Back to School: Smart Tips From Mom Bloggers

Back to School: Smart Tips From Mom Bloggers

By Winnie Yu

Back to school: Smart tips from mom bloggers. If you’re like me, the end of August and return to school is bittersweet. You might mourn the carefree days of summer but relish getting your time back.

Making the transition back to school can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Kids who’ve been sleeping in — my teens can stay in bed till noon — now have to get up at 6 a.m. again. Leisurely lunches eaten when hungry now require planning and packing. And homework? Yes, it’s time to start that drill too.

But going back to school doesn’t have to be a grueling task for you or your kids. We got some of our favorite bloggers to tell us how they solve the four biggest back-to-school challenges and make the transition a better experience for everyone.

Savvy Moms:

Jen Singer
: Kinnelon, N.J.



Denise Schipani
Huntington, N.Y.

Book: Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later



Debbie Abrams Kaplan
Westfield, N.J.

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Susan Carraretto



Back to School Challenge No. 1: The Rude Awakening

After two months of going to bed and getting up whenever they want, kids need to get back on a schedule, one that often involves waking up early. How to you get them to do that?

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