A Mom of 6's Top Back-to-School Products For 2020

As a mom of six kids, who are attending all levels of education – elementary school, high school and University – I’ve rounded up some of my favourite products that help keep me sane. And believe me, I need all the help I can get!

My Starry Chart

My Starry Chart

This product is an amazing 3-in-1 interactive chore chart, kids' calendar and character-building game. I love when kids are independent. I love them to participate in household chores and contribute to the family. I find this visual is VERY rewarding for the kiddos – and very effective. Check it out if you are looking for a great tool to keep your kids organized and on track for back to school! 


I also love products that eliminate clutter! The Artebula app allows you to capture, organize and store your children’s art. Better yet? Have the kids manage it themselves! Put the kids in charge of their creativity by having them curate and organize their crafts into digital portfolios. This app is perfect for parents who feel guilty recycling all those crafts and drawings!

Talii towels

TaLii Towels

With three kids heading off to their first, second and third years at University, there is certainly a lot of shopping to be done. One thing that each of them will take along is my absolute favourite personalized and quick dry towels. My kids use these around the pool, at the cottage, when they are camping and when they get out of the shower. They take up almost no space and they dry so fast, it won't be their towels causing a stinky dorm room. 

Mabel's Labels mask

Mabel’s Labels 

As the co-founder, clearly, I love all our products. Since face masks are going to be the latest and greatest back to school accessory, I take a lot of pride in the quality of ours. People magazine says they are worth checking out!

Teachers and school boards are requiring everything to be labelled to avoid germy mix-ups. Our labels are personalized, ultra-durable waterproof labels that can go through the washing machine and dishwasher. You do not want your kid accidentally grabbing the wrong water bottle or backpack during these times. We can help with that!

Fanny packs, hand sanitizer, face masks and all the usual suspects will be important as kiddos head back to school. Keep washing those hands, provide your kids with tools fostering independence, and hopefully return to class will keep kids safe and mama sane! 

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Author: Julie Cole

Julie Cole is the co-founding vice-president of award-winning children's label manufacturer Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular television contributor, an influential and syndicated blogger and a mother of six. Follow her on twitter @juliecole and Instagram @cole.julie

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