Three Dreaded Words... Back To School

Three Dreaded Words... Back To School

Three Dreaded Words... Back To School

I picked up my son's registration packet for kindergarten yesterday. (Still can't believe my baby is going to kindergarten. Sniff, sniff. But, that's a story for another day!) Geez, how many forms can they make us fill out? So overwhelming and seemingly redundant in many ways. Amongst the huge stack of papers, guidelines, and forms was the obligatory school supply list. Wow, so much for just needing to buy a backpack, pencils, and notebook anymore, huh? The kindergarten supply list has nearly 20 items on it! Crazy!

Personally, I was one of those nerdy kids that always got fired up about "back to school" time because, being the organizer that I am, I couldn't wait to pick out all of my new school supplies, especially my new Trapper Keeper! Ironically though, my husband came home from the store just the other day and said he saw the three most dreaded words for kids. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what he was talking about. Then it dawned on me... "Back to School". Yep, when you're a kid, those three words on store signs and ads mean summer and endless days of fun are almost over.

Anyways, so as I'm looking over this long list of school supplies that I need to buy for my son, I couldn't help but think that they forgot a very important supply... a Lifetime Personal Table! Ok, so I know you don't really need one at school, but for older kids it is important to have a designated place to do homework at home... and a Lifetime Personal Table is the perfect size for a desk. (Not to mention the perfect price!) And, you can fold it up and stash in under a bed or behind a door if space is really limited.

So, while you're buying your list of school supplies, don't forget to throw a Lifetime Personal Table in your cart, too. And, I'll let you in on a little secret.... now is the perfect time to buy one! In case you missed Joe's last post, is having a special "Christmas in July" sale! Just enter the coupon code JMA010 when you checkout on for $10 off your purchase... that's in addition to the always FREE shipping they offer!

Oh, and if you're looking for more ways to get kids ready for homework time, check out these Study Zone 101 tips and solutions at Off to go shopping...



Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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8/11/2009 4:39:30 PM

Jan, This is a good article. I can totally related to getting excited for the school year and getting the Hottest Trapper Keeper out there! :) Can you post the kindergarten supply list? I have a niece that will be starting soon... Thx



8/11/2009 6:40:30 PM


Unfortunately, each school has its own supply list so posting my son's wouldn't be of much use for you.  Plus, most schools are getting VERY specific about brands, colors, and quantities of supplies you have to buy. (They truly take the fun out of buying school supplies nowadays!) Check your niece's school website, they usually have the supply lists published.  Or, if you live in the same town where your niece goes to school, most all stores that sell school supplies (Wal-mart, Target, office supply stores, etc.) have the school supply lists for each local school on display at the front of the store.  Good luck!


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