Back to School 2016 + a Link Up!

Monday, August 1, 2016

It's that time of year again! Back to school.

Even though Mason technically didn't end school (he's been going all summer), there's just something special about heading into a new "school year season" that makes me reminisce about my days in school. This is a occasion that will be celebrated, photographed and blogged about like no other because my baby is one year older and is entering into his third (and final!) year of preschool. My sweet boy took the cutest school pictures the past couple years and I've already got his outfit all planned out for the ones this year. I didn't plan on buying any last year, but they turned out so, so cute, that I had to and I'm sure this year's will be no different.

And because I'm not the only Mama who loves documenting such moments, Stephanie, Meghan and I have brought back our Back to School link up for the second year, allowing Mamas to share all their back to school posts.

Details on the linkup

Starting today through September 15th, we are looking for posts that include first day of school photos, interviews and play by play recaps of the special day. Looking for photography ideas? Visit this Pinterest board that has 50 unique ideas! You better believe I plan on taking a thousand million pictures of Mason's first day and I'm not above bribery to hopefully take a few pictures of him with a cute sign. (cross your fingers!) He's also recently started talking more and I'm hoping to be able to fill out a little survey with his help this year. 

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Who Should Participate

Moms to little ones starting school, MOPS or Mothers' Day Out. We would love to celebrate this exciting time with you by you sharing your posts and pictures with us! Are you a teacher with insight to how the first day of school really goes? Or have tips for parents? Share those posts and photos too! 

Important Dates & Details

You have from today until September 15th to link up any all back to school posts. If your children start school after the 15th and you want to participate, let me know and I can move the closing date back so you can join in too. If you aren't a blogger and want to join in, use #2016B2S (B2S = back to school) when you share photos on Facebook and Instagram so we can check them out. Additionally, use that same hashtag to share any photos of your family preparing for the new school year along with any posts you may have including the topic "back to school". Grab our button and add it to your side bar, social media sites and posts to spread the school spirit this fall! 

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  1. I'm not ready for back to school, but I'm also excited about it at the same time. And who doesn't love sharing their kid's cuteness with blogland? This is gonna be so fun! :)

  2. This will be my first time participating in this! I'm so excited! Cash doesn't start until after Labor Day, so thankfully we have a whole lot of summer remaining!

  3. So excited for this! I have about a month to get organized! Can't wait to get some ideas from everyone here!

  4. So much fun! I'll be linking up some posts much sooner than I'd like too :P.

  5. I'll definitely be linking up when we start school!

  6. How fun! We start on August 29th, and I'm a little sad about that, no more random trips someone during the day just because, now it all revolves around school, ugh! :) But excited to take a million pictures too!

  7. I love seeing all the back to school stuff! Although I am definitely not ready to start that part with Reese yet!

  8. Yay! Thanks for hosting the link up! I will for sure come back and link ours up when O starts school again next month!

  9. I am totally not ready for school to start just yet!!

  10. There's not way I'm letting this one pass me by. You know I'll be linking up!

  11. I dont know what Im more emotional about- the fact Kinsey starts Kindergarten in 2 days, or that I have to go back to my own classroom this month, boohoo ;) I already have First Day photos planned out so Ill be linking up shortly, friend!


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