Lessons in school prep
FROM lunchboxes to labels, Perth lifestyle blogger Sass and Spice says preparing kids for the school year is a “fun process”.
Sass and Spice, also known as Sharon Chan, has about 11,200 followers on Instagram and runs a blog based on her three daughters and her love for interior design, nature and beauty.
Ms Chan has two daughters – Lily (7) and Nyla (4) – who will be returning to and starting school later this month.
The working mum said her kids enjoyed going to Officeworks, Kmart and Smiggle for stationery.
“Kids are really into charms and accessories; even if they had accessories, they want a little chain on there and on their bags as well,” she said.
“The whole dark with the lighter colour is definitely on trend, like a dark pink and a light pink matched together.”
Ms Chan said getting an age-appropriate lunchbox was important.
“The big thing is the bento boxes,” she said.
“Even Kmart has them as well where they partition it and what is good for especially a four-year-old is that she knows how to open it because she has never opened a lunch box.
“Unicorns is a big trend for the girls and boys, I think are still into Ninja Turtles.”
She said parents just did the best they could in juggling between work and parenting.
With Lily in school, having a second one there was not as stressful.
Sharon Chan with daughters Marnie, Nyla and Lily.