This post has been sponsored by Five Star® School Supplies. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If there is one thing that I have learned as a mother to five, it’s that there is no time or room in our life to deal with products that can’t keep up with us. Motherhood and parenting is already hard enough, you know? When I buy something, I need it to do the job it was meant to do.
This fall we will have four out of our five kiddos in school. Yes, four! And no matter what age, I do my best to make sure we find quality and durable school supplies and gear. Aside from that, back-to-school shopping gets expensive, and there is no room to waste money on replacing school supplies just a few months into the year.
Tanner will be in 7th grade and between school, National Junior Honor Society, sports and church he is on the go a lot. From the beginning, I went back to what I knew as a kid to be the best and what used to be my favorite school supply brand when I was a kid – good old Five Star®.
Not only does Five Star® make a good product, I love that they just get it. They get good design, durability and making things easy for students, from studying to managing stress.
And because us moms have to stick together, you can SAVE $1.00 on any two (2) FIVE STAR® products, including Student Planning
One product from their line that we love is the Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder® – have you guys seen these? I always hate the traditional three ring binders when the corners start to peel and the rings stop meeting up in the middle so then you have papers slipping everywhere. It’s incredibly frustrating, and you know the paper that will slip out and be lost forever is the one with the information about when that science project is due and what the requirements are. Hello, late-night run to the store for more poster board the night before it’s due! Been there, done that. Never again.
The Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder® has a flexible cover with a soft spine so it’s durable to last all year. The rings are easy to snap and unsnap when adding papers or more dividers, and I love that they are not made of metal! Brilliant.
And the extras inside? The dividers include pockets to hold onto extra things (ahem… cute little love notes) and I love that, instead of adding to the weight of things with a metal clip, there are these flexible plastic flaps as part of the dividers that actually do their job and hold papers in place to help with organization and note taking.
And let’s talk about notebook paper aside from the paper included in the Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®. I hate when paper tears in my own notebooks with my to-do lists and all of my idea scribbling, so I especially don’t want it happening to my kiddos who are trying to keep up with everything in school. I love that Five Star® College Ruled/Wide Ruled Reinforced Filler Paper is lined with reinforcement tape to resist tearing.
Oh, and those good old trusty Five Star® College Ruled/Wide Ruled Notebooks. Again, Five Star® just knows what they are doing. Back in my school days, I couldn’t get enough of them. Funny how classics never die. I love that the entire notebook is durable for daily wear and tear (they hold up so much better than everything else out on the market), but have you noticed that they design the top and bottom of the spiral to be locked so it prevents snagging and uncoiling? And that “Neat Sheet” perforated option? I’m already vacuuming up spilled Cheerios at home, so let’s not add to the mess with all of those small bits of paper that get caught up and fall about everywhere.
Five Star® has it right with their #StrengthNotStress message – it shows in everything they do down to the smallest details in their products. It’s a message I can honestly get behind with all of the mom cheering I have in me. Our kids already deal with enough and so do us parents. The school year can be grueling and Five Star® understands that. That’s why Five Star® encourages students to channel their stress into strength, and start the school year strong.
Okay, okay. I’ve talked your ear off about it, but just know that at our house, it’s a trusted brand for a few decades now and Five Star® keeps getting it right year after year. And don’t worry… you can thank me later. Cheers to back-to-school shopping! May the force be with us all 😉