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What’s hanging in your child’s closet?

My daughter’s closet used to house clothes that she hadn’t worn for two or more years.  It’s not because I didn’t want to get rid of them but because my husband didn’t want to part with them.  He’s sentimental and does not like to get rid of things.  He’s not a hoarder by any means.  It’s when I came up with the idea of hanging a few of her infant and toddler dresses on a cute rack on her wall that he was able to pack the rest of her old clothes in a bag to donate them to our local donation center.  That was before

#Clothes4Schools launched during the 2012/2013 school year after Stacey Boyd, a parent, former teacher and school principal, saw how music and art programs in schools helped children who struggled in academic classes.

Today, is 3,000 schools strong. Schoola brings new paints to art classes, new instruments to the orchestra, new books for the libraries. Quality clothes get a second life. Parents help parents. Schools help schools. Schoola makes all this happen by giving children the tools they need to succeed.

The elementary, middle, and high school my kids have attended offer great art and music programs.  Every year come back-to-school time, my kids look forward to art and music and sports most of all.  I can’t imagine that there are so many kids in the U.S. who, because of lack of funding, are not able to experience the joy and pride and art and music bring to the lives of my kids.

How you can help

KIPP AcademySchoola wants to make sure that all schools have the funding they need for these programs and they have created a way for you to not only support programs at your own local schools, but for you to save money on back-to-school shopping as well.

All you have to do to support KIPP Academy is to request a donation bag from Schoola and they will automatically donate $1 to KIPP Academy, just by you requesting the FREE bag.  Send your child’s used clothes to Schoola and your child’s school will earn $2 for every $5 made when they sell your donated items.

Through August 20th, you can save 20% on your purchase when you use code BacktoSchoola20 (limit one use per customer)!

Watch the video below to learn about KIPP Academy and your purchases from and donations to Schoola will help fund a music program for the school:

In addition to helping your child’s school, now through August 16th, you can also help KIPP Academy in the Bronx fund their music program through the 20 Days of Schoola program.

Besides the greatness that is helping raise money to fun a school’s art or music program, you can put your child in some adorable, fashion-forward clothes when he or she goes back to school this year!

Here are a few pieces available on today

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5 Rolling Travel Bags for Kids

5 Little Kid Rolling Travel Bags

With summer break comes summer travel.  For families with multiple children, or any children for that matter, it’s nearly impossible for parents to help roll a child’s luggage through the airport when they have their own luggage to carry. That’s why it’s a good idea to buy a travel bag or carry-on luggage made specifically for a child or something that is small and lightweight, at least. Things like luggage height, handle extension, wheels, and pockets should be taken into consideration when shopping for kids luggage.

7 things to consider when shopping for children’s luggage:

  • Does the bag have wheels?  Your child is likely not going to want to carry luggage through an airport or even to and from the car.  Luggage with wheels will help everyone stay happy!
  • Does the luggage handle extend?
  • Does the bag or luggage have multiple carry options such as rolling and backpack style?
  • What is the weight of the bag?
  • Is it small enough to fit under a seat on the plain or in an overhead bin?
  • If possible, find out what the weight limit is for the bag.  The maximum weight limit for a carry-on is around 40 pounds but many airlines only accept bags around 20 pounds so be sure to check before buying for a trip when you’ll be flying.
  • Does it have exterior pockets?  Exterior pockets are good for things like iPods, chargers, crayons, and a water bottle.  It’s nice to have quick access to these items while traveling.

These five rolling travel / carry-on size bags are perfect for jet-setting kids!


5 Rolling Travel Bags for Kids

  • 1 – Kids Travel Zone blue rolling carry-on – $44.99 at Kids Travel Zone
    This cute carry-on bag has wheels and can be monogrammed with your child’s name and an image!  It is available in 5 colors including blue and pink.
    Size: 17″ x 12.5″ x 5.75″


  • 2 – Terrance Trunki by Melissa & Doug – $40
    Designed to beat the boredom suffered by traveling tots, Trunki is a hand-luggage sized ride-on suitcase.
    Size: Trunki is 18.2 x 8.5 x 12.8 inches


  • 3 – Fairfax Aegean Blue Luggage – $89.50 at Pottery Barn Kids
    This adorable luggage can be monogrammed with your child’s name and has heavy-duty metal handles and tough nylon zippers which will help it last for years.
    Size: 13″ wide x 7.5″ deep x 17″ high


  • 4 – Navy and Aqua Rolling Luggage – $49.99 at Lillian Vernon
    This rolling suitcase is great for the gadget loving child.  Chargers and devices can be stored in the side pockets while larger items fit in the main compartment.  Can be embroidered with up to 12 characters.
    Size: 5″ x 12″ x 16″ H.


  • 5 – Solid FeatherLight™ Wheeled Large Backpack – $89.99 at
    This lightweight backpack has inline skate wheels that roll smoothly and has adjustable sternum straps to keep the bag in place on the shoulders and support the back.
    Size: 19 1/2″Hx13″Wx8″D

Does your child have a travel bag of their own or does he/she use one of your old carry-on bags?