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Survey reveals how moms feel about kids going back to schoolWhile many people might think that back-to-school time is the hardest on kids, a new survey reveals the transition is especially difficult for moms as well.
The online survey of more than 2,400 people conducted by PlumDistrict.com found that 40 percent feel that moms are the saddest family member when the kids go back to school, compared to 33 percent who said the kids were most affected.
In addition, 54 percent of moms said they were likely to cry on their kids' first day of school.
"During back to school time, most of the focus is on the kids and getting them ready, but what many people don't think about is that it's a transition for Mom too!" said Megan Gardner, CEO of Plum District.
The survey also found that time spent together such as family dinners are especially important during back-to-school time.
While some moms worry about less time with their families when everyone is back in school, others are concerned with the cost of outfitting them for a new school year. A recent report released by the National Retail Federation found the average person will spend $688.62 on clothing, shoes, electronics and other supplies for the new school year. Clothing is expected to account for the bulk of most people's - $246.10. Buying new shoes is another big expense, costing the average person $129.20.
But outfitting your kids doesn't have to break your budget or be stressful. Shopping for used kids clothing can help families get the most for their money at back-to-school time and all year long.