Back to School evening with Momtrends offered lots of great advice for preparing for school next week.
The evening started with learning about healthy eating with Amie from The Healthy Apple.com. Amie offers ways to focus on clean eating and supports families with getting processed packaged food out of their diets.
One piece of advice that resonated with me was her tip on making food ahead of time for the week so that you have it on hand and can use it in a variety of ways. I never really though about making oatmeal in advance. Simple ideas like this help to make a mom’s life easier. Amie is available to consult with families on clean eating and pantry makeovers.
Fashion trends for the fall were next. Zappos.com offers a lot more than just shoes. Listed below are hot trends this season:
*Three little dots
*Splendid – stripes
*Kids – bojo stripes in color
*Pop color hot pink shoes – no rules fashion
*Color for boys too
*Americana – mixing prints stripes/ plaids
Giesswein , pronounced Geese – vine, discussed an important lifestyle decision that I am trying to get everyone in my house to buy into. Adopting a no shoe house policy means taking shoes off and leaving them at the door. Keep all the outside germs outside! This reminds me of my German grandmother and her constant cleaning. Giesswein is Austrian company offering year round all natural slip-ons. Made from boiled wool, they are long lasting and can be passed down for many wears. The soft boiled wool thread is machine washable. They are an Earth friendly product with a retail price of $50 – $70.
Momagenda was next on the agenda! Nina Restieri, CEO offered organizing tips to help moms through the school year:
* Have a calendar – write everything down
* Delegate the tasks
*Have a place for everything
*Create a homework station for you and child
MomCorpsNYC is a search and staffing firm that offers opportunities with big companies. Stephanie Harbour shared these 6 tips on how to start a job search:
1. Get your resume into a good place
2. Social media is a huge recruiting tool
3 . Schedule 5 coffees a week
4 . Prepare for an interview
5. Know what you want and know your limits.
6. Don’t forget everyone in your life to get involved inyour job search.
GoPopkids was our host for the event. They have programs that celebrate the intelligences from Birth – 6.
While heading back to school, Britax reminds us to check your child’s height and weight to make sure they are in the proper seat.
I received a goody bag of some cool swag. Look at a picture of it on MomTrends site.