Lifestyle Parenting

Getting Ready for the New School Year

Hello all,

This week’s post will be focused on us parents of school-age children. Getting ready for the new school year can be a little stressful at least for me it is. It means that the summer is almost over and I now have to wake up earlier and battle major traffic to get my daughter to school for the next 9 months. So this week I just want to give a few pointers on getting ready for the upcoming school year.

The days leading up to the first day of school can be a bit irritating. Buying school supplies, school clothes, uniforms, and brand new shoes since of course your child’s feet grow like weeds. I was a bit prepared this year compared to previous years.  My daughter’s school mailed us a school supply list and the school also provided the lists on their website.

Over the summer, when different stores had school supply discounts I would pick up a few items here and there and towards the end of every summer, I always take advantage of tax-free holiday.  In the state of Tennessee, the holiday is usually held toward the end of July. This year, in particular, it landed straight on my daughters birthday weekend so I was able to do a lot of birthday and school supply shopping at a huge discount plus everything was tax-free from her clothes, shoes, electronics and school supplies. If your state participates in Tax-Free Holiday I would highly suggest you participate.

So with the shopping for the new school year out of the way, the only thing left for me to do is to start preparing my daughter for early wake-up times. It is best to get your kids prepared by setting earlier bedtime hours at least a week before the start of the new school year.

Below I provided a checklist to help get you prepared for the start of the new school year.


I am excited and a bit nervous about this school year.  My daughter will be starting the 8th grade and me being a mom, I truly hope that she has a successful school year. This will be sort of a transition year since she will be heading into high school next year.  I can’t believe that just yesterday I was getting her ready for kindergarten. These years are going by so fast and in a blink of an eye, she will be heading to college. Now I truly understand what my mom went through with me at this age.

I really hope you enjoyed this weeks post and hope that you all enjoy the start of a new school year.




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