travel Sized Hand Sanitizers, lotion or soaps.


With many schools and public places recommending face coverings for children over age 2, keep your kids stocked up with these face mask variety packs from Old Navy! The pack includes 5 reusable, personal-use, non-medical-grade cloth face masks for adults, in assorted colors, prints and patterns. Designed per CDC recommendations on non-medical-grade masks, they are made with soft and breathable fabric with elastic straps for a comfortable fit.

All products featured are independently selected by our team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.


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