Just yesterday you might have caught our Editor Kristen and her cute daughter Quinlan live on SiriusXM Kids Place Live chatting with host Mindy Thomas about back to school.

Quinlan on Kids Place Live

If you missed the show or weren’t able to track down all the coolness we chatted about, we rounded up all the cool tips, tricks, products, and apps that were mentioned.


Lunchbox ideas:

Lunchbots on Cool Mom Picks

– For a yummy peanut butter alternative, we love Sunbutter. But if your kids don’t like that, you could try Biscoff cookie spread as a special treat.

– Here are Quinlan’s favorite treat for lunch: GoPicnic boxes

– Looking for healthier sweet candy treats? Quinlan loves Yummy Earth candies.

– We love the Lunchbots bentos (pictured) for littler kids. Your older kids might like Laptop Lunchboxes.

Chore Charts:

Olliegraphic printable chore chart on Cool Mom Picks

– The printable chore charts from Olliegraphic (above) are fabulous for little kids.

– Let tech help you keep track of your kids’ chores.

Cool Apps:

Marble Math on Cool Mom Picks

– Our older kids are really digging these awesome YouTube videos and channels for kids, especialy Schmoop.

– Try Marble Math to get back into the swing before school starts.

– For early readers, we really like the BOB Books apps.

– The super cool Ringya app lets parents snap a photo of any contact list and it automatically uploads it to your iPhone or Android.

– And if you’re trying to keep track of all those addresses, you can let Postable do it for you.

For more cool back to school tips and tricks, make sure to check our 2013 Back to School Guide. And head over to Cool Mom Tech for cool back to school apps and gadgets.