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Fall is undoubtedly a crazy time for families. Back-to-school season is stressful enough, but add in sports, after-school clubs and weekend birthday parties, and any parent would be losing their mind.
Luckily, we have some tips on how you can stay organized, healthy and keep a clear head during all the hectic moments of life. It doesn't matter if you're struggling to get the kids out of the door in the morning on time, or what everyone's after-school activities are, we've got the lifesaving tips of the trade to help you get through the school year.
Getting everyone ready before school is a feat in itself, so feeling overwhelmed is expected. Making sure you have a set routine that everyone in the family can stick to will help immensely. Setting multiple alarm clocks in the morning so no one oversleeps is helpful, as is setting a timer in the shower so you can optimize your time management.
Even having a coffee maker that is quick and easy, like a Keurig, will make your life so much better in the long run.
Organization is key to making life easier when school starts, so why not make to-do lists to help get the job done? Don't overcomplicate your lists, as they will just stress you out more. Having a few obtainable things to do on your list will ease your mind and help you complete the tasks quicker, leaving more time to relax or move on to the next thing.
Moving on from a care-free summer to stressful schooldays is daunting, but with a little organization and preparations, you can have a fun time getting the kids ready for school instead of dreading it.