What tips do you have to make the school year go smoothly?

The kids are responsible for getting their backpacks ready before going to bed, and making sure they have all their homework, books, permission slips, etc in there, and that it is zipped up and ready to just grab and go in the morning. We sometimes need to remind them to do this, but as it becomes part of the nighttime routine it gets easier and easier!

My boys pick out their clothes the night before, and always check what the weather will be like to plan for it, as well as if they have gym or not. It makes getting dressed in the morning much easier!

Where do you primarily shop for your kids clothes?

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What age should a kid get a phone?

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If you have the option, do you purchase a school supply kit?

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Exciting First Day of School Traditions?

First day of school traditions in my house include a pancake breakfast and upbeat music. I usually include a special treat in their lunch boxes, too. When the kids return, a large after-school snack awaits them at the table to help unwind the exciting day.

Pizza for dinner! (Kids choice actually, it’s just almost always pizza!)