Back to School....Two Things Making Me Not Crazy

Summer is a memory. We've moved on. Back to school! It's good, but hard. School life can be intense. Mostly, I'm just not used to it (yet)!

Clean clothes, back packs, packed lunches, early bed times, homework, getting there on time, decent meals...lots of details that fall under my umbrella of responsibility. Whew, I'm exhausted.

So the two things that are making me not crazy...

1. I keep all the uniforms, hair stuff, socks, shoes, everything we need to get ready for school in a laundry basket.

School wear lives in the basket.

This way, I'm not running to the 4 corners of the house to round up school clothes or sending my kids looking (because who are we kidding they can never find anything). This deal was inspired by my always keeping our swim bag packed this summer.

It's really working for me.

2. Convenience foods. For so many years I avoided prepackaged snacks. 

But for everything there is a season! 

Now is my season to embrace some convenience foods. Feeding a family of six is a huge operation. These grab and go foods help me catch my breath and save my energy to prepare meals.

I'm relying on these things for lunches and afternoon snacks. 

So what's making you not crazy? How's back to school? Are you surviving or thriving?

I hope thriving!


  1. the laundry basket is a great idea!!!

    Those red Mary Janes are so adorable and preppy and I love them.

    Our year got off to a rocky start because both big kids got strep the day before school started and consequently missed the first few days of school. Ugh. But we worked together to come up with a system for leaving the house on time and it's working (2 days in - so maybe I'm being too optimistic).

  2. Also, I see your kids are wearing uniforms. Mine do too and I LOVE THEM. So straightforward for the parent's shopping and the kids' getting dressed.


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