As I mentioned yesterday, I was thrilled to be invited to feature some back to school must-haves for Good Morning Maryland. The segment won’t officially air until tomorrow morning but I’ve got a copy early to share with you. (Props to anchor Charley Crowson who doesn’t have children but totally hung with me through the Wiggles and lice talk anyway!)

Here is some information on the products that I featured during the segment:

LiceGuard’s Robi Comb:

As back to school time approaches, so does the head lice boom. The Robi Comb is a non-invasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair. When the Robi Comb’s metal teeth touch lice, the lice get zapped, die and then get combed away.

They retail for $29.99 and can be found at Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid, as well as thousands of local pharmacies across the nation.

EMTEC Animal Series USB Flash Drive:

Kids these days are so high tech; with digital text books and internet based homework assignments, it’s tough for some parents to keep up! To ensure your child’s homework and digital assignments get to class on time, the Animal Series USB Flash Drive from EMTECH is a cute and fun way to protect your files.

They retail for $13 and can be purchased at Staples, Office Depot, Barnes & Noble and online at

L.L. Bean Critter Pack and Lunch Box:

L.L. Bean Bags will last your family for years! These bags have bright colors and fun reflective critters for boys and girls. Constructed from durable textured nylon they also have a reinforced bottom and are water and spill resistant. They are tested as safe for lead, phthalates and PVCs.

They retail for $39.95 and $15.95 and can be purchased online at

Whole Foods A Better Bag:

A pretty, oversized lunch bag from Whole Foods. They sum it up perfectly on their web site: “Save the planet while lunching! ”

These bags retail for only $0.79 and are available at all Whole Foods locations nationwide.

What are some back to school products that YOUR CHILDREN can’t live without?