Back To School is here and I hope you made a lot of fun memories this summer with your family. There is always a lot to do in getting ready with lists of school supplies, technology, new clothes, haircuts, Back To School Night, and more.
Here are a few ideas to help this process smooth and simple……
You do not have to be Super Mom and Volunteer for everything. You will be bombarded with to-dos. Join the PTO, sell wrapping paper, collect box tops, become room parent, become a classroom volunteer, etc’ Just pick what is important to you and do that.
Set your kids’ sleep schedules back to “school time” two weeks before the first day of school. Young kids need 10 to 12 hours a night to feel energized the following day.
I have worked at several school kitchens and we need to make sure our kids to have a good breakfast at the school cafeteria or at home. I always made sure the kids started their day off right at home with a full tummy before they got on the school bus. Bright Horizons has some yummy recipes for easy, healthy, make ahead breakfasts — perfect for busy school mornings.
Label, Label, Label! it’s easy for things to get misplaced. Mabel’s Labels is the most stylish way to stay organized this school year. These Beautiful Labels are guaranteed to stay put even through the laundry and through the dishwasher. All you need to do is peel and stick the waterproof labels to everything and sit back and watch all your stuff return home. Available in 19 gorgeous design sets.
Make sure you kids are up to date with their vaccines. The following vaccinations at Kids’s Health are recommended by the AAP.
- Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
- Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)
- Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
- Hib vaccine
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
- Influenza vaccine
- Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR)
- Meningococcal vaccines
- Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
- Polio vaccine (IPV)
- Rotavirus vaccine
Make a Back to School Dental vVsit….send the kids back to school with a Bright Healthy Smile. You should have a regular dental visit at least twice a year or as recommended by your dental professional.
Every time kids start back to school they are always coming home sick, and If you’re like most parents, you simply cannot get your kids to eat enough fruit. Now, with one serving of Vitamin C Gummies For Kids, you can give them the immunity they need to stay healthy.
Try the app myHomework Student Planner to help your kids organize assignments. Beauty, Simplicity, and Reliability – myHomework has a gorgeous appearance and simple interface making it easy for anyone to use
It also comes set up with a year of FreeTime Unlimited, which includes kid-friendly entertainment.
Keep track of existing extracurricular activities to prevent over-scheduling…… Create a 24 hour schedule for your child, Make sure you shade out time for school, homework, family dinner and playtime and sleep first.
They are only kids one and YOU need to give them the best of both worlds between FREE TIME and Extracurricular Activities
Back-to-school means back to receiving piles upon piles of artwork, graded tests, and school projects. Keep the clutter in check by displaying the pieces your kids are most proud of on a “gallery wall.”
Ruth Soukup, the blogger behind Living Well Spending Less and a mother of two, suggests hanging several cute picture frames on a large wall in the house and gluing clothespins to them, then inserting kids’ accomplishments. Alternate what hangs on the wall to create your own unique, ever-changing art show.
Girls I found this cute way to stash your emergency supplies in your locker. Make up this cute bag for your locker containing items such as band aids, bobby pins, deodorant, money, pads, tissues and chewing gum
Checkout the tutorial below.
Melanie of Parenting High Schoolers knows that navigating high school with your child can be like riding a roller coaster. They have a FREE Parent Survival Kit just for the high school moms. Check out their High School Survival Kit for Parents.
We Hope Your Family Has a Fantastic School Year!
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