Lessons in school prep

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d477551

Sharon Chan with daugh­ters Marnie, Nyla and Lily.

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