Back To School Survival Guide

Download the Back to School Survival Guide
Download the Back to School Survival Guide

Hey Fellow GirlMoguls – we know that you’ve probably managed to survive your first week of school unscathed.  If anything embarrassing has happened, we know you laughed it off and have moved onto to the next challenge – surviving school day in and day out!  Yup – can you believe you have to do this every day!  Well we’re here to help -like true GirlMoguls – and we created the GirlMogul Back to School Survival Guide – it’s a quick little book that’s yours free just for being a GirlMogul.  You can download the guide right here – just click on this link.

And be sure to share it with your friends, cousins, anyway you can think of!  They’ll thank you for it!

Turtle in Paradise a tween book review

Turtle’s sent to live with cousins in Key West, when her mother’s new employers can’t stand kids.  It’s 1935 and Key West and Turtle’s cousins show her a good time, full of adventure and some everyday magic.

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Saving On Back To School Clothes Shopping For Tweens

Save on Back to School Clothes for Tweens
Save on Back to School Clothes for Tweens

It’s back to school clothes shopping time. And that means most tweens are eager to hit the mall to check out and buy the latest styles.  You however have a budget to stick to.  So how can you save on clothes shopping this year?  Follow these tips for a budget friendly back to school shopping spree.

  • Go Second Hand – Don’t be afraid to check out thrift shops and consignment stores, especially ones that specialize in children’s clothing.  You will be surprised at the quality of clothes and you may even find things with the original price check on it.  While this season’s latest styles may not be there, you might find some great deals on classics like jean jackets, coats and sweaters.
  • Love those Hand Me Downs – Don’t limit yourself to the kids in your family.  Create a network of friends with slightly older (or bigger) kids who would be willing to pass along last year’s styles.  This way you’ll get gently used clothes that aren’t too out of date.
  • Go Virtual – Use the internet to bargain shop.  If your tween finds a must have item in a magazine or a store, go online and try to locate it on sale or with some other incentives, like BOGO (by one, get one free).
  • Basics Stock Up – Just like you wouldn’t pass up a great deal at the grocery store, keep an eye out for a chance to stock up on basic wardrobe items like tees, tanks and stocks.  You may find these throughout the year, or at end of season sales.  This way you will have the simple items covered and you can  allocate your clothing budget for more of the items your children really want.

The fall means back to school clothing shopping time.  By following these tips above, you can be sure your budget will stretch a lot farther.

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