For the first time in, well FOREVER, I’m considering backpacks for four kids.  Not just the drag your stuff to homeschool co-op backpacks but real-life SCHOOL backpacks.  Is it crazy that this intimidates me?  Yea, it’s my analytical, perfectionist side wanting to pick the perfect backpack to last all year.  Or maybe it’s my cheap-o side wanting a deal.

There, I said it, it sounds even more ridiculous on paper or the web or the computer…..WHATEVER!

I’ve looked at the $60 LandsEnd and LLBean backpacks.  I’ve looked at the cheap-o backpacks but still I don’t know what to buy.  I guess I”m looking for somewhere in between.  I do have four to buy.  I think Baby Girl may have hers already but not sure how long Hannah will be accepted in a private Christian school.  So, I’m shopping for the boys.

Anyone have a direction to point me in, calming words for a mom who can’t make a choice about backpacks, a good therapist to recommend?


Ok, I’m making myself chuckle!!

Still, backpack help would be great!!!

Maybe he knows….


  1. He might be a might slow with backpack advice! lol Dad

  2. L.L. Bean. Hands-down the best. We still use mine from college and it’s got years of life left. Mallory even used it for school this year. You can’t beat the quality and boys are tough on backpacks. Even the $89 rolling ones are worth it. School or not, kids use backpacks for all kinds of things–sleepovers, camping, travel. I don’t splurge on much but I’m very fond of Bean’s backpacks. Go to their website. There’s a story of a kid in college with his same backpack since 1st grade.

  3. I love LLBean anything! They do last! But I’m aslo a fan of Jansport, and you can find good deals on those. Might want to check out Etsy. You can see the inside of the bags and they are handmade with good material. I’m also a huge fan of the over the should bags, like the messenger bags. But, they might not work for kids if there is too much to carry. Good luck! I miss back to school supply shopping! It was like Christmas for me every year!

  4. Sign up for a Shop at Home account, use a coupon code for the LLBean backpacks AND you’ll earn cash back. 😉

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