During the summer months, we tend to slip away from our routine and let things be a little more casual. The kids are out of school so there’s no need for structure around that rigid schedule and there’s no homework to look over. The freedom feels great but then, like most good things, it comes to a sudden end. Getting back to school and back into the swing of things can be tricky and stressful - but here are some tips for making it a smoother transition. Organize and Be ... Continue Reading
Some tips for organizing, preparing, and easing back into back-to-school.
Here are some tips to help inspire you to get organized before school starts this year.
The dreaded (for kids) and celebratory (for parents) back to school time is upon us. This year, instead of scrambling to get ready, make the time now to get organized. Even if you prefer to throw things together at the last minute, consider taking one afternoon to do some organizing and planning. This will help make the transition from summer to school a little less jarring. Here are some tips to help inspire you to get started: Recipe for Success. I don’t know about you, but I’m ... Continue Reading
It’s “Back to School” for Germs, Too. Protect your kids with Purell® Advanced hand sanitizer. #PurellBTS
Learn how to stay healthy this school year.
The kids are heading back to school soon. And, as every mom knows, they’ll be bringing lot of germs with them. That’s why you need to put new PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer in their backpacks and lunchboxes. PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer is proven to kill more germs than ever before. In fact, studies show that just one squirt of PURELL® Advanced kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand.* That’s the kind of protection every mom can trust! One great way to ... Continue Reading
By simplifying your mornings, you can help minimize the stress felt by everyone in the family and make back to school a breeze.
The stressed out morning. We've all been there. Some of us find ourselves there more often than not. It's that time when you have more things to accomplish than time in which to do so. Sometimes the stress comes from waking up late. Sometimes it comes from trying to locate a missing favorite toy or homework. Sometimes the stress just swoops in out of the blue and causes complete chaos. However, the ultimate foe in keeping everyone upbeat and on time can be avoided. By simplifying ... Continue Reading
Here are some tips and tricks to getting back into the school routine … before summer is even over.
It’s getting close. Stores are beginning to herald its arrival with sale signs. The sun is starting to set earlier, and your pool passes are about to expire. Whether your family dreads or welcomes it, school is on its way, and there’s no stopping it. Here are some tips and tricks that help my family get back in the swing of things (with fewer gray hairs for me)! Rehearse the Routine As far as routine goes, my husband and I don’t let the kids stay up much later in the summer than ... Continue Reading
Join the Haircut Coupon-a-thon and get a great deal for back-to-school: $7.99 or $9.99 coupons for your next haircut!
It’s back-to-school season, and time to get the entire family ready for the new school year! Along with shopping for backpacks, shoes, clothes, and supplies – you’ll also probably be scheduling a fresh haircut for the family. Depending on where you go, and how many children you have, this can get quite costly. SocialMoms is here to help! We are celebrating the Haircut Coupon-a-thon - which offers customers a great deal for back-to-school: $7.99 or $9.99 coupons, (valid for an adult or a ... Continue Reading
If you want a quick, creative, easy, and healthy lunch consider trying a bento-style lunch for back to school.
It's almost back to school and you know what that means. Time to pack lunches. This activity be somewhat of a challenge for many families. If you want a quick, creative, easy, and healthy lunch consider trying a bento-style lunch. First things first, what exactly is a bento-style lunch? Bento is a compact, balanced, visually appealing meal packed in a box. A typical bento meal will consist of 3 parts carbs (such as rice or breads), 2 parts fruits and veggies, and 1 part protein. So here are ... Continue Reading
Maintain school skills throughout the summer with these creative ideas.
Summer is here and it feels like we wait all year for these long days with no school schedules. Then a commercial for a learning center comes on and you hear that your kids can lose up to 2 reading levels over the summer and 1-3 months of learning. Without hiring a tutor or sending them to an educational program, how can you help them maintain those skills and even gain more in fun creative ways? 1. Join the local library summer reading program. This is something we do every year and I am ... Continue Reading
Going back to school can be a scary consideration, but there are several reasons to think about enrolling in college now.
Have you ever thought about going back to school? Many parents have, for various reasons. Maybe you weren’t ready for college when you were younger or maybe you tried and got burnt out. Whatever the reason is, a number of adults decide that this time in their life is right for going back to school. There many reasons to consider enrolling in college now. 1. Repayment Terms are More Lenient Now President Obama recently used his executive power to take steps to make college loan repayment ... Continue Reading
Here’s how you can be prepared and make the most of Parent Teacher conferences.
It's back to school time, the book bags are packed, the clothes or uniforms are ready to go and you actually managed to get the kids to bed on time. You've already met the teacher at orientation and you've made sure all their homework is done. Why a Parent/Teacher conference when there are only 24 hours in a day? Even if your child is at the top of his class and doing well, a one-on-one meeting with the teacher is very important. Parent Teacher conferences are meant for you to get to know your ... Continue Reading