Back to School is a crazy time, especially for those with kids attending school! So don’t you fret, we rounded up some fabulous Mamas with kids headed back to school and came up with the best tips and tricks to keep this time running smoothly!
PLAN BEFORE YOU SHOP.
This meaning, make a list. Figure out everything you need and get ready to knock it out! What items are needed for their classes? Clothes? Etc. Write it down, grab your babes and head to the store!
DO IT NOW.
Don’t wait, jump on it now if you haven’t already! Get your ducks in a row and as prepped as you can. Then finalize everything you need to before school starts and grab some ice cream 😉 because well, you obviously need ice cream.
Create a central point in your home. A place where all the important things go. Include a calendar of events, appointments, etc., a grocery list, papers that need to go out, you name it. This is your spot to keep as organized as possible! Plus it’s a great excuse to go out and buy some cute new home organization items. Who’s complaining about that?!
GET THOSE DOCUMENTS IN ORDER
Many schools ask for documentation, signed papers, you name it. Get as much as you can signed, in order and ready to go now! That way you don’t have to hassle with it when things are already chaotic the first couple days of school.
Set up a station for homework after school! A place that’s quiet and easy to go straight to once they get home. Start it right away, then you’ll start a pattern right away!
Back to school haircuts were a routine in my family growing up. We always got our hair cut a couple of weeks before and it just became part of the norm for the end of summer. Jump on that for a fresh look before they head back. Plus it’s a good intro into the back to school grind!
Since those littles of yours have had three months of school now, we would say it’s safe to assume bed times weren’t exactly 8:00pm anymore. Start working on bedtimes a week or two before so that it’s the norm once it’s a must!
PLAY PLAY + PLAY
Enjoy every last second of summer while getting ready to go back to school! Eat ice cream, play outside, go swimming + cuddle lots! Well as much as your “babies” will let you!
What are your back to school traditions or routines?! We want to hear them! Tell us in the comments by clicking the “add comment” button at the top of this post!