It’s back-to-school season again… a bittersweet time for every mama. School season marks the end of summer adventures and all that free time to spend with your littles. However, it also means having a routine again, getting a bit of (sometimes much needed) time apart, and getting to see them grow and learn more and more each day. In order to make the transition a bit smoother, here are a few mom-approved tips that I tend to use for staying organized and being ready for the new school year!
1. Stick to a Routine
A few weeks before school we put the boys back on their routines of going to bed early and waking up in time to get dressed and head out the door with daddy. Kids THRIVE on routine so setting it up to be the same every day allows them to know what comes next and what to expect.
2. Meal Prep Your Child's Lunch
To keep the morning a little less chaotic we pre-wash all of our fruits and veggies that the boys take to lunch in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Wash. Grab yours through our link HERE and check out our Instagram (@easybabyessentials) to follow recipes and products that we are loving from Young Living.
3. Label Their Things, All of Them
When you send your kid to school with a new jacket or school supplies, you’re probably going to want them to come back home with them, right? This is why labels are a must… whether it’s sharpied on their shirt tag, monogrammed on their jacket, or labeled with a sticker on their folders. Trust me, you’ll wish you’d taken this precaution when your kid comes home without something for the second (or third, or fourth, or fifth!) time.
4. Make a “To-Do” chart
Another way to streamline mornings and stay organized before and after school is with a “to-do” chart for each little that outlines their daily tasks. You can place it in a frame and write with a dry erase marker on the glass or stick it to the fridge and use magnets to “check” things off
. Customize it however you’d like to fit your family’s routine!
5. Keep Everything. Trust Me.
Well... maybe not everything… but you should set aside a box to keep some of their finished artwork, best assignments, and other school-related accomplishments. Use dividers to separate work by school years. You’ll love being able to look back on their progress and growth over the years, and they might too when they’re older. While this tip is more sentimental than organizational, it’s still a good one to know!
What tips would you give to other mothers? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!