Ahhh back-to-school is a joyful yet sad time for me. I miss my kids like crazy when they are in class 6 ½ hours per day but I want them to learn and be the smart kids they are growing to be. We are well prepared for the kids to head back to class as we have completed our school clothes and shoes shopping but one area that is not finished is back-to-school supplies. Unfortunately, every year our district delay’s our homeroom teacher and school supply lists so until they come we wait…and wait…and wait.
The delay in the lists makes this mama very grumpy as I’m an extremely organized person. I shop ahead of time to make sure everything is finished and nothing is forgotten. And with having to wait with less than a week before school commences it becomes a challenge to head to one store to get everything needed. And I’m not the only one that says school supplies are a challenge.
In a recent survey published by P&G 93% of moms say they face some sort of challenge during the back-to-school season – with half saying that shopping for and/or the cost of new school supplies is the most challenging part!
With the challenges of the back-to-school hustle and bustle P&G is making time for “me” time. Mom’s we need it with the chaos surrounding us. P&G has created a Mom’s Back-to-School Checklist with tips to prepare your family or to have that “me” time we all crave.
-Prepare your home by organizing and deep cleaning your home. Look for opportunities to involve the kids and always donate or pass on what is in good condition. Do this by cleaning out closets and dressers, clearing out cupboards, cleaning under furniture, washing windows and restocking medicine cabinets as cold/flu season is right around the corner.
-Tackle nutrition and meal planning. It is inevitable everyone in the home will ask “what’s for dinner”. Shop and meal plan in advance so you don’t have to worry about what you’ll be making. I’ve been meal planning for a while now and let me tell you it saves so much stress. Involve the kid’s as well by allowing them to choose a meal. Publish the menu so the entire family can see what’s for dinner!
-Make lists! Doing so will help you stay organized. Use your phone, sticky notes, a blogging planner, and agenda, whatever you need.
-Get a jump on health & wellness by getting doctor’s visits out of the way, schedule upcoming appointments now and taking a walk every evening as a family. Also, the children familiar with the back-to-school sleep routine before school begins.
47 percent of moms say getting back into regimented sleep patterns and getting the family back to a set schedule are challenges for their families facing the back-to-school season.
These are just a few tips. Check out the entire P&G Back-to-School Checklist so you can have that me time this back-to-school season.
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