Giveaway: Our Essential Picks for Back-to-School from Target

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This weekend I have a fun giveaway for you from Target:  our picks for back-to-school essentials!

Last week I reported on our family”s back-to-school shopping trip.  You might recall there was a noticeable difference between what mom considers an essential for back-to-school and what the kids believe is essential.  Perhaps it is that way in your home, too?

Target is partnering with me this weekend to give one lucky reader my must-have and the kids” must-have pick for back-t0-school (up to a $100 combined value).


My Back-to-School Essential Pick

The thing I’ve been most happy that we purchased, my back-to-school essential for 2013, is a large white board and the  colored dry erase markers and post-it notes that compliment the existing color coding system I use for my family.  This is Fleck Family Command Central during the school year.

Jillian”s Back-to-School Essential Pick

Jillian”s most essential thing for back-to-school 2013 is she picked out that has .  She’s ready for back to back club meetings and field trips and looks super cute (which is very important when you are eleven).

To Enter

Ready to win the goodies from Target you need to make your own family command center PLUS a super cool backpack with coordinating lunch box?

To enter:  simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your back-to-school most essential item is.  Good luck!

This giveaway will end at midnight EST Saturday August 24, 2013. The winner will be announced in this Sunday”s Link Love post.

Fine Print:  this giveaway is open to US residents only at this time. But don”t worry, I”ve got another back-to-school giveaway coming up for everyone very soon.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Lots of crayons and colored pencils for my littles and composition books for me!
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  2. Beth salvatierra says:

    I have a pre-schooler so I love to stock up on colors, paints, markers and glue at this time of year.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    As a paper/stationary JUNKIE, my all the time esp back to school time essential is good quality notebooks with good quality paper in them.

    I use notebooks for everything: to do lists, paper planner, household binders, doodle pads, oh the list goes on.