By Christy McLeap

Being a busy working mom leaves a small window of time to get the kids all plumbed up and ready to go back to school.

Whether you work outside of the home or in, you are a mom that works. Being a mom is a tough job sometimes and we all do the best we can.

Some of us seem to be super moms. That’s awesome if you are. These are the PTA, soccer moms etc. The ones that bake cookies and do all the things I told myself I’d so with my kids when I ever had them. Well, that mom is not me.

I don’t bake, I don’t have the extra time TO bake the cookies. I barely even have time to keep up with the laundry.

If you’re a busy working mom like me, here are 5 tips to help make the transition back to school a bit easier. (Not by much, but hey every extra second is important, right?)

5.  If you’re extremely busy you could buy your school supplies online. Save time, gas & some money. Plus everything is sent right to your house. Bam! One thing to mark off your back to school to do list.

4.  Your kids are getting older and if they’re old enough, like 5 and up, give them more responsibilities so your morning routine goes more smoothly. They could make their own lunches, etc…

3.  (I have 2 little boys and myself to get ready to go in the morning.)  I’ve been guilty of getting my son to school late or right as the bell rings. Leaving him with the tired rushed feeling before his school day even begins. That can lead to added anxiety. So if you’re guilty of this too try to pre-plan your morning and evenings before school. Schedule an earlier bed time like 8 instead of 9 and wake up earlier to be more on time. Good luck! I’m still working on this one myself.

2.  Going back to school can be stressful for you and your child. Think of it almost like starting a new job. Try to be patient and supportive of your kids as they begin the next journey and school year with a new teacher.

1. Establish good communicate with your child’s teacher. I make sure every school year to talk to my sons teacher so I can know what to expect, how they teach and how I can make sure my child is doing what he should in class. I also check in at least once a week to make sure my kid is staying on task and making his teachers job a little easier.

Enjoy your school year, and remember you don’t have to be the super mom to be a good mom. You do you and your kids will still love you!


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