As soon as summer starts it seems big box stores start their Back to School sales! Itʼs crazy but they have limited time to get you to purchase their items before its on to the next sales cycle. People always get caught up in the hype. I've been there too, as a mother of five sons I had to find all the deals and felt the enormous pressure to get all the cool gadgets and items so my boys would have all the tools they needed to succeed. The reality is that most of it wasnʼt necessary. Thankfully I developed some good shopping habits as I learned more about conscientious consumerism and the joy of minimizing the “stuff” we need. I hope the information I provide you will help you to reduce your stress, save you money and bring awareness to becoming a conscience consumer.