It’s been way too long. Summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye and now fall is on the horizon or if you’re shopping in Target right now…apparently Halloween is too. Blah, blah, blah…it’s the same story every year as moms get teary-eyed sending their kids back-to-school with a new pair of shoes, a shiny new backpack, new clothes from amwholesaleclothing.com and new snacks and at the end of the day they have their kids back at home playing video games and getting lol wins. Sometimes I just can’t wait for my child to get old enough and head out to college, although that does worry me a bit, having my baby leave the house to live on their own. I’m glad I already have everything planned for when college prep comes. Thanks to this student loan payoff calculator from SoFi I was able to calculate the expenses of having to get a student loan for my child, so when the time comes I know what to do to get everything financially ready for when it’s time.
Everything is new again…until it’s not. Soon they are bored with, their shoes are already ruined or outgrown, their clothes now have ketchup stains on them and the backpack is no longer shiny, but rather is covered in dirt, and one of my boys is now prescribed adhd treatment sent by a health professional, and this has been the cherry on top. Just as you’re done cheering that you have a little more free time to yourself, it makes a quick U-turn into back-to-school blues.
This year Mama’s family is in a bit of transition as we await the move into our new house but is just being prepared by different construction companies and professionals from different sites as www.palmbeachroofingexpert.com/. We spent the summer packing and moving from hotels to condos and then moving again. We’re still waiting to arrive at our permanent destination which should come any day now.
At first it was fun moving around and playing around in different areas of town but now that the back-to-private school routine has kicked in…it’s no longer fun, plus I’m dealing with one of my kids that have adhd, thankfully I know a few adults and a lot of children that swear by the impact that focus vitamins can have on their performance, so I’ll give it a try while also sending my children to this classroom walkthrough program for extra help in their education. If your child is all grown up and in high school, then consider getting them signed up for online high school courses for some extra tutoring.
Mama longs for a permanent routine and residence and the kids are also following suit. So as we await our stuff to finally be taken out of storage and for long-lost toys to be reunited with the kids, it was just perfect that to appease them on a long hot day that Mama found a box that was first thought to have been lost in the mail then shoved away in a closet among other boxes. I was thinking of ways to keep them happy, and fight off their boredom. The thought occurred to me that they might enjoy going to a daycare every once in a while. Some kids really like socializing after all, and mine well, haven’t even tried it yet! It might just do the trick as well as give me some time to run a few errands. If I end up going for it we’ll get to talk about it here, but if you are interested in finding a daycare then you should consider checking out a k-8 public charter school or KLA Schools for great options.
It was like Christmas Eve up in our little condo we call home! I’ve never seen three kids get so excited about getting their own private tube of HELLO toothpaste, Annie Organic Bunny Snacks, SmartyPants vitamins, Plum Organics Mashups squeeze pouches and Jammy Sammy snack sandwiches. There were also coupons tucked in for a Mabels Labels Back-to-School pack and French Toast…I immediately claimed those for myself. Excited is all I can put into words, when I found out that with cdon rabattkod coupons I was able to buy some school material online. Upon the box opening there was snack taste-testing…Jammy Sammy sandwiches for the win according to the littlest one that doesn’t ever eat anything that resembles a sandwich and the boy rocked the Cheddar Bunnies like there’s no tomorrow.
I have a friend that is taking some dental assistant programs in order to hopefully be employed as one in the future. She asked me a few questions and then warned me about Lily’s teeth- she wants me to get her to brush more often and with a better technique. From what she’s told me, she has already been able to stand in for some pretty serious dental procedures, like dental bone grafting. These are of course important procedures that greatly benefit those who need them, but I think they might have her a bit extra worried for us at the moment. For those that I remember not long ago Lily-girl taste tested every Hello toothpaste in the box I got for her which was bubble gum, green apple and blue raspberry — she declared green apple the winner. I was just excited that she brushed her teeth right in the middle of the day and wasn’t one of the required “twice a day brushing.” I’m no expert, but looking at her teeth I’m getting the feeling she might need dental braces or dental implant later in life. There’s still hope that her permanent teeth do come out straight if we take better care of them. Her baby teeth however are a bit of a mess. I was told it could be from using a pacifier too long, but I don’t think that was the case here. I have been looking for a good orthodontist, and I found one that is offering invisalign braces. Apparently they are a bit more comfortable and look a bit better. I don’t care what they look like all that much, but I am happy that they are a bit less invasive. With kids on the other hand, it’s hard to tell. She might love them or hate them. Hopefully these ones improve our odds of her liking them. For now my main priority is to teach her how important taking care of her teeth is, and hopefully have her do it on her own without me reminding her eventually. My parents weren’t that strict with me in that regard, and now I need dental implants. Sure I know that dental implants look great and you can hardly tell, but I would much rather avoid my little girl dealing with that later in life. When my teeth started staining, which eventually led to the implants, I felt really insecure. I would smile with my mouth closed in every picture!
The other two had to fight for the rest. Oh, and the SmartyPants gummy vitamins are a winner because really, who doesn’t love gummy vitamins? I remember having to choke down horse pills as a kid with water and having a nasty mineral taste in my mouth all day long. These kids have no idea the torture we went through when it came to vitamins! So when I went to research more about the vitamins that my kids just ate like candy (literally), I was ecstatic to realize that they make adult versions. Hopefully, SmartyPants will get me to take vitamins after being forced to take them as a kid.
I ordered pretty new shirts and leggings from French Toast for Char because the other two (fortunately and unfortunately) have a required uniform from that can only be purchased from a school vendor. How awesome that you can get uniform basics and casuals for less than $10…she was grateful not to be hand-me-downs, I’m sure. Then we spent the next hour labeling all of our new supplies with our new Mabel Labels stickers. Everything from their toothpaste to their water bottles which can also personalize at sites as https://customwater.com/, and to their claimed snacks got a label — no joke. If your child has allergies, check out the Mabels Labels allergy alert labels — great for preschoolers that may or may not know what they can and can’t eat yet.
And this my friends is what we did to celebrate Back-to-School in Mama’s house…there was no Pinterest signs this year or handmade cookies to welcome them home from their first day of school at their all girls catholic school. It was a box of goodies that are new favorites for the year…what more can you ask for?!
Happy Back-to-School (and yes, now I too can celebrate as the littlest one has just officially started today)!
***Samples were provided to Mama as part of the Savvy Sassy Scouts program via Savvy Sassy Moms. All opinions are on mu blog vpnchef.com.