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Back-to-school giveaway blog hop


Today is my four-year-old’s first day of preschool. Our friends have been talking for weeks about getting ready to go back to school, and the day is finally here. We’re all a little melancholic yet also a bit happy and proud.

To mark the new school year, I’m joining dozens of other bloggers in the Back-to-School Giveaway blog hop. Everyone can use some school supplies, right? Please leave a comment mentioning your child’s favorite school supply or back-to-school item. Like Tropic of Mom on Facebook for a second entry, and leave a second comment saying you did that. The winner will get $25 worth of school supplies! Congrats to Shannon, winner of the random drawing!

You can also comment for a chance to win one of three Elmer’s back-to-school prize packs. This giveaway ends Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Thanks for visiting, and good luck!


  1. Love Ultra Fine Sharpie Markers!

  2. I liked you on facebook!

  3. My grandsons favorite back to school item is his new X-Games backpack!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  4. I like you on facebook (Cindy Brooks)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  5. Brittney Minor says:

    My kids love glue sticks and pencils!

  6. Brittney Minor says:

    I like you on FB!

  7. Veronica L says:

    My boys favorite back-to-school supply is a toss-up between their Crayola Crayons or their markers. Thanks :)

  8. Veronica L says:

    I Like Tropic of Mom on Facebook (Veronica L) Thanks :)

  9. My boys love Crayons and Markers!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  10. I am a facebook fan

    Sarah Mansfield Coulsey

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  11. Jessi Timmermans says:

    folders, because they can be “cool” lol

  12. Jessi Timmermans says:

    I like you on facebook

  13. Velvet hubler says:

    My kids favorite item is colored pencils

  14. Velvet hubler says:

    I Like Tropic of Mom on Facebook

  15. like you on fb as linda hawes

  16. Liked you on Facebook.

  17. Shanna Uptergrove says:

    I gotta go with backpacks! 2 of my school age girls got new backpacks and they are beyond thrilled with them- and their new shoes!

  18. Shanna Uptergrove says:

    Commented on the Elmer’s giveaway post!

  19. My daughter loves glue, and kind of glue.

  20. Mickey Coutts says:

    My daughter’s favorite back to school item is her OTIS (organize these important things), which is a big folder. :)

  21. Mickey Coutts says:

    Like Tropic of Mom on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)

  22. Mia Jacobs says:

    My daughters favorite back to school item is colored markers.

  23. Sherry S. says:

    Her favorite is either her backpack or her pencil.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  24. Sherry S. says:

    like you on Facebook – Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  25. Mine loves glue! He will glue anything! lol

    mommyminded at gmail dot com

  26. Amanda Starr says:

    Her new puppy pencil sharpener

  27. Amanda Starr says:

    Like on FB

  28. Shannon Gallagher says:

    My daughter’s favorite back to school item(s) are: CLOTHES!
    jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com

  29. Shannon Gallagher says:

    I like Tropic of Mom on FB
    jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com

  30. Shannon Gallagher says:

    Commented on the elmer’s glue giveaway post!
    jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com

  31. Dominique says:

    Well, this is my niece’s first year going to school. She’ll be entering kindergarten, so I’m not sure she has a favorite school supply yet, aside from her box of crayons maybe. She does however have a favorite outfit we bought her for school; a little top w/ a tie, a plaid skirt with a rhinestone buckle, and some matching knee-high striped socks.

  32. Dominique says:

    I like you on FB: Nikki Marie

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  33. My kid loves crayons

  34. I liked you on Facebook.

  35. Beth Willis says:

    My daughter loves picking out her own folder each year.

  36. Beth Willis says:

    Like Tropic Mom on Facebook

  37. My kids always love getting new pencil boxes!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  38. mary fallon says:

    my childs favorite item is probably a new backpack each year!

  39. My grandson gets all excited about shopping for his favorite bookbag.


  40. I followed you on Facebook-judy c


  41. He loves his glue products. You have to watch him or everything will be glued together:)


  42. She loves those mechanical pencils
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  43. a new backpack and folders my daughter’s favorite

  44. like u on fb Julie Scott Laws

  45. I have to agree with the first person, sharpies are amazing! :)

  46. James Cox says:

    my daughters favorite item is her new eyeball backpack

  47. James Cox says:

    I like u on facebook (james cox)

  48. Michelle Willis says:

    My kids love crayons.

  49. Michelle Willis says:

    Liked Tropic of Mom om facebook

  50. my daughters backpack was her fav.

  51. My favorite school supply is new pens! Really fond of no bleed sharpies right now.
    I just liked you on facebook too!

  52. My kids are all gaga over their new backpacks…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  53. Like you on FB *Jennifer C.*…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  54. Stephanie G says:

    My daughter’s favorite are new crayons!

  55. Stephanie G says:

    like you on facebook (stephanie gaffney)

  56. My son’s favorite supplies have to be art stuff (crayons, paints, markers).

    frugalmommieof2 at

  57. Paula Lee says:

    Definitely the art supplies :)

  58. Paula Lee says:

    I like you on FB.

  59. scottsgal says:

    my son likes mechanical pencils
    msboatgal at

  60. scottsgal says:

    like you on fb
    cheryl s
    msboatgal at

  61. we love new lunchbox and crayons

  62. like you on FB (gala ya)

  63. My daughters love getting new plain folders that they can decorate before school starts.

  64. My kids favorite back to school item has always been either their new backpack or new lunchbox. They love picking out new characters/themes and it’s interesting to see how their tastes change every year. denamarieanderson(at)hotmail(dot)com

  65. I like you on facebook. Dena Gulley Anderson

  66. mistysunrise says:

    my daughters favorite are crayons

    itsjustme62613 at

  67. mistysunrise says:

    like you on facebook as misty sunrise

    itsjustme62613 at

  68. my daughter’s favorite school supply is the crayons.

  69. I like you on fb Jammie M

  70. we love aythig dry erase!!!

  71. My 5 year olds favorite is her Justin Bieber notebook

  72. Definitely crayons/colored pencils/markers.

  73. Like you on FB(Mona Garg)

  74. Erin Slattery says:

    She loves colored gel pens which she uses to color code certain class notes.

  75. Erin Slattery says:

    Follow you on Facebook, (beezhappee (beezhappee(at) secondary email)

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