It’s Back to School with NBS! This is such a fun time of year for us, mommas. We see the light at the end of the tunnel. We feel the excitement that the kids will soon be back in school, giving us a little more time to relax (or work), getting back in that routine of sleeping early and waking up just as early because everyone just needs a little more sleep during this time of year.
When I was a kid, I LOVED going back to school. I loved doing all the school shopping with my momma. Sharpening all my pencils. Fixing my Trapper Keeper (am I dating myself?) with all my dividers for each subject. Picking out the cutest erasers I could find, and of course using my mom’s brown paper grocery bags to cover all my textbooks.
By the end of the year, you would see the all the doodles and drawings, notes and even boys’ names that I might have a crush on, colored onto the brown paper bags which covered the text books that I would return when the school year came to a close.
I visited the newly remodeled @nationalbookstore in @smnorthedsa today to check out all the #BackToSchool offers with some of my friends. But the craft loving pencil and pen hoarding person that I am, I could not avoid perusing some of the goodies that Mommas like me ❤. Swipe to see what I would have loved to purchase for myself, if I was going back to school, and look for the blog post soon where I share items that are perfect for Gelli, items that are essential for my college girl, and how #backtoschoolwithNBS makes my life so much easier! • • • • #school #schoolshopping #shopping #fun #stabiloph #moleskineph #kikkik #color #colormyworld #nationalbookstore #nbsalert #colorful #simplepleasures #crafty #inspiration
And of course, the end of the year brought on the childhood excitement of no schedules, no bedtimes, playing outdoors until it was dark and freedom from homework. Until the cycle of a new school year began again…
BUT as a MOMMA??
I LOVE this time of year!!
Wait. Did I say that I LOVE this time of year????
I love shopping for uniforms. School Shoes. New white socks. Sewing on patches. (Ok, I don’t sew them on, because the nice lady where I buy the uniforms can do it for me.) Shining those new shoes. Covering books with easy on adhesive. (It’s different now) Making labels for everyone’s notebooks. Packing lunches. Searching recipes to surprise the kids when they open up their Yumboxes.
I have always said that the kids need routine. They need rules. They need structure. And going back to school provides all of that and more. (Plus it also means I get to go on brunch dates with my girlfriends again.)
So when I go school shopping for my kids who all range in age from Kinder to COLLEGE, (Yes, you read that right.) I always like to make it easy on myself by visiting National Bookstore.
They have everything I need from Gelli who is entering kindergarten to Gia who is in finishing up her first year at university.
You know what else has changed? The way we shop for this time of year too.
GONE are the days where I would bring everyone to the mall and brave the crowds with a 6 year old (who can’t sit still for very long) and pouting teenagers who would rather be playing Fortnight, or talking to their girlfriends on the phone.
Instead, my kids text me their lists or send me photos of the things they need and the things they want.
And if I get confused? I face-time them, so I am sure to buy the right things.
Is that easy? Or is that easy?
- Everything in one place?
- All four kids’ supplies are easy to find?
- Easy to find and conveniently packaged in Grab and Go packs?
It’s time to go back to the things we love, and go back to National Book Store. It’s time for #BacktoSchoolwithNBS! . Find everything you need for back to school in our branches, for a shopping experience that is quick, easy, and convenient. You can also shop online at www.nationalbookstore.com. #NBSat75
BUT-National Bookstore can actually make this process even easier for me as well. It’s not just because they have 230 branches nationwide. It’s not just because there is a National Book Store in almost every mall that’s near my place. It’s because you can now order your school supplies online at www.nationalbookstore.com or you can call in your items using 8888-NBS and have your supplies DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!!!
OMGOSH. The world just opened up. Seriously. If you know the brands that you like. If you have specific items your kids request every year, National Book Store just made it even easier for every momma to shop and purchase the things she needs for her kiddos here, in Metro Manila!!!!
Plus, if you decide that you would like to visit the newly remodelled stores in your area, you can shop, avail of different discounts, offers, and packages, and if you reach P1000, you will receive your own (free) reusable tote bag.
After visiting the SM North Edsa branch just the other day, during their #backtoschoolwithNBS launch, I realize just how much this store has been a staple in preparing my kids for the school year.
Be on the look out for my video short which I will share on social media very soon, detailing my #BackToSchool haul for all the kiddos!