Family Lifestyle | Back To School Essentials! #DTDBTS

It’s that time of year, BACK TO SCHOOL! I remember last year feeling such hesitation, and anxiety. I also remember bawling like a baby as soon as he walked in those doors and could no longer see me. This year already feels so different. I know what a school day looks like, and that he’ll be ok. He has friends he’s excited to see, and I have some silence I’m excited for! (haha!.. “I just LOVE talking!” says Lyric, every day.) I’ve always loved back to school shopping, the new pencils, and binders, and stainless steel lunch containers and backpacks and shoes and.. now I sound like a dork. There’s just something so refreshing about starting a new year.

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Family Lifestyle | Shoes are Boring. Wear Sneakers.

Now, I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed by now that I have a thing for kid’s shoes. But I bet you didn’t know that Lyric’s very FIRST pair of shoes, were Converse! Pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I went online and ordered the smallest pair of Classic Converse Chuck Taylor‘s they make! Let me tell you.. they were ADORABLE! I remember getting them in the mail, opening them up and placing them on my (HUGE) belly in anticipation!

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Family Lifestyle | #FallForWHEAT

So since now Lyric is in school every day… I get to dress him, EVERY DAY! hahaha! I know what you’re thinking… didn’t you dress him every day before? Well, yes.. but some of those days we were dressed in pajamas, that just happened to be worn to bed the night before. (no, we didn’t leave the house) You know you’ve been there. I’ve mentioned before how boy’s clothes have come a LONG way, and I absolutely LOVE shopping for and styling Lyric. I know there will come a day when he’ll want to pick his own clothes, and I’m almost certain it’ll be “comfy pants” (pants with elastic waists). ugh. But lucky for me, WHEAT has thought of everything! They’ve designed clothes that are both fashionable AND built for play!

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Family Lifestyle | TOMS

Lyric has now officially started full day school (insert LOTS of tears here), and while it’s been a HUGE transition, I think I’m finally starting to get into the swing of this new schedule! One of the things I learned during our intake interview was that Lyric would be changing his shoes about 8 times a day. EIGHT!?! And as we know, he doesn’t really like shoes, he’s a flip flop kid, so he doesn’t get a lot of practice putting shoes on. I immediately looked at his current shoe collection (remember that shopping problem from my previous post?), and got started on him taking them all on and off. Some were easier than others, and some were just not going to happen at all! One of the easiest pairs were TOMS!

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