I know it’s still warm, but sadly the smell of sharpened pencils is starting to overpower the smell of sunscreen to signal the start of the new school year! I'm thrilled to be able to offer a special Back to School with Tiny Prints giveaway!
My "babies" will be starting 3rd and 6th grade this year. Sending my children back to school is always filled with mixed emotions. On one hand I'm happy about it and being able to get back to working out at the gym on a regular basis and having a little "ME" time. On the other hand I'm sad that I won't be able to spend all day with them doing fun things and making life-long summer memories.
I'm positive that the first day of school is always harder on me than it is on them. I do my best to be strong in front of them and wait to breakdown until I get into the vehicle.
During the last few weeks of summer we do a few different things in order to prepare for the transition back to school! Most importantly, we spend lots of time doing FUN activities together as a family. Everything from camping, boating, swimming at the lake, bike rides and picnics at the park.
The kids and I always sit down together and fill their backpacks with all their new school supplies. Everything from folders to binders and crayons to glue sticks. I shop for these items on clearance so they always have a nice variety to choose from. They especially love getting to choose their own folders because of the designs!
Tiny Prints has a great selection of items that are perfect for back-to-school shopping, including personalized notebooks, lunch box notes, teacher stationery, mom contact cards and so much more!
My 11 year old son doesn't really care but my 8 year old daughter LOVES going through all her new school clothes and picking out which outfit to wear on the very first day of school. Of course, she usually changes her mind several times because she has so many favorites!
I think the hardest thing about preparing to go back to school is getting back into the routine of an earlier bedtime. During the summer months it's lighter longer, hotter and too exciting to go to be at 8:00 pm like during the school year. We usually begin this process about three weeks before school starts.
How do you and your kids prepare for back to school?
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