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 Shopping for back to school clothes is tough when you’ve got multiple children with multiple personalities.

 My oldest son is a smart, laid back kid.  He prefers helping his granddad with handyman work and playing Naruto with his little brothers over going to school dances.  My middle son is a mastermind.  I put him on the Code Academy website for one hour and by the end he was teaching me how to cheat the code.

 My youngest son, well he’s  a mix between Bear Gryles and the Hulk.  He like to eats clover straight from the grass and will jump off the couch like Spiderman to punch his brother if he cheats him in video games.  As you can guess shopping for back to school clothes with those boys is a challenge.

That’s why we love JCPenney.  They help us keep our pennies in our pockets so that we can pay for the important things. (Like laptops, field trips and other homeschooling expenses.)  JCPenney has affordable, but trendy styles so that every kid can feel comfortable being himself this school year without breaking the bank.  Plus, I can pick up polo shirts for hubby and cardigans for me for the fall days ahead.  

We have a ton of activities planned for our kids this coming school year.  They are super excited to start this September. The JCPenney Back-to-School video starring Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Alfonso Ribiero got them even more amped up.  Let your kids watch it and dance-a-long.

Psst, there are quite a few of our brown babies rocking out in the video. Watch them around the one minute mark.

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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on


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