Vanessa Lachey, Jessie James Decker, Jana Kramer and More Stars Document Their Kids' First Day of School

Back-to-school season is here! From Vanessa Lachey to Jessie James Decker, check out all the stars who are snapping photos of their kids' embarking on their first day of class.

By Gabrielle Chung Aug 18, 2022 10:00 AMTags

Kids, they grow up so fast.

That's what celebrity parents are learning as they send their little ones back to school. After all, nothing shows just how much your kids have changed over the years—or even months!—than when you see them in their first-day-of-class outfits.

Take Vanessa Lachey, who recently marveled at just how "time is flying by" when she saw son Phoenix, 9, and daughter Brooklyn, 7, off to school. "I'm truly not sure how I feel," she captioned an Aug. 11 Instagram post that showed the two in their school uniforms. "It's bittersweet."

And when 9-year-old son Camden went back to school a week later, the Love Is Blind co-host—who shares her three children with husband Nick Lachey—was equally in awe. "This kid is starting a new chapter and we are SOOO proud!" she wrote. "Let's GO, Bud!" 

But Vanessa isn't the only mama who's been documenting her kids' academic milestone.

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From Jessie James Decker to Jana Kramer, keep scrolling to see all the celebs commemorating this back-to-school season with snaps of their kids.


"Time flies.." the Law & Order: SVU star wrote on Twitter. "@BabyChanelworld 1st day of 1st grade today.. How about that… Wow." 

Jenni "JWoww" Farley

"Back to school," the Jersey Shore Family Vacation star shared on a rainy first day. 

Kailyn Lowry

"They all picked out their own outfits & @mellolowry picked out his shoes," the former Teen Mom star shared. "Happy first day to all the kids going back to school today!" 

Jessica Alba

"my kind, intelligent, silly, cute (not so baby) girls started middle school and high school this week," the Honest Company founder wrote on Instagram.

Jessica Simpson

"These two had an amazing first day of school!" the fashion designer shared. "I'm so proud! Heart is full. Growin' up and ownin' it. Happy kiddos." 

Nick Cannon

"Yesterday was the first day of 2ND GRADE for MR. GOLDEN CANNON!! (And he's only 5 years old!!!)," the Drumline alum, who shares Golden with Brittany Bell, wrote in an Instagram post. "Congratulations Champ!! I can't take none of the credit though! He gets his genius from his Mamma! @missbbell."

Blac Chyna

"Dream's First day of Kindergarten," the 34-year-old captioned her Instagram post. "Proud mom moment."

Tarek El Moussa

"Like many of you out there, today we dropped the little man off to first grade!" the HGTV star shared on Instagram. "Life is a wild ride and it's crazy how time flies!" 

Cory Wharton

"First day of Kindergarten," The Challenge star wrote on Instagram. "Where is time going ??!! We all love you so much @thatsryderk & I'm so proud of you. Continue to be the big sister that you are, and continue to be the Ryder that everybody loves." 

Al Roker

"I guess this is happening," the Today co-host wrote. "Taking the last one to college. So proud of one @nickroker155." 

Ryan Dorsey

"Dear Summer, What happened? How'd you go so fast? Kindergarten just ended, Now we're in 1st grade class!?" the actor wrote. "My big boy. @joseydorsey I Love you so much !!" 

Beverley Mitchell

"First day of school for real!" the actress told her followers. "Kenzie in 4th and Hutton in 2nd and Mayzie has us all to herself!! #backtoschool #schoolisinsession #school." 

Arie Luyendyk Jr.

"Such a big week for @alessiluyendyk!" The Bachelor star wrote. "It was honestly hard to let go a little bit but she's happy and thriving!" 

Amanda Stanton

"First day of 5th & 3rd grade," the Bachelor in Paradise star wrote on Instagram

Allison Holker

"First day of 1st GRADE!!" the So You Think You Can Dance pro wrote. "Couldn't be more proud of this little guy!! My MADDOX has the biggest heart and brightest smile that he shares with everyone!! My Baby boy forever!! #firstgrade #firstdayofschool #thebossfamily #thebosshouse." 

Odette Annable

"This girl. The one who made me a mama," the actress shared online. "Being on the spectrum for Charlie means that not everyone understands her, but those of you who do ( and you know who you are) are just the luckiest to have her love, because it's loyal and it's genuine. She's a special special little girl. I love you Charlie Mae, keep shining sweet girl. I've got you forever and ever." 

Bristol Palin

"It's the backward cowgirl boots for me," the former Teen Mom star wrote online. "1st day of school for my babies."

Sean Lowe

"First day of kindergarten for my boy!" The Bachelor star wrote. "He's got at least six years of school ahead of him so I hope he enjoys every day of it!"

Chris Harrison

"Two days two kids moved into college @texaschristianuniversity," the former Bachelor host shared. "We are physically and emotionally exhausted! Thank God @laurenzima was there every step of the way. Lots of sweat, laughs and a few tears (mostly from me). So proud of both these kids." 

Vanessa Lachey

"CAM!!! New Year! New School!" the Love Is Blind co-host said. "This kid is starting a new chapter and we are SOOO proud! Let's GO, Bud!" 

Jessie James Decker

"Our sweet babies started school today!!!" the country singer shared with fans. "3rd grade and 1st! I can't believe how big they are getting." 

Leah Messer

"We officially have a 4th grader," the Teen Mom 2 star wrote on Instagram. "@adalynncalvert." 

Gina Kirschenheiter

"Kids are officially back to school and officially back to early bedtimes!" the Real Housewives of Orange County star wrote. "I'm officially back to early Netflix and chill time with @travis.mullen.85." 

Melissa Joan Hart

"Thankful for friends that are teachers that will pull one aside and grab his obligatory first day of school pic because he can drive and snuck out of the house before you could snap one!" the actress wrote on Instagram. "#back2school Grades: 3rd, 11th and 8th." 

Gleb Savchenko

"First day of school! @zlatasavchenko1 @oliviasavchenko," the Dancing With the Stars pro wrote online. "Love you my girls so so much and so proud of you both, have a blast." 

Vanessa Lachey

"Back-To-School 2022!" the Love Is Blind co-host wrote on Instagram. "Time is flying by… and I'm truly not sure how I feel. It's bittersweet. Also, Camden is rubbing it in that he has an extra week of Summer off. I don't have the heart to tell him they get out a week earlier at the end of the year." 

Dr. Heavenly Kimes

"Guess who is a SENIOR this year!!" the Married to Medicine star wrote. "@iamalaurak #proudmom #married2med #TeamDaddy." 

Guy Fieri

"Does this look like the face of an 11th grader who is thrilled for his first day of school?" the Food Network star wrote. "Good luck champ." 

Ali Fedotowsky

"When do your kids go back to school? I don't know why it's never dawned on me before that it's so different depending on what state you live in," The Bachelorette star wrote on Instagram. "Here in Nashville pretty much everyone goes back early/mid August." 

Carly Waddell

"And just like that I have a kid in school," the Bachelor Nation member wrote to her followers. "How are all you parents doing out there right now?!?!?!?!?" 

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