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kleenex back to schoolOK friends.  It’s September, and just about everyone is back in school. I know a few schools don’t start until the 10th but for the most part, everyone’s back into the swing of things…including sharing germs.  Kids in school=shared germs.  There’s no way to avoid it.  It happens every year.Kleenex’s Back to School Website has a lot of great tips for protecting your kids (and you) from those germs- and some FUN activities too!

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  • My tip is to have clothes and lunches ready the night before

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  • Thanks for the giveaway…impose a TV blackout during the school week; also video games !

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  • Stock up on school supplies while they are on sale.

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  • My best back to school tip is to get a good organizer to keep track of school dates, appts, etc to keep things running smoothly!

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  • Make sure everyone gets plenty of sleep and has a good breakfast every morning.

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  • best tip is to prepare the kids lunches the night before because you will be rushed in the morning

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  • My best tip is to make sure you have a organized calender where you keep track of everyone’s activities and needs.

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  • Buy plenty of hand sanitizer

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  • always pack lunches, backpacks, and choose clothes the night before!

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  • My best back to school tip is to have EVERYTHING the kids are going to need. Keep a supply of poster board, pens, pencils, lined paper, etc. somewhere that the kids can easily find on their own. It saves lots of aggravation for those Sunday nights when your child says those dreaded words, “Do we have any…..” and then tell you it’s for a project due THE NEXT DAY

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  • Have a family calendar in the kitchen where everyone can see each others schedules/appts!

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  • My back to school tip is keeping a calendar of when stuff is due so you dont lose track!

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  • My best tip is to try to do as much over the weekend — prepping what you can for lunches, organizing paperwork, planning outfits, etc. — to make life a whole lot easier when the school week begins!

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  • I think making lists, or using a dry erase board to list activities/events of the week, is a good way to keep track of everything :)

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  • my best back to school tip is to get prepared early. do not wait until the last minute and try to get everything done the night before school starts. you will be tired and get frustrated!

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  • Get things done in advance!

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  • we make sure to wash our hands a lot and I keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my sons backpack.

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  • I pack backpacks and lunches the night before

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  • Get everything done ahead of time that you can- have the things you need for projects so you aren’t running out at the last second, papers signed, money grabbed, lunches and backpacks packed, shoes found, etc before going to bed, and have the coffee ready when you first wake up!

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  • My best back to school tip is to adjust your schedule if possible to make sure you are up and awake before kids start waking up.

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  • Have everything ready to go in advance!

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  • I pack the kids backpacks, lunches and set out clothes the night before.

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  • Prepare the night before, get clothes out, backpack packed and lunch boxes filled. Morning are crazy enough without having to worry about doing all of this while getting the little ones up and fed. thank you!

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  • Do as much as you can the night before.
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  • Get everything ready the night before.
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  • Have everything ready to go the night before .. backpacks by the door.. shoes put out n ready to throw on incase you do become late.. although with dual alarms.. we shouldnt be! lol thats my tip is to try n stay one step ahead this year

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  • Pick out your outfit the night before!

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  • get back on a school sleeping schedule the week before school starts so it is not so hard to go to sleep and get up on time the first day back

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  • When it comes to back to school the best thing to do is make sure that you have all the things they will need on day one…that way you don’t have to hurry out and get something last minute.

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  • Eat a good breakfast every morning. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • A daily vitamin and an extra shot of vitamin C keeps me feeling better about sending my kids off to a germ ridden school day!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  • Prepare the night before. Get clothes set out and breakfast ready to go to minimize the rush in the morning.

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  • Consider gas prices before you run all over to several stores trying to catch sales at all of them. It might be better on your wallet and your nerves to shop at one or two stores nearby for everything.

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  • Make sure your kids get adequate rest! My kids go to bed at 8:30 and they are 8, 9, and 13. The brain needs good rest to absorb knowledge!

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  • Just buy a couple outfits before school… then get the rest at the clearance sales! :)

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  • Have kids dress in layers.

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  • go to bed EARLY, lay cloth out the night befoew.

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  • my tip is make sure the kids have a fulfiling breakfast each day,this makes a great big difference!!!!

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  • Prepare the night before

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  • Get everything ready the night before- clothes, jacket, and bag

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  • I entered the Britax giveaway.

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  • While the sales are on buy extras of things that’ll run out during the school year

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  • Keep a routine, we keep our backpacks by the front door, have our breakfast planned the night before and get the kids to start washing their hands more often
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  • i always had the kids get their backpacks ready the night before

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  • Don’t skip out on breakfast! It really is the most important meal of the day.

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  • Eat a good breakfast.

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  • Entered the Yanky Candle giveaway

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  • Make sure your kiddos get plenty of rest.

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  • My tip would do be get back on the sleeping schedule if needed and do a previous walk thru of the school.

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  • Get a good night’s rest!

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  • Make sure everyone eats breakfast daily!

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  • Don’t stray too much from your school schedule during the summer (bedtime, waking up, meals, brain workouts, etc.)

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  • Make sure to eat a healthy and filling breakfast everyday.

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  • my tip is to get the kids back to a routine bed time

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  • to get everything ready the night before, saves time and stress in the mornings

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  • Try to keep a regular schedule for the kids at least a week or two before school starts so they get used to the back to school routine.

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  • The week before school started, I always had my kids go back to their school time bedtimes. It made it much easier to get them up the next week.

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  • The week before school started, I always had my kids back on their school days bedtimes. Even the older ones, it was much easier to get them up when the school week started.

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  • Make out a schedule the night before on what needs to be done in the morning. Thanks

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  • My back to school tip is to get everything ready for school the night before – clothes, books, lunch, etc. Much less stressful in the morning!

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  • My best tip for back to school is to get back on schedule about a week before school (going to bed and getting up earlier)… That seems to help for my kids

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  • Keep a calendar with all your classes (school and after school), sports, clubs, etc. Don’t forget to budget time for homework, especially big projects.

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  • My best tip would be to try to establish a regular schedule as soon as school starts

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  • Get supplies stocked throughout the year via sales and buy in bulk.

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  • Good night’s rest and good breakfast for the younger ones.

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  • Good night’s rest and good breakfast to start the day.

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  • My best back to school tip is to get a good night’s sleep!

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  • Best tip – have a “dress rehearsal” the night before.
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  • getting plenty of rest and going to bed early for the little ones

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  • my back to school tip is set clothes out the morning before

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  • I get the kids clothes and stuff out the night before, it makes the mornings go smoothier

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  • My Best back to school tip- find out what the school colors are, look for clothes on sale.

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  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

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  • Maintaining a regular sleep schedule.

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  • a good breakfast!!

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  • entered rice krispies

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  • best tip is to start getting back on a schedule with homework, dinner, showers and bed time. when you have a routine things go much better. thanks

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  • make sure everything is ready the night before healthy breakfast

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  • Best tip – prepare lunches and clothes on the night before to save time in the morning.

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  • My tip is to wash your hands frequently to prevent getting sick!

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  • enetred evitamin market

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  • My tip is to make sure they get a good healthy breakfast!!

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  • Entered the Target giveaway.

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  • My tip is get the kiddos in bed early.
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  • Get everything ready the night before so you don’t have to rush in the morning.

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  • Don’t buy too many school clothes at the beginning of the year, in case the kids hit a growth spurt. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • Keep a set routine…same getting up and going to bed schedules.

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  • Start school bedtime routine at least two weeks before schools starts.

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  • Try to do any prep the night before.

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  • Lay things out in the morning so you’re not scrambling to get the kids out the door

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  • My best tip is to lay out your clothes the night before.

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  • get ready the night before

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  • Prepare clothes and lunches the night before.

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  • To remind the kids that they have to wash hands before eating at school too, not just at home.

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  • get ready teh night before

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  • Keep a calender to keep track of all the activities and appointments

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  • an everyday flexible routine for the children and adults

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  • Set a schedule and stick to it!

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  • Only buy a few outfits at a time so you don’t break your bank. Try to buy your school supplies on tax free weekend & use coupons!

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  • make sure you know what time the bus is expected to pick him up

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  • at the beginning of each week, chop a week’s supply of veggies and divide them into individual baggies, and you have a quick, healthy item to include in lunchboxes each day.

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  • When washing hands, make sure to get under your nails! That’s the best tip I can give! :)

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  • Prepare the kids the week before school starts to get to bed on time.
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  • I recommend using a big wipe board to keep track of after-school activities, due dates, etc…and keep it in the kitchen where everybody can see it!

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  • To get the kids used to the time they have to get up for school by starting a bedtime schedule a few weeks before school starts. Also keeping an eye out for coupons and sales when school ends for the year to stock up for the following year.

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  • Get your family organized and have things ready to go the night before.

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  • Get all of last years school supplies out an see what can be reused. Then get to the store with a list of what else they will need early enough before all the selection gets picked over.

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  • Keep track of everyone’s schedules on a big calender book. I used colored pencils for each son.

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  • Make a list for your back to school shopping.

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  • Have your kids lay their clothes out the night before..and don’t over book your kids schedules they need breaks too!

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  • My best tip is to try to get kids into the routine BEFORE classes begin! We start heading to bed early at least a week before school starts.

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  • I’ve found that preparing the night before has taken a lot of stress off in the morning getting ready for school. No rummaging through the whole room looking for something to wear, backpack is already by the door and ready to go.

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  • Get prepared the night before to make school mornings easier :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  • Buy all year round not just before school to spend less

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  • We make sure our grandson gets enough sleep each night, including weekends.

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  • Get the kids in bed a week before school starts to get them in the habit of waking up earlier and getting to bed sooner.

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  • Get clothing, lunch, and backpack ready the night before! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • wash your hands before touching your face! this applies all of the time, not just back to school!

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  • My best back to school tip, is have everything ready ahead of time, and get to bed early enough.

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  • Always get the clothes, shoes and supplies out the night before!

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  • My best tip is to start the school routine a week or two before school actually begins so that you can get your child(ren) ready, then stick to the routine!

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  • stock up on supplies throughout the yr as you find sales, so your not overwhelmed
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  • Lay out school clothes the night before

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  • STArt shopping early!

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  • get to know your child’s teacher

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  • take your vitamins to stay healthy

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  • set up & have a consistent routine

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  • Start getting ready early so there is less stress.

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  • This year I have one in Kindergarten and one in preschool. My best school tip is plan ahead…clothes, supplies, homework, lunches…just plan ahead.

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  • start the school schedule a week early – getting up early, bedtime routines, etc.

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  • The best tip I have is to take advantage of rebates! They may be a bit time consuming, but they can sure save some dough!

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  • Freeze drinks & use as an ice pack in lunches for field trips

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  • My best advice is to have the kids on a consistent schedule for bedtime, getting up and breakfast

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  • Make sure kids get a good breakfast, even if a quick one, you can choose healthy things for kids like hard boiled eggs (cooked ahead), fruits like blueberries and other berries. These have been proven to improve test scores and keep a child focused.

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  • go to sleep early!

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  • right b4 school starts there are lots of kids consignment sales…use coupons and rebates to get school supplies free.

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  • Breakfast is critical! Make sure the kids know it’s non-optional.

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  • plan everything for the morning the night before so there’s no rushing.

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  • figure out clothes the night before and have lunches and backpacks packed the night before

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  • I also entered your Tea Collection giveaway

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  • My tip is to prepare their stuff the night before. IE get lunches ready, clothes laid out etc

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  • Shop sales all year long to get your school supplies extra cheap! Also, keep an eye on on children’s consignment shops all year for name brand clothes at half the regular price at least!

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  • Shop on tax free day.

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  • My tip is stick to a schedule to manage time – homework, playtime, TV, and getting to bed early enough for a good nights sleep.

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  • entered tea collection giveaway

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  • Best tip is to shop for supplies during sales throughout the year

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  • Pack lunches the night before

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  • Start going to bed a little bit earlier a few weeks before school starts to get back on schedule.

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  • entered the Children’s Place giveaway

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  • get everything ready the night before to make the morning to go more smoothly

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  • One thing I learned has been…breakfast is sooooo important!

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  • Try to everyone to bed early on school nights, especially the first few weeks.

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  • I like to make sure my kids have tissues/wipes in their bokbag or purse or whatever all the time!

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  • To buy supplies early!

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  • Put books, homework, etc. in backpack the night before. Eat a good breakfast.

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  • Make sure your kids get plenty of rest, take vitamins, and even probiotics, to fight off germs!

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  • Best tip is to do homework before watching TV!

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  • do prep the night before!

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  • Lay your clothes out the night before.

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  • establis a great bedtime routine!

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  • Get lots of rest and wash your hands a lot.

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  • Eat a nutritious, real food breakfast.

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  • to have a menu plan so that the first few days of school dinner will be on time

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  • get the kids to bed early each night before school

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  • Also entered Tea Collection for Back to School (Giveaway)

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  • Prep their clothes/uniform & as much as you can of their lunch the night before :)

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  • entered Tea Collection giveaway.

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  • Get lots of rest and eat a good breakfast every morning.

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  • Shop office supply stores to get the best deals.

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  • My kids are grown, it’s been a long time for me, now it’s my daughter’s turn.

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  • Have a working alarm clock in the kids room and your room.

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  • Pack lunches the night before.

    I entered at A Mom’s Take as Mary Happymommy.

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  • my best tip is to stock up when everything goes on sale for items you will need the following year

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  • Have aset place for bookbags and completed homework so you are not scurrying in the morning to find them

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  • I always try to get as much done the night before as possible and I always go thru my kids backpack because they never give me all the papers I need to sign

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  • eat a good breakfast

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  • start the early to bed, early out of bed, routine at least a week b4 school actually starts

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  • Start buying for next year’s school supplies now while the sales and freebies are going on! Pick up a cheap 5 gallon container to keep them all in one place. I get the best deals AFTER school starts, many being free or close to it. You can always donate the extra items to your local schools, churches, goodwill, etc.

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  • My best back to school tip is to make sure that I have a lot of school supplies on hand in case it is needed! I have plenty of pens, pencils, paper, etc.

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  • if you have time pack lunches the night before

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  • We are always on the lookout for great deals all year long.

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  • Wait until after first day to buy notebooks and such because then you’ll know exactly what your kids needs instead of buying too much!

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  • Sleep and patience.

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  • My best tip is not to wait to stock up on school supplies. Start shopping early when you can get the sale prices.

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  • Get things ready the night before (breakfast, lunch ..etc) to avoid morning chaos.

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  • Start getting back in the school-hours sleep routine several weeks before school starts.

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  • get double of everything! i guarantee they will lose the first one!

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  • Get everything ready the night before, like the kids clothing, lunches and backpacks to make a smooth morning.

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  • Get school bags organized and ready the night before. Have the first day outfit picked out the night before also so there’s not a mad scramble in the morning. Plan the night ahead what will be for breakfast. Have any and all paperwork signed and in your child’s backpack the night before.

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  • my best school tip is to prepare the night before. lay out all clothes, pack all backpacks, get as much of the breakfast together as you can, etc. it helps. even when we have woke up late, we have all of this done and we are just fine

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  • Stock up on sales for the year.

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  • pack the backpacks the night before. Make sure notes are signed, homework done and books are gathered up.

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  • Make sure everyone has what they need for school.

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  • Lay out clothes the night before so no fighting about what to wear the next day. Also works good for packing lunches!

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  • Be ready for the morning. Make sure backpacks are packed and near the door, have breakfast foods on hand the kids will enjoy so they’ll want to eat breakfast, and pick out clothes the night before.
    Thanks!

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  • make lunches the night before and have the kids in bed early because they do not like getting up early for school

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  • I pack her backpack the night before

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  • For us, its get on a good school schedule the week before school starts, it makes things go so much easier that first week back when my kids know/remember what to expect.

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  • Stay hydrated when you’re running around because of school stuff.

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  • Get everything ready the night before so you are not scrambling in the morning.

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  • Get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast.

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  • Gather everything together the night before so in the morning everybody is not hunting around for shoes, backpacks, and homework.

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  • Make sure all homework is done and backpacks are packed and by the front door

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  • Making lunches the night before.

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  • be prepared as you can the night before

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  • Prepare as much as possible the night before

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  • My best tip is to have a great calendar and keep it up to date!

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  • I have my kids wash their hands like crazy, get plenty of rest and eat right!

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  • Encourage hand washing before eating.

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  • My best back to school tip is to stock up on tissues & hand sanitizer when you see a good sale because these supplies are needed throughout the school year by the teachers.

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  • I pack everything the night before so we are running around hunting it right before school

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  • use hand sanitizer or wash your hands at school before eating lunch

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  • use hand sanitizer

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  • Always keep lots of hand sanitizer around!

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  • Get lots of sleep and pack things the night before!

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  • tip – change schedule two weeks before school starts. Go to bed a designated our, etc. so when it starts, ti will be easy on everyone.

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  • Pack everything you need into the lunchbox and backpack the night before and leave the clothes laying out for a much smoother morning.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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