With summer vacation drawing to a close, the bustling back to school season is already knocking at our doors. As parents ourselves, we are feeling the creeping sense of needing to prepare for the busy balance of all the things that come with our kids’ school schedules.
But with a little bit of planning and some handy tricks up your sleeve, you can breeze through this transition with grace and ease. We’ve put together four practical tips to help you navigate the back to school rush and make this time of year a whole lot smoother.
Plus, keep reading to see how we’re making dinner time a little easier on the whole family!
1. Establish a Routine
One of the best ways to ease into the back to school routine is to establish a daily schedule. Start by gradually adjusting bedtimes and wake-up times a week or two before school starts. A consistent routine can help your family members transition from the leisurely pace of summer to the more structured rhythm of the school year.
2. Get the Kids Involved in Prepping the Night Before
Encourage your kids to pick out their outfits, pack their backpacks, and even prepare lunch the night before. This small investment of time can shave off precious minutes in the morning, leaving everyone feeling more relaxed and ready for the day ahead. Plus, the kids will feel excited to wake up the next morning to wear the outfit they’ve picked out!
3. Create a Central Calendar
A central family calendar is a lifesaver during the back to school season. Whether you opt for a physical calendar hung in a central location or a digital one that everyone can access, having a visual representation of everyone’s schedules, appointments, and extracurricular activities can help you avoid conflicts and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.
4. Let Someone Else Do the Cooking
While it might not be practical to do every night, pick one night of the week to take the pressure off of making dinner and dine out with the family. Luckily, Bettolino Kitchen is making back to school a breeze with our Kids Eat Free promotion through the end of September!
Join Us for Back to School Season
Back to school time doesn’t have to be a whirlwind of stress. Embrace the season with open arms, and our doors are open when you’re ready to unwind with (or without) the family! Reserve your table to join us tonight.