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Back to school usually focuses on the kids, but sometimes moms need their own back to school items. Why? Because after a long summer of running around for vacation and playtime, moms deserve a little treat after the kids are back in school. This list is a great place to begin with items that should make moms smile, but also make it easier for them to cope with the kids being away from home during the day.
Must Have Back To School Items For Moms
Prepare not just your kids backpacks and school supplies this year. Take the time to grab these must have back to school items for moms. You’ll be so glad you took the time to take care of your own needs as well as your child.
A programmable coffee pot
Early mornings require a lot of coffee. Having a programmable coffee pot for your new early school mornings makes it much easier to manage. I love being able to prep my coffee pot before bed, and wake up to the smell of coffee already brewing each morning. This helps me be awake for breakfast, morning chores, and starting the day easily.
A back to school day of self care
Nothing causes stress like back to school shopping and preparations. As soon as possible, schedule a day of self care. If funds allow, a full spa day would be wonderful. If not, simply invest in that pedicure, manicure, hair color update, or a massage. Still can’t afford it? Check out your local beauty school for free or discounted services. You may also just take a day to sit in your pajamas with your favorite junk food and binge watch chick flicks on Netflix. Whatever you choose, self care is a must. Moms have so much stress when it comes to handling their kids busy back to school schedules. To keep a good attitude and focus, you must invest time in yourself.
Extra school supplies
Buy double on pens, pencils, paper, and scissors. Keeping basic school supplies on hand is a must. Kids will forget things, lose things, and need them at 9pm just as you are tucking them in for the night. Keeping your own stock of basic supplies on hand is a saving grace for you as a mom. If you have your own home command center or a homework station, that’s a bonus.
Invest in a Crockpot or Instapot
Back to school brings along with it a lot of extra running around for moms. From picking up and dropping off for school, to the football games and club meetings your kids are likely going to keep you busy every day. Having something like a Crockpot or an Instapot take away the time you spend preparing meals can be a huge burden reliever.
Easy to prepare meals or a meal plan
Along with the tools above, having a meal plan ready will be a huge help for back to school. I create my own by sitting down with a calendar, notebook, and my cookbooks. I make note of our favorite meals and add them onto the calendar, then add in new or seasonal recipes to test out. I prefer meals that provide enough for leftovers to be used a second night, or at least for lunches the next day. I am also a fan of meals that can serve multiple purposes. Things like a pot roast can create leftover meat for beef stew or shredded beef tacos. Check out some of my family friendly recipes!
This is just a basic list of things that will help moms as they begin the annual back to school process. Invest in a few items to make your day to day happenings easier to manage.
What is your one mom must have when the kids go back to school?