Yup, it’s that time of year folks (in case you lived in a cave and needed a reminder). It’s the time of year parents either love, or love to hate. I have friends who despise it and gripe on facebook about the woes of back to school shopping. Yet, I know people who rejoice and gladly welcome back the structure that school brings into their lives. Regardless of how you feel it’s a big part of the year and starting off on the right foot can make the rest of the year that much easier.
Unfortunately I don’t know how I feel about school starting. My oldest turns 4 in September, meaning this is the first year a child in our household will be attending any kind of school. To be honest the only thing I know I am feeling about “back to school” is, LOST. Thank God for the internet! I took some time to gather some info from around the internet (including some of my favorite blogs) with great tips on getting ready for back to school. Hopefully you can glean as much as I have from these seasoned back to schoolers.
- Lisa with Organize365.com has provided the ULTIMATE Back to School Checklist. This list has everything you need know and do, to get your kid ready before school starts.
- Nony over at aslobcomesclean.com has created a list of delicious looking freezer breakfasts to make mornings a breeze (well, maybe not a breeze but definitely easier!). Plus she talks about how she did a freezer cooking day with her kids and the mess that was created. (Whew, glad to hear I’m not the only person who makes a mess in the kitchen!)
- And after some googling I found some great tips by Amy Graff over at SFgate.com. She discusses day to day things that are great to know. Like putting your child’s long hair up to help prevent lice. Or serving a glass of water at breakfast since little kids often forget to drink during the day.
Before I did all this research, I was feeling a little more than over overwhelmed. Luckily with a little searching I was able to clam my nerves and get a better idea on what back to school will be like and what needs to be done. For example, I now know, doctors appointments need to be scheduled, freezer cooking needs to be done and how I should handle the day to day stuff. There is definitely much more on my plate than before, but I feel much better knowing where to start so I can make a plan. And you know what? I think I might end up one of those parents who love back to school after all. Maybe.
What are your favorite tips for back to school? For me and for all the new parents sending their kids to school for the first time, please share, I am desperate!