Back to school week – mums, your time has come

mums love back to school

Are you prepared for the aftermath?

Ahhh school…the best days of our lives. Unfortunately they very rarely feel like the best days of our lives while we’re actually there. As mother said, hindsight really is a wonderful thing. A nice 9am-3pm day, three breaks with a little reading session thrown in for good measure. Bliss if you ask me.

And it’s now our job to convince our kids that these are the golden years. We need to tell them how great school really is so that we can watch their excited little feet race to the school gate each morning. We’ll tell them how lucky they are to be at school and how jealous we are that they are having fun with their friends all day and learning lots.

But secretly, we don’t want to be at school. We just want them to be at school.

Because we’ve done our time. In the form of school years, rubbish jobs and years of parenting. Now it’s our time. And by god we’ve earned it.

We wait in earnest for back to school week because for us, it means freedom and the ability to wash. We can actually ‘pop’ to the shops – because getting milk doesn’t have to take an hour. And silence. Oh god the silence. Let’s all take a moment to share in this…

Kids go back to school monkey dance

Of course we love our little poppets but after six weeks of kids entertainment, chocolate smeared wallpaper and sleepovers, we need to stop and regroup. And wash.

So here’s the action plan and we’re here to help you execute operation back to school week – mum-style.

Step 1. Prepare kids for school

It’s the final push parents…we’re sending our beauties into battle for another term.

Shock fact – did you know that parents spend an average of £3,000 on their child’s first year of school?

We think this is INSANE and we’ve found a few of the best back to school voucher codes and discounts to help you save more on school bags, stationary and school uniforms.

Florence and fred

F&F at Tesco is dominating back to school week with their fantastic school uniform range. Affordable, durable and with an impressive range of sizes, colours and fabric options, you’re guaranteed to find everything you need under one roof – whether you order online or in store.

We’ve also found you this fantastic back to school discount code which gives you £5 off First Orders Over £25 at F&F.

ryman logo

Stationary giant Ryman will guarantee your kid the title of ‘stationary ninja of the playground’. We’re offering 10% off all orders and more. Check out our Ryman discount codes here.

cloggs school shoes

Dreading the fateful shoe shop? The battle for comfort, practicality, resilience and room for growth begins now – ease the discomfort of back to school shoe shopping with 20% off orders over £60 at Cloggs.

sports direct discounts

Kids grow up quickly and are prone to tearing their clothes to shreds in no time – particularly when it comes to sports kits. Take advantage of these SportsDirect.com voucher codes and kit out your kids for less.

Step 2. Prepare ‘self’ with pamper session

The kids have officially departed. It’s time to focus on you.

How does your beauty collection look? Do you remember where it is? Beauty products expire guys and you deserve only the best – it’s been a helluva six weeks.

When you look good you feel good. Crack open the bubble bath, slather on a face mask and preen those nails. Here are a few discount codes for top beauty products and pamper sessions to help you justify your self-help sessions.

debenhams discount code

Debenhams discount codes are among the best, and their latest offer has been snapped up by almost 100 savvy shoppers already. Simply follow this link to check out our Debenhams voucher codes and deals.

spaseekers deals

For a limited time only you can book yourself in for a pamper session with an exclusive 7% off All Purchases at Spa Seekers. Cucumber slices at the ready…

Step 3. Get out there and treat yourself

The time has come for you to take your sassy self out of the house and mingle with fellow back to school mums (yes, we’re a clique). And whether you choose to parade the shops in search of a new wardrobe or catch up on gossip at an afternoon tea with the girls, you can actually pick up some unbelievable bargains in September right through to October.

It’s like they know we need it.

Go forth…be fabulous!

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