It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!


I feel like I just wrote a post about school being out yesterday.  Only to turn around today and write one about school being back in session.  My kid’s school doesn’t start until Sept 5th, but I know a lot of schools start back sometime in Aug, so I wanted to post this before the majority of schools start back.

My oldest is starting kindergarten this year!!!!  OMG, I’m not sure how that happened.  The last 5+ years have flown by like nothing.  I remember being that crazy new mom that sterilized his pacifier anytime it hit the floor.  Now I’m just happy if we all make it to the end of the day without destroying each other or the house.

I had all my Back-to-School shopping done by mid-July.  As soon as Target started filling bins with pencils, crayons, and folders I was right there grabbing up what I needed for his supply list.  Craziness!!!!!  I thought there has to be a better way.  So, I did a little thinking and some discussions with family, friends, and other parents and came up with an idea that should hopefully keep me very busy in the upcoming months/years/lifetime.

I’m starting my own care package company called, With Love.  It’s going to feature school supply kits for elementary thru high school, as well as care packages for college students.

Now that I’m staring down the barrel of September I’m trying to figure out what our new morning schedule is going to look like.  I’ll be a stay-at-home mom by that point, but no sleeping in for me.  River needs to be up and functional to catch the bus by 8:30am.  Including eating breakfast, which we don’t do now.  Now we’re out the door by 8:30am and they eat breakfast at my dad’s house.  (He watches them during the day when we’re both at work.)

But Grayson and Ivy don’t need to be up for anything particular.  In fact, Grayson is such a bear in the morning I’d be more than happy to let her sleep as long as she needs.  She’ll come downstairs when she’s ready to face her day.  I look as her and wonder if she’s really only 3, because she acts like she’s 13.

And I’m going to be packing his lunch and snacks everyday, instead of mine.  And he’s picky!!!!  I’m guessing he’d be happy with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich everyday.  But I know he needs more variety than that.  So, off to Pinterest I go.  And I start pinning and pinning and pinning.  I created a board called School Days, so I can keep it all together.  Pop over and check it out.  Maybe soon I’ll actually look at what I pinned.  Like before the first week of school might be nice.

Leave your comments below on how you manage the morning routine.


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