Preparing Your Heart and Home for Back-to-School Season

Preparing Your Heart and Home for Back-to-School Season

Summer is almost over, my friends. Yup. It’s officially Back-to-School Season.

As a wife and mom, a lot falls on my shoulders this time of year. I’m the one that needs to do the shopping and organizing for that first day. I’m the one that needs to wrap up summer household projects and get the house under control before the school year hits. I’m the one that needs to think through all the healthy breakfasts and hearty lunches that need to be prepared and packed each day. I’m the one that needs to prepare myself for this new year of parenting, new conversations to and from school, new opportunities to guide and shape my children as they grow. And, also, make sure they always have clean underwear. It’s a lot.

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How do I prepare my heart and home for back-to-school?

If Pinterest has anything to say about it, I should have started before the last day of school LAST year. I should have spent May and June and July ticking off checkboxes and printing out labels. I should already have a freezer full of meals, a closet full of clothes, backpacks packed and school paperwork all signed, copied and filed. Oh, and don’t forget the first day of school gift for the teacher perfectly assembled and list of first day of school traditions printed out and ready to complete! (You guys, I’m getting pit stains already.) 

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