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15 Posts to Get You Ready and Organized for Back to School

The yellow school bus has arrived and those last few summer days at the pool will soon be a distant memory because the time has come….kids are heading BACK TO SCHOOL.

Are you getting a lump in your throat because Timmy is leaving you for a full day of Kinder or are you secretly doing a toe touch knowing your kids are finally back to their school routine?

We’ve rounded up some of the best back to school recipes, organizational tips, hacks and more! We hope you find some of these tips useful as you get ready to start the new school year!

15 Posts To Make Life Stress Free as Kids Head Back to School:

Let’s start with the first day of school.  Anna over at My Life and Kids shares her tips (complete with a checklist) for making that transition from summer to the school year seamless, helping to make the first day of school a success!

Success is all in the preparation!  These 20 tips for parents that Mommy Evolution shares are a must read for every parent as their kids get ready to go back to school.

Ask Anna has a great post all about morning and evening routines for both moms and kids that will help streamline the process of getting everyone out of the door each morning.

Melissa at the Polka Dot Chair knows how to get organized. She has a great idea on how to make a homework station!

This roundup from What Moms Love really has just about anything you will ever need for organizational tips and hacks!

Do you like to make breakfast ahead of time so you have one less thing to do in the morning? BuzzFeed has some great ideas for easy make-ahead breakfasts.

These FREE PRINTABLES from Paper Trail Design are super cute! If you like to document the beginning of each school year with a photo, check these out!

Here are some unique blends of essential oils from DaNelle at Weed Em’ and Reap: Urban Farming & Healthy Living.   She has great ideas to use essential oils in the roll-on form, diffusers, and even sprays for school!

Reading consistently once your kids are in school is a must. Here are some great read aloud books to try with your elementary kiddos from Kelsey at Kindergarten is Great! 

Want to get organized the night before school so that you’re ready to rock in the am? Try this checklist from Erika at Living Well.

After the kids get home, it’s been a long day. Try out Stacey’s routine over at the Soccer Mom Blog.

Sometimes drop off can be the hardest part of the day.  Meraki Lane shares 12 tips to help drop-off go smoothly and tear free.

Teach your kids how to manage their own time with this visual morning and evening schedule idea from Mique at Thirty Handmade Days.

Add a little fun to school lunches and give your kids reminders that you love them all day long with these adorable back to school lunch box notes and jokes from Happiness is Homemade.

And finally, we all know how expensive this time of year.  School supplies, clothes or uniforms and shoes for multiple kids can add up quickly. We love these money-saving tips from Everyday Savy to help manage some of that expense for parents.

Chime in below! Let us know about some of your favorite Back to School hacks!

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