10 Awesome Pieces to Make 2 Weeks of Cool-for-School Outfits

Taking 10 of our favorite boys’ and girls’ styles from our collection, we created a two-week cheat sheet of the brightest, comfiest outfits to make mornings a little easier. Snap them up now and re-introduce yourself to that snooze button…

 

Left to right: Everyday Flossin Tee, Camo Meltface Tee, Digi Camo Crew, Neon Anti-Gravity Hoodie, Stripe Zip Hoodie, Camo Sherpa Bomber, Digi Camo Jogger, 5-Pocket Knit Jean, Ankle-zip Jogger, ROA Black Bomber, Neon Backpack

 

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Left to right: Legend Sequin Tee, Leopard Glasses Tee, Cobalt Comfy Crew, Neon Bomber, Sequin Bomber, Rainbow Stripe Sweatshirt Dress, 5-Pocket Knit Jean, Ink Splatter Legging, Rainbow Stripe Jogger, Foil Star Tulle Skirt, Neon Backpack

 

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3 Busy-mom Hacks to Get Your Home Ready for the New School Year

With summer fading fast and Back-to-School season around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your kids ready to face Real Life again…

monkeybusinessimagesThis summer, maybe you were so busy being busy that you let life ride for a while, gave the kids free reign to play and fight and splash, and you definitely loosened your grip on meal times, bedtimes, and chores. But that’s all over now. Back-to-School season is around the corner – as if you didn’t know!

Now is the perfect time to get your kids ready to face Real Life again, which means brainstorming healthy school lunch options, teaching best backpack practices, and going all Coach Taylor until they know their morning routine cold. To paraphrase the ancient Chinese saying: “Give a child a packed lunch and you feed them for a day. Teach a child to grab their own lunch from clearly labeled fridge containers and you’ll feed them for the year.” Or something.

Control back-to-school chaos by creating special zones at home; it’ll stop each activity from spilling over into the rest of the house, and keeps kids focused on the task in front of them. Today’s lesson? Unpacking three Back-to-School zones you can create at home in minutes.

monkeybusinessimagesThe Backpack Zone

Location: Any common area

Turn a high-traffic area into Back-to-School Central! Typically located near the entryway or mudroom, we suggest storing (and returning) everything required for that day right here so you can just grab and go out the door without a second thought. Things like pre-packed backpacks, shoes and socks, plus a tray to hold Mom’s essentials for the day. Switch or add items for field trips, school sports days, after-school activities – whatever works for your crew.

gpointstudioThe Lunch Zone

Location: Kitchen

Add storage bins to the fridge labeled with lunch items and a number from 1-3 indicating how many items kids need to add to their lunch box. Instruct them to grab one lunch item (sliced sandwich meat, cheese sticks, mini wrap), two fruit & veggie options (whole fruits, Ziploc bags of grapes, watermelon or veggie sticks), and one or two snacks (pretzels, granola bars or yogurt tub). Make sure you vet each box to check they’re not trying to get away with 100% Pirate’s Booty.

JohnnyGreigThe Groom Zone

Location: Bathroom or bedroom

Fill a plastic caddy with all their getting-ready essentials – toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brush, lip balm – so they never skip a vital step. Music makes it way more fun: Create a playlist of your child’s favorite songs as a guide for their morning routine: make bed, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth… By the time one song ends, your kiddo will know they should be done with that task and moving on to another one.

Stuck for Back-to-School outfit ideas? Shop Rockets of Awesome’s new collection and find pre-styled looks ready to roll here!

We Did it For You: The Ultimate Back-to-School Backpack Hack

Your first look at our awesome collaboration with State Bags, plus super-cool school supplies we’re actually kind of into for ourselves.

During that tricky time when summer’s wrapping up and parents are revving up for a new school year, kids are going through a LOT: “You’re saying I now have to wake up early, sit for hours listening to adults talk, and wear sleeves?!” Putting together an awesome school survival kit can make this daunting experience way more magical – and we can help. 

But first, an exciting introduction…

In time for back-to-school season, we partnered with our very good friends at State Bags on two special backpack designs! The coolest way for your kids to carry their Most Important Stuff. You can shop the rainbow-striped backpack here, and the camo-neon backpack here.

Want to make sure their backpack stands out from the crowd? Make it personal! We designed limited-edition peel-and-stick patches so kids can go nuts customizing their backpack (and bomber jacket, and pencil case…) before they go back. 

Aren’t they awesome? We made a skateboarding spaceman, sparkly stars, metallic lightning bolts – and googly eyes that actually move! Shop them here and here!

7 AWESOME BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2019

Backpacks this special deserve to be filled with only the best – like your famous chocolate zucchini muffins. But also, the most super-duper-OMG-awesome school supplies the Internet has to offer. We’ll handle the school stuff; those muffins are all you.

1. Pens for work and play: LEGO Colored Gel Pens with Building Bricks

Style meets substance: The square shape makes them easy to grip, and the kids can have fun clicking them together or building onto them.

2. A bestie in paper form: Knock Knock Affirmators! Journal by Suzi Barrett

A real, lined notebook that’s packed with real talk about being a cool, kind person, illustrated with adorable critters. It’s the daily “Hey, don’t forget that you’re Awesome!” pep talk every human needs, no matter what their size. 

3. Funnest folder set: Knock Knock Top Secret Snap Folders

“Did you turn in your homework, Matt?”
“That’s classified, Ma’am.”

4. The best home for made-with-love masterpieces: OmieBox Bento Box with Thermos 

A lunch container that comes with a stainless steel, detachable thermos! Holds hot and chilled foods, plus snacks. Note: It is a little hefty at 1.7 pounds, so best for older children. 

5. The Instagram-worthy stationery: The Happiness Planner Inspirational Pencils 

Good-quality pencils prettily printed with powerful phrases to inspire your child to think big. 🦄

6. The coolest reminder to hydrate: Pottery Barn Teen Keith Haring 17oz Water Bottle

Stainless steel (read: no nasty chemicals) with a fun unisex design by legendary artist Keith Haring. For school kids of all ages. Bonus: Get it monogrammed!

7. The easy-to-spot cell charger (even in a messy backpack): Candywirez Ultra Compact Neon Power Bank

Never worry about their phone shutting down again with this library card-sized power bank, which adds up to 26 hours of life. 

Our awesome backpack collab and super-fresh back-to-school clothes are all here at rocketsofawesome.com! Need outfit inspiration? Check out this fun story on first-day looks!