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Ready, Set, Back-to-School!

As kids go back to school, this often means a change in schedules for both kids and parents. If you don't have kids at home, the summer to fall transition can still bring schedule changes for you (shorter days ahead and summer trips behind us)... so read on!

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be overwhelming. But I have a checklist and ideas to make sure you get things off on the right foot! There are some key components to look at when you are preparing for a fresh start and new schedules.



Routines

That’s what this is all about, right? Setting up a routine is important for your sanity and to allow for a smooth day and week. Does your current routine work for you? Does it work for the family? If your daily schedule isn’t working, then it’s time for a change! Here are some ideas for building a successful routine:


In terms of food, think through your week and see when you can realistically do some meal prep. Is it a couple of batch meals on Sunday? Or making leftovers a couple times a week so you're not scrambling every night to make dinner?


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