SURVIVING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCRAMBLE Lifestyle Expert Shares Her Must-Haves for the 2023-2024 School Year

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon New York, NY | August 15, 2023 02:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Emmy Award-Winning Television Host and Lifestyle Expert, Marisa Brahney partners with Afterpay, Famous Footwear and The Vitamine Shoppe.

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Lifestyle Expert Shares Her Must-Haves for the 2023-2024 School Year

It is the time of year parents break a sweat thinking about the back-to-school scramble, which includes scheduling, extracurricular activities, and shopping. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend record amounts for both back-to-school and back-to-college shopping this year.

Spending is likely to reach an unparalleled $41.5 billion, which is up from last year’s $36.9 billion. Families with children in elementary through high school are projected to spend an average of close to $900 on back-to-school items this year.

Emmy Award-Winning Television Host and Lifestyle Expert, Marisa Brahney shares a few of her favorite ways to get ready for another school year.


One of the most popular back-to-school items continues to be footwear. Brahney says she’s not surprised, because all three of her kids and their friends love getting new shoes for the new school year. Additionally, as a parent, she mentions how kids’ and teenagers’ feet grow fast, and for that very reason, she keeps an eye on all the latest styles.

Famous Footwear is the back-to-school destination for the whole family and home to brands consumers all know and love, including Nike, Crocs, Converse, New Balance, HeyDUDE and Doc Martens, just to name a few, all at a great value.

Famous is the premier one-stop destination for back-to-school shopping, which makes the entire experience convenient. Whether online or in-store, families can find a wide selection of styles and trends.

The lifestyle expert points out one of the things that stands out to her as a mom, and that’s Famous for the Perfect Fit. “Kids feet grow FAST! If you’re shopping in-store, seek out a helpful Famous Footwear Sizing Expert to ensure your kids’ shoes fit just right,” says Brahney, adding, “There are so many great styles to choose from for your kids to step into the new school year in style.”

For more information visit any of the 900 Famous Footwear stores nationwide or online at

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Facebook: famousfootwear

Instagram: @famousfootwear


Back-to-school season isn’t just about looking good, it is also about feeling good. Brahney says this is a high-energy time of year and parents and caregivers need to make sure everyone in the family has all the nutrients they need to make it through a busy day.

“I keep an eye out for all the latest and greatest ways to do it,” says Brahney, adding “One brand, MaryRuth’s offers high-quality supplements for the whole family, with delicious tasting formulas that make maintaining healthy routines easy for kids and parents.”

The best place to shop for these supplements is The Vitamin Shoppe and, the leading destination for lifelong wellness solutions.

Liquid Morning Multivitamin is MaryRuth’s number one product. It is an easy-to-take liquid with minerals, amino acids, and multiple essential vitamins formulated for anyone from ages 1 to adult—pretty much an entire family. Brahney points out that it’s also vegan and sugar-free.

“I’m a big fan of their Kids’ Organic Multivitamin & Postbiotics gummies in mixed berry and cherry flavor, as well as the Liquid Nighttime Multimineral coconut flavor to help support better sleep and healthy bones,” says Brahney.

For more information or to find these supplements, visit The Vitamin Shoppe and

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Hashtags: #MARYRUTHS


The majority of back-to-school shoppers are searching out deals and they are also prioritizing budgets. Brahney highlights how back-to-school shopping can quickly add up and be a financial stress.

“No matter the type of budget, whether robust or conservative, it really comes down to how shoppers plan on paying for their back-to-school items,” says Brahney, adding, “That’s why I really like the Afterpay app. As one of the leading buy now, pay later platforms, it’s a budgeting tool—so I can ease back into back-to-school shopping.”

Afterpay partners with thousands of brands to offer interest-free, pay-in-four installment payments, which allows shoppers to buy all their back-to-school necessities now and pay over time, without the worry of interest and revolving debt posed by credit.

Brahney says, “It's a one-stop-shop! So, whether you’re shopping in-store or online for computers, footwear, clothing… you name it… Afterpay empowers shoppers to pay how they want so they can get what they need for the new school year to be a success.”

Find out more by downloading Afterpay app.

Facebook: Afterpay USA

Instagram: @afterpayusa

Twitter: @AfterpayUSA




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