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Jackets, Coats, and Sweaters OH MY!

Summer may be over, but the weather hasn’t quite caught up. But soon we will have wonderful cool breezy days and nights that require lovely long sleeves. It is hard to imagine it now, but I promise you, cold weather is coming! I imagine the soft cool morning breezes and the sweet afternoons without blistering heat when I drink my coffee int he morning. I am looking forward to allowing my kids to play outside anytime of the day now without warning them that they will get too overheated if they run and ride bikes in the afternoon.

Fall weather is such a blessing. It’s cool, but not freezing. It’s warm but not hot. It is that lovely time of year when you can play outside and enjoy activities without the overwhelming threat of heat exhaustion. Kids and parents alike can enjoy the crisp cool weather, but unfortunately, only our kids can enjoy the really cool jackets, coats, and sweaters available at The Boy’s Store.

This season you can find great styles from le top, La Miniatura, and Appaman.

le top Boys’ Motorcycle JacketĀ : This fun little motorcycle jacket is so cool everyone will want it. Sizing starts at 2T but goes all the way to size 7 in boys.

jackets, coats and sweaters

La Miniatura Boys’ Bomber JacketĀ : This bomber jacket is always a hit with boys. Its bright colors makes it fun and its so comfortable they never want to take it off.

Boys’ Varsity Jacket by Appaman: Because every boy wants to feel like a major sports star. This fun jacket makes them feel like they are major league players, even if they aren’t.

All of these fun jackets and more are available now. Many are even available with free shipping! So hurry in now to pick up some cool weather necessities ahead of the rush!



First Day of School Photo Ideas

Are your kids starting school this month? Why not commemorate the day with a fun back-to-school photo? Many parents are getting super crafty with all of the first-day of school photos. You may or may not be a super crafty parent. But we are going to give you some incredible tips that will help you to get that super-crafty first-day of school photo without a lot of work.

Check out theses fun and simple ideas:

First-Day of school photo

You can even try chalkboards for a quick and interchangeable look every year:


First day of school 2017

Back-To-School: What Teacher’s Want From Parents

For many of us, August is back-to-school time. While we are busy buying for our own kids and getting them ready, their teachers are buying for dozens of students. It can be tough for parents, especially parents of multiple school-age kids to help out in the classroom or even to help out by purchasing items for the classroom. But it really isn’t that expensive or time-consuming to pick up a few of the things once or twice a school year to help out our children’s teachers.

When there are budget cuts some of the first items to go are what schools consider “extras” in the classroom. This includes:


Hand Sanitizer

Clorox or Sanitizing wipes




Many parents see these items on the list at the beginning of the school year. We don’t really think that they are all that important. We buy pencils, paper, and erasers for our child. Each of these is often lost within the first few weeks of school. But we do not usually buy more. Mainly because we don’t stop to think how often a child will lose these items or the fact that they will not come to us when they do lose them. They will go to their teacher. Their teacher will dig into their own supplies and share. But think about this happening with how many students your child has in one class. Most public school classes range from 32-40 students. This adds up, very quickly.

Purchasing a few extra boxes of pencils, paper, and erasers is simple. You can even buy them at bulk stores and get a lot of them for very little money. You could even go to dollar stores and buy many for very little money.

The big thing parents don’t realize helps so much in the classroom is hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, and tissues. Schools are germ factories. Honestly, I’m pretty sure that the CDC doesn’t actually need offices they should just sit in a classroom and bring some petrie dishes with them. That being said, our kids learn better when they are in class. They will be in class more often if they do not get sick so often. Having a clean classroom and practicing safe and healthy habits in class like using tissues and washing their hands contributes to their own health, the health of others, and even allows everyone to have more learning time and less down time!

Tissues, sanitizer, and clean wipes are often not very expensive at all. They come in many different styles, types, and sizes. It’s easy to buy them, and it gives a HUGE piece of mind.


Parents can also help collect box tops from their favorites food items at home and donate them to their child’s teacher. Box tops are often collected by schools and certain companies will donate money or supplies to schools for them. It requires little-to-no effort. Simply collect them at home and send them to school.

We hope that everyone has a great back-to-school time, and we hope very few germs head back home!