6 Things to Do When Kids Go Back To School
You survived the summer and it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Now you have time to do all those things you meant to do over the summer
So I had a discussion with some mom friends and through everything this list is inspired by those conversations.
Take a moment for yourself
I know, you want to tackle the list, but one of the first things you should do is take a moment for yourself. Enjoy the silence, sip your coffee on the porch, take a shower without interruption.
You’ve just spent 3 months cleaning up messes while other messes are being made. You have dealt with snacks after snacks after snacks. You deserve to take a little time to just reset yourself and get your mindset on track.
Write it out
Now that you’ve taken some time to refocus yourself, grab a notepad and write down everything you’re looking to accomplish. These don’t have to be immediate needs. Write it all down, anything that needs to be cleaned
I know that I always get WAY more done when I have a list of things that need
Once you have your list made, prioritize it. What needs attention right now, and what can be pushed off for a bit? Laundry and cleaning the kitchen probably are more important than organizing the pantry. When you have it all prioritized you can tackle your list and make it happen.
Give yourself the grace to not get it all done immediately. Some things take time, and you don’t need to run yourself ragged getting everything accomplished week 1.
Put in the headphones/ crank the music
I don’t know about you, but for me, life is just better with music. When I am really working on being productive I will put on headphones and drown out the world. I have been known to just crank music as well, but when it comes down to it, if I have headphones in I’m less likely to get lost on my phone.
If you’re trying to make this time ultra productive, it’s also a good time to listen to a favorite podcast. If you don’t have a favorite, I highly suggest looking some up. There are so many to choose from, and you can find ones to motivate you for any journey you are on.
One of the most difficult things to do with a kid around is clean out old toys. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since they’ve played with it, if you try to get rid of it they will immediately tell you how it’s their favorite toy.
When they head back to school you can take advantage and clean out those kids meal toys, broken toys, and the toys they’ve outgrown. Being a toddler mom, it’s hard to do this with little miss around. I always have to make sure she isn’t around when
Set your daily schedule
Back to school time brings it’s own set of challenges. Write out your schedule, with all the school events, all the appointments, and sports happening in the month. Then you can find where you can fit in time to tackle your to-do list each day.
Don’t forget to schedule some time for yourself. You don’t want to get so focused on getting the things done that you forget about taking care of yourself. This is the perfect time to take time to do things just for yourself and your needs. Actually, schedule that doctors appointment you’ve been putting off. Make those phone calls you don’t want to make. Start a project you’ve been delaying.
Enjoy the school year
Go ahead and enjoy the days your house is quiet. The busy fall and winter are coming, and then the countdown to summer will begin again.