The summer is finally coming to a close and it’s time to get ready for Back to School!  From preschool to university, I have you covered for everyone heading back to school in your house this September!


As parents, we are always looking for smart ways to save money and make good choices for our family.  Anika, my youngest, needed an iPad for back to school this year, and I found great options for many big-ticket electronics from brands you know and trust like Apple, Bose and Dell through eBay Refurbished.  They have a huge selection of quality like-new products with deep discounts on the premium brands we all want to buy.

You can spot my niece Annie borrowing Anika’s iPad that I purchased at eBay Refurbished!  It’s an Apple iPad 6th generation that was 29% 9% off MSRP with a 1-year warranty.

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When our older kids head back to school to their dorms or apartments at university, you can count on them calling home for help with cleaning!  My oldest Alexa just arrived back to her apartment for her 4th year, and I sent with her a variety of products from SwifferSwiffer is the perfect product for any first-time cleaner to save on time and hassle. With a single sweeper system, students can minimize on cleaning products and let Swiffer do the job.

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We all have been focusing on our hand washing over the past 2 ½ years and with kids back to school we need to continue to keep our kids’ hands clean. Dial® is giving Canadians an easy way to maintain their daily handwashing routine while reducing their waste with the launch of Dial® Foaming Hand Wash Concentrated Refills. Each starter kit contains 3 concentrated refill packets (Aloe scent) and one reusable foaming hand wash bottle. It’s super easy to use… just fill tap water to the line on the reusable bottle, open a refill packet and add to water, close the lid and shake.  It’s ready to go!

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Toys R Us

Reading has been non-stop in our house this summer as my girls get ready to head back to school.  There’s no better way to get kids prepared for back to school than by reading! With its recent book expansion, Toys”R”Us Canada offers titles for every age group and interest to help kids discover a love for reading. With new titles rolling out every week, the hottest kid books will be available now in stores and online at Keep up with your kids reading at both home and school throughout the year. 

Giant Tiger

I have been spending a LOT of time over the past few weeks at Giant Tiger as I get both of my girls ready for back to school!  It is the one-stop-shop for back to school needs with affordable essentials for learning and growing!  Whether you are looking for back to school supplies or fashion, get back to school ready with Giant Tiger’s A+ offerings at everyday low prices. While I love to shop in store, you can also shop online easily at


Pens are still a requirement for kids at school and a must have in their pencil cases!  We know that writing by hand remains critical to a young person’s education and development with benefits including building confidence, encouraging expression, and inspiring creativity.  BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry Gel Pens set students up for a successful school year offering a smooth, comfortable smear-resistant writing experience.  Anika my 10th grader loves that they come in 13 bold colours as she likes to colour code her class notes.

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