How to make the school year less hectic

by - August 12, 2018

As a mom I know I look forward to back to school season after a long busy summer, but as much as I look forward to it the school year can get quite overwhelming. Last year was Simi's first year in public "real" school, and honestly it was quite an adjustment not only for her but for me as well. But along the way I have learnt a few tricks that I intend to fully utilize this school year and hopefully they can be of good use to you all as well.

  1. Calendars are God's gifts, it is so important when  you first get you school calendar to sync it with your personal calendar. Whether you be a digital person or a more traditional person that writes it down just go ahead and do it. Last year I actually got the cutest calendar from Target and I just wrote down all the important school holidays on there, then copied down all my own personal plans whether that be trips or just activities planned out already, so I could visually see what we had planed for the school year. And with a calendar you can see everything and be able to plan any vacations around the school year schedule.
  2. Find after school activities or just some type of non-school related program to keep your kids busy over the weekend. Its so important after all that schooling and homework to just have some time to unwind. Last year because I wasn't working, I decided that I Simi didn't need any extra activities, or lord the stress it caused on me was unreal. Not only was I having to keep her entertained, she was restless and I was loosing my cool all the time. And like the famous saying goes, "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy" honestly its just good for their own health and your sanity
  3. Find some school year activity or goal for yourself something that has nothing to do with the kids. This is so important to keep yourself sane, as parents we spend so much time planning and worrying about the kids but spend very little time worrying about ourselves. Its just something to keep the school year fun and keep yourself from getting burnt out as well from being pulled a million different places. 

It is so crazy thinking how fast the summer went, but before you know it another summer will be here and you will feel like the year just flew by. You want to make the school year as fun as it can be not just for your kids but for yourself as well, especially if this is the first year your child is going to school. If you are an O.G in this school year thing, please share some ways you make the school year fun and easy going for yourself and your child? And for you new parents with kids entering school, what are you looking forward to?

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