A Reprieve From the Busy Back-to-School Season

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with #Groupon. All opinions are my own.

I have been counting it down since August 1. For 21 days, I checked my calendar once and then checked it twice. I posted cute notices on Instagram and Twitter in hopes that others would share in my excitement. This year, I was determined to be ready.

The school emails started in mid-July, and before we knew it, gone were the lazy days of summer back to school 2016 was upon us. In addition to supplies and clothes I needed to buy, I also needed to remember English AP homework, freshman orientation dates, and soccer training schedules. Despite the  extra stress we experienced last month.

Simply put, there are three times of the year that can wreak havoc in the lives of parents. August, December, and May will absolutely send you over the edge if you allow them – especially ifyou have more than one child. When Monday, August 22 arrived this year, I was estatic. Not because I was tired of the kids, I felt that I’d be able to slow down and catch my breath, if only for a moment. 

In full parenting honesty, this was my first summer in 15 years that I was not working full-time outside of the  home. The mom-turned-cruise-director role was a tricky one to embrace, because somehow I thought with teenagers it would get easier. Apparently for me, “de nile” is more than a river in Egypt.

Monday morning, after everyone was dropped off and settled into their new classes and all obligatory photos were posted on social media, I had one job. Go home and get back in the best quick, fast, and in a hurry. I was tired y’all. Once I became snuggly and cozy in between my bed sheets with a heating pad and a good book, I then had a second job. I needed to visit Groupon Goods and figure out what other things I can use to enjoy this week and celebrate myself. To properly honor my affinity for Parks & Recreation, I named my time spent on Groupon as my “Treat Yo Self”  planning time.


After the snapping and posting of the first day, I had one job. Treat yo self planning!

Groupon is a savings website that features deals and coupons for goods, services, travel, and items across the country. It is the leader in on-line savings and is totally free for the consumer. No sign up fees, membership charges, or referral costs. Use your email address (or sign in with your Facebook account information) and you are ready to start saving! Using Groupon Goods to treat myself was was important because 1. I planned to celebrate the entire week and that can be pricey, and 2. I just spent several hundred dollars over the past month with back to school stuff. (Speaking of which, Groupon Goods also  helped our family with our tech needs for the new school year as well.)

My first day of school retreat.

My first day of school retreat.

Here’s what I found:

  1.  Luxury sheet sets to ensure I get catch up on some much-needed rest
  2. Discounted movie tickets
  3.  OPI Katy Perry Collection fingernail polish
  4. A Day at the Spa
  5. A bottle of Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette for Women

All for less than $100!!!!!!!

The savings were shocking. I could get used to this!

The savings were shocking. I could get used to this!

Here’s to a new school year and a new tradition for me! Be sure to follow Groupon on Facebook and Twitter to stay abreast of additional savings and goods!

What’s your favorite item to buy using Groupon?





20 thoughts on “A Reprieve From the Busy Back-to-School Season

  1. I am with you! Moms treat yo self! We spend so much time meticulously shopping for our families we deserve things that make us happy too! That’s why I booked myself some massage time when the kids go back to school. 🙂

  2. TREAT YO SELF, MAMA!! I need to cut out some Treat Yo Self Mama time when my kiddos get back to school. I’m sure Groupon has a spa goodie waiting for me. 🙂
    Wishing you and your babies a Happy School Year!

  3. I love using Groupon for hotel deals and travel deals. So if I were planning a trip, I’d use them to look up accomodations, and cool restaurants with discounts or deals and maybe even plan spas. They’re so convenient and good!

  4. I love using groupon! I love the spa and local restaurant deals they have going on! When my family visits from back home, we head to groupon and get the best deals around!

  5. You found some great deals! I love Groupon. I don’t use it too much, but I use it for local companies in my city, as well as restaurants, whenever I see something that catches my eye!

  6. Groupon is such a great way to save no matter what it is! Back to school time can be hard on the wallet so we need to save where we can and how we can.

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