5 Tips For Getting Your Kids Ready for Back to School #HappyInHanes

I received product/compensation in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

This summer has flown by, as it usually does, and back to school season is upon us. I have a love/hate relationship with back to school as I’m sure most parents do. I love that my kids get back in a schedule and I get some time without them to work, but I hate all the extracurricular activities that get added to my schedule to drive them to and the endless amounts of homework I have to help my kids with.

As a mom of three with kids ranging from 6 to 10 years old, I feel like a pro at getting my kids ready for back to school. While what works for me may not work for everyone else, it is a good start I think.

Here are 5 Tips for Getting Your Kids Ready for Back to School:

1. School Supplies – Let your child help out with some school supply shopping.  Whether it be a new backpack, lunchbox, folders or pencil case. While it may seem easier to shop without your kids, it is awesome to see their faces when you let them pick out something.

2. Head to School – If your child is starting a new school, or just seems nervous, head over and do a dry run to school.  Even if your child takes the bus, you can still drive them to school and just walk around. Explain where recess will be, where they will enter and where they will be dropped off.

3. Sleep – Start going to bed early and waking up early about a week before school starts. This is hard one for us before we are really lax with our bedtime and wakeup times over the summer.

4. Playdate? Make a playdate if possible. When my son started kindergarten, one of the moms reached out and set up a playdate at the school’s park. It was so nice for my son to start kindergarten knowing some kids. I can’t even remember how she got my email address but was so glad she did. If you have older kids, a playdate might be babyish but you can always just make it seem like you are just visiting with their moms and hopefully the kids will visit together!

5.  Don’t Forget New Underwear! Yes I am talking about underwear, socks and all things comfy! Hanes is the perfect brand to keep your kids comfortable from top to bottom, under and over. The new Hanes X-Temp and FreshIQ technologies help keep kids cool and fresh all day.


WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a Hanes Back to School Comfort Kit

  • $50 Hanes Visa Gift Card
  • 3 Back to School styles featuring Hanes X-Temp and FreshIQ technologies from Hanes based on age and gender of winner

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Speak Your Mind



  1. My son could use some boxer briefs.

  2. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love the nice, soft and comfortable socks the most of all of the fine product line.

  3. My guys could use t-shirts and undies plus socks

  4. A hanes essential is definitely socks. We never have enough. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Buddy Garrett says:

    I need some Hanes briefs.

  6. I like the Hanes cotton bikini briefs.

  7. Tamra Gibson says:

    There’s not 1,thing Hanes has that I don’t need more of. They carry the only undergarments that myself and my kids can wear that feel and fit properly

  8. I defiantly could use more socks for myself

  9. I would say socks.

  10. Jennifer H. says:

    We could use socks.

  11. Julie Simpson says:

    Omg with 2 grandsons pulling in their tags they both need the tag less tees and boxer briefs. Oh and the three year old never has more than 1 sock when he’s at ñañas house.

  12. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I like the Hanes low ankle socks for working out

  13. More sock

  14. definitely could use some more underwear and socks….for myself!

  15. Holly Thomas says:

    Hanes® Cool Comfort™ Women’s Cotton Brief Panties 6-Pack is what I could use.

  16. Julie Waldron says:

    My husband can always use socks.

  17. Terry Stevens says:

    My grandson could use some new Hanes tee shirts.

  18. Dan Granville says:

    My son is always outgrowing his clothes.

  19. Sarah Mayer says:

    I could always use more socks.

  20. Laura Feist says:

    Socks are handy

  21. Laura Feist says:

    Socks are handy

  22. Leah Shumack says:

    Who couldn’t use more socks! Seems to be the hardest thing to keep track of and find in the mornings around here!

  23. Michelle Carlino says:

    Could use more underwear..

  24. The Boys Boxer Briefs would be great for our grandson.

  25. We could always use some socks around here.

  26. Socks and tshirts

  27. Eileen Boyce says:

    Never have enough matching socks!

  28. Jessica Lodge says:

    My Hubby could always use boxer briefs and undershirts.

  29. Paol Trenny says:

    I could use some white tees and undergarments.

  30. Kayla Klontz says:

    Socks! You can never have enough of those.

  31. Russell Moore says:

    Women’s boxer briefs. My wife loves them.

  32. the socks and under wear and you can not have enought

  33. Amber Porter says:

    Socks, socks, socks, that’s an essential that we always need in this house. My kids always wanting to wear their socks outside like they are shoes.

  34. New undergarments.

  35. Kathy Pease says:

    I would love the Hanes Sport™ Women’s Seamless Racerback Sports Bra

  36. Could use some socks and boyshorts.

  37. we could use more socks

  38. golden storm says:

    we could use more socks

  39. I can always use some more socks, they seem to disappear.

  40. always need socks

  41. Teresa A Thompson says:

    I need new socks.

  42. I need some new undies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  43. Brandy Schwartz says:

    I could definitely use some leggings or new boy shorts.

  44. Sabrina Templin says:

    Tshirts are an essential

  45. Miranda Wood says:

    Socks, socks, socks and more socks. It’s amazing how many socks get lost around here.

  46. SHIRLEY SYMON says:

    new undies

  47. We can always use socks at my house! I have no idea how, but we never have enough socks!

  48. rhonda miotke says:

    Underwear and socks.

  49. Underwear of any kind–socks, underpants, etc.

  50. I could use some socks for my sons.

  51. Debra Holloway says:

    I would love to get my hubby some new socks and underwear.

  52. I would love to get me some new socks to wear to work & get my sons some underwear/ boxers we are in the potty training stage now !! YAY!

  53. Both my boys can always use underwear, they would probably like the Hanes Ultimate X-Temp with comfort waistline boxer briefs.

  54. We could use some new crew socks!

  55. My daughter Lily could use new socks. Thank you for the nice give away.

  56. I could really use some socks and underwear for my son.

  57. Allison Swain says:

    Hanes socks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. I could really use some new underwear.

  59. Mary Songer says:

    I love the women’s underwear and my husband loves the men’s ankle socks. And the t-shirts are always in our closet. Hanes makes quality clothing at a reasonable price.

  60. My son could use some new white undershirts!

  61. Lawrence Walker says:

    Could use new socks…thanks…entered and shared…

  62. Julie Bickham says:

    My son could use the boxer briefs.

  63. Hanes essential I can use? well – the whole family could use new undies! We didn’t get for the new school year. It’s over due!

  64. socks and shirts

  65. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I would get the Hanes Women’s Cotton Stretch Bikini with ComfortSoft® Waistband. I am pretty Ticky about my undies but my Mom got me to try these a couple of years ago and I really like them. The legs do stretch out before they are worn out IMO but since they are not over the top expensive I throw those away and buy new ones.

  66. Samantha Wagner says:

    Socks are something we seem to need a lot. I think the dryer eats half of them! Haha 😀

  67. We have a potty training toddler so we can always use more Hanes underwear.

  68. Melissa Mazzur says:

    We could use new socks!

  69. We could always use more socks!

  70. I could use some hanes undershirts for my son.

  71. Kathy Ann Mccrimon says:

    bras socks seem to just disappear

  72. I could the socks. Always in need of socks.

  73. Dana Matthews says:

    We could use socks….always!

  74. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I’m usually not a brand shopper but with grandkids to shop for it was a no-brainer…we shopped Hanes for all and we were DONE!!!!

  75. Sheila Ressel says:

    I could use socks and underwear.

  76. Carrie Conley says:

    Socks and t shirts, we can always use

  77. Debra Holloway says:

    I could use little boys underwear, socks, and tee-shirts this year. It seems I am always buying these items.

  78. Anita Mitchell says:

    We need socks and T-Shirts for sure!

  79. Gina Ferrell says:

    I could use the Hanes Cool Comfort Women’s Cotton Sporty Hipster.

  80. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    We could always use socks in our family.

  81. I could use the tights as I wear tights all the time.

  82. I like the Hanes Cool comfort women’s cotton underwear.

  83. Christina A. says:

    We could use some new socks for the family…we are always going through socks!

  84. I could really use some hanes socks especially since fall/winter is coming.

  85. Katie Bellamy says:

    We go through lots of socks throughout the school year! I would stock up!

  86. wow

  87. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    My son and daughter can use socks and t-shirts.

  88. I could use some tights for the girls. They like wearing dresses to school but in the winter socks are not enough to keep them warm.

  89. tammy smith says:

    undies and socks

  90. Kathy Davis says:

    My granddaughter could really use some of the EZ sort ankle socks. Thanks, Kathy

  91. Nice and easy to do very smooths

  92. My husband can use some X-Temp undershirts

  93. We could use the Hanes Girls’ Fashion ComfortBlend Ankle Socks!

  94. vickie couturier says:

    my grandaughther loves the girls tights,she doesnt always like to wear pants she prefers dresses and with weather getting cooler she loves the tights

  95. We can always use more socks!

  96. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I could use the Hanes Cool comfort women’s cotton hipsters!

  97. I could use the socks!

  98. GINA STEVENS says:


  99. Socks & underwear. We always need socks and underwear.

  100. I could use socks

  101. paige chandler says:

    I could use some no show socks for jogging. They are perfect.

  102. Karley Moore says:

    We can always use socks and tee shirts. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  103. Hanes Sports Bra

  104. Bebhinn Rae says:

    Always loved their underwear!

  105. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Socks and underwear are the essentials. Ha—I give them at every birthday and holiday. They’ve made it a sort of joke– “What did you get me for my birthday?” “Socks and Underwear”

  106. You can’t have too many undies and socks, but I would love to try their leggings that you showed.

  107. Jacquelyn Cannon says:

    Socks are always needed!

  108. Becky Kinard says:

    You can never have too may socks. We seem to lose them and end up with an extra one after washing clothes. I have more single mismatched socks than I do actual socks. I hang onto them thinking the matching sock will show up.

  109. underwear

  110. We always need socks in this house

  111. Lana simanovicki says:

    Definitely socks

  112. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I could use zip up hooded sweatshirt

  113. Steve Weber says:

    tagless t-shirts.

  114. Janet Woodling says:

    Socks are needed here.

  115. Brandy Graham says:

    We could really use the socks!

  116. We could definitely use their crew cut socks.

  117. Socks are a big thing that we could use right now.

  118. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I always need socks and underwear.

  119. We could all use more socks!

  120. The entire family can always use socks!

  121. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the baseball tee shirts, they are comfortable.

  122. Margaret Smith says:

    Our whole family could use socks. My sons and husband could use some boxers and t-shirts.

  123. I could use some socks and underwear.

  124. I could use Hanes X-Temp Women’s V-Notch Tees

  125. My youngest daughter could use some new underwear. Thank you!

  126. Socks! Always socks….

  127. socks! We always end up with missing socks, you can never have enough

  128. Margaret S Porter says:

    Socks and undies for my gang

  129. My family always needs more Hanes socks and underwear’s. They are necessary items.

  130. Janice Cooper says:

    We can always use more socks

  131. The whole family could use some new Hanes underwear and socks.

  132. Victoria Scott says:

    Socks, socks, and more socks! And my husband loves the tagless undershirts!

  133. Susan Smith says:

    We all could use more socks.

  134. Barbara Montag says:

    I can always use the women’s boy shorts.
    Great comfort and fit!
    thank you

  135. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My son could use some new thermals like the Hanes Boy’s X-Temp™ Camo Thermal Set.

  136. Lisa Spieth says:

    Every year we get new socks and underewear and it has to be taggless shirts!1

  137. shannon fowler says:

    I love their socks, and we all workout in their men’s tanks and t shirts because they are so soft.

  138. I could use some new Hanes t-shirts.

  139. Time for new underware

  140. Could definitely use some Hanes X-temp Performance baseball tees, the boys Raglan Henely Short Sleeve tees and some Men’s Fresh IQ ankle Socks!

  141. I could use their socks.

  142. rochelle haynes says:

    I would love to get some socks and undaerwear

  143. Lisa Williams says:

    I would love some x-temp tees,my sons are always complaining about being too hot.

  144. Richard Brandt says:

    I could use one of those X-temp tees…staying cool is a big deal here in South Alabama!

  145. can never have too many socks

  146. Kathy Stevenson says:

    WE could all use more socks!!!!

  147. My 2 granddaughters need new underwear and socks for back to school. I love the quality of Hanes products.

  148. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post comment on a Hanes essential you could use?

    im gonna say socks..i go through a lot of them

  149. shelly peterson says:

    We could use some new Hanes socks!

  150. I could use some Hanes socks.

  151. I could use some Hanes socks! I always need more socks!

  152. Laura Collins says:

    I like the Hanes *Cool Comfort Sports Women’s No Show Socks

  153. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My grandchildren could use it all. They could use new socks, underwear and tee shirts. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome product. God Bless

  154. socks we always need socks it drives me crazy in this house !

  155. My great niece could use some undershirts and my great nephew could use some new underwear 🙂

  156. I could use the Hanes Cool Comfort Womens Cotton Sporty Hipster undies.

  157. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I could use the Hanes Cool Comfort Sport Women’s No Show Socks.

  158. Tabby miller says:

    I could use Haines socks for my son and girls tights. Ty

  159. Julie Lundstrom says:

    We could use some new socks for the kids.

  160. Angelica C Dimeo says:

    More hanes socks for my sons

  161. my son likes the Hanes T-shirts

  162. Annmarie W. says:

    I personally could use some Hanes socks now that I’ve started walking for exercise again!

  163. I could definitely use some more socks from hanes.

  164. I wear the comfort no show socks all summer long so that is something that I could always use.

  165. My sons could use Hanes socks.

  166. we could use the fun-colored socks and t-shirts

  167. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Socks and underwear! I love their products.

  168. We could always use some fresh tees to start the school year off right.

  169. James Robert says:

    Right now,, my son needs t-shirts and socks. I us their products for everything-t-shirts, socks, underwear and really like the quality Hanes offers.

  170. Julie Wood says:

    I could use the girl’s tights and socks!

  171. we could use the boys’ boxer briefs

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