The start of the school year is a great time to nab deals on back-to-school essentials, but what about self-care and household needs? While everyone's in “stock up” mode, tons of brands put their products on sale to encourage families to gear up for the season. We personally like to take this opportunity to create a teacher care kit.

kids take a lot of energy

Having been a teacher myself, I can attest to the fact that a classroom of 25+ children can get seriously exhausting – and most teachers don't set aside the time they really need to care for themselves.

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Teachers get a lot of thanks and accolades during the holidays and teacher appreciation week, but the hectic beginning-of-the-year can be a stressful time during which they are largely overlooked. Make a point to connect with your child's new teacher with a small gesture just for them.

Teacher care kit

Healthy Essentials® is offering over $40 in savings right now on favorite brands like Lubriderm, Aveeno, Listerine, Clean & Clear, Johnson's, Neutrogena and Visine! While you're stocking up for your own home and family needs, why not put together a little basket of essentials for teacher care? I like to throw in whatever I find on sale, plus tickets to a movie or a gift card for a local restaurant.

Make a teacher care kit to help show your appreciation

Do you take time to prepare your home at the beginning of the school year? What about showing a little teacher care?

Join us for the Biggest Back-to-School Twitter Party on Wednesday, August 27, at 1 pm ET (noon CT, 10 am PT) to share your suggestions for re-energizing your routine for the new school year. We’ll be giving away 15 prizes – each including an assortment of Healthy Essentials® products worth approximately $50. Use the #Moms4JNJConsumer hashtag to follow along. You can RSVP here: http://twtvite.com/Moms4JNJConsumerBTS.

This post about teacher care is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.