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Today I wanted to share 5 tips on how you can make going back to school stress free sponsored by Sears. ¬† These 5 things are on my “must-do” list!

4 things to get before school starts

1- Did you see my post on packing lunch once for the week?  It is a time-saver for sure.  It eliminates stress in the mornings!
lunch for the week

2- Do your back to school shopping now. ¬†Don’t wait until the weekend before school! ¬†Start shopping right now. ¬†¬†gives me¬†access to exclusive apparel, advice, shopping trends, deals and more to get my family back to school easier and faster. ¬†Plus, it is so convenient. ¬†They offer free store pick-up, which means that I can shop online and¬†swing by the store & just use the App (Shop Your Way) to let them know that I’m there! ¬†They will bring¬†everything out to me (do you know how¬†convenient¬†this is for a mom to four¬†little ones?)
Plus, they have some great deals right now:

3- Get¬†your paper ready. ¬†Get some post-it notes (you can find these at too) and have them ready to go for all of your notes to your teacher & in your child’s lunchbox.
note in lunchbox

4- Give your child a pep talk.   Every child needs this, every year.  Talk about how much fun they will have at school and think of a fun story from when YOU were in that very same grade.  I try to think of stories about my teachers in that grade, my friends in that grade and something fun that I remember doing.    It always helps to ease their minds a little.

A man, woman and child posing for the camera.

So- tell me…  What is ONE story from when you were going into SECOND Grade or KINDERGARTEN?  Seriously- tell me!

I’d love to pass it along to our kids that are entering those grades this fall. ¬† I had the best Kindergarten teacher and my second grade class had my two best friends in it- so both were awesome years for me! ¬† What about you?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Sears.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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