My kids have now been in school for a month. My two oldest children are in high school and my youngest is in the first grade, at a new private Christian school. This was the new school year that we had to get used to. Getting back into a school routine, from the laid back summer, took some time for my kids and I. Here’s how you can get started.
Disclaimer: “I received this product for free from MomsMeet (momsmeet.com) to use and this is my honest opinion and 100% my own.”
Back to School Routine
– Make a list of what needs to be done
Making a list helps with anxiety and helps you stay focused on what needs to be done and gets done. Also having a planner helps your kids, your own schedule and your spouse schedule.
– Create a personal routine for your yourself
After organizing your thoughts and schedule, by making a list or having a planner. Creating a routine for yourself helps sets the tone for everyone in the house. You are not running around crazy. Waking up early and setting a routine for myself helps keep your mind at ease. The kids at ease. I know that I’m at my best in the morning. The evening is when I crash, I literally go to bed 7 to 8 pm. Anytime after that, I can’t function. So for me, I have to get most of my work done during the day. Dinner, work, help with homework, schedules if possible must be done during the day.
– Be patient with yourself and family
The first couple of weeks, my kids didn’t have homework, it was still a little chaotic. Getting used to a new school, a new bus stop, new routines to get used to after the summer break.
I’m thankful TinkerActive workbooks came into my life during this time. To help transition my kids from the laziness of the summer break to a new school, new grades, and homework, TinkerActive workbook comes in all grades, which is a blessing to me because of my kids all range in different ages, there’s such a big gap between the ages of my kids that its sometimes hard for me to do things with them together.
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– Prep overnight
My kids wear uniform clothing and they have to pack their own lunch. I’m big on preparing overnight to make the early morning smooth. Not just their clothes, lunch but dinner. My husband helps a lot with dinner and most of the time we take the meat out to defrost and already have an idea on what to cook. Preparing ahead of time makes everything smooth in the morning.
– Take help any way you can
Online grocery shopping with Walmart grocery pickup makes life easier. An Aldi just opened up in my area and instacart can deliver your groceries to your door, Game changer.
I have friends that sometimes offer help with picking up my kids from the bus stop and to help me with cooking dinner or running late, taking help from friends, can help you with your new school routine.
– Don’t Compare
Lastly, don’t compare yourself with other moms. Especially on social media, do what works for you because you don’t know what everyone else is going through. Social Media, people only post the highlights of their life. Being patient with yourself and focusing on the well-being of your family and yourself, you and your family will have a successful school year.