Be Inspired to Get Back to School

The season is here. The school supplies sales have warned us that it was coming. If your family hasn’t started back to school yet, it is just a few weeks or even days away. The new year begins.

Regardless of whether we homeschool, private school, or public school, “life as MOM” requires that we do what we can to support and encourage our children’s education.

Check out all this inspiration for getting back to school, establishing routines, and working out the kinks that come with reentry. Watch for daily giveaways, too. Bookmark this post as it will be updated throughout the week.

Back to School Inspiration

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  1. I have no genius words, but….

    It dawned on me as we begin our first year of homeschooling next week…….I was originally going to adjust to earlier bedtimes at the same time. (My husband is a teacher so we go a little crazy in the summer with our schedule.) Was I asking for trouble on purpose? Did I want grumpy kids AND new endeavors? How was I going to bring “good feelings” about this school thing with everyone tired?

    My biggest genius move has been to adjust their bodies to the earlier bedtime BEFORE school starts!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      @Shelah, great idea! Wish I’d thought about that. We’ve had late but fun family nights this week and we pay for it in the morning.

    • @Shelah, This is a MUST in a our house! We start school on Sept 1st – this week we had a set bedtime of 9 p.m. for the 10 and under set and 10 p.m. for the older than 10 children. Next week it will be moved up one half hour.

      I was met with many sighs and some complaints – but already, they are starting to get up earlier….hopefully by the time school starts, we will be “on track” and not have to use alarm clocks!

      Another way we prepare is to get clothes out(on Sunday) for all children for the first week – I would like to say that this goal stays with us through the whole year, but usually end up with many stops and starts….but when we keep up with it, it works well! :)

  2. Speaking of back to school. I am hosting a “Back to School” Giveaway right now. Please come check it out!!

    http://lovepeaceandsaving.blogspot.com/2010/08/its-back-to-school-giveaway.html

  3. You’ve already inspired my to checkout “The Well Trained Mind.” I picked it up at the library last night. It’s a thick one but I’m excited to learn more.

  4. AllieZirkle says:

    Just checking back to see the list grow. I’m enjoying the series. :)

  5. AllieZirkle says:

    I liked Sara Lee on FB (oh, & I like you too) :)

  6. AllieZirkle says:

    I spread the love on Twitter :)

  7. AllieZirkle says:

    Don’t mind me, wrong window open. You can delete my comments! :)

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