Parents everywhere will get this mom's back-to-school photoshoot

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Getting Kids Back on School Schedule

Before sending her five children off to their first day of school this year, Scottsboro, Alabama, mom Keshia Leeann Gardner staged a hilarious photoshoot that moms everywhere will relate to.

"Happy first day of school kids. I'm gonna miss y'all 😂," Gardner sarcastically captioned the Facebook photos of her jumping for joy in front of her departing offspring.

Gardner is clearly excited for some quality time away from her children – and we imagine they're starting to feel good about some time away from mom.

Their mixed reactions range from laughing to eye-rolling absolutely mortified.

Gardner's Facebook bio reveals that she has a lot in common with viral star Chewbacca Mom: "I am a plus size southern bell that loves Jesus, my family and music! I love to sing 🎤."

For the Gardner family's sake, hopefully their viral fame will reap as many rewards as Chewbacca Mom's did.

RELATED: 11 tips that will help you save on school supplies

Budget Better: 11 tips to save on school supplies shopping
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Budget Better: 11 tips to save on school supplies shopping

#1: Collect miscellaneous supplies from junk drawers, closets, and other spaces around your home before you start shopping.
You'll more than likely find that you already have more supplies lying around than you realize. 

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#2: Head to the dollar store for the most generic items.
There's no such thing as better quality for brand name when it comes to basic necessities like pencils and pens.

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#3: Avoid on-trend and themed items, like pencil cases and notebooks.
Not only will they cost you more, but these items won't hold interest through the years --opt for solid colors and basic patterns.

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#4: Leave the kids at home.
The cardinal rule for saving money at the grocery store applies to school supply shopping as well.

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#5: Apply the hand-me-down principle to sturdy and long-lasting items like backpacks and calculators.
If you've already made the investment, make the most of it.

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#6: Buy the cheapest items you find in bulk.
If certain items are much cheaper than you budgeted for, buy one or two extra if you can spare -- it'll save you money down the road when the price might bump.

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#7: Rent (instead of purchasing full-priced) bigger and more expensive items that will vary from year to year.
Think graphing calculators for specific math classes, textbooks, etc.

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#8: Save items that will always be available for last-minute.
Though items like notebooks and binders may sell out, wait to purchase basic supplies like pencils and paper clips in order to avoid overpaying in the whirlwind of buying all your supplies at once.

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#9: Stick to your list.
Write down exactly what you need, cross of as you go and resist the temptation to deviate.

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#10: Shop at more than one store.
Pick and choose which stores you'll buy certain items at -- it's the only guaranteed way for you to make sure you're getting the best deal on each specific item.

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#11: Don't fall for every bulk deal.
While 10 boxes of pens for a seemingly low price might seem like a great deal, check to see how much you would really be saying per unit -- often, it's only a couple of cents and you end up spending much more up front for more supplies than you need.

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