From First Bell to Recess – Back to School Must Haves 2014 – Giveaway

September 2, 2014 22 Comments »

School’s in session {at least for most of the country}. Some are getting into the groove of their schedules and others have just started. Whether or not you’ve had kiddos in school this school year for weeks or minutes my comprehensive list from First Bell to Recess – Back to School Must Haves will have at least one amazing thing you’ll want/need/love/like.

From First Bell to Recess Back to School Must Haves MommyB


Don’t miss the first bell!

1st Period: Technology

Kidecals will make any technology or computer class come to life. If your child has a school laptop or computer at home, these fun “sticker” designs go on fast and come off easy. Kids will love the cool styles and parents will love the functionality.

Back to School Must Haves KideCals MommyB


Kidecals has keycals, address/phone stickers, labels for food allergies, and more! Order yours from their website:


Fill your child’s water bottle with confidence this school year. With Nalgene’s leak-proof design your kiddos can choose from lots of designs or customize their own. Nalgene bottles come in so many great styles, sizes, and shapes and best of all no spills, no ruined textbooks, and no tears!


Back to School Must Haves Nalgene MommyB


Take your pick of great bpafree drink cups by heading over to or your local retailers.

Want your kiddos to munch on something that’s good for them and they’ll have fun crunching? Lil’ C loves Harvest Snaps and so does her mom {that’s me!}.

Back to School Must Haves Harvest Snaps MommyB


Harvest Snaps have a full line of flavors and products that your family may just fall in love with. Harvest Snaps offers a healthier snacking option, without sacrificing taste. We love that they are baked – not fried, high fiber and protein, and are low in sodium and fat.

Head to to check out flavors and add to your student’s snack.

Looking for a great reusable snack bag?? We heart BooginHead Pack’Ems snack bags. Their designs are fun and they reduce waste.Packemsjpeg


These packs features include: BPA, PVC & phthalate free, top-rack dishwasher safe, are environmentally friendly and cost conscious, and come in two sizes in each package.

To find out how you can add Pack’Ems to your child’s snack or lunch head to their website:

2nd Period: Study Hall

Master Lock has been known for years of keeping all your students belongings safe whether they’re in lockers or on a bike chain. Today is no different, only Master Lock’s variety and technology has improved. Check out their digital locks, laptop locks, and other safe spaces.


Back to School Must Haves Master Lock MommyB


Master Lock is dialing up back-to-school shopping fun for students and parents with a new interactive game, “Master Lock Photo Hunt Challenge.” participants can go to through September 7 for a chance to win back-to-school security items and create a Master Lock shopping wish list.

Players can add any of the Master Lock products they see while playing the game to their wish list and email it to mom or dad for easy back-to-school shopping. In addition, by sharing the Master Lock Photo Hunt Challenge on Twitter, entrants are able to earn an additional entry per day. One lucky grand prize winner will win a Samsung Smart Media Center Package that includes a 60″ HD 1080p Smart LED HDTV. There are 65 total chances to win, which includes 1 grand prize, 8 weekly prizes, and 56 daily instant win prizes.

3rd Period: Art

Have an art lover in your family, or a student who loves to express themselves through color and fashion? We love the stylish hair accessories and fashion scarves that Urban Halo offers.


Back to School Must Haves Urban Halo Fashion MommyB

Urban Halo has choices for little girls to teenagers {and even us moms!}. Whether your child’s style is simple and pretty or fun and funky, there are lots of designs to choose from. Let your child take ownership of their style in a fun way. Take a peek at what Urban Halo has to offer:


Parents, make sure you pack your child’s lunch with great food and quality lunchbox products. The Skip * Hop Zoo Lunchies from PishPosh Baby are adorable, insulated lunch boxes that are the perfect size for your little one’s lunch needs.

Back to School Must Haves Skip Hop Lunchbox MommyB


Lil’ C adores her kitty cat lunchbox because it’s, “so cute” and I love that there is enough room for her small meal, and a mesh pocket for her utensils and napkin. These awesome lunch boxes come in several character styles, check them out here:   Your kiddos will love you this school year when they find Crofter’s Organic spreads on their sandwiches.


Back to School Must Haves Crofter's MommyB


Our school, {like many } is a nut-free zone and though Miss A loves peanut butter and jelly we want to keep other children safe we forgo the pb but with 1/3 less sugar and non-gmo verified we love the benefits and taste of Crofter’s Organic products. Miss A is most fond of the Strawberry spread, but we also love the Wild Blueberry too. For other flavors and where to buy check out

4th period: PE

The cutest shoes of the season from Rack Room Shoes

Back to School Must Haves Rack Room Shoes MommyB

Rack Room Shoes has amazingly cute shoes for students in all grades, and best of all they have amazing prices, a great rewards program, free Ship2Home program, and great return policy. Check out Rack Room Shoes’ latest styles and promotions here:


We are lucky enough to work closely with several of these great brands and have a giveaway for one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader. Here’s your chance to enjoy your recess, enter the giveaway to win:

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Any thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. I received no compensation for this post and all giveaway prizes are donated and fulfilled by the brand or company representing them.

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  1. Kate K September 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    Ohhh! I love the lunchbox, so adorable and the Kidecals are a great idea. Love that they are removable.

    • Jennifer Bullock September 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM - Reply

      Kate, I have the ombre purple on my Mac and love them, they definitely stand up to my abuse too!

  2. Faith September 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM - Reply

    Love the labels for allergy notifications! Of course we love “light up” shoes!

    • Jennifer Bullock September 2, 2014 at 1:27 PM - Reply

      Rack Room Shoes has some cute dress shoes too! I could go crazy in there!

  3. KV September 2, 2014 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    I like the BooginHead Pack’Ems snack bags because they reduce waste & are reusable.

  4. Kristen September 2, 2014 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    My favorite is the Pish Posh lunch box.

  5. Kelley @ The Best Crowe's Nest September 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM - Reply

    I LOVE those reusable snack bags!!! We use those ALL the time (and the Urban Halo headband is one of my faves too!) Biut.. that lunchbox is adorable and Lavery would love to carry that around! What adorable back to school goodies!

  6. Carissa September 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM - Reply

    How easy are the snack bags to wash? I HATE using ziplocks for my kids lunches.. we use a lot of reused plastic containers but they are so bulky in their lunch bags….

    • Jennifer Bullock September 3, 2014 at 10:54 PM - Reply

      Easy rinse out, but don’t put them in the dishwasher!!!!

  7. Tabathia B September 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM - Reply

    The skiphop lunch bag/box and the rack room shoes.

  8. Noreen September 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM - Reply

    The nalgene water bottles and the so cute lunch bag

  9. ET Pruitt September 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    The Masterlock safe space and digital locks

  10. Erin Ellis September 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM - Reply

    I am loving the Rack Room Shoes! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  11. Cindy Ray September 9, 2014 at 9:36 AM - Reply

    Rack Room Shoes are sooo cute! Love them!!

  12. Shirley Martinez September 9, 2014 at 10:57 PM - Reply

    Love the Rack Room shoes and Skip Hop bag

  13. Melissa M September 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM - Reply

    The rack room gift card.

  14. Gina M (Wild Orchid) September 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    Rack Room shoes! So adorable.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  15. Amanda Sakovitz September 12, 2014 at 7:38 PM - Reply

    I love the Rack Room shoes!

  16. julie September 12, 2014 at 8:26 PM - Reply

    love them all, but we could use the rack room shoes gift card

  17. Thomas Murphy September 12, 2014 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    I like the Kidecals

  18. Zenetta September 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM - Reply

    My favorite products from the must haves list are the Master Lock prizes.

  19. Tara September 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM - Reply

    I like the Rack Room shoes!

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