Back to School

The kids have officially been back in school for 1 week now. We are still trying to get into a back to school routine.
I'm going to share a few tips on how we make going back to school a little easier.


I  have shared our bookbag area before. This year I tweaked it just a little bit.

Here is the bookbag area during the day.

I got the crates 2 years ago at Michael's 

They are filled with books. I love my shiplap lover sign Stephanie gave me. 

The kids each need to take a book to school every day in case they have a few extra moments when they complete their work. 

The top two crates have clipboards in them with each kid's important papers for school. 

At the very top, I have jars filled with pencils, pens, and colored pencils. 

This is what it looks like when Ian and Ella get home! 


You have heard me shout my praises for these Yumboxes. I first heard of them from Andrea over at Momfessionals and they are awesome.  We try to meal prep every Sunday evening. 

I will sometimes put ranch dressing in the little circle part and it doesn't leak.


I REALLY think I found the planner for me this time, girls! I switched to the Erin Condren Life Planner with the academic schedule. July 2018-June 2019. My year revolves around the school year so it only makes sense for my planner to do that as well!! 

I write everything in my planner. If I don't write it down chances are very high that it will not get done. 

I chose the vertical layout. I break the 3 boxes for each day into Morning, Afternoon/Evening, and the last one is my To-Do list for the day. 
Are you a paper planner girl or a digital calendar?? 

For back to school clothes, we take the kids shopping to the outlets and the mall. We only get a few items to start since its still so hot when they start back to school. Then we will take them shopping again when the weather starts cooling off. 

My kids get in bed around 9:00 PM. and most nights fall fast asleep. Ian gets up at 6:00 AM and Ella gets up around 7:00 AM. 

How do you get your kids in a back to school routine?? Please share your tips below! 

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