Back to School Guide: Mom Edition

Back to School Guide: Mom Edition

I interrupt this regularly scheduled interior design post to talk about one of the busiest times of year for my fellow readers who are mothers to young children: Back to School. I know that many of the Southeastern schools have already started again, but in the Mid-Atlantic we still have another full month before our little ones return to school. As a mom, “Back to School “comes with a wide range of emotions and a seemingly never ending to-do list. Don’t get me wrong, I am nowhere near ready for pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters, but a refresh of some Fall essentials is always welcome, so today I am sharing a few of my favorite back to school essentials for you mamas out there!

Cover image design by Bitty Bromley


First let’s talk about the mom uniform. Like the stereotypical stay at home mom, I always find myself in one of two different types of outfits: either the basic tunic/sweater and jean/legging combo with flats or athleisure wear (whether I’ve been to the gym that day or not). I’ve shared a few of these pieces before, but I make a point of only sharing things I love with you and sometimes you just can’t beat the tried and true staples in your wardrobe.


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In the summer, I love a good crossbody but in the winter I am all about tote bags. The more space to stash everything from extra layers to snack bars the better!

I’ve had my eye on this bag for years now. I think this might be the year I finally pull the trigger.

This one is another strong contender though…

I’ve learned over the years that for me a bag organizer is essential. I get a new one of these organizers every year because mine inevitably get trashed from spilled juice boxes and fossilized goldfish.

These keychains are a random addition to the list, but I cannot rave about them enough. Whether I’m carrying a toddler or grocery bags I can just slip it over my wrist like a bracelet and my keys are right there!


I have been a Simplified Planner fan a customer for years and love them! I have also heard amazing reviews about the planners from Sweet Caroline Designs and her designs are beautiful! I’ve included both planners below along with a few of my other organization favorites that I use every day.

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Thanks for stopping by and for those who have requested back to school picks for the kiddos too, I’ll be sharing those soon!

Have a great week!



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