And so it begins… a new year full of anticipation, nerves, friends and teachers. School has started!
Of course we joined thousands of other families in the annual tradition of back to school shopping. There is something so magical about opening a brand new notebook! It’s the anticipation of all the possibility that will fill those pages. A new folder is hope that maybe this year your child will stay organized. And then there is the quest for the perfect backpack. It has to have function and personality.
Unfortunately, there is more to consider than just color and style. Some back to school items actually contain toxic chemicals. Now I don’t want to freak you out or make you panic but I do want to make sure I am giving you all the information you need so you can weigh the risk yourself and make informed decisions for your own family.
I am always looking at ways to make better choices for my kids and the back to school process is no exception.