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Back to School hacks for Mom and Dad

August is finally here! School is already starting for many kids, with many more just around the corner. How is your family adjusting to the new routine? Returning to school after a long break is hard for everyone, not just the kids. So much of the routine is factored around us parents. Many of us are the lunch packers, morning alarms, launderers, bus drivers, and homework checkers in our households. Without us being on our game and ready to roll — school does not happen.

So we are here to help you find ways to get it all done and ready for that first big week back. Here is our top 5 list of things you need in your life to make the week run smoothly.

Our top 5 back to school hacks:

  1. School Lunch Station: this hack is amazing. Not only is it a time saver, it also enables your kids to get involved and pack their own lunch. Check it out! Back to school hacks - lunch station
  2. Bedtime routine: Like many of you, my kids stay up later during the summer. We also wake up later. This causes a huge shock to our system when we have to wake early for school. This mommy blogger has some great ideas for returning to proper bedtime routines.
  3. Time management: when those kids get home they seem to revert right back to summer mode. Now you can combat that attitude with a new and improved after-school schedule.Back to school hacks - after school routine
  4. Homework station: this is a great tip. Homework is an important part of back-to-school. You want your kids to be ready to go and ready to excel. With these tips, they will be on the right track. Back to school hacks - homework station
  5. Breakfast on the GO: We have all been there. School is hard to adjust to, and sometimes you run late. Here are some amazing make-ahead breakfasts for those on-the-run days. Back to school hacks - Breakfast recipes

We hope you enjoy your newfound freedom without the kids at home, but mostly we hope you adjust quickly and easily to your new routines!

Back-to-School: Make Ahead Breakfast!

It is that time of year again. Time to send the troops back-to-school. Let’s face it, we enjoy our summer so it can be very difficult for everyone to get back into the routine of getting ready for school each day. Even us moms get frazzled in the morning getting everyone ready. Sure we know the best way to make sure our kids are ready for a great day of learning is a healthy and wholesome breakfast. But sometimes we barely have time for toast. But now all you need is a microwave to heat up these Pre-made breakfasts that will keep everyone happy, healthy and ready to go!

We have scoured the Internet and found a few great recipes. They are pretty easy to put together on a day off with the help of your kids. Then just zip-lock bag, wrap, and freeze them. When it is breakfast time on that first day of school pull them out and pop them in the microwave. Voila! A great breakfast with time to spare!

Sausage Pancake Bites: The World According to Eggface. This great blog has some inspiring ideas on keeping food simple and wholesome. This recipe for Pancake Bites is great because you can add almost anything to them, sausage, bacon, berries, nuts, or chocolate chips. Simply bake and store for later!

Made ahead breakfast

Breakfast pizza: Myrecipes.com has an excellent breakfast pizza that is light and delicious. Kids will love that it is hearty and tasty, who doesn’t love pizza anyway? Just heat it up and sit down for a delicious treat.

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Chewy Granola Bars: The Crafting Chicks is another great blog with excellent recipes. These granola bars are healthy. Super quick to eat on those mornings when nothing is going right. They are super easy to grab on the go and eat in the car. Now you and your kids don’t need to skip breakfast or hit that drive thru when the alarm doesn’t go off in the morning.

Made ahead breakfast granola

With all these great ideas and recipes we are sure your family will get that first important meal of the day!