Back to School with Carmex

Carmex– A Girl Moms Saving Grace

After an amazing summer of sleeping in late, staying up later, eating lunch in PJs, and basically doing anything we want all day with no schedule the end is near. We have a couple more weeks of preparing for school to start again so we are getting back on track slowly with earlier bedtimes and a routine. My old type-A self would have loved this but my current type-B wants it to stay summer year round.

If I can get through the morning charades of getting dressed without a meltdown I feel as if I have conquered the world.  I have one overly opinionated daughter and then one who totally goes with the flow when it come to getting dressed. So laying out clothing isn’t necessarily a good fit for us. Instead I just send my little ones up to get dressed and then prepare to look the other way and accept their fashion sense.

Now any mom of girls has probably heard this before, “mom we are ready. Don’t we look pretty in our lipstick?”

MDM partnered with Carmex for this blog post. As expected, all opinions are my own.

My walls, carpet, furniture, bedding is all light and doesn’t work well with girls that have a love for red lipstick and a lack of motor skills or really bad eye sight. So after several days of this happening we had to come up with a solution to keep everyone happy.

We spent the morning picking out all the back to school goodies (ones we need and as well as don’t need) to make our little hearts happy. Not being in school yet our list is a little different than most. But we made sure to grab plenty of Carmex for our pencil pouches, backpacks, lunch boxes, and of course our vanities for “putting their lipstick on.”

I have been a Carmex user since as far back as I can remember (Carmex® Classic Lip Balm is my fave). So naturally it was the first thing I thought of when looking for a lipstick replacement. Here are a couple varieties I grabbed.

Carmex Comfort Care™ Lip Balm (2017 Product of the Year)

A natural* blend of soothing colloidal oatmeal, fruit seed oil and sugar plum flavor that helps restore moisture for smoother, healthier, naturally beautiful lips

  • Crafted with a soothing blend of colloidal oatmeal and cold-pressed antioxidant-rich fruit seed oil
  • Helps restore lips’ natural beauty with long-lasting moisture
  • Visibly smoother, healthier looking lips

Carmex® Classic Lip Balm

Squeezable medicated lip balm that goes on smooth to soothe and protect dry, chapped lips with SPF 15 and a sweet cherry flavor

  • Provides long-lasting protective barrier to help healing
  • Glides on smoothly to help soften and hydrate lips with moisturizing cocoa butter
  • Cools and soothes lips with camphor and menthol

Carmex® Classic Lip Balm

The iconic medicated lip balm that generations have relied on to soothe and protect dry, chapped lips.

Not only do the girls love the feeling on their lips. Plus with the AC in schools, I know their lips are protected from drying out and cracking. But they also love the smell of them. In fact at any given time they have quite a bit of “lippy” under their nose from smelling.

 

MDO Back to School Must Haves 

Most likely your teachers will provide a list of things you will need. But I remember last year feeling very overwhelmed with it being our first year and having both kids at same time. Different teachers, different lists. Here are a couple things I keep in their backpacks just in case.

  • Carmex
  • Backpack
  • PlanetBox Lunchbox
  • Waterbottle
  • Antibacterial waterless soap
  • Pillow, blanket, nap mat
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Photo from home
  • Tissues/Wipes
  • Large bag to carry everything in. Especially useful if you have more than one kid at school.
  • Lastly I let them pick out a few things that they feel they need for school and put them in a pencil pouch.

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