Posts Tagged ‘back to school’

Get Organized with the Free Printable Back to School Calendar

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Click the image to Download & Print the 2009/2010 School Calendar

With the kids back in school now, it’s time for mom to get everyone organized and back into the normal routine of the school year.

A great way to get organized for the new year is to make one central calendar that will have all of your school related events and activities on it.

I would recommend posting the calendar on your fridge, on a central bulletin board or somewhere that the whole family can see and access it.

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Printable School Information Template for your Household Planner

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Download the School Information Template for 1 Child
Click the image to Download the School Information Template for 1 Child

Download the School Information Template for 2 Children
Click the image to Download the School Information Template for 2 Children

After the emotional day of sending my baby off to the all day Pre-K at the big school, I knew I had to have a special place in my Household Planner for my kids’ teacher’s contact information. (Just in case I have to check in on my little man:) I also included a section for coaches and other instructors information that we may need throughout the year!

Now all of these important school related phone numbers are on one easy-to-locate page in my Household Planner.

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Back to School Comfort for Moms – “Just Playing” Poem by Anita Wadley

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Kids Playing & Learning

I received this poem from my son’s Pre-K teacher and wanted to share it with all you other moms who have little ones heading off to school!

Thanks Miss Laura – you are the best:)

Just Playing

By Anita Wadley

When I’m a building in the block room,
Please don’t say, “I’m just playing”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play
About balance and shapes.

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Let your Teens & Tweens create a Back to School Budget

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Click here to download the printable Teen/Tween School Supply Budget

Here is one way to teach your older kids about real life budgeting. If money is tight in your household right now, this will be especially helpful in showing your kids how to create and follow a budget. Sometimes it’s hard for kids to understand that we only have so much money to spend and why they can’t have the most expensive items on the shelf, by doing the shopping themselves they will surely get the idea!

Let your kiddos create their very own back to school budget, they can be in charge of listing their supplies and proposed prices and will have to make any necessary changes to stay within their budget.

Then they can do the actual purchasing, record actual prices and calculate the remaining balance.

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Back to School Shopping Shouldn’t Leave You Broke

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

School Supplies I just read a great article entitled “Back to School Shopping Shouldn’t Leave You Broke” at www.Crosswalk.com, written by Tawra Kellam from www.LivingOnADime.com.

So true, we should not have to bust the budget or bank just to get the kids back in school! Tawra shares some excellent money saving tips:

  • Wait for the list to come out and stick to it, otherwise you might buy things you don’t need. Remember, the Bank of Mom doesn’t pay for frills. Any extras the kids want will have to be funded from their own cash reserves. I do understand that it is nice for kids to have “hip” back-to-school supplies. I look at yard sales and thrift stores for brand-name finds. For instance, I recently found a gently used Barbie backpack and a Barbie lunch box, and no one would know that I paid $1.00 each instead of the $32 that Becky Johnson’s mom paid. Who says stay at home mom’s don’t make any money? (more…)

Back to School Shopping all Year Long – Stocking Up on Kids Clothing

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Image from www.GoodHousekeeping.com

Clothing our kids these days can get to be a pretty expensive task! You can easily spend your whole month’s grocery budget on a couple of stylish outfits! I’m not saying that I have done this and I hope you have not either, but when money is tight you have to be creative.

Stocking up on clothing throughout the year is a great way to spread out the cost and you will also be able to find some fabulous deals!

My favorite ways to get great prices on kids clothes is shopping the End of Season Clearance Sales, eBay and Garage Sales!

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Get Organized with the Back to School Checklist & Shopping List

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Click Here to Download the Free Printable Back to School Checklist

Click here to Download the Back to School Shopping List

Download the free printable Back to School Checklist & Shopping List and make your back to school treasure hunting a little easier! (more…)