It feels like I blinked an eye and Summer is already swiftly coming to an end. That means that it is already back to school shopping season! Did you know that on average families are expected to spend about $850 on back to school shopping this year, a $150 increase from 2019? College students are expected to spend on average $1200 for supplies this year. Here are a few tips I've gathered from my experience of being a mom and a grandma.