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Back to School with Sassy Moms

Note: I received some goodies for attending this event, but all opinions are my own.

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I know my kids didn’t go “back” to school, but we still need items that other kids need when they go to school outside the home. Sassy Moms in the City had an awesome event two weeks ago to help celebrate the little ones going off to school! I REALLY enjoyed having a mommy break where I could visit with my friends and learn about some awesome brands!

The first product I learned about was Fresh Wave, which I’ve used before. Fresh Wave is an awesome product used to get odors out. I like to put Fresh Wave by my litter box so that my whole basement doesn’t stink!

As you can see above, my friends and I had fun with the Dacron pillows. I had a Dacron travel pillow before, but I have no idea what happened to it. They had a few different types of pillow there to feel. I’m definitely more into the squishy pillows while everyone else around me liked the more firm types.

One of the brands that were there that really excited me was Iristocracy. I’m in a huge need of new glasses and they have a TON to choose from. One of the highlights of the night was watching Samantha, Maria, Natasha, and Pilar trying on glasses.

When I saw these shoes from Pediped, I knew Monkey would be in love. They also had a sparkly pair there that she would want to wear every day. My daughter is starting to have a slight shoe obsession! What I didn’t know is that Pediped also has adult sizes… score! They look so comfortable!

There was no rep on hand to talk about Pacapod, but I decided after looking it over that I NEED one! I love the idea of it. There are separate bags (pods) inside for diaper changing and food so you don’t need to always carry around the full diaper bag when you go somewhere. It looks awesome!

One of the last companies I learned about was Refresh2Go. I brought home a pink water bottle from them and Monkey immediately claimed it for herself. She loves it. They are sold in Meijer and Walmart stores.

The event was hosted at The Chopping Block in Chicago, which I visited before for a knife class. They did a short cooking demo on how to make roasted red pepper pesto. It tasted great! They always have delicious food there!

The event was a success and I hope to bring you more info about these brands in the future! Did you find any awesome brands for back to school this year?

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Sounds like an awesome event. We need to do one here in Boston!!

  2. I love Fresh Wave, but I had never heard of several of the other brands. I’ll have to check them out. Especially those pillows.

  3. Okay those pillows look incredibly comfy! What a fun event, I’ll have to check to see if there’s anything like this in my city!
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  4. I’ve never heard of Fresh Wave. I think my kids bathroom has a serious need for that, LOL! Doesn’t matter how often I nag or clean, it’s never super pleasant in there.
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  5. I never heard of fresh wave before. Going to share with my friend. The only spot for her litter is the front hall and even though she keeps it clean you can still smell it.
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  6. How fun! I love pediped shoes for the kids and I’ve never heard of Fresh Wave, but it sounds like I need some for our litter boxes, too!
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  7. Oh what a great way to celebrate back to school. Some of those items are totally new to me and I totally need to check them out.

  8. PediPed shoes are the BOMB!!! Love them! And love all of the other brands you just introduced me to, too 🙂
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  9. These look like great products. I love the PediPed shoes. They’re so fun!
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  10. I love those water bottles! I need a new one for my runs.
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  11. Fresh Wave sounds awesome. I totally need this for my stinky cat!
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  12. These are all really great products. I totally love this collection. I’ve got to try the pillow. It sound so comfortable.
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  13. What a gorgeous bag! I love it!
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  14. Oh wow, too cute pedipeds! I need to get those for my twins, they are such a great brand!
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  15. I have never heard of Fresh Wave!! I can think of a couple places that I could use this at!!
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  16. I have two cats and I need the Fresh Wave product, I am going to check and see if it is available in Canada.

  17. Fresh Wave would be awesome for getting rid of diaper odors in a house with babies! Such a cool product!
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  18. Looks like there are a ton of great oviducts there! I’d live to try out the shoes for my kids!
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  19. What a nice selection of products. Those shoes are adorable and look like my daughter!
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  20. PediPed has adult sizes?! AWESOME! And, also, that Pacapod looks fantastic!
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  21. Love those shoes. Looks like an awesome event to attend! That purse was cool too!
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