Back to School FIVE STAR style

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.
This will be Quinn's first year of big kid school.  He is all pumped and can't wait for recess, art class, music and eating in a cafe with all his buddies.
Brandon Jr on the other hand is going to 3rd grade and whenever I bring up school he all but screams "I aint ever going back!! NOT EVER!!"  Yes we have entered that dreaded school is not cool stage :(
This mama isn't liking it!!

The one thing though he is still excited about is the bag to school shopping.  I mean come on who doesn't like getting cool new things?!?!?!
One thing we have to get right each year is the backpack!  I will never forget last year when I tried to give him one with character on it.  I was informed that in 2nd grade only cool backpacks will do...... Umm yeah I carried a I Love Barbie bag until 4th grade the only reason I got rid of it was because my dog chewed it!

Anyway enough about me in my cool days lol.
So this year we are going for "cool", but as mom I also want something durable and functional. That is why I adore the all new Five Star® Expandable Backpack
Carry and manage all your textbooks, notebooks and other school supplies with a Five Star® Big Mouth Backpack
It opens extra wide to make it easier to stuff more in and find what you need quickly.

I mean really I couldn't get over all the stuff we could get inside.  3rd grade is when the start to bring home more then 1 book at a time so we need the extra room!

Not to mention it was such a pain last year trying to get science products and stuff inside his old small bag.  I have a feeling this year we wont have that issue!  These bags are HUGE!  

Here are some of the other great features

Dual zippers for easy open and close. 
Handle on the top to hang backpack in locker. 
Patent-pending main compartment opens wide to quickly and easily find supplies
 Padded front panel provides extra protection for tablets or other digital devices 
Super big main compartment can hold textbooks, binders, notebooks and more 
Interior pockets provide convenient storage for smaller items to keep pens, pencils and more easily accessible 
Side, exterior pocket is perfect for holding a water bottle 
Padded backpack back and straps provide better support when carrying heavy loads. 
Adjustable for comfort Backpack overall dimensions: 13" x 18" x 8"

Okay I know pretty impressive!  It looks cool, gets the job done and will last for years to come!  

Five Star wasn't done yet they also have Five Star Flex® 1" NOTE BINDER and yes you read that right Hybrid.  Think of you favorite old binder and make it even better with features you actually want!

 Flex is a useful product with unique features, providing the flexibility to act like a notebook and work like a binder. The Style cover with a geometric design folds back and the 3 rings keep your papers securely in place. With coated plastic covers and TechLock® rings, Five Star Flex is durable. 

I can't be the only one who had a binder spine snap and loose all my papers!  Do you know how much of pain that was to try and organize all my notes!  Plus the stiff binder never fit into my locker right.  I was always turning them trying to find room for all of them.  This one is flexible.  Never stiff and it moves natural the way you need it too.  The pull tab rings will never pinch you the way those horrible metal ones use too! 
Plus I don't know if you ever seen Five Stars paper (I swear by it) instead of "round" holes theirs are triangle!!  So much harder to tear, our little one never needs to worry about a stray wayward paper again

These are only 2 of the amazing products being offered by Five Star this year.  If you want to be like me and send your kiddos back to school with products they love and products that will last you so need to check out what Five Star is offering!

Brandon Jr may still dread going back to school, but his cool new binder and hip back pack are at least making it a bit better