Back to school – music to a mom’s ears! And I know, I only have a 2 year old and a baby, I don’t even grasp the full extent of how great the kids going back to school is yet. But I’m so looking forward to having Maddie Grace at preschool again this year and getting those precious 4 hours 3 times a week with just Tripp to hopefully be able to catch up on some errands, work, and stuff around the house (although I know I will miss Maddie Grace terribly during time). My favorite thing on this list is probably JaM Cabernet, but you’re going to have to read on to find out why. So what are the essentials for moms to have during this season of back to school?
-A big planner or calendar. Because back to school means back to after school activities and the scheduling mayhem that ensues with that. Once again, I know my kids are young, but I already bought the biggest planner I could find for scheduling out all of our activities. I’ve heard of other moms using large dry erase calendars and desk calendars for fitting in all the family activities. It’s serious business!
-New workout clothes. Once the kids are in school it is hypothetically much easier to get to the gym, and what better way to motivate yourself to go than to buy some new workout clothes!
-TV series. Let’s be honest, you’re not going to make it to the gym or to run errands every day. Some days you’re probably rolling through carpool in your pajamas and going right back home to your couch. And that’s fine – just plan ahead and figure out what you are going to binge watch on Netflix for those days.
-Favorite snacks. And by this I mean the snacks you don’t want to share with your kids. Make sure you stock up on the good stuff and hide it. Hide it good.
-Spa gift card. Oh mama, you deserve some pampering. Treat yourself for surviving back to school with a day at the spa. Get a massage, mani/pedi, facial… whatever floats your boat.
-Comfy pajamas/slippers. Once again, for those couch and TV days make sure you have the comfiest of clothes in because you take this job seriously.
-Gym membership. Because you should probably actually put those cute workout clothes to use sometimes, go ahead and get that gym membership. Even if you only make it once a week you are being active and setting a great example for your kids!
-Lunch date friends. Oh man, I can only imagine what a girls lunch date while the kids are all (or at least older ones) at school is like. It sounds amazing. So round up the girls and go somewhere non-kid friendly for lunch!
–JaM Cabernet. Let’s be honest, if you are a wine drinker you are going to want plenty on hand to get through back to school and the chaos of the next few months. Especially you, room moms. It’s ridiculously smooth and delicious and the perfect drink for right when the kids go down! JaM Cab is made in the way of great California winemaking – rich, bold, and luscious. We call it mommy juice around here. Second-generation Napa vintners John and Michelle make up the “J” and “M” in JaM Cellars. They make these amazing wines to enjoy with friends any day of the week!
What would you add to this list?
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