Back to the Routine!

How do you get back into the routine of back-to-school?

Back to school is just around the corner – oye – how can that be?! So where do you find the best deals? Or what tips and tricks do you have for getting the family back into their routine? Our Vocalpoint community always has the best ideas!! Let us know the best of the best!

Everyone that leaves a tip will be entered to win a pair of Isotoner Slippers! One lucky winner will get their choice of any pair from their site! Cuz Lord knows – if the kids are back to school – you’re going to be running around! Let’s ease those feet with some comfy! (Winner will be drawn September 7, 2017 by a random draw from all comments on this post.)

o   Our friend Adventure Mom (yes from the Cat Café Adventure!) has a great checklist of things to do BEFORE you start shopping.

o   Melissa from Stockpiling Moms has a great list of easy organizing tips – I don’t even have kids and I might use some of these!

o   Steph (from our Salad Making Video) has a great daily checklist to help the routine get back into gear.


How do you get the troops back in line? How do you find the best deals? Share your tips & tricks below!

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Natalie R.
Got to love thrifting and coupons! These are some serious ways to save money. Following the "fly lady" system, and having a launch pad works miracles for busy mornings!
MrsBrittany E.
I look into magazines or the papers to get the best deals on products and to help save money
Emerald N.
Get up at four. Eat, get ready and leave for the bus at six. At three kids come home. Eat snacks, do homework, play, dinner and go to bed at nine.
Julie M.
We post the evening routine on the fridge. Homework, one chore per night, showers and family reading time. Once they get through the list they can have a little time before bed to do their own thing. That typically motivates them to keep moving so they can have the max free time.
Julia G.
Half hour before bedtime is cleanup time, then together we make lunches for tomorrow and pick out outfits. Then it's pjs, teeth brushing, and bedtime. If there's time leftover, the kids can read until bedtime. We have a "launch pad" near the front door where the bookbags go.
Heather S.
I start shopping in July so when we are headed back to school I have most things at home. I'm Also a big bargain shopper so when I see school supplies that I know my kids for me and they're pretty cheap I buy them and have a school supply bin. When my kids get their school list the shop in the bin first then we purchase anything extra that we missed .
Wendy H.
I have a little tote for each day of the week. My children and I pick out their outfits for the entire week and place them in the totes. Each morning they grab the tote for that day by themselves and prepare for the day. Once school is underway, we place items that they may need for a particular day. For example: Tuesday is show&tell. So we get an object that they want to share and place it in Tuesday's tote. 👍😀
Nicole M.
Strict bed times! Sleep is the most important and underrated part of kids' daily routines. A well-rested child is a better learner and is better equipped to cope with the stresses of back-to-school!
Samantha J.
I start getting my teenager back on a schedule a couple of weeks before school starts so he can get used to the routine again. As for supplies, I stock up after back to school season when places like Walmart take excess and put it on clearance to start my stash for the next year.
Christina G.
I just get them up and get them going. My brother takes the youngest to school and I take my daughter and then head to work.