Our Favorite Back To School Essentials


School will begin soon! Is anyone else “nesting” like you would during pregnancy, but now we are doing it for school. Here are some of our very favorite back to school essentials from timers to stay on task and to a paper organizer to keep things in their place. What is on your back to school list?

As we get back into the school routine, we hope these items make your morning drop offs a little easier!

Back to School Essentials

Weekly Planner

Digital Timer


Noise Cancelling Headphones

Rolling Cart


Noise Reducing Earplugs


Lunch Container

Paper Organizer


Water Bottle


Art Supplies

Reusable Utensils

Daily Sunscreen


Construction Paper

Lunch Notes

Dry Erase Board



Colored Pencils




Teach Your Child to Read

What other back to school essentials would you add for school this year? Share in the comments!

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Courtney Whittington
Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.