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Save Your Budget and Trips to the Lost and Found This Back-to-School Season #BearPawsMabels

I can’t tell you how many trips to the lost and found have happened over the last 11 years I’ve had kids in school. It’s been a lot. We’ve lost lunch pails, shoes, sweaters, and even backpacks and coats! It’s crazy the things they misplace, but they do misplace them. In a school where there are so many kids and so many other items that too get misplaced, it can be hard to find them. Don’t even mention when another child has the same item as your child, and if you didn’t label them then you are usually out of luck!

This year I’m excited to send my kids back to school with the help of Mabel’s Labels. Not only am I going to save myself many trips to the lost and found but I’m also going to be keeping my budget by not having to go back out and buy more lunch containers (and you better believe I’ll be labelling everything that leaves the house!) these things are expensive, to begin with so I don’t want to have to keep going and buying more. Labeling with Mabel’s Labels ensures you will always be able to find your stuff in the classroom, or they will be returned to your child before hitting the lost and found!



Mabel’s Labels are perfect to label everything a child needs – clothes, shoes, electronics, sports gear, lunch containers, water bottles, etc. Not only are they are waterproof but they are also laundry-safe, microwave-safe, UV- resistant, and super cute and personalized.

Ordering our labels was incredibly easy. With a few simple clicks they were ordered, and Justin had chosen his colours, font style and even was able to choose which animal he wanted on his labels, he chose the bunny. They arrived quickly, within a couple of days and I even ordered more for the rest of my kids who will be heading to school in a few short weeks as well.

While labelling everything that my kids will be taking, it makes me think about snacking. What am I going to be sending in all these containers? Well, we have and always will be big fans of Bear Paws.  Not only are they delicious, but they are packaged and ready for on the go.

Bear Paws are one of those snacks moms, and kids enjoy! They are peanut-free while also being a nutritious snack (made better with real chocolate or yogurt, whole grains, and no artificial flavours or colours), taste good and kids (and moms!) love them. They have always been a choice in our home for on the go, and are a perfect addition to any lunch box – with them being peanut free they are also the safe option!

Together, Mabel’s Labels and Bear Paws offer the perfect lunch box or on-the- go solution – for camp, travel and back to school. Our kids are out of our homes for a full day, they need to be armed with the snacks they need to learn and keep their energy up, but they also need to feel like if something of theirs happens to go missing it’s not the end of the world. With Mabel’s Labels helping give our children the confidence they need to get through the day, knowing even if they misplace something it will be found – has always been a life saver in our family. Having so many kids some of them are bound to leave something behind or misplace it, but we always find it thanks to our labels that stick on and don’t come off.

Kids lunches get mixed up? I’ve had that happen from time to time. I’ve accidentally put one of the girl’s lunches into the boy’s bags, and they immediately notice upon opening because it doesn’t say their name or have their personalized tag. No problem! They can switch them and not have to worry. My kids generally get the same items for snacks but sometimes the sandwich will be different, one will want mustard while the other would rather run an all-night marathon than touch mustard – so it’s a great way for them to recognize siblings names and be able to switch back if mom ever accidentally is too tired and gives the wrong lunches out!

Purchase select Bear Paws in stores across Canada to get your $5 off coupon for Mabel’s Labels. Armed with these two this back to school season you are sure to set your little ones up for success!

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Mabel’s Labels/ Bear Paws and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.