Back-to-School Gear for Moms: Inspiring & Organizing Products


There is something truly intoxicating about shopping for a new school year. The smell of freshly printed textbooks, sharpened pencils, unwrapped erasers, and even new gym shoes makes me nostalgic for a time in my life where fresh beginnings were offered so frequently. I had to round up a few inspiring organizing products to help you also make it through the new school year. The Every Day – A Five-Year Memory Book offers five lines for your notes on each day. This book is perfect for any age group, and would even make a great first diary or journal for your beginning writer.

Along the same lines, literally, are the daily one-sentence journals offered by Gretchen Ruben of The Happiness Project. If you’re unfamiliar with her work and books, make time to browse her website and sign up for her emails. I purchased The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal above and love being able to record a simple note about the day. It is making for a nice keepsake as well since many of my entries are about my son’s milestones.

If it’s desk inspiration you’re searching for, look no more. See Jane Work is one of my favorite websites for office supplies, and this Deskstructure Desk Organizer jumps out to me with clean lines and customizable storage capabilities.

A crocodile planner so fierce that it attacks your day for you — the Personal Portfolio in Crocodile from momAgenda. I own the momAgenda Desktop planner (it’s a little more affordable than the crocodile) and loved it as a working mom. I have set it aside since I now stay-at-home, but need to pull it back out to start marking down daily activities, appointments, and information. There are pages for online resources, websites, planning, vacations, birthdays, along with your daily breakdown. Rows at the bottom can be used for different tasks, making it easy to get and stay organized.

I know many people who love this Simplified Planner from Emily Ley, stating that it has helped their own home/online-based businesses and lives stay orderly. She sells out frequently due to popularity, but bookmark her site for more when available, and sign up to be notified of their restock. You can also purchase her popular planning pages, recipe binder, and more at her website.

Now, you tell me, what are your favorite resources and ways to stay organized either at home, or during your child’s busy school year?


Brandi has recently traded the busy working, pumping, commuting-mom life in the D.C. suburbs for a slower pace of life as a stay-at-home mom and wife in Jacksonville, Florida. She is knee-deep in diaper bags and baby gear as the founder of her website Little Brim Baby, a contributor for BuyModernBaby.com, and as a brand ambassador for Boba. A map-lover by degree and profession, you can often find Brandi road-tripping her new surroundings, exploring with her toddler son, and picking up her husband from the swamp after paddling trips in his beloved canoe. Brandi is a baby gear enthusiast and loves sharing her favorite products, reviews, tips, and fellow moms’ advice with her readers.


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  1. Adi Arifin

    August 10, 2013 at 1:51 am

    The Happiness Project is among a few books that I always recommend to all of my friends. In a gentle way it shows us how to get rid of all temptations that lead into living our life miserably.

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