Mommy Approved


I’m not ready to start thinking about back-to-school yet.

My kids don’t have to start class until September 5th, and I always think of Labour Day as the official end of summer fun – even though I haven’t had a summer school break myself in over 20 years.

(Holy moly, did I just say it’s been over 20 years since I finished school!?!?!?)

But we’re moving, and since the boys are going into Grades 2 and 4, it’s the perfect time for me to say “Hey, they need a dedicated space for school work now.” I’ve been shopping for pieces to create the perfect study niche in each of their rooms, and I though I’d share.

I love what I’m seeing, and I think they will too. With a laptop for each kid, this *may* (or not) keep them organized, give them a place to do some work and store library books so we don’t have to do the crazy wild goose hunt every other Monday when their library books are due!

I’d also like to add that I’m focussing on back-to-school supplies that give back. I’ve discovered the ME to WE program (and that makes me resent thinking about ‘back-to-school’ a whole lot less).

“Every ME to WE product makes a positive impact in a developing community. With the Track Your Impact promise, you are able to see where and how your purchase makes a difference! Your kids start the school year with cool supplies and accessories that give school supplies to children in developing communities.”

(ME to WE X Staples back-to-school program)

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Back to School Study Setups We Love:

Kids love stuff that is scaled to them. And I love the pop of green!


Encourage your little Padawan with the Star Wars Writing Desk

The Red Label Two Drawer Desk has simple lines and great lines. On trend and on budget!

There’s no sacrificing style or your love of ‘industrial chic’ with this study set-up!

Love this. It’s like starting your little business mogul off on the right foot!

I’m a self-confessed Land of Nod addict. Wall hung and totally on trend, it’s so much simple and sweet!

Small space? No problem. This desk folds up into a lean profile. It can be dressed up and grow with the little 10 o’clock scholar.

Not everyone loves colour like I do. The colour blocking is fun and I see a fuzzy chair being rolled up to this set for some study glam!