I've never been a mom who rejoices at the start of the school year. In fact, I probably ought to be the sort of mom who homeschools, except that I'm not patient enough. I don't like sending my kids away for the day; I miss them! An occasional break is fine. This morning I dropped my youngest off at STEM camp and, since my older kids were still asleep, I walked to the pool and swam laps all by myself. It was heavenly! I know, however, when they are all back at school I will feel lonely, especially with my oldest three hours away at college!
In spite of my melancholy, August has arrived, and some of you packed your children onto the bus already. Around here we have a few more weeks of freedom, but that doesn't mean we aren't preparing for the school year. My 8 year old seems to have a hollow leg recently; he just can't seem to eat or sleep enough, so I know I'd better be stocking up on larger sizes for him to grow into. I'm sure I'm not the only mom in this boat, so I will help you all out. I just scheduled my first Back to School Sale for the season on eBay. All baby and kid's clothing and gear are marked down, starting tonight. The more you buy the more you will save on children's clothing, too! As always, to see all the promotions I'm running on eBay visit my Discounts Page.
My Poshmark shop is always on sale, since you can make an offer. I just added new listings to that store, including some boys' 16/18 sizes for the older kids.
Don't forget the Atelier Mandaline shop for custom shirts, too!
Whether you're happy or sad to see your kids off to school, I hope you have a terrific year!