back to school organization tipsFor today’s Mami Monday post I figured I would ask around again what other bloggers think about getting organized. It is back to school time and it’s my booba’s first day of school (I know can you believe it kindergarten already!) and I wanted to see if any Mamis out there have any tips on organization for back to school.  Here’s what they said.

“I wrote this  for my Parents.com post-I think you can use one or two for typical children.” –Lisa Quinones-Fontanez  Autism Wonderland

“My back to school tip: make sure your child is up to date on all their vaccines, especially the flu shot :-)” . Rachel White- The Digital Latina

 “Leave everything ready the night before, that will save a lot of time and hassle in the morning.” Yadira Ambert Club de las Diosas

Reader Eileen Carter-Campos shared: “ Get them into routines a few weeks prior to school beginning, ask them what are their goals and expectations for the new school year and how will they meet those goals. Hold them accountable. Create a schedule when they come home from school that they follow through with which entails homework, studying, etc. Have them leave everything set up the night prior every single school night -so that they are prepared daily! Hope this helped…”

“Make sure your HIGH SCHOOL student knows what she will be wearing the next day!” Myrah Falco Duque Mamacita La Cuponera

I’ve also did some online searching and I really like the chore list idea. Check these out from Etsy I’m adamant about including your children in your household cleaning routine (my son cries but understand he doesn’t have much of a choice) and for children who don’t know how to read yet there are lots of magnets with just pictures in it but I like this one as my son will be learning to read pretty soon. It’s both words and pictures

I think my tip comes from my experience this morning. As much as you want to stay in bed just get up a bit earlier. You can take your time and it won’t be such a crazy morning experience. My son was able to have a warm breakfast and watch a little TV while I got ready and we were both in time beating traffic. It was actually a great start to the week considering I didn’t want to get up at all this morning and it definitely shows. Also since I am in my last trimester I’ve become a bit slow moving so I can’t do the morning rush even if I wanted to!

How about you? Do you have any tips to include? Feel free to share in the comments!