How to survive back to school clothes shopping + a cute French inspired kid's wardrobe from Marshalls Canada
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Back To School Clothes Shopping Tips + Little C’s French Inspired Wardrobe from Marshalls

It’s hard for me to take in, but my Little C is going to Grade 1 in September. That means she’ll go to school every weekday. Oh, I’m going to miss this girl! She’s so excited – she can’t wait to ride the bus every day and see her friends more. She’s already counting down the days. Recently, we’ve started shopping for her back-to-school wardrobe. The other day I asked Little C what kinds of clothes she wanted to wear to grade one. “Clothes that no one else is wearing!” she said. My breath caught in my throat – this girlie is just like me! I distinctly remember having exactly the same attitude about my wardrobe when I was in school. It made me smile and nod with mama pride!

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Free First & Last Day of School Faux Chalkboard Sign Printable

by Christina Dennis

Free First & Last Day of School Faux Chalboard Printables by The DIY Mommy

My little girl is going to preschool in a couple of weeks. She is going to school. School! I’m half over-the-moon excited to have a few hours with just me and my littlest baby girl every week, and I’m half sad that little C is growing up.

I’ve been feverishly researching some ideas for back-to-school photos and I’ve found some brilliant ideas on Pinterest. My favourite ones are when the child holds a sign that says “First Day of School” (I love chalkboard signs!) and the parent collects little facts about their favourite things (like this adorable example) and writes them on the photo afterwards. This is repeated on the last day of school with a “Last Day of School” sign and a new list of favourite things from the child. What a cute way to see how your little guy/girlie has grown – outwardly and inwardly!

I’ve designed these little faux chalkboard signs that I’m going to be using for my wee preschooler soon (ack – I’m still in shock!) and would love to share them with you. You can print off the PDF’s by following the links below:

First Day of School Sign by The DIY Mommy

Last Day of School Sign by The DIY Mommy

Free First & Last Day of School Faux Chalkboard Printable by The DIY Mommy

Do you have any little ones starting school for the first time this year? How are you (and them) feeling?