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Mom Tip #110 – School Prep βœ…βœοΈπŸ“–βœ‚οΈ

Start preparing your kids for school ahead of time, like more than the day before πŸ˜‰

All 3 of my kids have some type of anxiety around school (really who doesn’t?) so starting to prepare them (and reminders for me)Β is key for our family!

Here are some tips we use at our house:

  • Ready Checklist βœ… created a simple checklist for my girls, so they know what they need to do before they leave for school. (However, for my son this year, I’ll have to create one with pics, because he can’t read yet) I put it up on the door, just a very simple reminder…for them and me πŸ™‚
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  • Forms/Appointment – did you hand in all the forms and complete all the needed doctor appointments? Hair appointments? Medication refills that your child might have to take to school?
  • School Calendar – Once I have the final school calendar, I put all those dates into my home/work calendar.
    • I also ask for any days off from work I may need for special school occasions.
  • Lunch Notes πŸ“ this is something my mom would do just once in awhile and I loved it! it was just a nice reminder in the middle of the day that no matter what your mama is thinking, praying and will ALWAYS love you… no matter what happens at school!
    • here a few suggestions, I ordered from Amazon:
      • C.R. Gibson CN63-13645 Lunch Box Notes
      • Lunchbox Jokes: 100 fun Tear-Out Notes for Kids
      • Sprinkled Joy – Designer Lunchbox Notes – 2 packs

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  • I hope and pray everyone has an awesome start to the school year and everything goes smooth πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Stay safe! Blessings πŸ’•
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Mom Tip #106

Okay, here it is…my weakness…my weakness is I LOVE to sleep!! So this next tip, I struggle with and that tip is getting up earlier than your family in the morning!

When I do (very rarely) the morning goes so much smoother and the day just seems to start better!

Every morning I get up about 5 minutes before my kids and I have no time, to myself, to just get a few little things done that make the morning less stressful; like letting the dogs out, getting my glass of orange juice and heck, just go to the bathroom! πŸ™„

Also, when I’m not rushing through the morning, my kids feel it too! They feel more prepared and less anxious ( which for my daughter with an anxiety disorder is very important!!) otherwise I’m yelling “5 minutes for the bus” “1 minute” “okay bus is here! Don’t forget your shoes” 😬

This is something I’m going to work on…I have to work on! Like I said; for my daughter with anxiety; being prepared and not rushing through the morning and only having 10 minutes to get ready and eat breakfast does not work for her and then we have a whole another set of concerns on our hands! πŸ˜•

I can do this…right?! Right?! Right!!! I’ll keep you updated…

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Mom Tip #102

So this goes along with #101, about being prepared, it is so important if you want the day/week to run smoothly, you have to be prepared (well, as prepared as you can be being a mom πŸ˜‰ img_5287

Along with preparing our family’s dinner menu, I also prepare lunches as much as possible.

My kids like a variety of foods, but they HAVE to have at least one fruit or veggie in their lunch and I like to clean them, bag them and store them in a clear container in the fridge. I also have one with yogurts,Β which is another staple in our lunches.

This helps lunch making go smoothly and even when you’re in a hurry or kids need a snack, they can get it themselves…yeah πŸ™‚