The kids are ramping up to head back to school and the summer season is simmering down. Which for parents means things are going to go from 0 to 100 real quick: shopping for back to school clothes and supplies, packing lunches, cooking dinner, attending parent-teacher meetings, helping with homework and all the other chores and challenges we face at the start of the school year. If you feel like you’re drowning a bit this year, you’re not alone. To make things easier, I have few tips and tricks to make the summer to school transition a breeze.
Making lunches can be one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks of the school year. So why not get the kids involved? Of course, our little ones still need assistance in meal preparation at first, but as they grow older, many enjoy learning how to be self-sufficient and how to make healthy choices without mom or dad’s supervision. Not only does it promote autonomy but it’s one less thing on your seemingly never-ending weekly to-do list. If your children need a little extra push towards independence, make sure they have spiffy lunch gear like one of our cosmic lunch coolers that they can sport around campus.
Secondly, back to school shopping should be fun, not just functional! Scavenging all over the city for the right 3-ring binders is a drag. So, after you’ve collected the school supply basics, make the shopping trip a little more exciting by visiting Emerson Sloan. From cute locker accessories to one of a kind backpacks, we have all the goods to make your kiddos too cool for school this year. For some back to school inspo take a peek below at some of our linked items.
At this crazy time of year let’s not forget the importance of taking time for yourself. As any parent knows, the constant loop of picking up and dropping off the kids at school, attending sporting events, rushing to extracurricular activities, coordinating social outings with school friends, and on and on, can really take a toll on your energy. So, as you’re mapping out your schedule make sure to pencil in some down time. When I’m not running the store or running after my girls you can catch me with friends at Armando’s for happy hour. It’s crucial for the kids and the adults that parents to take the time to recharge. Like the old southern adage says, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Cheers to a new school year, my friends!