Claudia Lombana

Emmy & Peabody-Award Winning Journalist Claudia Lombana Shares Tips for Helping Parents Prepare for School on a Budget
Going back to school used to be a simple matter of choosing pens, pencils and a lunchbox.  Now, getting your kids ready for school is a multiple choice quiz for deciding the best technology, fashions and trends to help make a student successful.  From kindergarten to college, shopping expert Claudia Lombana is here to explain the hottest new trends and money-saving ideas for the new school year.

It’s so important to look and feel good on the first day of school. Even if you don’t want to buy too many new clothes you have to at least have a great outfit for the first day of school. I love what they offer at OshKosh B’gosh. They have the best jeans ever; everything from overalls, denim jackets, and school uniforms with lived-in details and cool trims for all! As children head back to school this season, the brand reminds OshKosh kids what’s really important: Be kind. Be curious. Be confident. Be you! Each season, the brand launches more styles, colors, details, prints, and designs to ensure it’s easy for kids to be themselves.  Also, there is a bonus to shopping there. With their annual B’gosh Jeanius Campaign, parents can donate a pair of jeans at the register, or make a cash contribution in-store or online, which will help kids and teachers in their local community. It’s a great way to shop classic fashions and give back at the same time! For more information, visit

Whether we like it or not, cell phones have become critical to our everyday lives. Students are no different. They need their phones to keep up with their schedules, to use their calculators, to check in at home and more. Kids can be hard on phones though. If they break it can really them down. If you’re your student has a phone, I recommend making sure it’s protected. You can cover your device with fully waterproof and drop proof LifeProof FRĒ case. If you have this phone case you can be assured that the phone is safe from a drop on the floor at school, at swim practice and in the backpack during any kind of weather. It’s peace of mind. Before going back to school, swing by your local Verizon or to pick up a LifeProof FRĒ case for select devices.