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August 22, 2018

Get Ready for the New School Year!

Get Ready for the New School Year with some tips from Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com!

If you’re a parent and you have kids in school, you’re probably starting the whole school routine process right now.

Insert an AHHHHHHHH here ____________.

If you haven’t started yet (it’s still August!), then enjoy every last bit of the Summer! (lucky)

But really, who else loves a Back to School Shopping List?

They’re kind of my favorite thing about school.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite posts to help you Get Ready for the New School Year. ENJOY!

Need some new pen inspiration? Check out:

Tracy from Shutterbean shares her current Favorite Pens! See what's in her pen case!

My CURRENT FAVORITE PENS!

Need some inspiration for school lunches because you’re tired of making the same thing?

Also a favorite list of mine….

The Best Writing Pens Part ONE

The Best Writing Pens Part TWO

Tracy from Shutterbean shares some of her School Lunch Ideas!

LUNCHBOX IDEAS

Feeling like you’re always searching for your school supplies and never know where they are??

Block out some time and…..

Creating a Homework Station is a great way to get yourself ready for the new school year! See more on Shutterbean.com

CREATE YOUR OWN HOMEWORK STATION

It really helps set a good tone for the year.

In preparation for the whole school laundry situation, take a moment and get your laundry area together.

LAUNDRY CLOSET MAKEOVER

Make sure you have all of the school/sports uniforms set for the week!

As a Mom, it can be difficult to keep yourself organized. I’ve learned to clean out my purse every week so I can start a new week off right.

It’s also important for me to remember to make sure I have all the things I need in my purse.

WHAT’S IN MY BAG?

I need to do a new post about this because I’m currently using a new bag! (it’s my Mom’s)

Also if you’re having a hard time keeping your bag system organized, I wrote a post about it!

CREATING A PURSE ORGANIZATION SYSTEM

One of the things that helps me GREATLY is having a well-organized bullet journal.

BULLET JOURNAL SUPPLIES

And if you want to check out some of my layouts…

BULLET JOURNAL LAYOUTS

One of the hardest things to do during the year is managing homework AND dinner.

I put together a post to help you with that!

20 SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT DINNERS 

and if you’re short on time, think about making a snack dinner!

HEALTHY SNACK DINNERS

And most of all,

Don 't Forget to Breathe- Image by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

STOP

TAKE A BREATH

EASE INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

and make a list of INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR while you’re at it!

Make your kids earn screen time by writing in their gratitude journal!

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

HOW TO MAKE A GRATITUDE JOURNAL

I’m grateful for teachers who help our children be the best they can be!

GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR!

xo, 

Tracy

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  • Paula

    I love this post. I am returning to teach grade 7 after having a 15 month maternity leave. Teachers scramble to get ready for the upcoming school year and always feel like they have a never-ending to do list. I am tackling mine this week and trying to set some intentions for the school year.

    Some I have so far are:

    Don’t go into school on the weekends.

    Find balance between work and home.

    Email one parent a week to let them know about something positive their child has done or accomplished in the classroom.

    Sending Cooper happy back to school wishes!

  • Melissa Lee

    This is the first year I have NO children starting school! Yup, my baby graduated in May, I am the proud owner of 4 adultish children!

    Even so, back to school has always been the time of reorganizing and a fresh start in my mind and since I have no back to school supplies to buy for anyone else, I’m taking advantage of the sales and buying up my favorite pens, pencils, markers etc. I got myself a cool new lunchbox for work and my daughter and I are starting the Whole 30 on September 1!

    Good luck to Cooper and enjoy these years … They go WAY too fast!

  • chelsea

    this post is like a gentle massage for my brain….it feels soooooo good!! all the organization and tips are just so therapeutic. thanks for compiling them all. i’m a middle school teacher and “back to school” is such a fun time of year (SCHOOL SUPPLIES, YESSSSSSSS!!!!!) even if it means forfeiting my beautiful summer. you’re amazing, thanks for a great post!!

  • Christine

    I love this post! Thank you for all the things 😀

  • Jessica Lynn Rodriguez

    Tracy,
    I love this post more than words can express. As a mom to a toddler going back to school and as a 3rd grade teacher, I am in the midst of mentally and literally setting up my classroom, our house, and our selves back up for school! I’m also turning FORTY on the FIRST DAY of school. Seriously?! Seriously. Happy belated birthday, by the way!!
    My daughter (4.5) has been at school with me the past 3 days and Lordy, I probably could have gotten SO much more done alone….but this is a life as a working parent. Thank you for the teacher love. We work SO hard and LOVE on your kids so much.

    P.S. I pretty much live at Target and Staples and and and right now. BUT today I went to Staples for printer ink and got their version of Sharpies that you recommended. AMAZING!!! Used one all day at school and I’m in love! I may never go back to Sharpies again! Thanks!

  • Lori

    Love this post!

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