From meals to homework and everything in between, this post will help you tame all the chaos that comes with a new school year! Say hello to our back-to-school guide, aka your new best friend.

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Now that carpool lines, after-school activities, and spelling tests are all a reality again, we thought we'd help you calm the crazy! Whether packing lunches stresses you out or you're looking for a way to stay on top of ALLL the assignments, tests, and projects, we've got your back!

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If you've been looking for help, you just found it. Call off the Pinterest searches. We did all the hard work for you and pulled together everything you need to rock this school year! Here we go, you guys. School is in session!


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING TIPS

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Wondering how the heck to stock up for school supplies without breaking the bank? We'll show you how to make back to school shopping:

  • Fit into your budget
  • A whole lot less stressful
  • A good learning experience for everyone! It's a bit unconventional, but it works!

GET ORGANIZED

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Learn how to manage all the extra laundry, get your snacks organized, and more! We've got TONS of tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you master your schedule and systems during the school year.


GET IN A ROUTINE

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If you're tired of feeling like a chicken with its head cut off (been there!), then you need some routines in your life.


BLOCK SCHEDULE

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Make every minute count! The block schedule is about to be your new bestie.


MORNING ROUTINE

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Stop hitting snooze and hit the ground running! Setting up a morning routine that works for your family will make life SO much less hectic.


NIGHTTIME ROUTINE

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Wanna know the secret to setting yourself up for smooth sailing every single day? Implement a nighttime routine.


HOW TO SET UP A SNACK & LUNCH SYSTEM

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If you want to raise capable kids and teens and take some stress off your plate, you have to see how we handle snacks and lunches! (You knew we couldn't write a back-to-school guide without talking about food, right?!)


HOW TO MEAL PLAN

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While we're on the topic of food, let's talk meal planning! If you're tired of wasting money on takeout or stressing about dinnertime, we've got your back.


HOW TO SET UP A HOMEWORK STATION

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Are you tired of fighting about homework? Even more tired of all the papers, projects, and assignments scattered around your house? Then we've got the solution you need!


SAY HELLO TO THE CLIPBOARD SYSTEM

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Spoiler alert: clipboards will be your new BFF soon! Make managing homework, chores, screentime, and more a BREEZE!


JUGGLE EXTRACIRRICULARS

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How can you make the time and money for all your kid's activities without losing your sanity? Great question!


START ASSIGNING CHORES

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The start of a new school year is the perfect time to start assigning chores! #RaisingCapableKids & #RaisingCapableTeens


HELP YOUR KIDS SET GOALS

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Make this the best school year ever by helping your kids set goals!


STOP BAD BEHAVIOR

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Want to stop bad behavior in its tracks? We've got positive parenting tips you'll love!


OUR BEST #GIRLMOM HACK

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Doing hair every morning can be a real chore! Save yourself the hassle with our genius hack.


WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BACK-TO-SCHOOL HACKS?

Phew! We covered a lot of ground, eh? Now you've got reading assignments of your own to tackle while the kids are doing homework 😉

We hope our back-to-school guide helps! Do you have more advice to add to the mix? We'd love to hear it! Leave a comment below.

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While you're here, we think you'll love these organization tips!

You've got this, mama!