Joshua just started school last week. When he started kindergarten I was such a mess – crying, blubbering, worrying. I had to stop at the gas station on the way home. I was so preoccupied thinking of my baby growing up I almost drove off with the pump still in my car! (This is what we call a hot mess….)
Now he’s starting junior high and I cried again. Junior high is full of lockers, changing classes, and independence. I’ve learned quite a few back to school tips and tricks over the years. I can’t say watching them grow up gets easier, but it does make you feel proud!
Here are some of our best back to school tips!
“We are finishing our final days of summer, enjoying all the time we can together. Sam is definitely excited for school to begin. We’ve talked a lot about being back at school and getting back in our regular routine. I think talking a lot before back to school helps calm nerves. Talk about their apprehensions to help calm them down plus share positive ideas about what to look forward to. We’re also starting to get in our normal bedtime routine, which I know helps his body to adjust. Cheers to a great school year ahead!”
Stephanie is the mom to Sam and the author of Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you ever need party ideas her site is the place to visit! Specializing in all things boy, it’s full of inspiration! Follow her on Twitter here!
“It’s back to school time for us too! We’ve been back for 2 weeks now and I think we’re settling in nicely. My back to school tips are starting 2 weeks before school starts to begin your routine. Bathtime, picking out clothes, going to bed early, etc. That way when school DOES start, it’s not a shock all at once. Another tip is start packing in plenty of Vitamin C before school starts because, believe me, kids are germy! We’re 2 weeks in and little man has already caught a cold bug. Pack some anti-bac wipes in their lunchbox or backpack to use before lunch too. ”
Jenni is the mom of one and the author of Sweet Pennies From Heaven. A hearth and home website, Sweet Pennies From Heaven focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. Follow her on Twitter here!
“Back to school can be overwhelming! Josh just started Jr. High and it means lockers, changing classes and a whole lot of school supplies. We got our schedules on back to school night, but I could tell he was still anxious. I called the school just to see if we could stop in, practice his locker combination, drop off all of his supplies and do a walk through a couple of times finding each of his class. If you have a child who seems a little anxious – just ask! Being prepared made him (and myself!) feel so much more confident on the first day of school.“
Amanda is the mom to Joshua and owns It’s a Fabulous Life. If you are looking for a one stop place for all things mom, It’s a Fabulous Life is it! Full of recipes, fashion, DIY projects, recipes and parenting articles it’s the place for all of Mom’s favorites to come together! Follow her on Twitter here!
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Want to know some products you should add to your back to school shopping lists?
- Dreft Home has products like stain removers, odor removers, all purpose cleaners (including cleaning wipes!) and laundry detergent. Gently on skin and tough on stains, Dreft products will help get out those art class stains, clean up from quick breakfasts and make even the stinkiest Gym uniforms smell good again!
- Just because you just rolled out of bed doesn’t mean that people have to know! Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus can help that early morning crunches by smoothing out wrinkles fast!
- Back to school time usually means that runny noses aren’t too far behind. Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist are two absolute must-have products! Extra soft with fun scents, Boogie wipes soothes noses. Take the Save the Sleeve Pledge and vow to use Boogie Wipes and not sleeves for boogie messes!
- Football, Soccer, Hockey, Gym Class – back to school can also mean Back to STINK! Luckily Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator is there to help you expel the smell, undo the pee-yew and sink the stink to make back to school smell much better. Click here to download a $2 off coupon and learn more.
See you at the party!
This post was sponsored by Dreft, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, Febreze In-Wash and Boogie Wipes. All thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.